Go to TJMaxx and Marshalls for Exercise Clothing!

8 Oct

{This is not a sponsored post, I just really love TJMaxx and Marshalls!}

Yeah, I basically said it all in the title of this post. But I really think that most people don’t realize how great the exercise clothing sections are at TJMaxx and Marshalls!

I’m coming up on 3 months of going to the gym and with my new habit I’ve been whittling down my activewear drawer. I can’t stand uncomfortable workout clothes, so if I wear an item that drives me nuts, I launder it and stick it straight in the ‘donate or sell’ pile.

I’ve noticed with going to the gym, I have different needs when it comes to my leggings.

When I run outside, I usually wear a fanny pack around my waist to hold my license, keys, phone, etc. So, it’s okay that my leggings don’t have pockets. Actually, they do have that one little credit card sized pocket in the waistband, but it’s pretty much useless.

When I go to the gym, I really need an accessible pocket in my leggings.

I like to have my phone with me for music, or texting, or making a quick note when I think of something important. If I’m on the elliptical machine, it’s fine because they usually have a cup holder I can use for my iPhone.

The problem comes when I want to jump off the elliptical and use the machines and/or free weights. I have to sit my phone down, move it to the next place, move it again… it’s an annoying juggle.

I mean, it’s not QUITE as bad as those infomercials where people can’t do normal stuff without falling over, but it’s annoying.

So, I went to TJMaxx with some very specific leggings criteria: they had to be high-waisted, capri length, and they absolutely MUST have an easy-access pocket that would fit my phone. Bonus points if they were solid black or a dark color.

I checked every single pair in my size and came across three options. They were each right around $16, so I bought all three of them and I’ve been wearing them for the past few weeks. WHAT. A. CHANGE.

Oh my gosh, just having leggings with pockets has made my life so much easier! They’re also pretty darn cute, so I don’t mind running errands on my way to or from the gym.

Anyways, I couldn’t find my exact pair on the TJMaxx website, but if you are in the market for some fitness clothing I highly recommend you check them out. I’ve been telling all my friends in person, so I figured I’d tell my online friends too!

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4 Responses to “Go to TJMaxx and Marshalls for Exercise Clothing!”

  1. Mariya October 8, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    Because I haven’t been to the gym in 8 years, why is a fanny pack not good there? I had no idea leggings could actually fit my giant phone, but now I know it’s worth a try!

    • Joules October 8, 2018 at 11:29 am #

      You could totally wear a fanny pack to the gym if you wanted, I just feel like it’s overkill since I put everything else in a locker and just need my phone. Also, it’s not very ‘easy access’ for pulling my phone in and out of it quickly, so I prefer the leggings with pockets. =)

  2. Nancy Rowlinson October 8, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

    A fanny pack can be a little bulky, too. I didn’t know there were capris with pockets! I will be looking for them! Are they zippered pockets, or do they have velcro? Not easy to see. Thanks for telling us about this!

    • Joules October 8, 2018 at 7:29 pm #

      It is hard to see, but they are on the sides of my thighs. There is no zipper or Velcro, they are just open and flush with the rest of the leggings.

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