Feel it’s time for a gym kit makeover? Katie McGeary shows us the best fitness fashion that could even improve your workout…

The say that clothes can ‘make the man’ but recent research has shown that taking the time to match the right fashion to your fittest goals can boost confidence and even enhance performance. Here is some of the best gear and gadgets from around the world (all with delivery available to Kuwait) whatever your pursuit…

RIPT

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www.riptclothing.com 

Best for: Gym junkies

Better Bodies, Gold’s Gym, World Gym and Dcore, and GASP are all available at Ript, where the clientele are more into weight training and aesthetic than endurance sports. The number one place to find a vest to train in and show off the results of your hard work- choose from over 80 vintage and modern styles. Plus, customers outside Europe receive 20 percent off listed retail prices – just select your country from the Tax and Delivery Estimator in your shopping cart.

SKINS

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www.skins.net/intl

Best for: Compression training

A 2013 study from the International Journal of Sports and Physiological Performance suggests compression gear can actually assist athletic performance and recovery. SKINS remains unrivalled in the sports compression wear industry, with the A400 range (launched in February) boasting dynamic gradient compression, scientifically proven to accelerate more blood flow to deliver more oxygen to your active muscles. Running, cycling, contact sport or even triathlon are catered for, with features such as ADAPTIVE technology to keep cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s chilly.

JD Sports

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www.jdsports.co.uk

Best For: Leisure and street wear

A stalwart of sports fashion on the Great British high street, JD caters to a younger, trend setting crowd. Providing easy, wearable athletic style on and off duty, the outfitter is well known for its second-to-none leisurewear and tracksuit selection, featuring coveted street wear brands like Nike, Ellesse, New Balance, Fred Perry and Asics. 

COES

coes

www.coes.co.uk

Best for: Classic British style

Established in 1928, this quintessentially British independent family business is best known for its provision of classic attire for cricket and rugby, not to mention a second-to-none capsule collection of skiwear essentials. With Canterbury, Gunn and Moore, Kookaburra and The North Face all available, it’s an affluent-meets-preppy style.

Mr. Porter

Porter

www.mrporter.com

Best for: The Gentleman

This is for you if you’re more businessman than sports fan. This contemporary, stylish website features a collection of sports-luxe pieces that could take you from a workout to a business meeting. Look out for chic brands like J-Crew, Marc Jacobs, Falke, Orlebar Brown and Iffley Road to give your sweats a touch of class.

RAPHA

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www.rapha.cc

Best for: Cycling

Dress like a champion in Rapha’s classic, eclectic range of cycling performance roadwear and accessories. The brand launched its first collection in 2004 to celebrate road riding and develop the best performing and most stylish cycling clothes and accessories in the world – and in 2013 became official clothing sponsor to the world’s number one racing team, Team Sky Pro Cycling. For indoor or outdoor cycling attire, there really is no alternative.

POLAR

polar

www.polar.com

Best for: Monitoring Performance

Complete any training outfit with Polar’s new M400 GPS smart watch. Watch your heart rate soar, calories burn away and track pace, distance and altitude with a built in GPS. The IPSO Gold Award in the performance category for 2015 is an incredible piece of technology that can be synced with your smartphone and the MyFitnessPal app, which displays training data instantly as well as tracking your calorific intake and expenditure. Oh, and it looks pretty slick too.

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