Time to Update Your Gym Outfit?Has a fair amount of time passed since you've bought new exercise clothes? It happens to the best of us.
Where are the Weird Workout Wear War Stories?
Many of you have written amusing blog posts about the less-than-optimal state of your own workout togs. Or you've talked about "creative" outfits you've worn under duress, or hideous things you've seen other folks sporting at the gym or on the trail. And I fully intended to send readers to some of these hilarious posts! But unfortunately, despite my amazing memory, I've mostly forgotten who posted what and when.
I did at least remember that Charlotte had a great post on what not to wear at the gym. However, the always amusing Nitmos at Feet Meet Street is going to be perplexed/alarmed if he checks his stats to see someone rummaging around his blog looking for "golden shorts" -- I could swear he had a funny post, including a picture, about said shorts but I couldn't find it. [UPDATE: Turns out this because I had the wrong amusing guy running blogger and the wrong color. It wasn't Nitmos. (And no, it wasn't Vanilla either; he's more likely to wear a skirt). It was Steve wearing yellow shorts! Thanks, Xenia, for your assistance in the comments).
Anyway, faced with my inability to locate examples of amusing workout wear to entertain you with, I naturally thought:
Share Your Sad Story and Win $150 Towards Cool Gym Clothes at Fit Couture. International Readers Too!
So as part of this week's giveaway, we want to hear why you might want some new workout clothes. This could also be a chance to tell us about weird, decrepit, or otherwise appalling workout clothing you've seen on other people--you don't have to humiliate yourself personally. We'll take your word for it that you need/want new stuff.
(Not feeling clever or amusing? You can still win with any kind of comment. It's just that the funny ones have a better chance.)
What Kind of Items You Could Win
Part of the $150 gift certificate at Fit Couture goes to shipping; that's how we're including international readers. But the balance can go towards nifty items in their catalog like:
Sports Bras and Crop Tops
Or you might be interested in some tank tops or camis,
Or some yoga pants!
Or heck, some other popular item in the Fit Couture line of workout clothes. It's up to you.
How the Contest Works
Leave a comment below telling us why you'd like new workout clothes. Or share an unfortunate gym fashion faux pas you've witnessed. Or explain why you don't wear any clothes at all while working out. It's all good. You can leave more than one comment if you're feeling chatty, but only the first one counts.
All entries are automatically assigned one number; entries I find particularly funny or compelling get 2 additional numbers. Winner is chosen by random number generator.
Contest deadline is Tuesday Oct 14 at midnight EST; winner announced Wednesday Oct 15th; winner must contact us by Friday Oct 17 to claim the prize.
Please Stand By For Some Blatant Sponsor Worship:
Can you tell I'm really excited to have the Fit Couture folks on board here? Their stuff looks really cool and practical, and they're offering a 10% discount on $100 or larger orders to Cranky Fitness readers. We even have a CRANKY promo code, how cool is that? Plus, as an additional bonus, their ads don't blink, sparkle, float, spin, play tunes, or promote empty-calorie processed snack foods or miracle weight loss cures!
So we're hoping even if you don't win the giveaway contest, that you might consider checking out their stuff in the coming months. (The sidebar ad takes you to their catalog) and perhaps keep them in mind if you find you need/want workout clothes.