Archive of ‘Workout Clothes’ category

My Fav Cheap and Not Cheap Workout Clothes

My “work clothes” are workout clothes, so that’s really cool! Looking through my workout wardrobe, I have a wide array of brands that I buy….Nike, Under Armour, Lululemon, Athleta, Gap, Champion (from Target), Impact Fitness, Adidas, Zumbawear, Old Navy, Marika, BCG (Academy brand), Avia, etc. I know, I know. It’s a lot, but it’s part of the job…. Truth is, I LOVE workout clothes! I would rather shop for workout clothes than anything. When my 19 year-old daughter and I go shopping, usually around the halfway point of our shopping trip, I have to make a vow to her that I won’t shop for anymore workout wear. In each store we enter, I feel the strong gravitational pull of the workout section. I’m powerless to it.

Some of my workout clothes are pricey and some are downright cheap, but, like dear children, I love them all. A couple of my “children” stand out as exceptional, so I thought I would pass along my favorite expensive and non-expensive pieces that I currently wear.

Favorite Pricey Item


Lululemon Energy Bra


Oh my, how I love this sports bra. I’m a jumper. I love plyo and any move that is big and requires lots of power. BUT there are certain things that I want to stay put while I do these awesome power moves, ya know? This bra is fantastic for that. It also gives a nice shape without the dreaded “uniboob” look. I have several colors and love them all!

Favorite Non-Pricey Item

C9 by Champion Capri Leggings



These fun tights are cute, comfy and launder well. No matter if I’m teaching my body sculpting or Zumba classes or running or doing yoga, I am comfortable and don’t have to worry about them riding up or down. Also, they look and feel much more expensive than they are. Such a win!




Normal and Proud

Image 1

I’m not cool when it comes to my workout outfits. Nope. I’m just downright normal. Almost any class I teach, you will probably catch me in tights and a tank top. Normal shoes. No hats. No jewelry. Hair in a ponytail. Not setting any trends here. It’s not sexy, but, hey, we’re working out. I’m not putting on a show. I’m not the entertainment. I’m just leading the class and the class members are actually the stars of the show. When I teach (and when I workout on my own), I want to be comfortable and feel good. I want to look cute, of course, but I don’t want to look like an idiot. I’m 47 and really don’t want to look like I’m trying to be a teenager again. I think I’ve learned well from my daughter. Whenever we’re shopping and I take something off the rack that she thinks is too youthful, she just sweetly takes it out of my hands and says, “Ummm, NO!” She doesn’t want me to look like an idiot either and I appreciate that.

All this to say, if you’re like me and you just want to look like you’re working out when you are actually working out, I’m with ya! We can be uncool and normal together. Our daughters will thank us!


Photo taken at the Waco Family YMCA, for membership information, click here.