Budget-friendly beginners gym kit

Tuesday, 16 October 2018



I recently made what is (for me) a huge and uncharacteristic move - I joined the gym! 

At the beginning of a new Uni year it is a lot easier to feel motivated to get fit than later on  when we're bogged down with essays. Having never set foot in a gym before, I didn't have a gym kit, but didn't want to spend a fortune when I couldn't be sure I'd commit to going regularly. Where better, then, to head than Primark. I knew there I would be able to find some affordable, quality clothes, and I wasn't disappointed!

Of course, what you wear to the gym is not the most important thing, the fact that you're there is amazing! However, feeling comfortable and confident in the clothes you're in is a big help when getting over your initial nerves, and having lovely new gym clothes is good motivation to get yourself exercising.

With that in mind, here is the selection of Primark's 'Workout' range that I chose.

The sports leggings - £8


First, I picked up these burgundy (you will notice a theme here) and grey ombre sports leggings. As with most of the things I show here, they are from Primark's special 'Workout' range. I found all this range, especially these trousers, to be SO comfortable, and at the gym, comfort is top priority.

Primark have recently updated their sizing, now with sizes from 4-20, so you're bound to find something to fit and flatter your shape. I chose full length leggings, but there are also cropped leggings from £5 if you prefer this style. If you don't feel comfortable in leggings, there are also joggers in a huge range of colours, again, from as little as £5.


The top - £2


The 'Workout' range has a lot of tops on offer, both tank tops and t-shirts.

However, I simply opted for Primark's 'slouchy tee,' which you'll find folded on the stands. The 'slouchy tees' come in a large variety of colours, and the material is soft and comfy when working out. At just £2 each - where can you go wrong! I like to tie it at the waist so it sits at the top of my leggings, but they're long enough to cover your hips if you leave them untied.


The sports bra - £5


Next, I picked up the burgundy and grey sports bra to match my leggings. This is perhaps one of the most important pieces. You need your sports bra to be tight, which might feel a bit unnatural at first, but if it is too loose it won't do its job in supporting you.

 I have found this sports bra comfortable and supportive, and it looks great with the matching leggings. When you're looking for a sports bra, try on a couple of different sizes to make sure you find the most supportive one. Also, don't just stick to the 'Workout' area of Primark, there are lots of lovely sports bras in the general underwear section too.

The trainers - £10 
These trainers were the first thing I found, and the reason I ended up choosing all of the other burgundy. They're super lightweight and breathable, which makes them ideal for the gym. Not to mention, they're so comfortable.

Primark sells a lot of 'fashion' trainers, so make sure to look for the ones labelled 'Workout,' as these have memory foam cushioning inside, making them more comfortable and supportive for exercising.

So there we have it, the 4 pieces you need to get started at the gym. Good luck!

What makes you feel most confident?

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