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Chic (& Affordable) Activewear To Help You Slay Your Workout

If your well-meaning, wellbeing goals have been slowly dwindling and what was a 5 times per week gym plan, has dropped off to 3 at best, then it’s time to get that momentum back with a brand new outfit. Because there’s nothing like sporting some new chic & affordable activewear to get you motivated and moving!

We’ve got you sorted with our chic, affordable activewear sets – check them out below.


What did we wear before these babies became mainstream? Trackies and bike shorts? EEK! A well-fitted pair of tights will assist in a higher performance as they become almost a ‘second skin’ so you can easily move. If this doesn’t make sense, just try and imagine working out in jeans…

‘The Limit Tights’ (featured below) are a new design from Showpo and are made in a thicker fabric than your standard tights, which means they’re a) not sheer, and b) really good at sucking you in! Don’t worry though, they’re still breathable so you won’t be swimming in a pool of your own sweat.

See an item you like? Click the image to save it to your Showpo wish list or shopping cart. 

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No matter your age or how small and how perky your breast are, giving them a decent dost of support is uber important. A good sports bra should be really firm (without cutting off your circulation), comfortable and supportive. To test its effectiveness, try jumping up and down in one; if you have smaller boobs, you should have minimal movement; and for my larger breasted pals, anything more that one ‘bounce’ means it’s not supportive enough.

We have a fun array of sports bras depending on your required support. You can even match it to your tights #cute!

See an item you like? Click the image to save it to your Showpo wish list or shopping cart. 

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See also 10 Best (Affordable) Boho Style To Express Your Inner Goddess


Now unless you’re one of those wonderfully confident gals who are happy to walk around with their tummy showing, you probs are going to want to pop on a top over your sports bra. And that’s ok!

Showpo has  a slew of options depending on your personal preference, whether it’s a fitted crop, stylish tee or something oversized and comfy, we’ve got you covered (literally and figuratively haha).

See an item you like? Click the image to save it to your Showpo wish list or shopping cart.

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Make sure you get fitted – you’ll notice a DRASTIC difference in your performance! Personally, I’m a huge fan of Nike and Asics, but it’s best to head to the shops, try and few brands & styles on and then determine the best option for you. Tip: Head to the shops to do your try-before-you-buy work, but then purchase your runners online, where  there’s almost always a savings to be had. Try ebay or Google the shoe you want + the word ‘discount’ or ‘sale’, and see what comes up (just make sure you’re not getting fakes!).

Now pop on your headphones, stream some tunes (check out the slew of workout playlist options on Spotify) and get pumpin’!

Don’t forget – You have the chance to win an activewear set of your choice from Showpo. Simply comment below what your current fitness goal is & why it’s important to you. For full details see here. UPDATE 26.2.18: Competition now closed.

P.S. Who do you know that’s in dire need of some new sporty threads? Share this article with them now. Whether it’s because of the gym wear inspo or chance to win some new activewear, they’ll thank you for it later!

P.P.S. Looking for incredible swimwear? Look no further than Aerie, by American Eagle. With swimwear & lingerie in sizes AA to DDD and XXS to XXL, Aerie is committed to making all girls feel good about themselves, inside and out, because “the real you is sexy”. That’s something we can all ‘Amen’ to, right?! Check out their range, it’s so flattering (and mobile check out is easy-peasy).


Showpo is a fun & forward Australian online fashion clothing store. We feature the best of women's fashion in dresses, playsuits, skirts, two piece sets and much more!

SHOWHIDE Comments (34)
  1. My current fitness goal is to move every day and to build strength. More than anything it’s to have presence while I move my body & get into my body every day. It’s important to me because I know things tend to head south with my mental health pretty quickly if I don’t. It’s important for me to be as mentally strong as I can be for myself, my friends & family & the community of people I surround myself with.

  2. I want to feel stronger and more confident after my bub. Don’t get me wrong, I love what my body has done but at the moment I don’t love my body and this year I’m getting that back for me! This workout gear is going to be a bit of reward fir starting the journey!

