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Best Gym Gear for Girls & Guys

Gym class is a regular part of everyone’s school routine so why not inject a bit of fun and style into your gym bag? With just a few basic t-shirts and some bright pops of color, it’s easy to brighten up your locker with some fun and comfortable gym gear that’ll make playing organized school sports something to look forward to every week. To prepare yourself for rainy weather and the times where you have to play sports or run outside, make sure you get yourself a comfortable hoodie! You can either go for cozy fleece or something more streamlined with a bit of elastic in the fabric so you don’t heat up as quickly. One of the most important things in your gym bag should be your athletic shoes. Make sure you get a pair that are appropriate for cross-training - you’ll be doing a lot of varied fitness activities in gym class and you want a pair of shoes that will support your feet and body in the right way. Ask the salesperson at the store to help you find the perfect shoes that will both support your foot and be suitable for your gym class - the right shoes will make a big difference!


Girls Gym Gear

For girls, a good sports bra is essential - ideally you should get a sports bra that is made of a moisture-wicking fabric, which means that it helps to keep the sweat away from your skin and allows more ventilation. You can also get a tank top with a built-in sports bra which gets rid of one step in the change room! Cropped workout pants are a good alternative to shorts if you feel self-conscious in them - they’ll also keep you much cooler than full length gym pants and can be worn all seasons. If you want to keep hair out of your face while playing sports, get a sporty headband in a bright color to keep your hair out of your face. It looks good and is practical too! Running shorts are much easier to run in if you’re into track and field - the short length and lightweight fabric help cool you down too. It’s a good idea to get a separate gym bag for your gear to keep yourself organized and to remind yourself to throw it all in the wash every weekend!


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Guys’ Gym Gear

For guys, it’s important to get gym clothes in lightweight fabrics so it can cool you down while you sweat in gym class. Avoid wearing fleece lined sweatpants for indoor sports - you’ll overheat much faster and get tired as as result. Basketball shorts, a t-shirt and a zip-up hoodie will take you from running outside in the rain to playing a game inside the school gymnasium. If you want to spruce up your gym gear without wearing anything too loud or bright on your clothing - get some funky athletic shoes or high tops with a cool design or detail. An added bonus is that you could wear them outside of gym class too! Keep your gym gear in a separate bag to keep everything clean and separated. It’s a good idea to also throw the gym bag into the wash as well to keep it all smelling and looking fresh!


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bookwormlestrange
I don't have ADHD, but I know plenty about it. One of my friends has ADHD and Tourette's, and the teachers were always turds about it. Anyway, i think that a good way to deal with ADHD acting up is either changing medication or trying to eat foods or drinks with caffeine. I'm not sure if it works for you, but a lot of people with ADHD have seen significant improvements after putting caffeine in their systems. If your friends are acting like turds, you need better friends. I hope my advice helps.
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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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