Dudes who love to work out, gather ’round. We’re about to drop some serious shopping knowledge on you. Quality workout clothes can be hard to find, so we asked a couple of our male yogi friends to dish on where they go to score awesome workout gear. Jake Panasevich from Yoga With Jake and Malik Wilson, the yogi mastermind behind Yoga on the Pier, gave us some really great suggestions in the city and online. So read up, then bust out your wallet. Happy shopping!
Hey, it’s not just for ladies. According to Jake, Lululemon has stepped their game up when it comes to catering to guys who love yoga. “Men, suck it up and try going into the Lulu store with your chick next time,” he says. “You won’t be disappointed.” The shop is known for its yoga and running gear — and for being a bit pricey. But the cost pays off in quality because your Lulu buys will last you a long time. You can shop in store right at the Walnut Street, KOP or Cherry Hill locations, or online.
Vuori is an online retailer that focuses on Westcoast-style fitness wear. Read: They carry lots of surf wear. Jake loves their shorts because they’re very versatile and can be worn to swim or work out. (Who doesn’t love a piece of clothing that works double duty?) Prices on the site range from around $30 to $80.
Burlington Coat Factory
Surprised? We were, too. Burlington Coat Factory offers serious savings (with prices as low as $5) on all types of activewear products and brands, including Nike to Under Armour. It may take you a little extra time to find what you’re looking for while shopping here, but unlike many discount department stores, they offer online shopping, too.
If you want simple and basic workout gear, Eros Sport is the place to go. This retailer is exclusively online and only carries men’s fitness wear. And hey, just because their clothes are basic certainly doesn’t mean they aren’t durable. Jake recommends their shorts because they’ll last you many a wear. “If you would rather not rock the colorful Speedo to a Bikram class, these shorts are plain black and they are very comfortable,” he says. In fact, according to Jake, they’ll make you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. Prices range from $30 to $50.
If you’re looking for killer deals, Malik says to stop at the Marshalls store on 11th and Market streets. They carry many of the major brands at a fraction of the price. Malik suggests looking in the sleepwear and swim sections for alternative workout gear, too. “If you look, you may find something that’s ideal to work out in,” he says. An excuse to work out in pajamas? We say take that and run with it, guys.
City Sports carries all things athletics, and for men’s gear, Jake says they’re a good go-to spot. They carry a wide range of brands and even have their very own brand, CS by City Sports. There are always sales going on and they have anything and everything you may need, so if you’re looking for some workout gear in a jam, look here. You can shop online or in store (Rittenhouse, Wayne and Ardmore).
Looking for a bargain on workout sneakers? Look no further! This is Malik’s go-to for good quality sneakers at serious markdowns. They carry brands like Nike, ASICS and Puma at really great prices. “I can get footwear for 50 percent less than what they would sell for elsewhere,” he says. And psst: they sell workout clothes, too! Shop online or in store; you’ll find locations in Center City, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill.
You know that shiny new-ish store they opened right at 8th and Market streets? Malik says they carry awesome workout gear. You can expect to find major brands like New Balance, Puma and Columbia at prices that are cheaper than the flagship stores. Shop online or in store.
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