Ways to Save on Workout Clothes

Specialty workout clothes might not be a necessity to your exercise program. However, the sweat wicking fabrics and body-hugging designs can help. Clothes designed for exercise are made for bodies in motion, to fit right, and stay put when you’re on the go. Both high-tech synthetic fabrics, and natural ones such as wool, can help pull sweat away from your body so you stay dry. Regulating body temperature also keeps you safe.
Here are some tips on how to save money on workout clothes.
Shop end-of-season sales. Summer and winter, workout clothing goes on major clearance as the weather changes.
Visit discount stores. Discount chains like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Filene’s Basement, and Ross typically carry exercise clothes for a fraction of the cost. You’re likely to find athletic socks and shoes at these stores, too.
Compare prices online. You may be able to find the best deals on workout clothing in stores during clearance time, but you can often find phenomenal deals online.
Visit the outlets. Outlets have a great selection and a variety of sizes to choose from. They also often hold sales and clearance events on top of their already low prices.
Buy items that multitask. A tank with a built-in sports bra may cost more than a simple top, but may save you money since you don’t have to buy the two items separately. In addition, any workout staple that you can fit into your regular wardrobegives you more bang for your buck.
Only buy what you need. It’s easy to get carried away with buying clothes in cool colors that make you look great, but you’ll save a lot of dough by only buying what you need. Look at your workout schedule, the weather and buy just the number of staples you need.
Choose generic brands. Large sporting goods stores and discount stores may carry off brand workout clothes that are just as good as the name brands. Check the materials and try them on for size. You will be surprised to find that these less expensive brands are just as good as their higher priced competitors.
Take good care of your workout clothes. You won’t have to buy new workout clothes as often if you take proper care of them. Keep in mind that hot water and a hot dryer can make elastic in your clothing wear out more quickly.