Two of the most popular January resolutions are to get fit/get healthy and to save more/spend less. There is just something about the turning of the calendar year that makes us want to refresh our lives and get back on track. Which is awesome! And you know what else is awesome? Being able to pick up some cute active wear to help you feel inspired to workout (every girl knows, cute active wear makes exercising just a little bit more fun!) without breaking your resolution to spend less! Back last summer I had the chance to check out Giant Tiger’s ACX Athletic line for the first time, and I was super impressed. The cute tops, fashionable outfits and amazing prices really impressed me. Since then, the warm-up jacket I bought has become one of my favourite pieces, and I regularly wear the tanks and leggings as well. So when I was given the opportunity to check out the new line after Christmas I was really excited to see what they had in store this time around!
I was immediately struck by the gorgeous space dye patterns, and had loads of fun picking out pieces and trying them on. This was directly after Christmas, so I found myself going up a size in a few pieces to give a little extra *wiggle room* after indulging in some holiday fare, if you catch my drift… Just another reason to love this line. If you find you’ve gained a few pounds and need to pick up a few transitional pieces until you can comfortably fit in your usual fitness wardrobe, it’s nice to know you can do so without breaking the bank or feeling dowdy!
This outfit entirely came from the ACX line, but to be honest, I’m doubtful you’ll see me wear it to teach again. Why? Because this long sleeved shirt is the softest shirt I’ve ever owned. Complete with sleeves that are long enough for my long arms, and a length that fully overs my torso (which is a rare delight), this beauty is now a member of my everyday wardrobe. In fact, I just wore it yesterday. As for the black leggings, they are basic cotton spandex leggings, and I’ve been looking for a pair to have in my regular wardrobe so these fit the bill perfectly so have been upgraded out of the fitness dresser into my regular closet.
Seriously, if I wasn’t on my own save more/spend less rampage right now, I’d be going back to buy that long sleeved shirt in every other colour they have.
I’m also fully in love with this jacket
as I mentioned, I loved all the space dye prints that were available, and picked up a few other pieces in that print that will be surfacing in a future post. 😉 This jacket is like the one I got in the summer (the one I mentioned above is now one of my favourites), but this one is better, simple because of the colour/pattern. I’m so smitten. And cost wise, this was the most expensive thing I purchased, and it was $22. Such a good deal.
Finally I wanted to share that I picked up three of these ACX sport’s bras and I might go back for more. I find regular racerback sports bras really uncomfortable because they don’t allow you to adjust the shoulder strap. I have really muscular traps which means most sports bras dig in reallllly badly and leave me in pain, but these are a dream. I only use them for light exercise (yoga, strength training, seniors fitness), but that makes up a good portion of my weekly class schedule, so it was really nice to toss those other sports bras this past weekend and replace them. These also have removable soft cups, something my old Nike compression sports bras didn’t which makes them even better – and I no longer have to deal with the uni-boob in low impact situations!
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If you or someone you know is in need of some cute, functional and super affordable fitness options, check out Giant Tiger. The pieces I’ve been wearing since last summer are still holding up well, and look every bit as good as some of my more expensive pieces.
Get fit, look cute, save more, spend less. Get it all done with one trip to Giant Tiger!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Giant Tiger’s ACX Athletics line. All opinions expressed are entirely my own, and accurately depict how I feel.