Get in summer shape while looking your best

Bianca Montes By Bianca Montes

June 4, 2014 at 1:04 a.m.

With summer right around the corner, the thought of getting in shape is on my mind, and as a true fashionista, my first thoughts are "What am I going to wear to the gym?"

Lucky for me, fitness powerhouse and brother-and-sister duo Briana and Tyler Flores, both of Fannin, made a stop at the Advocate newsroom to tell me all about what works when you're working on your fitness.

Keeping cool

If you're going to get a serious workout on, the breathability of 100 percent cotton isn't going to cut it. Tyler Flores says compression tops such as the Nike Men's Dri-fit Core Compression Top keep you cool and comfortable.

Show your guns

Being able to see your form while lifting is important. A fitted tank top does the trick.

Staying put

Ride up is the last thing Briana Flores said she wants to worry about while working out, and she says Nike spandex shorts are her favorite brand for the perfect fit. Spandex is also a good option under basketball shorts for the fellas.

Getting it right

Wearing the wrong style of shoes while working out is one of the biggest mistakes newbies make. Asics Gel Duramax are not only ideal for running, but guess what fashionistas - the colorful patterns make them ideal for mixing and matching gym attire. Briana and Tyler also recommend Nike and Under Armour shoes for running and other cardio activities. However, if you're looking for the perfect flat shoe for lifting, they both said Chuck Taylors are the way to go.

He said, she said

When it comes to socks, the brother and sister duo are split. Tyler says he prefers a black crew cut, while Briana only wears ankle socks - unless she's rocking a knee-high Superman pair, "'cause that's just cool," she said.



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