Workout Wash: How to Care for Fitness Apparel

I know it’s not just me that works out better when I'm rocking some awesome designer workout wear. Maybe the Splits59 Raquel Warriors or the fun Fitfit printed leggings. You are looking super stylish but you are fearful of ruining your new prized possessions in the wash. Here are a few tips to care for your favorite workout wear to make sure they last as long as possible!


1] Wash all workout clothes in cold and on gentle/delicate cycles.

2] Hang to dry or get a heated dry rack to lay them on and they will dry quicker and wrinkle-free. Dry racks can be a little pricey, but there are tons of resources to help you find one at a great sale price.

*The first 2 options may seem obvious but it does make a difference with keeping your favorites from fading, shrinking and stretching so they can look new for longer!

3] When washing blacks – Try Woolite for Darks because it has a special formula that keeps the original intensity of your darks.

4] When washing colors – Try Woolite for All Colors and throw in 2 – 3 Shout Color Catcher sheets. These sheets trap loose dyes released during the wash to prevent the bleeding of colors onto other garments, keeping brights true to their original color and not a blend of red, green, blue on your yellow top.

5] Whites – Whites look amazing when they are new but start to look dingy or yellow around the armpits after several wears. Soak white items every so often in OxiClean overnight. This will brighten your whites up without a harsh bleach that is rough on fabrics and it also rids stains from color garments without fading color. Follow by washing in Woolite.

Now that you have care tips to keep your gear in tip top shape, go on enjoy them with high capacity to make every cent count! This blog was originally published on Splits59.


About the Author

Jennifer McCamish is the owner of Dancers Shape, a Pilates and barre fitness studio in Austin, Texas. A former NYC Radio City Rockette with over 30 years of dance experience and training from legendary institutes around the country, McCamish has worked or performed with many well-known celebrities, television shows and publications. Utilizing her professional knowledge and education, she created Dancers Shape, a unique approach to fitness, incorporating elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates and circuit training to efficiently build strength and muscle tone while maintaining a lean and nimble body. McCamish holds a BA in Dance from the University of Texas in Austin, Athletic Training in Injury Prevention for Dancers from Radio City Entertainment, is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor including Injuries and Special Populations, Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, IDEA Fitness and Wellness member, and is certified in CPR-First Aid. She is a certified instructor including injuries, special populations and golf conditioning. Read more about Jennifer.