Let's face it, good workout gear can be expensive so I was excited to see the Target exclusive C9 by Champion spring line. With prices that won't make you sweat (nothing is over $50), there are definitely some pieces worth snagging. While the fabric may not be as technical as some of the more expensive fitness pieces out in the market, they still do a good job wicking sweat and, most importantly, keeping you moving if you're on a budget. I tried on just about every piece of the line at my local Target so that you know which pieces are worth buying and how they fit.
Here are five of my favorite items...
Cardio Athletic Jacket ($27.99): Very cute, lightweight jacket that is perfect to wear to the gym. It has a semi-fitted silhouette so go up one size if you want a bit more breathing room or to layer pieces. Love the cute ruching at the wrist and inside pockets to store your iPod or keys.
C9 by Champion Running Skort ($17.99): This is a steal as most running skorts are more than double this price. It has a great fit and has a flattering look. The waistband sits smoothly without cutting into your hips (and creating the dreaded muffin top), but is snug enough to stay put while you run.
Long & Lean Running Tank: ($14.99) With summer fast approaching, grab a few of these basic tanks that come in a variety of great colors. It's long enough to hit below your waist and has a fairly snug fit so size up if you like a looser top.
Seamless Cami Bra: ($16.99) I picked up one of these seamless bras for myself as it is soft and comfortable. While it doesn't have enough support for me to run in, it's perfect for a pilates class or weight training. I like the fact that it has adjustable straps in the back so you can customize it a bit.
Running Capri Pants: ($25.99) These fit well and have a drawstring to keep them from riding down while running or doing high impact exercises. The waistband has more of a regular fit (versus a low rise) and hits just below the belly button. They have an overall snug fit and the cuffs hit just below the kneecap.