The instant adrenaline rush and long-term physical benefits are great workout motivators, but sometimes all it takes to get excited is a new top or leggings. From Nashville-based online retailers to trendy brick-and-mortars across town, these are the best places to get your fitness fix.
Where to Buy Activewear in Nashville
As its name suggests, this new women’s boutique in East Nashville focuses on premium sustainable activewear. Think of Longevity as a place to try on all the best brands you stalk online—Beyond Yoga, Electric & Rose, Teeki, Spiritual Gangster, Varley—before purchasing. (Their website is great too, though; check out the “Under $100” section for healthy deals.)
The Fit Activewear
Launched by Nashville locals Amber Montgomery and Callie Davis, The Fit is an online marketplace for women’s tops, bottoms, and sports bras with a stylish spin. Scoop up a pair of leggings for just $20, and stay tuned to The Fit’s Instagram feed for pop-ups and partnerships around town.
Founded by musician Brian Kelley and his wife, Brittney, Tribe Kelley is an ethically produced line of athleisure that’s ideal for lounging, brunching, beaching, hanging—and even working, if your office is a relaxed enough environment. Items can skew pricey, but most are neutral basics like tanks, tees, and hoodies so you can mix-and-match (or repeat frequently) to get more bang for your buck. Shop online or at Tribe Kelley’s Hillsboro Village outpost.
All activewear offered by this Nashville-based online marketplace has one thing in common: It does good. Whether it’s sourced from sustainable materials or a portion of its proceeds goes to an animal rescue, purchases from Agathos Athleisure are rewarding in more ways than one. Learn about the brands that Agathos curates—including Manduka, Good hYOUman, Cozy Orange, and Puppies Make Me Happy—here.
Volunteer Traditions launched its Harper Knit line in 2016, combining the local company’s easy, comfy basics with the burgeoning athleisure trend. The tanks, leggings, shorts, and sports bras that comprise the collection are flattering, affordable, and available online or at Volunteer Traditions’ 8th Avenue South showroom.
Studio 51st Boutique
Even if you’re not a regular at Studio 51st, its onsite boutique is a solid destination for women’s activewear. Stock up on offerings from Alo, Beyond Yoga, Onzie, and Glyder…and you might as well stick around for a barre class while you’re there, right?
A perennial favorite for the fitness-minded, Lululemon recently moved its Green Hills location just across the street and gained a ton of square footage (meaning additional merch) in the process. Another reason to love Lulu: The chain regularly hosts and participates in community events, many of which you can find here.
Athleta is a winner for combining Gap’s famed comfy fit with the quality of high-end performancewear. Pretty much any fitness item you need—tops, bottoms, outerwear, swimwear, accessories, shoes—can be found at the Athleta in The Mall at Green Hills.
Target was already popular among fitness buffs for its C9 collaboration with Champion, and last year it launched its very own activewear line: JoyLab. As you’d expect from Target, the pieces are trendy, well made, and budget-friendly—shop them at the White Bridge and Nashville West locations.
Nike Factory Store
What’s worth braving the crowds at Opry Mills? Top-notch Nike gear—a ton of it—at slashed prices. In addition to tops, bottoms, and accessories for men, women, and kids, Nike Factory Store’s selection of footwear is especially on point.