It's hard not to wince when you look at the prices of some popular activewear brands and fitness gear companies. But shopping for new fitness clothes or equipment doesn't have to drain your bank account — shocking, we know.
Shop some of the best deals at Walmart and get high-quality workout clothes and equipment for a fraction of the price. We've gathered some of the store's top picks, so you can save your time (and money).
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We make deliberate choices about the language we use when it comes to gender. While more brands now carry gender-neutral workout clothes, you’ll still typically see clothing brands market their products to men or women.
The main difference between most women's and men's clothing is the fit: Men's versions tend to be longer in length and roomier due to physical differences. However, fabrics, quality and comfort should be the same between gender-labeled pairs. We encourage everyone to purchase the products that feel right for them.
1. Allforth Men's Oak Performance T-Shirt
Although this tee is originally designed for hiking or climbing, it's an ideal overall exercise shirt, thanks to its quick-drying fabric. The mesh panels also offer some extra ventilation and you can choose from four different colors.
Buy it: Walmart.com (men's); Walmart.com (similar women's version); Price: $10 (men's); $14.95 (women's)
2. Athletic Works Women's Active Repreve Racerback Tank
A good workout tank is a staple, especially as the days get sunnier and warmer. This workout tank has a racerback design with a split hem on the side for extra movement freedom. And on particularly sweltering days, the moisture-wicking material can pull sweat from your body, helping you dry quickly.
Bonus: They come in a pack of two!
Buy it: Walmart.com (women's); Walmart.com (similar men's version); Price: $9.96 (women's); $12.96 (men's)
3. Hanes Men's and Big Men's Cool Dri Performance Long Sleeve T-Shirt
You can wear this long-sleeve tee on its own or layered on top of a tank. And thanks to the odor-protection technology and quick-dry fabric, it can withstand some tough workouts. Another reason we love this top? The inclusive sizing goes up to 3XL.
Buy it: Walmart.com (men's); Walmart.com (women's); Price: $12.79 (men's); $18 (women's)
1. Avia Women's Split Racerback Bra with Adjustable Straps
This medium-support sports bra is great for both intense training and low-impact exercise, thanks to the adjustable straps and molded cups. This bra also has eight different colors to choose from and is free of removable pads.
Buy it: Walmart.com; Price: $13.98
2. Athletic Works Women's High Impact Seamless Sports Bra
Hate feeling your bra chafe under your armpits, on your ribs or across your back? The seamless design of this bra helps eliminate that problem. This bra is designed for high-impact activity and is available up to a size 3XL.
Buy it: Walmart.com; Price: $9.94
1. Athletic Works Women's Core Running Shorts
Although these shorts are designed for running, they're pretty versatile and you can use them in the gym or at a Pilates class. These have a relaxed fit and ventilated, mesh side panels to give your legs a little extra air during your workout.
Buy it: Walmart.com (women's); Walmart.com (similar men's version); Price: $8.86 (women's); $7.48 (men's)
2. Athletic Works Men's and Big Men's Active Knit Joggers
Wear these joggers solo or on top of your favorite workout shorts. These have an elastic drawcord to help you find your perfect fit and the French terry fabric offers plenty of flex and stretch. Rock these sweats during a low-impact workout, a warmup or just lounging on the couch.
Buy it: Walmart.com (men's); Walmart.com (similar women's version); Price: $11.98 (men's); $10.98 (women's)
3. Avia Women's Performance Ankle Tights with Side Pockets
These ankle-length workout leggings are made with moisture-wicking polyester fabric to help you stay dry during your workout. They also have side pockets, which are ideal for your phone or keys. Plus, they have an internal drawstring.
Buy it: Walmart.com (women's); Walmart.com (similar men's version); Price: $14.96 (women's); $21.99 (men's)
1. Athletic Works 1 Liter Black Versatile Sports Fanny Pack
Longer runs require more gear. You need your phone, keys and maybe an energy gel or two. So, a good fanny pack or running belt is a must-have. This one has two zippered compartments that are big enough for all your valuables.
Buy it: Walmart.com; Price: $7.97
2. Athletic Works Anti-Moisture Headband
Keep your hair out of the way and sweat at bay with this moisture-wicking headband. This one has a thick band, so you can even use it to cover your ears in chillier weather.
Buy it: Walmart.com; Price: $8.23
1. CAP Barbell 100 lb Vinyl Weight Set With Bar
This barbell set is a serious steal, coming in at 100 total pounds for 60 cents per pound (most free weights cost at least $1/pound). It's not an olympic set, but according to LIVESTRONG.com Senior Fitness Editor Jessica Campbell-Salley, it's perfect for when you're just getting into serious strength training.
"This set has become such a key part of my workouts," she says. "It's easy to put together, easy to load and the weight increments are great for beginners."
The sand-filled plates come in 10, 15 and 25 pounds, while the steel bar itself is about 5 pounds. Campbell-Salley loves using it for hip thrusts, squats and deadlifts.
Buy it: Walmart.com; Price: $60.56
2. Weider Traditional Flat Bench with a Sewn Vinyl Seat
The weight bench is a staple for any home gym, and at such an affordable price, this one's a no-brainer. This bench has a 460-pound weight limit and a heavy-duty vinyl and steel frame, so it'll hold up against wear and tear.
Buy it: Walmart.com; Price: $35