Aged 30+, How Would I Choose My Activewear Gear?

Aged 30+, How Would I Choose My Activewear Gear?

As I’ve entered my 30s, staying active has become even more important to me. But with this new decade comes a new set of needs when it comes to my workout wardrobe. Whether I’m hitting the gym, doing yoga, or going for a run, the right activewear makes a world of difference. Here’s how I choose activewear that keeps me comfortable, supported, and stylish, and I hope some of these tips can help you choose the right gear too.

1. Prioritizing Support and Fit

One of the first things I look for is the right support, especially for high-impact activities.

  • Sports Bras: High-support sports bras are non-negotiable. I love the Women’s Seamless V-Back Sports Bra from H&H Activewear. It provides excellent support with a seamless design that reduces chafing. According to research, a well-fitted sports bra can significantly reduce breast pain and discomfort during exercise, which is crucial for maintaining an active lifestyle. Another great option is the Lululemon Energy Bra, which offers excellent support and comes in a variety of colors and styles.

  • Leggings and Pants: High-waisted leggings are my go-to for added support and coverage. The Women's V Crossover High-Waisted Flare Pants with Pockets are not only comfortable but also stylish enough to wear outside of workouts. Studies show that compression leggings can improve blood flow and reduce muscle fatigue, making them a great choice for any workout. I also recommend the Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Tight for their incredible comfort and handy pockets.

2. Choosing Quality Materials

The fabric of my activewear plays a huge role in how comfortable and effective it is.

  • Moisture-Wicking and Breathable Fabrics: I always opt for materials that wick away sweat and keep me cool. The One-Shoulder Cutout Sports Bra from HH Activewear, made from 88% nylon and 12% spandex, is perfect. It’s chafe-resistant, moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and breathable with four-way stretch for maximum comfort. Studies have shown that moisture-wicking fabrics help regulate body temperature and enhance comfort during exercise.

3. Focusing on Functionality

Functional features in my activewear can make or break a workout.

  • Chafe-Resistance and Flat Seams: Designs with flat seams are a lifesaver, preventing irritation during my workouts. Research supports that flat seams reduce friction and minimize the risk of skin irritation and chafing.
  • Pockets and Extras: Activewear with pockets is incredibly convenient for carrying essentials like my phone or keys.

4. Embracing Versatility

I love having versatile pieces in my wardrobe that save me time and money.

  • Stylish and Multi-functional Pieces: Choosing activewear that looks good both in and out of the gym is key. The 2024 New Women’s Fitness Yoga Top are designed for comfort and breathability, making them perfect for yoga and casual outings alike. A study in Fashion and Textiles highlights the importance of versatile activewear that can transition from workout to everyday wear.

5. Reflecting My Style and Preferences

Activewear should make me feel good and reflect my style.

  • Colors and Designs: I pick colors and designs that make me feel confident and motivated. HH Activewear offers a wide variety of options to match my personal style. Wearing workout clothes that I feel good in can positively impact my motivation and performance, according to research. For variety, I also love the fun patterns and vibrant colors of the Outdoor Voices 7/8 Springs Legging.
  • Matching Sets: I love getting matching sports bras and leggings for a coordinated look that’s stylish and easy to wear.  One of my favorites is the Women's Sports Bra and Leggings 2-Piece Set from H&H Activewear. It’s perfect for yoga and jogging, and it looks great too.

6. Addressing Specific Needs

As I get older, I find my body needs extra support in certain areas.

  • Support for Back or Joints: If you have specific needs like extra support for your back or joints, look for activewear designed with these considerations in mind. Compression garments can provide additional support and stability, helping to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.


Choosing the right activewear in my 30s is about balancing support, quality, functionality, versatility, and style. By selecting pieces that cater to my needs, I can stay comfortable and confident during my workouts. For affordable, high-quality activewear designed to meet the needs of women in their 30s and beyond, check out H&H Activewear. And I hope some of these tips can help you choose the right gear too!

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