Fitness Finds: Summer 2017

I’ve never been a huge shopper. I’ve never been one to constantly want to buy new clothes. I’m the person who still wears clothes from the 8th grade because they still fit and plain t-shirts never go out of style… or at least that’s what I tell myself. But y’all I think I’ve finally found my weakness when it comes to clothes and that is athletic wear.

Somehow I find myself at Marshall’s on almost a weekly basis searching for new workout gear. Do I need more leggings? No. Do I need more sports bras? No. Do I need more shirts? No. But somehow I still end up walking out with something almost every time.

I justify this not-so-great shopping habit by telling myself that because I basically live in workout gear, it’s okay. It’s not like these pieces won’t be worn so it’s all worth it.

BUT just like many young adults (I feel like I’m allowed to say that now because I’m 20!!!), I don’t just have hundreds of dollars lying around to drop on a pair of Lulu Lemon leggings. I’d much rather buy 4-5 pairs of leggings for $75 and call it a day.

I know a lot of you send me questions about where I get my workout gear from, and I’m here to reveal all of my secrets!

First off, Marshall’s and Old Navy are my go-to. In this post I’m featuring all items that I’ve purchased from Marshall’s since May. What I love about Marshall’s is that every week I can go back and they have new things! I mean it’s not great for my wallet, but it’s great for looking fire in the gym. Alright so here we go!

Shirts

All shirts are in an XS and were less than $12 each. I personally do not enjoy working out in anything but tanks. If I’m wearing long sleeves or even a t-shirt, I can’t see the muscles I’m trying to work, and ultimately I feel like I’m not getting as good of a workout.

90 Degree by Reflex

I’m not usually one for tight-fitting tops, but this one is heavenly. And the mesh panel on the front doesn’t hurt either.

Mondetta

   

Leggings

OOOOOH GIRL I have a newfound love for leggings.  I still have my strong feelings on leggings as pants and athleisure, but for the gym, they’re all I wear. They hide my bruise-covered legs, and I feel like they just suck everything in. But, I have very high standards for leggings.

They MUST pass the squat test. AKA they cannot be see-through because I don’t want to be giving the whole gym a show on leg day.

Also as I said earlier, I’m not about to drop $$$ on leggings. Nope, sorry I’m just not. All of these were UNDER FIFTEEN DOLLARS. Y’all that’s a steal.

90 Degree by Reflex

 

 

Reebok

Kyodan

If you ever need to find me, I’ll probably be at Marshall’s looking for new workout gear. Right now they have a lot of summer pieces so stock up on your tanks and sports bras!

Their leggings will start to come in around September or so, so make sure you get your hands on some of these amazing pieces. The 90 Degree by Reflex leggings are my all-time favorite, and I will be buying so many more pairs it’s not even funny.

Where do you shop for inexpensive workout gear? Let a girl know in the comments!

~abigail gray

  • Okay I want those Mondetta tanks. I wonder if my TJ Maxx has those….

  • I looove looking at Tj Maxx and Marshall’s for workout gear! I got some fancy Adidas leggings there for such an affordable price!