What you wear when you exercise is just as important as the exercise you’re performing. Not only does the clothing you wear have to be comfortable, but it should make you feel good, as well. I like colorful workout gear that makes me feel sporty and fashionable. I know it is just going to get sweaty and gross, but I want to be sweaty and gross in the cutest way possible.
That’s why I was super excited when the folks and ViewSport offered to let me try some of their athletic apparel. I’d been seeing ViewSport all over the health and fitness blogosphere and have been dying to try some of their gear.
Check out the awesome shirt they sent me to try.
Not sure what GO HAM means? I’ll be honest, I had to Google it, too, but now that I know, I love it! It makes me feel bad-ass while I kick-ass. Ha.
I also love the color of the shirt (ViewSport offers a ton of amazing ones, not just your basic black, white, and grey), the design, and the fit! This tank is form fitting without being uncomfortable, the cotton is nice and soft, and it didn’t cause any sort of irritation while I was working out.
So ok, it’s a cool looking shirt, but what makes it any better than, say, the fitness gear you can go get at Sports Authority, Modell’s, or even Target? It uses sweat activated technology!
Basically, when you exercise, you sweat (duh), but with ViewSport apparel, when your sweat comes in contact with the fabric a once invisible image/message appears on the clothing. The more you sweat, the clearer the image becomes.
What kind of images, you ask?
Motivational ones of course! When I sweat in my GO HAM shirt, the back of the shirt changes from this:
Pretty neat, huh?
So how does it really work? I put on the tank and hit the treadmill for a 3.5 mile speed interval run. When I finished my workout, I checked the back of the shirt in the mirror to see if my motivational message was revealed. What did I see? Nothing! :-/.
Now, I’m not a huge sweater. I could sit in a sauna for quite a while without a drip, but I thought I just got in a pretty good workout in the short time I had. Could I have worked harder? One always can, but I was a little disappointed the message didn’t show up. On the other hand, ViewSport made these shirts to really motivate, to really get people to push themselves. They don’t want you to just break a sweat, they want you to be drenched in sweat, and a gal’s gotta appreciate that.
So, a few days later, I gave the shirt another go for a tougher, longer workout out in the hot California sun and got some better results.
Of course, as ViewSport planned, the more you sweat, the better you can see the message. This is meant to motivate you to work harder. Motivation through perspiration!
Want to snag some of this gear for yourself? Check out all of ViewSport’s awesome apparel on their website and follow them on facebook, twitter, pinterest, and instagram for more motivation and ways to take pride in your sweat.
What do you think of ViewSport’s sweat activated technology? Would it motivate you to push harder and sweat more? What’s your favorite shirt of theirs? Head over here now-April 2nd and get 40% off select items when you enter ‘EASTER40’ at checkout!
Disclosure: I received this shirt from ViewSport. It was my decision to do this review for them and all opinions expressed are on my own.