Great Deals on Fitness Gear from Big Box Stores

07/08/2013 04:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

2013-06-28-Xersion_penney.pngHow 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.

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

Fitness Gear Deals from Big Box Stores