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Boston's Best Places To Buy Women's Athletic Wear

It is finally spring, which means it's time to start working on that bikini body again. It can definitely be hard to get motivated and go to the gym, but having new on-trend workout clothes often gives people that extra push they need to get excited about working out. Plus, there are some really innovative Boston based fitness brands that will allow women to both get the styles they want and help support the local economy. These five fitness brands are a combination of Boston's newest and most reputable retailers.
City Sports
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City Sports
55 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 566-0220

City Sports is one of Boston's most trusted sports gear outfitters. A true Boston original, it now boasts multiple locations throughout the city and is a convenient go-to for many Bostonians. They offer a variety of top notch brands including Patagonia, North Face, Nike, Under Armor, and more. City Sports is also a great place to grab get running shoes or cross trainers if you're not sure which brand suits you best. Their helpful staff can help pick out the gear you need to get the body you want.

New Balance
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New Balance Factory Store
173 Market St.
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 779-7429

New Balance is probably Boston's most well known fitness brand. Started right here in Boston's back yard, New Balance has quickly become a nationally recognized and respected retailer of shoes and fitness apparel. Their factory store at their headquarters in Brighton is the best place to get great deals on all New Balance gear. At the outlet, customers can get almost half off original retail prices! The New Balance Factory Store is definitely worth a visit.

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Exhale Spa at Battery Wharf
2 Battery Wharf
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 603-3100

A spa doesn't usually come to mind when out shopping for fitness gear, but Exhale Spa's Batter Wharf location has the cutest, trendiest onsite store. They offer yoga mats, glass waterbottles, hair ties, spandex and even some really cute gym bags and totes. They sell only the highest quality gear and pair it with other boutique items like soy meditation candles, spa grade shampoos and body products, and even hanky panky underwear. While this isn't the place to go for running shoes and sweatshirts, the shop at Exhale Batter Wharf is really fun to browse and to stock up on some really great yoga, pilates and barre gear.

Marathon Sports
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Marathon Sports
671 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4774

If running's your thing, which I'm sure it is since we live in the greatest city with the greatest marathon, then you will definitely want to check out Marathon Sports. A true, Boston original started back in 1975, you'll want to drop by for not only the best in running shoes, but also the flair that goes along with that running life. Check out the latest in winter leggings and as spring time is now here, check out the cool tops and shorts to keep you going through the streets of Boston.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston's North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on


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