Affordable Athleisure Brands You Need to Try 

By Alora Jones – July 8, 2020

More time at home means more time spent in athleisure, so we have compiled a list of AFM-approved brands that will keep you comfortable while working and sweating from home this summer.

Discount Gym Apparel

Established in 2019, Discount Gym Apparel is a Connecticut-based online retail company that supports sustainability. Its goal is to give customers the same high-quality activewear one would find from the big brands. Because the manufacturers create the designs, DGA offers unique items. In addition, the brand recycles and uses eco-friendly shipping supplies.

With new customers receiving 10 percent off their first purchase, one can shop through  Discount Gym Apparel’s closet of matching top and bottoms sets of sports bras, leggings, cropped long sleeves and short sleeves. Made with breathable fabric, cute patterns and pastels, their available stock ranges from $38 to $44. Looking to purchase some new sets? You can find its products here.

CRZ Yoga

Founded in 2005 with the goal of helping people improve their physical and mental health while providing high-quality yet budget-friendly athletic wear, CRZ Yoga designs products with high-tech fabric to increase comfort and function of performance.

The company sells a variety of products including, hoodies, leggings with pockets, capris, shorts, skirts, swimsuits, UPF rash guards, bras, tanks, crop tops, short sleeves and long sleeves. Ranging from $20 to $30, CRZ Yoga’s leggings are comparable to that of Lululemon. CRZ’s tanks run from $12.99 to $24, bras from $12 to $24 and come in a variety of strappy, fashionable styles. The yoga brand also offers regular discounts on their clothing and can be found on their website and on Amazon.

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In addition to their goal of providing high-quality clothing that is comfortable and affordable, Colorfulkoala also has its own supply chain to uphold their environmental responsibility and ensure their employees have safe working conditions. The brand is also active about combating risks of human trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery.

Colorfulkoala sells a large assortment of leggings with pockets, joggers and shorts, which also have been comparable to Lululemon. Colorfulkoala’s shorts range from $19.99 to $22.99 and their leggings range from $22.99 to $34.99. To find their products, you can visit their website or find them on Amazon.


Founded to help boost self-love and self-care for every beautiful type of body, Ellie believes that being confident in an outfit can make you smile more and perform better. As a subscription box company, the customer gets to choose a pre-styled athletic wear set every month. Customers also have the ability to skip a month, adjust sizing preferences and cancel at any time. Also, if an item does not fit perfectly, they will replace it at no extra charge.

Their trendy boxes include tanks, bras, short sleeves, long sleeves, leggings, shorts, skirts and accessories. For $39.95, one will receive a top and bottom. For $44.95, one will receive a top, bottom and bra. Lastly, for $49.95 one will receive a top, bottom, bra and accessories. You can subscribe to Ellie’s boxes on their website.

Pretty Little Thing

PLT is passionate about body positivity, equality and feeling confident regardless of body type, race or gender. In addition, the UK-based brand believes the latest trends and styles should be available to every type of budget.

Selling a variety of shorts, joggers, leggings, bras, shorts and more, the brand offers bold, fresh and modern designs. Their activewear shirts range from $5 to $35, leggings from $7 to $38, bras run $9 to $21.00 and their shorts range from $5.00 to $22.00. PLT also offers plus size items from $12.00 to $22.00 and run discounts often. To purchase some aesthetically pleasing products, visit the brand’s website.


In addition to valuing the needs of their customers and desire to create high-end products that best serve their active lifestyles, Baleaf is also affordable. The brand is also keen on taking care of the environment by using recycled fabrics and modern production technologies.

Baleaf sells lightweight, airflow and compression clothing for women, men and children. Customers receive $5 off their first order and they also regularly run promotions. The women’s leggings run $18.99 to $35.99 and the men’s pants range from $23.99 to $39.99. To find a variety of quality products, visit the brand’s website or Amazon.


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