Stock Up on These Spring Workout Essentials

By , SparkPeople Blogger
As the days linger a little longer and the temperatures finally start to rise, venturing outside for some open-air exercise starts to sound not quite as daunting—and maybe even downright pleasant. If you still need a little extra motivation to smooth the transition from winter hibernation to spring training, there's nothing like a little pre-season shopping to get you excited about your activity of choice. We did a little legwork to get you started—check out some of these fun and functional pieces to kickstart your spring goals.

Light Jackets for Cool Mornings

This Unibelle Thin Zip-Up Jacket (starting at $19.99)

Throw on this brightly colored jacket from Unibelle and hit the streets for a morning walk, or wear it on the way to yoga class. Thin and lightweight, the water-resistant fabric shields you from light rain. Zippered pockets have been added for convenience.

Women's Venture Jacket from The North Face (starting at $68.31)

This high-performance spring jacket is available in a medley of spring-friendly colors. The waterproof outer layer and Velcro stormflap closure will keep you dry in pop-up showers, and zippered vents keep you cool when temps start to creep up.

ZSHOW Women's Lightweight, Quick-Dry Windbreaker (starting at $19.99)

This amazingly versatile, perfectly packable windbreaker is great for running, cycling, hiking or any outdoor spring exercise. It even offers built-in UV protection.

Short-Sleeves for Sweat Sessions

RBX Active Women's Space Dye Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (starting at $14.94)

Made from a high-tech wicking fabric, this easy-fit active tee offers a flattering silhouette without being too clingy. The heathered space-dye pattern is available in your favorite spring shades.

Baleaf Women's Short Sleeve Running Shirt (starting at $10.99)

When you need a budget-friendly option that stands up to strenuous spring workouts, this high-performance tee is a winner. Cool-feeling fabric wicks moisture away from the skin, while a back mesh panel provides ventilation. Perfect for running, walking and biking.

RBX Active Women's Back Detail Yoga Tank Top (starting at $14.90)

This flattering, relaxed-fit workout tank has a high-low hem for just the right amount of flowy coverage. The scoop neck and racerback design allows for freedom of movement while keeping you cool.

Cropped Pants for Warm Workouts

Comfy Yoga Capris ($19.99)

With a flattering mid-rise cut that will stay put all through your workout and beyond, these comfy capris are available in dozens of cheery spring patterns and colors.

Sipaya Women's High Waist Yoga Pants ($13.99)

Who says you have to pay big bucks for well-fitting capris with tummy control? As one reviewer says of these soft, lightweight leggings: "They fit great, I’m 180 pounds, 5' 7", all my weight is in my stomach…I got a medium and they hold me in and fit really well!"

Alex + Abby Women's Energy Skirted Capri (starting at $59.00)

For those who love the look of a skirt and the comfort and coverage of capris, here's the perfect hybrid. Adjust the mesh outer layer to show a splash of color. The leggings feature a hidden wide waistband for extra tummy control.

Just for the Guys

Mizuno Men's Kato 2.0 Running Jacket (starting at $45.99)

From running to hiking to biking, this super lightweight and perfectly packable athletic jacket goes effortlessly on any adventure. It features back ventilation, water-resistant fabric and convenient thumbholes in the sleeves.

Nike Men's Dri-Fit City 7" Running Shorts (starting at $29.99)

These high-performance shorts feature Dri-Fit Technology that wicks away moisture to keep you dry during warm runs. An elastic waistband and drawstring ensure a custom, comfortable fit. Roomy pockets keep essentials close.

tasc Performance Men's Carrollton Long Sleeve Shirt (starting at $19.95)

Sure to become a daily staple, this silky-soft long-sleeve tee is lightweight enough for all-year wear. Made from bamboo-based rayon and cotton, it’s easy to wash and wear while offering plenty of performance benefits.

What's your favorite piece of spring fitness apparel?

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DWROBERGE 2/25/2018
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Recently i have gifted my wife Trendy slim fit, sleeveless cut Ladies GFA Sleeveless Tee perfect for both street wear and everyday training.You can try Gripped Fitness Accessories.Hope you like this Report
Personal suggestion sign up for the site nike, walmart, shopko, kmart and other stores and wait for sales. I but 9 to 10 dollar danskin tanktops with built in bras for 1 to 3 dollars at my local walmart on clearance. Plus don't hesitate to check out garage sales and goodwills and even local things on facebook there are over 10 places in my local area where people sign up on facebook to sell things. Things from xbox 360s to tv to clothing to even fitness equipment. I don't use craigslist in my area for clothing because they price to high might as well go new if there going to be to high.

But there are many options out there. Report
These options are way too expensive! Maybe try the article again with things that the average person can afford. Report
Some of these clothes are really cute and fun! Report
It seems like every piece of clothing that is shown is very expensive. Most people are not going to spend that much money on workout gear. Report
Nice stuff, but all expensive. What about the good workout gear for the people who can't spend more than $20 on any given piece of gear. :( Report
Those "switch it up capris" aren't even available. Too bad. Report
Nice to get some style ideas but like others have said, I'll find alternatives at Walmart etc. Report
it is amazing when i go back into my old gear - it is all the same just a different color or slightly longer/shorter etc. i find the quality is not there either - mine have been washed thousands of times, been in the garden/dirt etc and still hold their shape. a few seams given away but that was me expanding!!lol
i will stick with what i have - great sport bras etc. this stuff is too $$$$ and trendy - will be out soon Report
So expensive. I'll stick with Wal-Mart Danskin Brand. If I am going to spend $100 on a jacket, it won't be for the gym! Spark people - you flopped with this article. Report
Very true - way out of my budget! Report
Yeah, this is all way overpriced. I got the black pants with pink top for Christmas. But they weren't the name brand and I guarantee they were less than $20. Report
Very pricey. I like cute work out gear but would never spend that much. Report
Those are a little out of my price range but they are super cute. I will end up finding look alikes at like Debs or Walmart Report
Nice, but I can find like-items for less at Khol's, Target, Wal-Mart and JC Penney. Way out of my budget. Report
Cute, but way too expensive for me. Report
I also like the workout gear from Kohl's Report
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