I’m excited to share with y’all my favorite workout gear! Fitness has been a passion of mine since college. I started taking group fitness classes and was hooked. By my junior year, I became an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and was teaching classes at the Texas A&M Rec Center. Now I’m also a NASM certified personal trainer and stay at home mom, so my workout gear game is on point.
Not saying that I’m a professional fashionista, but I am a fitness professional and lover of active wear! I’ve found some really awesome brands over the years, and now I want to share my favorite workout gear with y’all!
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Before I begin, I wanted to give y’all a size reference. Here are some of my measurements and my typical sizes when ordering online. I’ll let you know what size I wear in each of the items below!
I’m 5’7″ tall with long muscular legs and a small bust.
Tops: Small, medium if I want it oversized
Shorts: Medium, I don’t like them to be too tight around around my legs.
Leggings: Small to Medium depending on the brand
Leggings and Crops
These pants are great and come at an awesome price. They aren’t necessarily a Lululemon dupe, but they’re comfortable, high waisted, have pockets and look cute for less than $25 each.
These come in both leggings and crop lengths, sizes XS to 3XL, and with about 20 color options to choose from. I personally have them in black and space dye black! I’m thinking I may need to add lavender to my collection for this spring.
I wear a size medium in ODODOS.
You may have heard of this brand through Instagram and fashion bloggers, and I’m here to tell you that what they say is true. These leggings are amazing! They’re butter soft and the perfect fit. I love that they’re high waisted and don’t cut in at all!
I am a solid small in these, so if you’re in between sizes, I recommend sizing down!
**Update: Since this post, I’ve ordered another pair of these leggings! I now have two pairs in both full length and 7/8 with pockets. I love both and highly recommend.
Another awesome Amazon find that won’t break the bank and are great quality! I’ve had these leggings for a few months and love them. Like the Colorfulkoala leggings above, these are so soft and stretchy with just the right amount of compression. The full length leggings come in 8 different colors, and you can also find them in 7/8 length.
I purchased mine a size up (medium) as I was in early pregnancy when I bought them hoping they would stretch and continue to fit me. I’m pleased to say that they’re still comfortable at the beginning of my third trimester! That being said, order them true to size.
I’m steering away from Amazon and straight into Fabletics for these next leggings. I have 3 different pairs of these leggings! They come in tons of different sizes, colors and lengths for you to choose from! With sizes from XXS to 4XL, every single body type can wear these.
They recently came out with some new colors and prints that I’m so here for! I personally have the crops in burgundy and camo and the full length leggings in black. In these I am a small! I first ordered a medium postpartum with Brody and as I lost the weight, I needed to size down.
If you’re thinking about placing an order with Fabletics, I’d love for you to join via my referral link!
By far my favorite workout shorts! These make my favorite workout gear list because they are great for running, strength training, HIIT, stretching, you name it! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see me wearing these in black or green in several of my workout videos.
I wear these shorts comfortably in a size medium, but could probably wear a small! Below I’m wearing these shorts in black and the tie back workout tank in white!
I love these for running and walking because I can store my phone in the pockets without having to wear a belt! I wear a medium in these shorts, so if you’re in between sizes, go bigger!
Just like the pants/crops they come in tons of sizes, lengths and colors. Sizes XS to 3XL as well as 5″ and 8″ lengths. I wear mine to run in the 5″ length, but the 8″ length would be great for cycling workouts! And don’t forget that there are 21 colors in each length and you can get discounts for buying a pack of 2!
These tanks come in a pack of 3 for just $24.99. You can find 10 different sets of 3 colors, and they come in size XS to XL! I personally love these as a lightweight, comfy option for warmer weather. You can also size up and throw them on over a swimsuit during the summer.
I ordered mine in a small! See the green tank paired with my camo Mila leggings in the collage photo above.
I ordered this shirt to wear during the Disney Marathon! I love the way it fits and that it can be worn multiple ways. Since it ties in the back, you can wear it loose or tied! I actually started the race with it loose and tied it back towards the end when I was drenched in sweat!
I highly recommend this tank. It makes my favorite workout gear list because it’s super cute and comes in at only $16.99 with 18 color options and sizes XS to XL. I wear this in a small! Below you can see this tank worn loose with my Fairytale Athletics bubble gum wall leggings. You can see it worn tied in my marathon recap if you’re interested!
I don’t have this exact tank, but I have a similar, older version that I absolutely love. It’s perfect for warmer weather especially for sweat wicking in the humidity!
I find that sizing up for warm weather gear is more comfortable when you start dripping sweat, so I wear this style in a medium!
Another tie back tank! I’m sharing this one as well because it’s quite different than the pink one above. The material is silky and buttery and feels so good when I’m wearing it. I prefer to wear this top while doing strength workouts or even as a cute athleisure shirt. Because the material is different, I don’t care for it as much while running. When it’s tied, I feel like it rides up more as I take each stride.
I’m wearing this shirt in a small in the photo above with my black shorts on! It comes in 6 different colors if you’re looks for something fun!
I actually ordered this shirt as a running top for one of my runDisney race costumes. I ordered a small and it fit great! There are different 25 color options and they go from size XS to 4XL. Better yet, you can find this top in short sleeves too! Short sleeves come in the same size options with 15 different colors to choose from.
This sweatshirt is incredibly similar to my favorite one from Fabletics. The Zaylee Funnel Neck Tunic is gorgeous and comfy, but now only available in a few select sizes and colors. Since it’s not available in most sizes, I did some research and found this amazing The North Face sweatshirt that is practically the same! It’s also coming in at a great price and 4 different colors in sizes XS to XXL.
I ordered these arm sleeve for running purposes. In Texas, you never know just how warm, cool or humid a run will be in the winter months. These are great because you can still wear a tank and remove the arm sleeves if the weather warms up. I have them in white, blue and pink!
The photo above is me wearing them during the runDisney 10K this past January! I started the race with them on and removed them as I warmed up.
I have raved about this sports bra since I was pregnant with my second baby. It is incredibly supportive and comfortable. I love that it comes up higher and makes you feel completely contained during all types of exercises including high impact. It’s my go to bra for all workouts. I have it in several different colors and love the $28 price tag.
This brand SYROKAN also has several other styles of high impact sports bras from front closures to underwire support if you’re looking for something different. I wear the same size as my best fitting t-shirt bra!
My favorite workout gear.
There you have my current favorite workout gear. As per usual most of it can be found on Amazon because that’s where this busy mom of two is able to shop the easiest.
Getting to a store to try on clothes never happens these days! Even Target poses a challenge when I have two crazy toddlers in the dressing room. One always wants a snack and the other constantly asking when we’ll be done!
I hope that you found something new and interesting that you’d like to try! With warmer temperatures quickly approaching, take a look at my summer fitness essentials to make sure you’re stocked up!