Gear Up For Spring With These Gym-Ready Essentials

After a long, perhaps overly indulgent winter, swimsuit season is now nearly upon us, and it’s time to start shaping up. To make it a little less painful, we’ve rounded up some cute workout outfits to inspire you.

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    And if these cute ensembles don’t energize you, we’re pretty sure these pictures of Gisele Bundchen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr in action will. 

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    PHOTO: Fame Flynet

    Ballet

    The recent emergence of ballet-inspired workouts has converted throngs of pilates and yoga fans into budding ballerinas. Fans tout the lengthening and toning benefits of classes like Barre Method, Cardio Barre, and Ballet Beautiful.  

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    Live The Process

    Classic Geometric Legging ($185)

    A sleek, geometric style from new brand, Live The Process. 

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    Michael Stars

    Mesh U-Neck Top ($68)

    A pale pink, perforated tee that is easy to throw on post-workout. 

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    Koral Activewear

    Sports Bra with Strap Detail ($66)

    This sports bra has skinny straps but a hefty band, making it ideal for dancing freely.

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    PHOTO: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

    Running

    Favored by those who hate being trapped indoors, under fluorescent lighting, and uncomfortably close to an overachiever on an elliptical. The best part: it is always free. 

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    1st Round

    Napa Long Sleeve ($70)

    A lightweight, breathable, long-sleeve tee helps stave off the early morning chill. 

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    Adidas by Stella McCartney

    Running Leggings ($85)

    A bright print will put some spring in your step and the mid-calf length won’t ride up. 

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    Nike

    Free iD Running Shoe ($135)

    A lightweight, flexible sole for a “barefoot-like ride.”

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    PHOTO: Splashnews

    Boxing

    Spice up your usual cardio workout with some boxing. Extra bonus: it doubles as both self-defense training and stress management. 

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    Everlast

    MX Training Boxing Gloves ($180)

    Invest in a good pair of boxing gloves in classic red. 

     

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    Gap

    Pique Bomber Jacket ($65)

    This breathable piqué bomber wicks away moisture and looks sharp.  

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    Alexander Wang

    French Terry Sweatpants ($195)

    Get warmed up in these gray sweatpants. 

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    PHOTO: @mirandakerr

    Weight Lifting

    To really define muscles, you need to incorporate weights into your workout regimen. We can’t quite get our heads around Miranda Kerr’s massive weights at left, but it’s clearly working for her.  

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    Marcy

    5 lb. Rubber Hex Dumbbell ($7)

    These rubber dumbells look serious, but they only weigh five pounds. 

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    Soffe

    Seasonless Skinny Capri ($20)

    Comfort and flexibility are key, so naturally this cheerleading brand has you covered.  

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    Victoria’s Secret

    Knockout Front-Close Sport Bra ($55)

    This new sports bra is made from a breathable fabric and features a double-layer front-closure, resulting in a secure fit that keeps you cool. 

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    PHOTO: Fameflynet

    Surfing

    If you’re lucky enough to live by the beach, get out there. Surfing burns between 500-800 calories per hour.

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    Mara Hoffman Rays Rash Guard ($140) and Bikini Bottom ($96) in Rays Pink

    A matching rash guard and bikini bottom will keep you protected from the sun in style, even if you end up mainly underwater. 

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    Pendelton

    Chief Joseph Oversized Jacquard Towel ($50)

    The perfect, plush, patterned towel. 

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    Shiseido

    Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ ($35)

    You’ll need a broad-spectrum sunscreen that won’t budge.

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    PHOTO: @giseleofficial

    Yoga

    As good for the mind as it is for the body, this once trendy workout is now a mainstay. 

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    Splits59

    Nova Trailblazer Performance Capri ($98) 

    The wide waistband and sport lamé detailing on these leggings are so flattering you almost don’t need to workout. We said almost

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    Forever 21

    Color Pop Workout Tank ($18)

    Part of the newly re-launched Forever 21 Activewear collection, this black tank is updated with colorful, cross-strap detailing. 

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    Manduka

    PROlite Mat ($78)

    A zero-waste, non-slip, lightweight mat that comes with a lifetime guarantee. 

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Pique Bomber Jacket

Pique Bomber Jacket

Gap, $65
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Napa Long Sleeve

Napa Long Sleeve

1st Round, $70
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Running Leggings

Running Leggings

Adidas by Stella McCartney, $85
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Free iD Running Shoe

Free iD Running Shoe

Nike, $135
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MX Training Boxing Gloves

MX Training Boxing Gloves

Everlast, $180
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Classic Geometric Legging

Classic Geometric Legging

Live The Process, $185
SHOP
Mesh U-Neck Top

Mesh U-Neck Top

Michael Stars, $68
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Sports Bra with Strap Detail

Sports Bra with Strap Detail

Koral Activewear, $66
SHOP
French Terry Sweatpants

French Terry Sweatpants

Alexander Wang, $195
SHOP
5 lb. Rubber Hex Dumbbell

5 lb. Rubber Hex Dumbbell

Marcy, $7
SHOP
Seasonless Skinny Capri

Seasonless Skinny Capri

Soffe, $20
SHOP
Knockout Front-Close Sport Bra

Knockout Front-Close Sport Bra

Victoria’s Secret, $55
SHOP
Rays Rash Guard and Bikini Bottom

Rays Rash Guard and Bikini Bottom

Mara Hoffman, $234
SHOP
Chief Joseph Oversized Jacquard Towel

Chief Joseph Oversized Jacquard Towel

Pendelton, $50
SHOP
Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+

Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+

Shiseido, $35
SHOP
Nova Trailblazer Performance Capri

Nova Trailblazer Performance Capri

Splits59, $98
SHOP
Color Pop Workout Tank

Color Pop Workout Tank

Forever 21, $18
SHOP
PROlite Mat

PROlite Mat

Manduka, $78
SHOP
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