  3. After losing 35kg in a year due to a medical condition, I need to lose my soggy bits and gain some muscle. I’ve never been to a gym in my life but this year that may change 🙂

  4. After joining a gym two years ago I am happy to say I have reached my goal weight. I now need to maintain this weight and tone up. 🙂

  5. I want to be an inspiration to my family especially my boys. I want to be part of the ‘strong is the new sexy’ empire.

  6. To lose my baby weight after giving birth to twins last September. Being back to my normal weight again will make me feel a lot more confident and comfortable with my body with my hubby and at the beach.

  7. After going through rehabilitation after a car crash at the start of last year, my body is stronger now to push on so I’m looking to carry out further exercise to strengthen my core.

  8. After a foot injury I am ready to get back into my running and have even started going to the gym and going yoga with the goal to complete the City to Surf with my daughter! Its important for me to be fit and healthy as I have two daughter (13 and 9) and want to set a good example for them so they realize just how fun being healthy can be 🙂

  9. Went from working out regularly to working as a receptionist and sitting down for an actual eternity. My goal is to make my sad looking bum happy and end my procrastination period.

  10. My fitness goal is to get and exercise no matter what. It’s too easy to get lazy and turn off that alarm, well 2018 that isn’t happening. I’m exercing 6 days a week. Why, because it makes me feel amazing.

  11. My fitness goal is to make it to my barre classes more often. I love them but I find it hard to prioritise the time which is unfortunate as I find exercise brilliant for stress relief.

  12. My fitness goal is to wake up with activewear ready next to my bed and joggers at the door for a 15 minute morning walk everyday. Consistency is key!

  13. My fitness goal this year is to repair my body after having a baby a few months ago. It took me a long time after my first baby so I want to start sooner than later so I can get fit and enjoy my babies

  14. Yoga and meditation every single day. For the moment meditation is constant but i’m a little lazy with the yoga part.

  15. Grab stick, shin guards, hockey one, hockey two season has arrived….Super exhilarating with loads of team spirited fun, thrilled to play for social fitness.

  16. Lower body fat, Become stronger, Tone my body & build muscle! It is important because I want to see changes and improve my fitness level for the life long benefits!

  17. I don’t care about the amount of kgs, I just want to lose some of my belly fat so I can stop looking permanently pregnant,

  18. everyday since January one
    I have been up with the sun
    run, walk, or go to the gym
    mixing it up with kayaking, golf or a swim
    fitness goal in 2018
    to be the fittest and healthiest I’ve ever been

  19. working out and eating right
    makes for a body that’s out of sight
    working out with my wife
    winning this will give me the best life
    we motivate each other everyday
    with exercise, healthy food and outdoor play

  20. As a mum with two autistic daughters, my personal wellbeing can provide more positive outcomes around my family and friends. It’s also a great example to be a role model for my family too. More than just exercise and weight management.

  21. My Ultimate Goal is to be at Peace

    It’s not about being able to run 10km straight
    It’s not about looking sexy in a revealing outfit
    It’s not about having abs (even though that’d be nice, lets be honest :3 )

    It’s about finding connection and movement in my body, and to build strength and flexibility and harmony inside and out. To be confident in who I am and how I perceive the world through my being; that is my fitness aspiration ❤

  22. My fitness goal is simple, to prioritise wellness instead of weight loss. If my goal is one of holistic health and not external focus – that’s the key.

  23. I know its not all about “the outfit”. We all have budgets and priorities argh! However I have noticed when I exercise in well fitting well made fitness pieces, all of a sudden I feel more motivated and better about myself. Its that old thing my dad used to tell me, dress for the job you want. I now have the job I want and I know when I dress thoughtfully and feel good in my skin, my day just flows better. When the fitness outfit is also affordable as well as being amazing….WIN WIN!
    My fitness goals are to be kind and listen to my body. Do what it needs rather than what my ego thinks I should be doing. Its easy to push to far and go beyond whats good, so I am learning to slow down to speed up

  24. My current fitness goal is to get strong enough to do my job without pain or crazy fatigue, and by putting others first and putting myself last that is where I end up.

    It’s important to me because not only is practicing what I preach (working as a strength coach, athlete manager and pilates instructor) is important but so that I can be mybest self.

  25. My current fitness goal is to be functionaly fit. I want to be able to walk and jump and climb. This is important to me so that I can feel my best out in nature

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