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Get fit for 2016: affordable gym wear for women

Published 13 January 2016 by

If like a large number of people, you vowed that 2016 would be the year that you get fit, you’re probably looking to get your hands on some decent gym wear. Believe it or not, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find gym clothes that are fashionable and durable and to help point you in the right direction, we’ve selected some of our favourites for women from the high street.*



Let’s face it, we’re going to be in winter for a couple of months yet so no matter whether you’re going to be jogging outside or walking from the car to the gym, you’re going to need a jacket to help you stay warm. This purple workout jacket from Primark is ideal to get you started, and its pastel purple tone will add a touch of colour to your workout wardrobe – not bad for £12.


To go under this, you’re going to need a workout top. You could choose to go with a vest top like this space-dye one or this blush pink top, both from Primark. With each top coming in at under £5 each, they’re a bargain!

Sports bra

An essential in any woman’s gym wardrobe is a sports bra. This neutral two pack from George at Asda will give you the support that you need and it’s great value at £8 for the set.


When it comes to leggings the biggest decision that you’re going to have to make is whether to opt for a basic or jazzy pair. If you’d rather keep things simple, then this black pair with neon pink trim from F&F at Tesco could be right up your street. Alternatively, you could go for something a bit more colourful like this multi-coloured pair from H&M – they’re both under £15!


If you’re going to be doing a lot of high-intensity workouts then you may prefer to wear shorts instead of leggings to help keep you cool. Primark have a great range of affordable shorts on offer and you could pick up this black or pink pair for just £4 each.


When it comes to trainers the most important piece of advice is to make sure they’re comfortable. Now, we can’t completely vouch for that with these black trainers from Primark, but they have all of the features of a great running trainer and are only £10 – so they’re not that much of a risk purchase.

Total: £54

So there you have it, a basic yet complete gym wardrobe to kick off the New Year with. The complete collection comes in at just under £55, which isn’t a bad price to put on a healthier 2016! Check back in next week for our affordable gym wear guide for men.

*Prices correct at time of writing – 12/01/16