Workout Pants: 5 Options Under $40

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That burst of motivation that hits you every January is just a few short weeks away! How do you make the most of your January resolve when it hits? By stocking up now on your fitness gear. Read on for five workout pants, priced under $40, that’ll have you looking forward to hitting the gym.

Budget Workout Pants, Shorts & Capris

1. Compression Shorts

Nike Pro 3 ” Compression Shorts, $21, Macy’s

These compression shorts are lightweight and suitable for running, weight lifting or walking. Because they are form-fitting, they are also perfect for layering, as your leggings or sweatpants will fit over them comfortably. With this style, you can size up to pull the waistband over your stomach for added support. Added bonus: the moisture-wicking material will keep you dry while you sweat.

2. Yoga Pants

Every girl needs a pair of yoga pants at the ready. Besides the obvious (they’re ideal for yoga), these pants are lightweight, breathable, and form flattering. In the colder months, you can tuck these pants into boots and head out to run errands and hit up the gym on your way home. Or, wear these comfy cotton pants to bed as stylish PJs. Heck, wear these around the house to stay warm — they’re a more flattering alternative to bulky sweat pants.

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  • Liz

    Hi Martha,

    Interesting, This are all budget friendly gym pants. Thank you for sharing this, I really don’t have any idea on what to wear during my tennis practice and my yoga practice. Where can I buy nice comfortable workout pants?

    • Catherine Brock


      In addition to the retailers mentioned in this post, TJMaxx and Marshalls are also great options for workout clothes. Good luck and thank you for stopping by!


  • YES , is that pant are very useful for gym warming.
    thank for sharing .

  • Thanks for sharing useful information with us about workout pants

    • Catherine Brock

      You are welcome and thanks for stopping by!

  • Thanks for sharing information about workout pants.

    • Catherine Brock

      No problem!