Frugal Fitness Finds: The Best Affordable Workout Gear

Photo Credit: Missguided

Photo Credit: Missguided

After spending a fortune paying for your gym membership (plus your growing list of bills, because adulting), any room to snag a bargain is an opportunity welcomed with opened arms and wallets. With an abundance of brands honing in on the industry’s latest obsession, “athleisure,” on-trend yet frugal fitness finds are only one click away.

As comfy as your favorite baggy t-shirt and sweatpants make you feel, it’s good to get activewear that gives you all the mobility and support needed to nail your workout. Whether you prefer yoga, morning runs or high energy exercises, her sweat. did the legwork and found affordable workout wear sites that serve up fashionable pieces for all shapes and sizes.

Boohoo Fit

If you love matching sets and (humorous) fitspirational tanks like “squat + slay”, Boohoo is your new go-to shopping site. Boohoo offers standard sizes, plus sizes from 16-28, and men’s clothing so you and bae can slay together during your next couple’s sweat sesh.

Price range: $

Bonus: Boohoo (almost) always has 50% off the entire site!


At the cross section of sexy and comfortable is where you’ll find self-proclaimed “cool girl” brand, Missguided. This dope athletic wear is far from your traditional workout gear with a collection ranging from cropped hoodies, mesh insert leggings and lace up back sports bras.

Price range: $

Old Navy

Old Navy has transformed from a basic, everyday clothing shop to fashion-conscious retail giant. From the minimalist fitness gals to showstoppers, Old Navy’s activewear selection caters to everyone’s needs.

Price range: $$

Forever 21

Does working out in a strappy bodysuit or a mesh varsity jacket sound a bit outlandish? It’s not, thanks to Forever 21. F21 makes it possible for you to work out in unconventional clothing pieces that won’t break the bank.

Price range: $

Victoria’s Secret

Victoria Secret has long been the ultimate destination for bras and when the womenswear brand announced their foray into sportswear with Victoria Secret Sport, VS unveiled a line of athleisure wear for girls who make the world their runway.

Price range: $$$

Burlington Coat Factory

Don’t sleep on Burlington! Burlington doesn’t have a shopping site but the racks of affordable workout pieces are well worth the trip. You can get brand name athletic wear from Nike to Champion and Adidas, and they even have a section for workout equipment.

Price range: $$


Target is one of the few stores where you can get all of your healthy meals, workout equipment and fitness clothing all in one place. Its athletic section is packed with quality workout clothing and even features pieces from sportswear classic brands like Champion.

Price range: $$

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nerisha is new york city-based writer and self-proclaimed '90s boy band connoisseur with a penchant for athleisure (and youtube workout channels). Follow her! t: @nerishapenrose | ig: @girlnamednee

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