Sweet Deals for Sweating in Style

One of the most fun things about deciding that you’re going to start working out is buying new work out clothes! Or, if you’re already a gym-goer, getting some new clothes can be just what you need for extra motivation. But work out clothes can be expensive and that’s a total buzz kill. As a bargain seeker, I often hunt for active wear on a budget. Here are some places to get your new work out digs – for less!


Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills and Online

Everyone loves Target. They’ve really stepped up their game recently with their active wear. Personally, I love the C9 brand by Champion. They make good quality sports bras in bright colors and patterns. Target clothes are already pretty reasonable, but be sure to check out the clearance section – that stuff is just as cool!

C9 by Champion® Women's Premium Bra - $16.00
C9 by Champion® Women’s Premium Bra – $16.00


Nordstrom Rack

Auburn Hills and Online

Nordstrom Rack has the cool brands that the regular Nordstrom does but at significantly lower prices. Check out stuff from Nike, Under Armour and The North Face, for starters. Though some of this stuff may still be a little on the high side, it’s good to invest a little more dough on the pieces you’ll wear most often, like your favorite shorts, sports bra or fleece.

Nike 'Dash' Running Shorts - $28.00
Nike ‘Dash’ Running Shorts – $28.00


lululemon athletica

Troy (Somerset Mall), Birmingham and Online

Okay, okay. lululemon is certainly not on Target-level cheap. It’s hardly cheap at all. However, you have to check out their “We Made Too Much” section on their website. Some things are reasonable and others are definitely more of an investment. However, you’re still saving up to 30% from original prices. Just remember, work out clothes never go out of style as long as they’re functional. Think of it as making an investment (or two) in your health.

Rise & Shine Jacket - $89.00 (reg. $148.00)
Rise & Shine Jacket – $89.00 (reg. $148.00)


Forever 21

Auburn Hills (Great Lakes Crossing Mall), Troy (Somerset Mall) and Online

Forever 21 has some great deals on athletic wear basics like tanks and shorts. Once you find your favorite products, you can buy them in every color because they are so inexpensive. Forever 21’s clothes are comfy and look cute inside and outside the gym.

Foldover Yoga Capris - $9.80
Foldover Yoga Capris – $9.80




Amazon is great if you have the time to search through its thousands and thousands of products. I like that you can narrow down the selection by selecting products by how much they’re on sale. Amazon is good for bulking up on essentials, like socks. Plus, certain sizes and colors of products get additional discounts. So if you have big feet (like me), you can get more of a discount than those people with cute little feet because companies are trying to get rid of their excess big shoes.

Puma Women's Pumagility XT Elite Dmd Training Shoe - $36.54 (list: $89.00)
Puma Women’s Pumagility XT Elite Dmd Training Shoe – $36.54 (list: $89.00)

And these last two are the best (because they’re the cheapest). I can’t post pictures of their products because that’s how they save you money; they don’t advertise any of their brands online or in commercials. 

TJ Maxx

Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills (Great Lakes Crossing Mall) and more

If you’ve never been to TJ Maxx for work out clothes, you’re missing out! I love sifting through the racks of countless clothing items; it’s like a treasure hunt. They have great brands like Calvin Klein, Adidas, Under Armour, Nike and Puma.


Troy and Auburn Hills (Great Lakes Crossing Mall) and more

Marshall’s is quite similar to TJ Maxx with a lot of the same brands. Some of their products are 50% off the original prices! They even sell basic work out equipment like yoga mats, small weights and resistance bands!

Happy shopping!


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