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6 Things to Look for When Buying Exercise Apparel

How to Shop for Workout Clothes


  • Plus size work out clothes are hard but not imposible to buy. has active wear in wicking fabrics and outdoor gear in plus sizes. I am super or extened sized and I used to love that they had 5X and 6X, due to the ecomomy all the retailers have cut back on their selections. Danskin and Champion have had some great stuff in the past. Most important to me are supportive shoes that fit well. I go to a New Balance store to get fitted, and they order what I need. - 11/19/2009 9:12:33 PM
  • I would love to have workout clothes but have a hard time finding them big enough. It seems to me that being heavy automatically equals couch potato so those of us who are trying to transform our lives can't just hop over to the fitness store and pick out a wicking shirt. I did find good socks and I love them but have never found shirts, pants or shorts other than plain old ugly cotton ones. Has anyone had success finding "real" workout clothes in plus sizes? - 10/20/2009 4:10:29 PM
  • cotton underwear should be avoided also, if can't find these cloths look in the hunting sect. or store that sells hunting equipment. under amour is expensive but worth it. silk makes an excellent first layer and is all natural and found in hunting catalogs. ie: cabalas, bass pro, sportsmans guide. miejers, kmart and walmart also sell outdoor clothing.. - 10/20/2009 2:28:53 PM
  • I agree Amicht! I have yet to find ANY decent workout/running clothes in my size. It's very frustrating! - 10/20/2009 1:33:48 PM
  • Great information!! I am motivated to buy appropriate work out clothing and go to the gym! - 10/20/2009 10:09:47 AM
  • Great article! I've been learning these things gradually, but appreciated getting it all in 1, well written piece. The frustrating part for me, as someone beginning again, is that it is very difficult to find workout clothes in larger sizes. I know they would help motivate me & I need smaller sizes as time has gone on. But I still would to have effective, comfortable, attractive work out clothes now! - 10/20/2009 7:37:57 AM

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