Don't get me wrong, I love shopping for activewear. If I didn't, I wouldn't be managing editor of this site. But one thing I don't love? Spending a fortune on my gym clothes. I understand that you've got to shell out the big bucks for the high-quality stuff—the pieces that will keep you dry during hot yoga and the gear that will support you when you're doing the most in a HIIT class—but since I consider myself an extreme couponer at heart, it's hard for me to shell out over $100 for leggings.
That's why when Black Friday rolls around, I stock up on my favorite luxe activewear brands and hope that I'm all set until next year. Sometimes I succeed, and sometimes I just have to buy that seasonal crop top and leggings set during the summer because it's limited edition, so cute, and will motivate me to go to the gym. Overall, with a few exceptions throughout the year, I try to reserve my bulk activewear purchases for the day after Thanksgiving in preparation for whatever fitness New Year's resolution awaits me.
If you're planning on joining me with an annual activewear stock-up, take a look at what I'm eyeing:
There's a reason Lululemon leggings are so popular: They're sweat-wicking and stretchy while being ultra supportive. I find them super comfortable enough to wear them while running errands or lounging around my apartment.
Bloomingdales has a pretty awesome Black Friday deal right now—take 15% off when you spend $100, 20% off $250, and 25% off $400+. So basically they're just telling me the more leggings I buy, the more I'll save. I'm in.
If you're a regular reader here on THE/THIRTY, you know that Zella leggings are a big favorite. They're affordable, high-quality, and so comfortable. And Nordstrom customers agree, too—the Live-In leggings have over 6.3K reviews and 4.5 stars.
I've become more and more comfortable wearing patterned leggings to workout classes now. One, I realized people don't care. And two, being excited about what kind of activewear I have on makes me even more motivated and happy to be at the gym. So, I would happily don these fun and tough camo print leggings.
If you've ever spent ages trying to take off your sports bra after a workout class, you know the struggle is real. That's why this zip bra is genius—it's so easy to take off, but it still has extra support.
Whether you're planning on continuing your outdoor workouts during the wintry season, or just need something to put on before or after a gym session, a hoodie is a must-have. This one is lightweight, breathable, but will still keep you warm.
Not only do I like to score my favorite leggings and sports bras at major discounts during Black Friday, but I also use the opportunity to get those sneakers that I've been eyeing. These have been on my wish list for a while.
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