16 Places to Buy Cheap Activewear That’s Actually Cute

Can cheap activewear still look expensive? Only if you know where to shop.

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Some cheap activewear options from Danskin (left) and Gymshark (right).

For folks who work out regularly — say three-plus times a week — outfitting yourself for these sweat sessions can prove to be an expensive task. Especially since it no longer feels okay to wear our sweat-stained college t-shirts to workout classes, it’s easy to drop a lot of dough on overpriced — though very cute — spandex.

That’s why we’ve rounded up 16 online stores that offer cheap activewear options. Here, you’ll find workout gear that rings in as low as $3.90 and rarely exceed $60. The best part? These pieces are oftentimes name-brand, totally on-trend and completely workout-ready — proving that you don’t need to hit the triple digits for trustworthy (and cute!) activewear.


Amazon is a solid budget-friendly website to fulfill all of your cheap activewear needs. Awesome finds on this catch-all site include everything from exercise balls, yoga mats, resistance bands, foam rollers, door-hanging pull-up bars and, of course, the buzzy $20 leggings that nearly broke the internet last year. Everything is organized by activity or accessory, plus there’s a “Sales & Deals” section for when you’re trying to reign in your spending, you know, without actually stopping. Plus, with Prime, you can score a lot of your gear free of shipping fees.


ASOS’s outlet section boasts some decent and cheap activewear options — including their own designs as well as those of Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Puma and more. Tanks start at $8, bras at $12, and leggings at $13. How’s that for affordable activewear?


This hidden gem boasts very affordable workout clothes for a wide variety of activities like surfing, cycling, golf, running, and yoga. One good find: $18.99 high-waisted tummy control leggings. Baleaf also has a very-appreciated “We Made Too Much” section featuring extra discounts on men and women’s apparel.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein’s website is known for having somewhat random, but totally awesome, sales that will definitely benefit your workout wardrobe. Calvin Klein’s activewear pieces include hip legging and bra sets (like this one, which is on sale for $52 altogether right now) as well as plenty of cozy-yet-hip athleisure options and some plus-size choices to boot.


Sure, this site boasts tons of camping gear and accessories, as the name would suggest, but you can also score some pretty affordable activewear pieces as well. You’ll find familiar brands like New Balance, Saucony, and Under Armour, as well as plenty of lesser-known brands, all with super-low price tags.


Offering a solid selection of workout apparel and dance gear, Danskin has your basics covered at an affordable price. (You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything over $50.) With great deals such as their signature ankle-length legging which rings in at $24 and comes in 18 color options and a solid sale section, this website is bound to fulfill your workout gear needs.


Who knew Forever21 was good for more than fake leather and tiny dresses? Here you’ll find some crazy-cheap leggings — like, $3.90 cheap — along with sweatshirts and even the Kim K- approved bicycle short. Now you can look like you’re an on-trend fitness gal without dumping your whole paycheck into the effort.


Dubbed GapFit, Gap’s fitness apparel line features a whole slew of very cute, cozy, and cheap activewear for men and women on an easy-to-shop website. Most of their online sections (like leggings, tops, jackets, etc.) feature a quite a few sales if you do some scrolling. Additionally, Gap features a lot of sales and deals with their Gap Cash, which earns you a little dough back on what you spend. Sign up for their emails and you’ll get a TON of coupons sent your way. Gap’s sister company, Old Navy, is another trustworthy spot for affordable activewear.


You’ve probably seen at least some fitness-leaning Instagrammers rocking a Gymshark bra or leggings in a post or two, but you’d never know the brand is actually one of the cheap ones. While these aren’t the least expensive leggings on the list — they run between $34 and $54 normally (though some are on sale for $14 right now) — they’re still pretty darn affordable. Peruse the Outlet section for additional deals and discounts.

Joe Fresh

This website offers pages upon pages of cheap workout clothes in the trendiest styles, patterns, and colors (yes, millennial pink included). The price range for brasleggingstops and jackets is $10 to $40, with select options in the sub-$10 range.

Nordstrom Rack

Find the name-brand running shoes you know and love — think Nike, Reebok, Asics, and Adidas — with a much lower price tag. Top picks include pieces from the ultra-trendy brand, FILA, tons of Alo leggings, bras, and loungewear and ample picks from a lesser-known brand, C & C California. Not many things in this online store, from leggings to sweatshirts and everything in-between, top $50 — an activewear price we can totally handle.

Sierra Trading Post

Here, you can shop clothes by section or activity. At a glance, you’ll find killer deals on popular brands like Under Armour cold weather leggings for $24.99 — a 58 percent discount — alongside a $13 Puma sports bra. Deals for men are equally as noteworthy with discounts on golf, wrestling, and cycling gear.


Target’s new-ish activewear line, JoyLab, is a well-kept secret in the fitness apparel world. Leggings don’t break $42, while bras and crop tops hover in the $16 to $24 range. The line combines style and functionality in an affordable activewear package you’d happily run into your ex while wearing.

T.J. Maxx

If you find yourself in the midst of a fitness kick requiring an revamp of your workout wardrobe to get you motivated, we suggest hitting up the T.J. Maxx online shop. Here, you’ll score apparel, running shoes, yoga mats, ankle weights, water bottlesheadphones — and the list goes on. You’ll recognize brands like Gaiam, Merrell, and Reebok, mixed in with some much cheaper lines.

And finally, if you’re a total Lululemon or Athleta addict, we feel you. That’s where Athleta’s Sale and Lululemon’s We Made Too Much sections come in handy — offering their hot commodity styles at a slightly lower rate. Check them out to save some dough on your next fitness gear shopping haul.

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