Although, I tend to style myself in all aspects of my life, dressing for the gym was never a concern. My whole idea has been to make it through my workout. Just get in and get out. I never really thought about my workout gear so it was a nice surprise when I was asked by the folks at Ten Thousand to try out their new workout gear.
When it comes to my gym clothes, usually I just grab and go but then there’s always something wrong with what I have on. No pockets for my iphone, the material gets really wet after a hard workout or the clothes can kinda smell ripe even after a thorough washing. Ten Thousand claims to have the answers to these issues so I was happy to put them to the test.
On a chilly autumn day, I headed to DC’s Wonderbread Factory to take Gerard Burley’s Sweat DC class. The affable instructor, more affectionately known as Coach G, teaches as high intensity interval training class, that definitely kicks serious butt. And it’s not called “Sweat” DC for nothing. Coach G is quick to say, “Sweat is is part of your normal totally body routine allowing you to look and feel good in your clothes.”
So with this class in mind it was time to put the clothes to the test. Let’s just say, they passed with flying colors. My gear, the foundation shirt and shorts,, easily took on the sweat and dried pretty quickly. And when I went to wash them the next day, they didn’t smell sweaty like the other gym clothes I normally wear. True to its word, the clothes were indeed breathable, quick drying and order resistant!
Moreover I like the minimalist styling, a simple broken X on the shirt and shorts for the company’s logo is perfect. The shorts are a classic board short style which had a great fit and a zippered pocket in the back is ample enough to hold a larged cell phone. This handy feature is great because with the placement in the back, my phone was really unobtrusive during my workouts. (I also wore these clothes for a lifting day.)
The shorts also come with or without a liner. My pair came with the liner but I think I’d prefer them without one then I’d add compression shorts. That way they’d be ideal for a spinning class. Hopefully that’s a hint to add compression shorts to their line up (smile). The other nice to have would be a tank top to add to the shirting option. Based on this, I give Ten Thousand a 10. Ten Thousand apparel is available online and to “define your sexy” check out Sweat DC.