Fit Tip Friday: How to Wash Your Workout Clothes So They Last


I’ve gone on and on about my love for lululemon gear. I’ll pounce around in it all day long, much to the chagrin of my friends. “It’s too expensive!” they all grumble back at me, but I choose my items carefully. I only purchase gear from there that I know I can’t get anywhere else. I get pieces that feel great and allow me to move great. That being said, I go to great lengths to protect the goods I invest in. There’s nothing worse than buying a pair of $90 pants only to have them shrink to Barbie size in the dryer. NEVER put your workout clothes in the dryer!! (Unless they’re pre-shrunk cotton, you’re going to get a tragic surprise upon folding that load of laundry.)

Hang-drying is the logical step, but even that can lead to some nerve-wracking situations, which leads me to today’s Fit Tip Friday: How to take care of your workout clothes! I’ve been on this tip for a hot minute now; I was proposed to in one of my favorite workout tops. I have to make sure stuff like that lasts and lasts…

What about you? Do you have any clever tips for how to take care of your workout clothes? —Tish

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  1. Oh no Kelly! Hopefully they’re fine. Just remember in the future not to do it. That way you keep the integrity of that lovely fabric longer. Long live the luon!!! (I think that’s how lululemon spells it.)

  2. I did NOT know that I’m not supposed to use fabric softener on my workout clothes! I’m glad to know this now, but I hope I haven’t ruined any of my clothes by doing it… :/

  3. I remember the first time I used fabric softener for my workout clothes….it was just a mess. My clothes were just unwearable after that and it was just depressing because they were quite expensive workout clothes.