What’s In Your Fitness Closet?


Being a stay-at-home mom who exercises on a regular basis allows for me to dress, um shall we say comfortably? The good news is that I always have make-up on and my hair is combed upon leaving the house to take my son to school! Yay me.

I’ll admit though I put on workout clothes first thing in the morning about 95% percent of the time. When I am really on top of things, I workout, shower and put on regular clothes before leaving but that isn’t the norm. Luckily the exercise clothes they make these days are SO cute. I have to say Nike, Lululemon, Under Armour and Athleta make up the majority of my workout gear (plus Adidas for shoes).

Don’t you just love knowing where others got their cute workout clothes? A fellow FitFluential blogger Pavement Runner came up with this post idea and thought we should all share the workout gear in our closets. Since my closet is quite dark and a mess I brought out a few things to model for you.


Favorite long sleeve tops

1. Nike Wear Blue, Run to Remember -this shirt for my running group. It’s lightweight and comfortable. Plus I love seeing the sea of blue on Saturday mornings.
2. Avia neon pink– my mom picked up this hot pink shirt for me and I love it. Could it be ANY brighter? Not really, but at least the cars can’t miss me!
3. Athleta in pretty purple– I adore this shirt from Athleta and I couldn’t find it anymore on their site (I bought it over a year ago). I get so many compliments on it.  It’s cute enough to wear casually or over a tank, running, when traveling, whatever!
4. Nike solid black (left photo in second collage)- I find myself wearing this a lot because as much as I love the bright colors, you can’t beat black clothes!

Workout Clothes

Favorite Jacket & Multi-Purpose Items

1. Actra purple zip up– another gift from my mom that looks super cute with jeans as well as workout clothes. It has the thumb holes and it’s so warm and cozy.
2. Lululemon shorts– these are so soft and comfortable. I wear them for lounge wear, weights, yoga, basically anything!
3. Lululemon Wunder Under Crop– these are the best, most comfy yoga pants!

My favorite shoes

1. Nike– pretty, bright and comfortable! Nike makes some of the best looking shoes in my opinion.
2. Adidas– been wearing Adidas for running as long as I can remember (I’ve had the marathon and Climacool). I reserve this newer pair for my inside treadmill workouts. Love them!

Favorite Workout Pants

1. Running tights from REI– I bought these  in Missouri in the winter when I quickly learned that I wouldn’t be running outside without them. I never imagined I’d be comfortable wearing tights but I love them and have gotten a lot of use out of them here in Washington too. I don’t see the exact pair I bought but I linked to a pair that look similar.
2. Runabout pants from Athleta– I bought these after my last pregnancy so now wish I had the extra-small as these are bit baggy in the waste and bottom area. The are little heavier weight then I like my running pants but they are great for errands and other workouts when you want to stay warm.
3. Nike black capris– very first top right photo (worn under the nike running shorts). These are amazing. The fabric is a perfect mix of compression and comfort.

Favorite Workout Clothes

And that is just a small fraction of some of my favorites! Since I have so many workout clothes I am going to save tanks, t-shirts, the rest of my shorts and accessories for the second edition of “what’s in your fitness closet?”!

Before I go, I wanted to let you know I skipped meal planning because my mom is visiting for the next week and a half and I never know what shenanigans we’ll be up to. We did make a fabulous salad bar last night which really hit the spot. Have a great week everyone!

Question: What are you favorite workout clothes? I’d love to see what’s in your closet! Have any meal planning done for the week?

Disclaimer: I have no association with any of these brands. I was not compensated for this post; I just love all these brands and their products and wanted to share with you!

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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      HAHA! Cracking up thinking of that. Now I can say I never wore those, but my mom did! What were the ladies thinking?!!!

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Thanks Erin. They are a great company- free returns and no deadline on when to return. Dream!

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Seriously, I’ve thought of working there just so I can justify owning one of everything.

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      I have never tried New Balance so I am not sure! I guess the best thing to do is go into a store and try on different ones. Those sales rep usually know the differences. My feet have a hard time getting used to new brands/styles but there are so many fun shoes out there!

  1. says

    I love that Athletica top. Very very cute and unique for a workout top.

    I am also a stay-at-home mom. I seem to live in yoga pants. Although I do not workout often…unless having a toddler and all things that go with it count. :) I guess it is better and more stylish than sweatpants. I do put on non-workout clothes to leave my house though. I am so glad someone else practically lives in their workout clothes too.

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Why thank you! There was no chance of photographing my actual closet with the disaster in there. 😉

  2. says

    Super cute stuff, it all looks great on you! I like a lot of the Nike and Lulu stuff, especially because I know it will last as long as I treat it well (and even sometimes if I don’t, the dreaded dryer sometimes takes my nike tights and still spits them out unharmed!)
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Thanks so much Meg. I agree, the good stuff really holds up well. At least that’s what I tell my husband. 😉

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      They do keep me much warmer than anything else which is great because I don’t like to be cold when I run outside :)

  3. says

    It’s not really cold enough here for running tights, but I’ve really been wanting a pair. I love those that you’re wearing…. hmmm…. I just got my REI dividend, maybe I’ll have to go check them out. Cute stuff! Thanks for sharing.

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      I always admire those moms who are dressed in real clothes in the morning but I figure they probably don’t work out much. 😉

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Yes, we can always use more! As long as I have make-up on I don’t care much about what the rest of me looks like. 😉

  4. Shan says

    Super fun post Melanie – loved your cute fitness fashion photos and reading your “reviews”. Lulu (a Canadian company!), is also my all time favorite. I just picked up a couple pairs of tights at Target last week to test drive – likely will use them for bike riding and jogging with my babe.

    Started my Fitnessglo trial this week, already feeling the burn in my legs! Thanks for posting about that website too.

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