How do you feel when you put on your exercise clothes? Comfortable? Confident? Ready to sweat it out? If not, it's time to get some new duds--because when you feel good, you perform well and work hard. But when athletic apparel--especially the brand-name stuff--can be almost shockingly expensive, it's easy to just keep trudging through the miles in that old company tee (Credit: JCPenney).
Well, it's time to throw that thing out. The big-box stores that America hates to love have taken note that the public is getting active--and they've amped up their fitness wear selections in stride, with some stores even designing their own labels or partnering with top brands.
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We checked out dozens of customer reviews from across the country, did some in-house testing of our own, and compared the price, performance and style of big-box fitness brands. And what did we find? That while some fell flat, our favorite big-box stores delivered when it mattered. Does your go-to make the cut?
- Lisa Hoehn, The Active Times