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It almost hurts to pay $100+ for a pair of yoga pants, but they make your butt look too good, so why not? (Ladies, the struggle is too real). I understand that a lot of women want to look good when they step into the gym. Whether that means rocking those brand new Nikes, or a color coordinated tank and running shorts, it seems as if wearing an old t-shirt and last seasons workout pants just doesn't cut it anymore. Not to worry! For anyone on a budget, or someone looking to purchase new workout clothes without breaking the bank, I have compiled a list of companies that sell inexpensive workout gear. And no, I wouldn't dare to mention Lululemon.


Leggings are usually $25 and workout tanks around $10. Available in print and solid colors. Also, if you're interested, you should check out the accessories such as colorful combination locks, water bottles, socks, and headbands to add to your gym bag.

Forever 21

Racerback tanks for $9, sports bras for $15, and spandex shorts for $6? You really can't find a better deal than that.


Workout clothes are typically good quality with low price tags. The good thing about purchasing items here is that often times the clothing will go on sale and you will get a good deal no matter what.

Old Navy

Pants are under $20 and they have sizes that accommodate all body types. It's a win-win situation.


This department store carries quality items that will be durable, comfortable, and stylish. It also has a wide variety of workout brands including Under Armour, Nike, and Zella.

Marshalls/T.J. Maxx

You can always find some hidden gems in these two places. It's worth checking out their yoga mats, too.

Any other places you would add to the list? Leave in the comments below.

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Have you heard of Bebe Sport? The price is mid-range and the quality is amazing. Other places I go to for workout pieces are American Eagle (Aerie) or PINK. They're cute and they have amazing sales.
Wonderful suggestions @cindystran! Thanks for the input. It's always nice to spot a sale and look cute while doing it!
Target Mossimo or Merona black tank tops and plain black running pants from Fila, TekGear, or Nike are my go to. Otherwise, H&M is alright. I'm a personal trainer/crossfit instructor and run marathons, and this combination has never let me down. I don't see the purpose in expensive workout clothes... $5 black tank tops last me years, while the few brand-name running shirts I've had got ruined within weeks or months. I've never paid full price for a pair of running pants either. Kohl's usually has Fila and Tekgear brand pants on sale, and they're just as great as those ridiculously priced ones at a sporting goods or name brand store. Black=minimal sweat stains (: And it's slimming! And! Cotton let's your skin breathe easier, and ultimately your sweat won't smell as bad in cotton as it would with synthetics.
*lets Pardon my typos. :P It's past 3:00 in the morning, and this is my fourth day not sleeping properly.
@LiquidPotatoes you're right. Kohl's have great sales and i have purchased a few camping and workout pieces from there, still in mint condition. Also, I love your clothing tips!