The outbreak of coronavirus may have had many negative impacts on our day-to-day lives, but for some it has meant a renewed interest in exercise that has proved healthy and helpful. According to Clearpay, the "shop now, pay later" service, sales of cycling products increased by five times in the second quarter of 2020. And, with another lockdown on the cards, things are unlikely to slow down in 2021. But what if don't want to spend a fortune on your exercise gear? You could go to the high street, but even better may be workout clothes from your local supermarket.
Sainsbury's Tu, Tesco's F&F, and Asda's George are the main places to head toward, as well as Nutmeg at Morrisons and of course, the aisles of M&S. Not only do they have a banging range of prints and silhouettes, they also boast some of the best prices on the market. Thanks to these companies, it is possible to source a full workout outfit for between £20 and £30.
In 2017, the Daily Mail road-tested supermarket activewear to see how it really compared to its more expensive counterparts. The reviewer appeared pleasantly surprised. "These are far better than my Nike pair," she said, referring to a pair of £12 leggings from Asda. The Telegraph also gave a thumbs up to a sports bra sold at Tesco.
As time has progressed, supermarket gym wear has only gotten better. With striking prints, breathable fabrics, and specialised designs for everything from yoga to cycling, you needn't look anywhere else.
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