How to Care for Your Gym Clothes to Ensure Longevity and Performance

You work hard to stay in shape so it’s important that your workout clothes do the same. High-performance activewear wicks away moisture to keep your body dry during workouts, but this also causes it to retain sweaty smells—so washing it properly is important to maintain your best items. Natural odors can become embedded in polyester fibers long-term. To prevent this, bacteria must be removed from activewear after every use.

The Wizard Athleisure[1] active wears use antimicrobial fabrics. The effectiveness of an antimicrobial fabric lies in its ability to fend off microorganisms. The primary function of antimicrobials is to help prevent bacteria from attaching to the fabric surface or growing within the fabric. That’s why Wizard Athleisure provides VENT Technology items with this feature to suppress the growth of bacteria on the fabric, which can yield unpleasant odors, and remaining odor-free may help the consumer to feel refreshed throughout the day.

Gym clothes are essential for any fitness enthusiast, and investing in high-quality gym wear is a wise decision. However, taking proper care of your gym clothes is equally important to ensure their longevity and performance. Proper care helps you get the most out of your investment and keeps your gym wear smelling fresh and hygienic. In this article let’s see, how to care for your gym clothes to ensure longevity and performance.

  • Air Out Your Gym Clothes:

After your workout, air-dry your gym clothes by hanging them outside. Never let your sweaty tank top stay crumpled in the depths of your gym bag. Not only is this one smelly mistake but keeping a sweaty garment trapped in a bag or laundry basket for a long period of time can breed mold and mildew.

  • Separate and wash like-with-like items:

You’ve likely mastered the art of separating lights and dark clothes, so let’s take it one step further by separating your workout gear so that you’re washing like fabrics together. Mixing and washing synthetics and pieces of cotton together can cause abrasion, resulting in greater wear and tear on your workout clothes. Also, refrain from throwing in your dirty gym towel with your gym gear as the cotton fluff from the towel can cling to your activewear.

  • Turn your gym clothes inside out:

Most of the germs and odor-causing bacteria accumulate inside your gym clothes, not outside. Turning workout clothes inside-out helps get rid of dirt, sweat, and body oils for cleaner, better-smelling workout clothes. Clothes washed inside-out look newer for longer and keep moisture-wicking, flexible fabrics performing the way they should.

  • Wash in cold water:

Hot water can cause shrinkage and decrease the performance of technical fabrics so it’s ideal to wash your gear in cold water.

  • Use less laundry detergent:

It may be tempting to put in more detergent to get the sweat smell out, but it’s better to use three-quarters of what you’d use for a normal load as the extra detergent can cling to your workout clothes.

  • Keep the fabric softener away:

While we love the fresh scent of fabric softener, workout clothes, and fabric softener are an unfortunate pair. Fabric softener breaks down the elasticity in stretchy fabrics. It also creates a barrier on the garment, which traps odors and clogs the pores of technical fabrics, decreasing their moisture-wicking capabilities.

  • Air-Dry, When Possible:

Hang your high-performance workout clothes to air-dry on a drying rack, after washing. If you must put them in the dryer, use the lowest heat setting possible to avoid damaging the fabric. 

Following these tips makes your performance fabrics last longer, perform better and smell fresher workout after workout. At Wizard Athleisure, we create multifunctional, on-trend, inclusive, innovative, high-quality clothes which are accessible to everyone. We believe in creating a magical experience for you. Check out our innovative and trendy Wizard collections[2][3]. Also, remember to always read and follow the care instructions on the label of your gym clothes to ensure longevity and performance.


  1.  Welcome to the world of Wizard Athleisure. We are an ethical active-wear and lifestyle brand with a focus on technology, sustainability, and empowering our diverse audience.
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