Women’s active wear that works in Calgary

Women shouldn’t have to compromise on style for a great work out. Active wear built to last brings the attention back to your healthy bod. From the mat to the track, work-out swag from any of these shops is sure to turn heads.


T0283-317 7 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2Y9

Lolë is an active brand that suits our active, everyday lives. Technical yet chic, its breathable designer fabrics make yogis, runners and spinners look forward to their next sweat. Lolë takes health to the next level by contributing to local charities in major Lolë cities. Enquire about donating jackets, funds or food to receive discounts on your purchase.

Synergy Fitness YYC Ltd

218-333 Aspen Glen Landng Sw, Calgary, AB T3H 0N6

Karma Yoga Calgary is a small boutique that packs a big punch. It sells only the best, most breathable clothing in colourful styles to fit every asana, on and off the mat. The owners rotate through a selection of yoga-perfect brands based on demand – Spiritual Gangster is a personal fave. After checking out the hottest new styles, head into Karma’s hot room to further boost your temperature.

2nd Chance Sports Ltd

2010 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3M2

Locally owned since 1993, 2nd Chance Sports covers all of your athletic needs. Gently used products spill out of the shop, and it’s no exaggeration when they claim to have the best selection. Be sure to check back often for the latest trades and finds, or to trade in treasures of your own. The shop also provides equipment maintenance for both spring and summer sports.

lululemon athletica

247-100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2J 3V1

A list of women’s active wear would not be complete without the mention of our long-time beloved, Lululemon. Durability, flexibility and breathability are just a few of the perks to splurging on a pair of the Canadian active-wear giant’s classic pants, tops or crops. The five-plus years of regular active use promised with each piece is worth the money.


6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0K8

Nordstrom may not be on your Top 10 list of places to hit when looking for a fresh pair of yoga pants, but runners, yoga practitioners and spinners will be pleasantly surprised to find quality athletic brands at department store prices at this Chinook Centre store.

Classique Dancewear

16-6624 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0C6

Dancers, rejoice! With two Calgary locations, this shop fills all of your dancewear needs at both ends of the city. Tights, dresses and accessories are just the beginning. Classique’s informed employees offer popular brands in a personalized boutique setting. What more could a dancer ask for?

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

830-10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A9

MEC carries athletic wear in a wide range of shapes and styles perfect for the exercise mat or moving through the great outdoors. The two-level outdoor store in Beltline covers every clothing layer, from base to top, for all kinds of sports. Gear up for running, yoga, cycling and hiking as well as backcountry skiing. The shop even carries plenty of casual skirts and dresses – après sweat-sesh comfort at its finest.

Calgary’s downtown workers are all about efficiency. But balancing work with family, leisure and exercise time is not always easy. Appealing and easily accessible fitness facilities can help. Early morning training sessions, lunchtime yoga classes and happy-hour squash games are a few of the fitness activities available at these fit spots in the downtown core.
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