Cheap Workout Clothes
Cheap Workout Clothes: Sure, you’ve been lusting after that brand new pair of butt-sculpting, moisture-wicking, totally adorable leggings—but they come at a hefty price, and you do need to pay rent this month. (Womp, womp.) The good news is, you can still look and feel great during your workouts, without dropping $100 on a single pair of leggings. Check out these 12 retailers that can help build your fitness wardrobe without busting your budget.
Here at Health, we absolutely adore Lululemon, but let’s face it—those fashion-forward, moisture-wicking, butt-enhancing yoga pants come at a price. And it’s not just Lululemon that gives shoppers sticker shock; activewear prices tend to be high across the board. Some of us just can’t stomach the idea of dishing out 200 bucks for an outfit we’re just going to sweat in. The good news: there are tons of lower-priced but still high-quality options out there. Here, our favorite brands for cheap workout clothes.
Cheap Workout Clothes Mens
Your wallet should never be getting a better workout than you are. Sweating harder at the cash register than you are at the gym? It might mean that the activewear or gym clothes you’re choosing are a little too pricy.
Because you weren’t already buying pretty much everything else at Target. Next time you head there for some sort of random single item, you might want to also grab a few new threads for your future gym sessions.
You may or may not have grabbed the $1 flip flops during the hottest days of one summer or another, but it turns out that Old Navy isn’t just good for sweat-friendly footwear. Their activewear collection can withstand even your hardest of workouts.
The online retail titan has expanded its already huge list of products to include sleek, chic clothes that put the cash in athleisure. Looking for something that combines fashion and function? ASOS is key.
Never heard of it? No worries. The brand originated in the United Kingdom, but now Boohoo has grown to an international scale. It also provides apparel for men and women in a variety of sizes. All of the company’s different styles have one thing in common: quality.
Cheap Women’s Workout Clothes
Amazon: Under Armour Women’s Fly-By Run Legging
The GH Textiles Lab found that the smooth fabric and flat seams on these leggings reduced friction, and testers found them to be comfortable and long-lasting. With a zippered phone pocket and a lil spot for your headphones, these bottoms are functional too.
Amazon: Manduka Women’s Essential Leggings
Going green just got easier, thanks to these comfy leggings by Manduka. Made from recycled water bottles (in the USA!), testers found the polyester fabric to be soft with a flattering fit at the waistline.
Amazon: Zerdocean Women’s Plus Size Printed Capri Leggings
Zerdocean’s lightweight Capri leggings are out of this world. The starry design is printed on a stretchy microfiber material that Amazon shoppers are loving right now. They’re available in plus sizes and other fun patterns, too.
Amazon: Terez Capri Legging
You may keep your phone in a locker, but you can still bring all your favorite emojis to class with these leggings. And they don’t compromise on comfort. The fabric was one of the most durable in our testing, and reviewers added that the fabric was smooth. They’re also available in other patterns and lengths.
Amazon: Brooks Women’s Plus Size Maia Bra
If you have a larger cup size, you’ll love the Brooks (formerly known as Moving Comfort) plus-size Maia bra. The Textiles Lab included it in its list of best bras for women with large busts, noting that it’s specifically made for high-impact exercise and that the straps are adjustable and padded for comfort and support.
Amazon: Fittin Racerback Sports Bra
More than 2,700 online reviewers gave the Fittin racerback sports bra five stars, and many like that it’s also a bra for large busts (sizing goes up to DD). The padding offers extra support, but note that some reviewers caution it’s not great for high-impact workouts.
Old Navy offers tons of fitness apparel, and I especially love their sports bras. They provide medium support for A to C cups and light support for D/DD ladies, making them a great option for a cycling or yoga class. This bra comes in a great range of fun colors and the prices are cheap enough that you can buy matching leggings, too.
GapFit gear is always so soft and comfy, and it’s made from high-quality fabric. This oversized tee is perfect for yoga or Pilates and features a cute open-back detailing to show off your matching sports bra.
Russell Athletic is a classic for a reason: Its clothes are affordable and durable. This tank has moisture-wicking technology, odor protection, and a UPF 30+ rating—which means it helps protect your skin from the sun more than a standard tank—and it’s only $10. Stock up!