Post # 1
So this is kind of embarrassing, but I thought I’d ask how everyone else does it, since I believe there must be a better way.
Do you wear a whole new, fresh set of gym clothes every time you go to the gym? What if you work out 4+ times a week?
I normally aim for 5 days a week and I’ll keep wearing the same pants and bra, but I change shirts. I usually use two shirts a week. This is kind of embarrassing as it probably sounds gross, but I mostly sweat in the neck area and my scalp, and I don’t stink, so…it’s been working okay so far.
The main problem is that gym clothes – especially good sports bras!!! – are expensive so I don’t have that many. Also, I aim to do my laundry once a week or once every two weeks, so I have just enough gym clothes to survive, this way.
But how does everyone else do it?
Post # 3
@ChicFoodist: I go to the gym 5-6 times a week and I always wear clean clothes. I agree gym clothes are expensive, but I have to have clean clothes every time because old ones stink:)
Post # 4
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I only work out 3 days a week, but I change my whole outfit each time…UNLESS it is a really unstrenuous workout. Then I might wear the same bra depending how many I have clean at the time.
Post # 5
i have the same outfit that i feel comfortable in for the gym, so i wear it all week, and i go to the gym five days a week, hot yoga on day six! but i take all my gear and wash it after every second time it’s used. too much sweat and gross in it otherwise for me! 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t go to the gym but I’ve been biking a lot. Oklahoma is usually warm & humid. I don’t change my workout gear every time I go out biking unless I’m super sweaty after coming in. Even then I usually only change out the shirt (Since it’s mostly pits/chest that tend to sweat too much) and I don’t wear a bra while biking since I find it uncomfortable.
All my workout stuff gets washed maybe every two or three days? It really depends on how gung ho I’ve been.
Post # 7
We usually do the wash a couple times a week and the workout clothes will go in then. I wear a different shirt each day, but will sometimes wear the same shorts 2 times a week. Never more than that…
Post # 8
I go to the gym 3-4 times a week. I wear each gym outfit 2x before changing it. Mine usually don’t stink too much after 1 workout. I change my socks every time though b/c my feet sweat a lot.
Post # 9
I sweat ridiculousy, so I always need a fresh pair of gym clothes. I also am a runner, so while doing cardio you work up a sweat to begin with. I workout 6 days a week, so I just have A LOT of workout clothes.
Post # 10
@ChicFoodist: I’m kind of like you, except I don’t change shirts as often. As soon as I finish working out, I take my shirt off and air it out – either outside in the sun or within the direct breeze of the air conditioner. That tends to keep it good for another two or so workouts (and it only gets smelly if I don’t do this straight away). It’s working well with my laundry routine..
Sports bras are pretty damn expensive if you want decent ones, so I only have a couple as well.
Post # 11
I try to get in about 4 workouts a weeks. Shirts I have tons, exercise bras I’ve got three and for bottoms I’ll say I have about seven.
The way I cycle my workout gear depends on the activity.
– Hot yoga, shirt and bottom go in the hamper. The only exception is my bra, I’ll air dry that. But use another bra for the next workout.
– Run, if that particular run isn’t sweaty, then I’ll leave shirt and bottom out to air dry and will you use the next workout.
– Sweaty workout, then shirt and bottom are use once and I’ll use a fresh set next workout.
So I do attempt to get two uses out my outfits if possible, but never more than that. Also I’m going running that’s solo so I don’t mind wearing a recycled outfit. But I’m taking a class where I’m close quarters to others, than I definitely wear a fresh set.
On average I do laundry once a week, but if I’m more active that week then I may do it twice.
Post # 12
I have about 10 sports bras, tons of shirts and pants. So, I change out pretty much everytime I work out. We also do laundry about once a week, so I tend to not even use everything, just the same few pieces over and over.
Post # 13
@ChicFoodist: clean clothes. Every time. Sweat and dirt gets trapped in clothes, and wearing them again is gross to me. Epecially sports bras – you’re pinning that dirt and sweat against your ta-tas.
I’d say pick up some new clothes. I love the Target line for sports bras, and you can find great stuff at Marshalls & TJMaxx. My favorite is Lululemon for jackets and tanks, but I’ve been buying Under Armour capris since the sheer butt fiasco at Lulu.
Post # 14
OMG I don’t know how people wear repeat clothes! I definitely sweat too much on MOST workout days where I have to wear a fresh outfit every day. I just have enough stuff to last. It’s been slowly accumulated from miscellaneous places. Expensive, cheap, free shirts from 5k’s, etc….
Post # 15
I usually workout 5x a week.
I normally change my shirt (and socks) every time. Only time I would reuse my warm shirt is if I’m running outside in cold weather and that’s because I just don’t sweat as much. Also I layer sometimes so there’s not much reason to wash the outer layer. In the summer or at the gym I HAVE to change it every time because my shirts get soaked.
I will reuse pants or shorts for the entire week as I just don’t sweat as much there. I do have a few pairs so I will wear each a few times. But some of them I only own one kind so I would definitely reuse that. Like my fleece-lined tights I will reuse because my legs don’t sweat at all in that kind of cold weather and I don’t use them more than once or twice a week anyway.
I do laundry every week so no matter what everything is washed after that.
Post # 16
@ChicFoodist: I work out 3 days/week & wear fresh clothes for each workout. I get a LOT of boob sweat and crotch sweat so I feel like I have to put a fresh pair on for each workout. I picked up some nice sportsbras at the thrift store I volunteer at for $2/each and wear old navy tank tops for my work outs (they are always pretty cheap to stock up on). But looking back at junior high and high school PE we only took our clothes home on Friday to wash over the weekend, right? I think whatever works for you keep on doing it. (Although you might want to ask your SO if your clothes stink or not, DH is very unaware of his own body smells so i tell him when he’s stinky… its always his feet that smell awful).