Affordable workout gear that won’t break your bank

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By Phophi Tshikovhi

This article is exclusive to the Online Edition 4 of VARSITY News.


A student’s life is not easy. From juggling several courses per semester to trying to catch a breath in between, there is no doubt that exercising plays a vital role in alleviating stress and boosting one’s mood. Research has shown that the correct workout apparel improves performance and reduces injuries. Victoria Moran, author of Fit from Within: 101 Simple Secrets to Change Your Body and Your Life mentions that you need special workout gear to convince yourself it’s time to work out psychologically.


These are some of the best places you can lean on for affordable workout clothes and basic workout equipment whether you are in the gym or at home. All stores have online platforms which could simplify your shopping experience and great prices that won’t break the bank.


  1. Mr Price Sports

Mr Price Sports, a division of Mr Price, comprises of workout apparel and outdoor equipment.  An amount of R180 can get you the following; a short-sleeved t-shirt, high-waisted leggings and a sports bra for R49.99, R79.99 and R49.99 respectively.


  1. The Fix

The Fix, a clothing brand that majors in regular clothing has an “Active” range.  An amount of R170 can get you the following; an active short-sleeved shirts and leggings for R69.99 and R99.99 respectively.


  1. Edgars

ProAction, an athleisure brand under the Edgars store has edgy and stylish workout wear. A bit pricier than the previous ones, however, still keeps your bank balance intact. An amount of R425 can get you the following; an active tank top, a sports bra and leggings for R115, R130 and R179.95 respectively.


If you are not a fan of the gym, here are a few outdoor exercise equipment you can find from Mr Price Sports; a skipping rope, an exercise wheel, a dumbbell and a weight plate for R49.99, R99.99, R99.99 and R79.99 respectively.


Other clothing stores include(but are not limitedto) Total Sports, Cotton On, Pick n’ Pay Clothing, Jet and many more brands under Edgars, such asPuma, Adidas and Nike. Don’t let your student budget hinder you from living your best fitness life.


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