Gear Up: C9 by Champion Sports Bras

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The right gear goes a long way in not only motivating you to work out, but also keeping you comfortable enough to finish your exercise session. Women need extra support to work out, and not just from a workout buddy. A great sports bra is a must! These days, they're available in a variety of colors, styles, and materials. But a high price tag often comes with so much innovation.

I've seen sports bras that cost more than $50 apiece, and others that cost less than $10. Like many things in life, you usually get what you pay for. I've found a new, less expensive favorite when it comes to keeping the girls in place. And you can get it at Target for less than $20!

The color selection changes with the seasons, but the C9 sports bra by Champion retails for $16.99 at Target (and online at where you can get free shipping on orders over $50). Now before you get all hot and bothered by that price, remember that a good sports bra will last you a long time, especially when you take good care of it. This price is one of the lowest I've ever seen for a non-sale item, especially for such high quality. I'd say that it outranks my high ticket Nike sports bras, which usually cost double or more. It's comfortable, supportive, and made of wicking materials that keep you dry (not soppy with sweat). I give it two thumbs up!

Quick Tip: When picking a sports bra, try it on at the store before buying. If it pinches in the wrong places or is too loose or too tight, it's not right for you. Wash after every use (hand washing will actually help extend its life) and hang dry for best results. I machine wash and hang dry mine. I have a few of these C9 sports bras that I've used for years! They still hold their shape and provide ample support.

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