This Is the Best Time of Year to Stock Up on Activewear—Here's What I'm Buying

The Best Black Friday Activewear Deals of 2020


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I make it a point to shop for activewear only a couple of times a year. One: I try to not buy that many new pieces in an effort to be more sustainable with my clothes. Plus, when it comes to activewear, there are some seasonal trends (cutouts, mesh details, etc.), but for the most part, these pieces are timeless and never really go out of style. And two (the biggest reason): I like to shop when there are great deals to be found.

Right now is one of the times I stock up on new leggings, sports bras, tanks, and sweatshirts. Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide the perfect opportunity to save on your favorite brands and maybe try some new ones. Take a look at some of the best deals this year below.


Designed for your sweatiest workout, these leggings will keep you dry. They have a mid-rise fit and are made from a lightweight, breathable fabric, so you can move without overheating.

Sweaty Betty's Power Leggings shape your butt like no other. Seriously, you'll look good during your workout. Aside from the flattering fit, they're stretchy and sweat wicking and are good for any workout.

Now's your chance to add some pieces to your Lululemon collection. The brand has some pretty amazing specials this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I'm a big fan of the Align leggings, so I definitely plan on stocking up. They're sweatproof, stretchy, and supportive and feel so comfortable.

These squat-proof leggings have a reflective trim and ruching at the ankles. You can wear them to HIIT workouts and yoga classes. There's a handy zip pocket at the back waistband.

Whether you're running, doing a HIIT class, or practicing yoga, you'll be comfortable in these leggings. They're high-rise and compressive and are made from 25 recycled water bottles.

Sports Bras

Somehow, Alo Yoga manages to make its sports bras look so stylish, with fashion-forward details like cutouts, ruching, and asymmetrical straps. But they don't just look good. They're supportive enough, too. I have this tank, and the seamless design makes it so comfy—I wear it during low-impact workouts like yoga and barre.

This high-neck sports bra provides coverage and is optimal for low-impact workouts. There are adjustable crisscross straps in the back to hold everything in place and keep things airy.

Simple and streamlined, this racerback bra is moisture wicking and quick drying and offers UV protection.

My normal gym attire was a sports bra and a tank, but then, I discovered longline sports bras. I like that they provide the coverage that I want and are just the right length for me. This one has medium support, so it's good for yoga and barre classes, but also cardio workouts.

For extra support, you'll want to go with this bra since it's designed for training. It has four-way stretch, is sweat-wicking, and has perforated details for breathability.


This breezy tank is so easy to wear during yoga or barre class. It's breathable and roomy enough to help you stretch and move, but it won't get in the way.

This fitted jersey tank is just so easy to wear. It hits at your natural waist and has a cool wrap detail at the front. 

This tank has a built-in shelf bra, removable pads, and adjustable straps, so you can personalize it to your exact fit and preference. It has a slightly cropped fit.

Designed for medium- and high-impact workouts, this tank features supportive compression, but the flowy fabric gives you some room to breathe.

For before and after your workouts, this soft and roomy pullover will keep you warm. You'll probably love the relaxed fit so much that you'll want to wear it while lounging around the house.


The fleece jacket was one of the trendiest activewear finds last year, and it's definitely not going anywhere. This one is ultrawarm with hand pockets.

A cozy and warm vest is good for everyday wear, like when you're out running errands. Layer it over your activewear before and after your workouts.

For outdoor runs, hikes, and bike rides, this hoodie is lightweight and sweat wicking. The lining inside will regulate your temperature, so it's perfect for winter workouts.

A cropped sweatshirt is always a classic layering piece. Plus, it just looks effortlessly cool. This one is made of the softest ribbed knit.

This stretchy jacket is great to wear before, during, and after your workouts. It's made of moisture-wicking fabric and has a stand collar, thumbhole cuffs, and front zip pockets.

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