Instead of throwing that gear out, check out where OnSugar blog The Green Life goes to recycle her old mats, shoes, and workout clothing.
Workout wear gets beat up and worn out quickly. Follow Women's Health's recent tips on giving your gear a second life:
Recycle your shoes through Nike Reuse a Shoe program.
Recycle any Patagonia clothing.
Recycle or donate yoga mats through the Recycle Your Mat initiative.
Go green. It does a body good.