Whether you’re working out daily or a few times a week, most of us struggle with stocking up on clothes and accessories for the gym that are comfortable and functional. Connie, from our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team, tackles the issue in this week’s Work It Wednesdays. Take a look…
Gearing Up For Working Out
Affordable Ways To Stock Up And Save Big
Alright all, I am a gym rat and I am proud of it. But when I workout two and three times a day, that also means I change clothes at least that many times a day. Since laundry is not my favorite chore, I needed to find some good workout gear that didn’t break my budget. Here are some of my favorite options:
Scheels in Overland Park truly is a one stop shop for just about everything you could need for working out, spending time outdoors, or playing sports. And they have fudge (it’s all about balance, right?!). One of the best things, as a mom, about shopping there is that they’ve got activities (Ferris Wheel, mini bowling, indoor playground) for the kids so I can take my time picking out the right items to fit my workout needs.
Believe it or not, they have some great workout clothes! And they are super budget friendly! I’m talking workout leggings for $13 a pair and tanks for as little as $5. I like their Danskin brand leggings, as well as the Avia leggings. There are tons of fun prints and different fabrics to choose from. They have recently started carrying workout tanks and shirts from Athletic Gear. At just $4.96, and with tons of colors and fun sayings, you can’t go wrong.
Their C9 line of workout clothes are reasonably priced (more expensive than Walmart, but not insanely high) and the styles are constantly changing. They offer sports bras in several different impact levels, along with leggings, shorts, capris and tops. Their sports bras are some of my favorites. They are comfortable while providing enough support for even my high impact workouts during the week. Watch their ads for special sales or check the Cartwheel app.
This is my favorite find yet! It’s a little company based out of Colorado and they make a ton of cute and fun workout tops. They have two styles of tank tops, plus t shirts, all with fun sayings. There are tons of colors to choose from. They usually run weekly specials with tanks as low as $6.99. They do make the shirts to order, so make sure to allow a couple weeks for your order to show up. I usually order from these guys once a month or so.
I get texts from Old Navy, guys. It’s a problem. They have a great line of athletic gear as well. I love the variety of fits and fabrics they offer in their leggings and capris. They are always getting new prints and colors as well. They have high waisted workout capris for those of us who feel the need to have more coverage, as well as some compression crops that make sure everything stays in place while you workout. Make sure you try things on just to see what style you like best. And again, Old Navy usually runs pretty frequent sales, so watch for those and stock up when they come around.
I can almost always find a pair of shoes for $50 or under, depending on what brand I want, and I love their BCG line of clothing. Prices are comparable to that of Target, and again, there is a ton of variety in the prints and colors they come out with. They have tops, bras and capris that won’t break the budget.
I probably own more workout gear than one person should ever have, but I always make sure I keep it in my budget and that I find gear that will last. In general, I never dry any of my workout tanks, just because they do tend to pill after being in the dryer. Oh, and I use a ton of the Downy Unstoppables and several other brands of laundry scent bead, just to help keep my workout gear fresh.
From iFamily to Yours,