These Amazon finds make it easy to upgrade your fitness gear without draining your wallet – and they make great gift ideas, too!
Living a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t mean spending an arm and a leg on gear, supplements, and athleticwear – but unfortunately it often does. However, in recent years, Amazon has become a treasure trove of affordable yet effective fitness gear and apparel that rivals the best fitness brands on the market.
While we love supporting small, local businesses, there’s also a time and a place for elevating your workout experience without putting a dent in your wallet – and that’s where these budget-friendly Amazon finds come in. Read on to see our under-$30 picks, and don’t forget, you can turn any of these into affordable holiday gift ideas for the fitness enthusiast on your list!
Workout apparel makes a great gift, but with popular athletic wear brands often charging between $50-$70 for a pair of shorts, a few new workout outfits can quickly break the bank. With that being said, there’s nothing better than a good Amazon dupe, like these high-waisted seamless scrunch shorts from AUROLA. They’re super flattering, come in a variety of colors, and are currently only $23. A word of caution, though: the lighter colors are not squat-proof, so go with a darker selection if you plan to wear these while doing a lot of heavier lifting or bending and squatting movements.
These lightweight shorts are perfect for lifting, running, boxing, or just lounging around. Made with primarily cotton, the breathable material wicks away sweat and is easy to clean. They’re designed to fit snuggly, so if you like a looser fit, make sure to go up a size.
An essential for upper body days, this twisted crop will flatter your arms and make your back pop. While it is super soft and comfortable, reviewers say that it doesn’t offer a ton of support and is best for low-impact workouts like upper body lifts, yoga, or pilates.
While these headphones are technically listed at $35, Amazon is offering a 35% coupon at the time of publication, which gets the price down to just under $25 after tax. While they’re not going to rival splurge purchases like the EarPods or Beats line of earbuds, they’ll certainly provide a quality pair of rechargeable, bluetooth headphones that will give you all your favorite pump-up songs at a fraction of the price. The battery also lasts forever – I tried these out and got through two weeks' worth of workouts on a single charge.
With over 20,000 positive reviews and an overall rating of 4.5 stars, customers say these sleeveless shirts are lightweight, not-too-fitted, and hold up well over time. They’re available in a handful of different color combinations, and make the perfect staple piece of athletic wear to show off the guns.
As every athlete knows, you can never have too many socks. These athletic socks are perfect for keeping your feet dry and comfortable regardless of how you’re choosing to stay active that day. At only $17 for a pack of 6, they’re a bargain that’ll make sure you’re never stuck trying to mix and match old socks before a workout.
We all love a good, versatile pair of black biker shorts. But what we don’t love is paying $60 or more per pair. These 5” athletic shorts solve that problem, giving you four pairs of soft, lightweight shorts at a steal. The material is slightly thinner than some of the more well-known brands, but they hold up just fine for everyday wear, yoga class, a lift, or running errands post-workout.