How I Save Big on Cute Activewear (+An At-Home Workout)

thredUP-93I’ve talked about thredUP a couple times on the blog already, sharing some of the pieces I scored and how I used the service to help clean out my closet earlier this month. I’ve been a big fan for months and was so excited when I got the opportunity to team up with them on this post–no-brainer!

If you’re unfamiliar with thredUP, it’s essentially a curated online consignment store for women’s and kids’ fashion. They have a wide range of brands (everything from Zara to Chanel) and items are up to 90% off the original retail price. Guys. I got a Vince cashmere sweater for $12. TWELVE. Originally it was $380.

thredUP has a ton of merchandise, but it’s pretty easy to sort through. My favorite feature is that you can save your sizes. Every time I visit the site while logged into my account, it only shows me items in my sizes as I browse different categories and brands. This helps avoid that heartbreak of falling in love with an item only to see it’s unavailable in your size (you know what I’m talking about–it’s the worst!). When you place an order, everything arrives in a cute polka dot box, neatly folded and packaged. thredUP-111

And it’s just as convenient if you’re looking to sell. You go to the site and order a Clean Out Bag, fill it with the items you no longer want and then send it back to thredUP. I’ve sent in four or five massive bags and love that thredUP responsibly recycles the items they don’t accept (there’s also an option to have rejected items returned to you). Clothing waste presents growing ecological problems, and every Clean Out Bag keeps 206lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Shopping secondhand is undeniably better for this planet of ours.

thredUP Activewear Scores

thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS SportI’ve shopped for dressier clothes on thredUP, but want to focus on the activewear I’ve scored because that’s become my go-to category when browsing the site. In these first few pictures, I’m wearing a Lululemon tank and hoodie, both 50% off the original price and in mint condition, and yoga pants from Victoria’s Secret (59% off the original price). If you’re like me and can’t bring yourself to pay full price for Lulu gear, I highly recommend browsing the options on thredUP–I’ve found a ton of cute gear in excellent condition for a fraction of the cost. thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS Sport thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS Sport thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS Sport

also wearing Converse High Tops

Next up, these J. Crew sweatpants that I wear literally every single day I work from home–love them! From thredUP they were $26.96, 71% off the original price of $105. Can’t beat that! The top is another Lululemon score, 39% off the original price. secondhand activewear from thredUP - J. Crew & Lululemon outfit secondhand activewear from thredUP - J. Crew & Lululemon outfit

And finally, I’m rocking these super soft yellow Beyond Yoga leggings (71% off the original price) and the striped Lulu tank from above. And by “rocking” I mean trying way too hard to pose like a model. 😉

thredUP activewear outfit - Lululemon & Beyond Yoga at a huge discount

If I’m going to try on activewear, I might as well workout, right?? I’ve got a quick at-home AMRAP workout for you to try below. But first …

thredUp Reader Discount

I’m so excited to be able to offer you guys 40% off your entire thredUP order! Head over to, shop ‘till you drop, and use the code PUMP40 at checkout. This is valid for first-time shoppers only through 11/24 and will give you a discount up to $50.

Quick AMRAP Workout with Compound Bodyweight Exercises

There are three compound exercises in this workout. You’ll do each for 90 seconds, completing as many reps as possible in that time frame. Rest for 15-30 seconds in between each exercise AMRAP. Repeat once more, trying to beat your rep numbers from the first time through. Here’s a breakdown:

  • 90 sec Surrender Squat Jumps (as many reps as possible)
  • 15-30 sec rest (write down reps completed)
  • 90 sec
  • 15-30 sec rest (write down reps completed)
  • 90 sec
  • 15-30 sec rest (write down reps completed)
  • Repeat ENTIRE THING, try to match or beat rep numbers

Bodyweight AMRAP Workout - three compound exercises that'll work your whole body

SURRENDER SQUAT JUMPS | Start in a low squat position with feet hip’s width apart, weight in your heels, low abs engaged and hips back. From here, come to a kneeling position, stepping your right foot back behind you, planting the ball of the foot and knee on the floor and then doing the same with the left. Continuing to lead with the right, return to a low squat position, stepping the right foot forward onto the floor and then the left. From this low squat position, straighten the legs as you drive through the heels to jump up into the air. Land softly, sinking right back into a squat position. That’s one rep. Next rep, lead with the left foot.

FOREARM PLANK STARFISH MARCH | Start in a forearm plank position. From here, step your right foot and right forearm out wide to the side at the same time. Step them back to starting position. Repeat on the left and back to starting plank. From here do one marching plank, pressing up to a high plank position one hand at a time and then back down to forearm plank, trying not to let the hips rock side to side as you do so. This is one rep. Try to alternate your lead hand when you do the marching plank each time.

BURPEES | Start standing, feet about shoulder-width apart. Squat down, bringing your hands to the ground by your feet and jump both feet back into a plank position. Do a push up. Quickly jump your feet back up by your hands and shift the weight into your feet, bring torso upright into a low squat position. From here, jump up, arms overhead. Land softly on your feet, sinking right back down into a squat and starting from the top.


Have you guys used thredUP? I’ve heard from some of my friends that it’s awesome for kids’ clothes (I mean why pay retail for something they’re going to outgrow in a couple months anyway??).


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by thredUP. All opinions–as always!–are my own. I appreciate your support of the brands that make this blog possible. 🙂

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  1. Oh my gosh they totally have a maternity line section too!!! I am pumped. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  2. Great workout clothes. Will have to check them out.

  3. can you share some 10 minute workout for some people that have less time.

  4. I absolutely love this site! From dressy to workout clothes- I probably order once a week!!

  5. I have recently tried ThredUP and I was impressed without how quickly everything shipped and I loved the box and packaging. I will definitely try them again. I like that they save your size and show you things that fit you. I ordered dresses and clothes for going out, but I will definitely have to check out their work clothes!

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