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Poll: Do You Wear Fancy Gear For Your Workout

Geared Up or Down?

Some people like to work out in the latest fitness clothes that wick 'em and tuck 'em because they love to keep dry, up-to-date, and fashionable. Others don't have the time or money to spend on exercise clothes or they just like to exercise in an old t-shirt and shorts. So what about you?


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mrktmstr mrktmstr 9 years
cardio - After running in dry fit type technology, I'm not sure how I survived in the cotton/spandex drenched gear. pilates - It doesn't matter as much, but I wear cotton/spandex blend pants most of the time for comfort and a speghetti strap type bra top. Non cotton socks are a must have all the time for me now. I've grown to hate cotton socks for some reason!
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
Ohhh...and i have to say its hard to go out and buy something new knowing that with time and effort, i will lose weight and the stuff i just paid high-price for wont fit anymore. Either sucks. I guess i want to wait until my body is more ready to wear some of the really fashionable and "wicking" gear.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I hate all my sports bras...i hate my workout clothes and shoes too...but the fancy stuff is just waaaaay too overpriced. I'm really getting serious about working out so i suppose its time to invest a little in some good clothes. The wicking kind sounds wonderful!! Especially the undies...i hate the tell-tale wetness in the nether regions...grossness!! lol.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I can't afford to have all the latest and greatest workout gear, but I do have some nice wicking shirts and running pants and I ALWAYS have good running shoes. But for more casual workouts, I'll wear just shorts and a sports bra and t-shirt. If I had the money though, I'd definitely be sporting all the best workout clothes...that'd be AWESOME!!
moonlite moonlite 9 years
When I lift weights at home I just wear my underwear. Looking in the mirror while I work out helps me focus more on my muscles as they work, plus it's so motivating to see how far I've come from the day I started seriously working out. When I go out for a run or walk, I just wear shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt. I don't feel like I can justify blowing a bunch of money on stuff I'm just going to sweat in.
laurini laurini 9 years
I spend the dough on my sneakers, my socks (yay no more blisters!) and my bras. Other than that, my cotton shorts and pants serve me well, and I have soooooo many tShirts from my college days that I have no other use for, so why not sweat in em?
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i have both sport tops and bottoms, but as I have put on weight i don't fit into my tops anymore, so i rock the cotton t-shirt now :)
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
I do half and half. I pair a good pair of pants with a regular old t-shirt or tank top. It works for me.
nancita nancita 9 years
I wear both. Only recently did I realize that it's actually nicer to work out in the right clothes sometimes! I feel like I deserve them. I don't spend a lot of money on them, but I will wear cute tops from Target now as opposed to just ratty tees.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I work out every day so I don't mind spending money on work out clothes. I love Lululemon!! Their pants make your lower body look great - which gives me even more motivation to look good and stay in shape. Plus, buying new work out clothes makes me want to wear them more, which means more time spent at the gym!
pinkmermaid23 pinkmermaid23 9 years
I needed to get new yoga pants because draw string ones just don't cut it for me. My booty is too big and waist too small so they just fall down in class. (so embarrassing!!!) I've found that Target and Old Navy have nicer work out clothes that aren't that expensive.
merymery merymery 9 years
As a college student, I have no choice but to work out in plain ol' shorts and a t-shirt. Sometimes I mix it up with leggings haha
moss1080 moss1080 9 years
I love the look of the fancy gear, but hate the price. I do, however, invest in a good sports bra.
SmallTownFab SmallTownFab 9 years
I always thought the prices were too high, but I was going through workout clothes like crazy. I workout every day and found that my pants were wearing out and stretching. So I finally invested in Lululemon from head to toe. Honestly the best money I ever spent. It really does make a huge difference. And and corny as it sounds, I even feel a little more motivated when I put on the outfit and stand in front of the mirror. I have had my clothes for over a year now and they still look brand new. Now, if Lulu is seriously out of your price range, my friend just found an incredible store out of Vancouver, BC, called One Tooth: They told her that they use the same fabric supplier as Lulu, but their prices are 1/3 the cost. She bought me a hoodie, long sweater and a pair of biking/yoga shorts for $90 (CDN) that's the price of one pair of Lulu pants, or one Lulu hoodie!!! And honestly the quality is the same! They don't have an online store yet, but hopefully with enough influence and interest they will hurry up!
millarci millarci 9 years
The only thing that is expensive is my sport bra and my sweat band. Everything else is cheap and comfortable.
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I mix it up between good gear and just whatever kinda tank tops. Gotta have a good sports bra!
maddie522 maddie522 9 years
i'm all about mixing it up. good pants with a beater or tshirt. when it gets too hot out, i wear cotton shorts since they do the job. but always always always wear wicking sock so i don't get blisters. i just don't see myself spending too much on wicking tshirts since i work out 6 days a week and can't keep up with washing them every 3 days!
latent latent 9 years
A mixture, for me. I'm pretty picky that my tank tops be wicking because climbing leaves me drenched, and pants have to be stretchy and soft because of how I contort myself on the wall, plus some fabrics are itchy to me. For y'all who say you want wicking fabrics and good stuff but the prices are crazy, look at Ross, Marshall's, or TJ Maxx.
smellen smellen 9 years
definitely wear wicking shirts/tanks almost all of the time. not so much on the bottoms, mostly target stuff & bargains at TJs/Marshalls. however, i am desperately in need of some new kicks. as soon as the weather is a bit nicer, i am going to put those at the top of the list.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I invest in good pants...but I usually use old wife beaters or T-Shirts just cuz they wear out so much from washing and stuff.
luz-y-sombra luz-y-sombra 9 years
I buy whatever I need and can afford at Ross or Marshalls. From there, it's mix-and-match with old clothes. I work-out outdoors in Miami humidity and heat. Without the right clothes, heat exhaustion or stroke would probably set in even faster.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I wear whatever but sometimes pick up a new top or pants but nothing fancy...
supercoolnat supercoolnat 9 years
I keep telling myself that it's worth it to buy good workout clothes, considering I go to the gym almost everyday. But I have a hard time with the prices. And as a shorter girl, it's almost impossible to find long pants or capris that are the right length.
enSue enSue 9 years
I'd love to invest in wicking clothes, or even just more fashionable workout clothes, but I just can't afford it. Improving and maintaining my health via weight loss and management is ultimately a higher priority than looking good while sweating up a storm.
kahla1 kahla1 9 years
i am most definently a shorts and tshirt kind of girl; college students simply don't have the money to buy nice workout clothes! i did spend the big bucks on my sneakers but that is about it.
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