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    Trendy workout wear that works
  • Bold and neon colors are everywhere in fashion this year, from headbands to shoelaces, particularly in activewear.
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  • Bold and neon colors are everywhere in fashion this year, from headbands to shoelaces, particularly in activewear.
    Amanda Valle, a personal trainer at Club Northwest in Grants Pass, welcomes back the bright neons, remembering her exercise gear from the '80s including purple tights with a yellow thong. "I love the colors," she says. "Bright colors can lift your spirits. Any time you are happy with the way you look, it boosts your confidence and you are more likely to have a longer workout."
    Though fitness apparel trends change, today's products are as much about function as they are about fashion. Modern synthetic materials advertise to wick away sweat, prevent chafing, reduce odors, offer unrestricted movement and provide built-in support along with ultraviolet protection, all tag-free. It's this practicality that appeals to Scott Davis of Grants Pass. He wants to be comfortable when he works out. For him that means shirts that are lightweight, moisture-wicking and durable. He doesn't wear cotton T-shirts, which can feel like a wet rag after an intense workout.
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