Gym clothes are still trending high and hot but smelling like a gym really is not. Since gym clothes are designed purely for bettering the performance of your chosen sport, most of it is made with synthetic material meant to stretch and wick away moisture. Whilst it’s great for the court or the gym, washing gym clothes can seem like a workout in itself, especially with those nose-wrinkling smells that they can harbour. Read on to learn how to care for and wash stinky gym clothes.
HOW TO WASH GYM CLOTHES IN 6 EASY STEPS
Ensuring your gym clothes don't accumulate that nasty post-gym smell begins the moment you finish your workout. Did you know that bacteria lingers on gym clothes even after you put them through the laundry? Continue reading to learn how to wash your gym clothes in order to eradicate bacteria and keep your items smelling fresh.
STEP 1: REMOVE YOUR SPORTSWEAR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Take off your sportswear after a workout as soon as you can. This will ensure no further build-up of bodily fluids and bacteria on the garments.
STEP 2: AIR DRY BEFORE TOSSING IT INTO THE HAMPER
Do not throw your gym kit straight into the laundry hamper - this can lead to another opportunity for bacteria to fester. Instead, turn each item inside out whilst giving it a spritz of our sports mist. Then allow it to naturally air out, letting our fabric spray refresh your gym kit.
STEP 3: USE A SPORTS WASH
When it comes to washing gym clothes, a specialist sports laundry detergent, will help fight strong body odours and remove tough stains like grass and mud.
STEP 4: USE COLD WATER AND A DELICATE CYCLE
Set the washing machine on a delicate cycle and wash at lower temperatures to protect the integrity of the fabric fibres.
STEP 5: AIR DRY
When the cycle has finished, air dry your gym clothes in a breezy spot and away from direct sunlight.
STEP 6 (PRO TIP!): FRESHEN AND DEODORISE WITH A FABRIC SPRAY
For an additional fragrance boost, use our sports fabric spray on your clean gym kit. Specifically formulated with the essential oils of Cuban grapefruit and ylang ylang, the scent of our sports mist will instantly energise your mood and get you pumped for your next workout.
Looking after your activewear doesn't need to be stressful. It can be a time you use to reflect on the mental and physical benefits of exercise. And what better way to get that head-high workout feeling than each time you smell your gym kit?