Gym Outfit Of The Week

Week 6: Calia, Under Armour, Nike

Hey there ladies, Coach Holly here! After many years in the gym, I’ve worn just about every brand of fitness clothing on the market. I remember when the only place to get clothes to wear to the gym was a sporting goods store— when yoga pants were called stirrup pants and we wore sweatpants and crop tops, not $98 leggings!

So trust me when I say that I have wasted a lot of time and money on the wrong clothes, and endured quite a few embarrassing moments squatting, deadlifting and sweating through transparent tights and tops. I’m here to help keep you from making the same mistakes I have, so I’m bringing you my reviews!! Be on the lookout for the good, the bad and the really, really sweaty— every week, in my “Gym Outfit of The Week” #GOOTW


I’ve tried these brands a few times before . I like to wear different pieces a few times before I’m comfortable reviewing and giving my feedback, so here you go!

Crops: Calia, by Carrie Underwood, size S
Tank Top: Under Armour, size S
Zip Up: Nike pullover
Kicks: Nike Roshe’s

My Stats for sizing reference:
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 140-145
Measurements: 37/26/37
Size 4 in most workout pants
Size 26 in jeans
Size medium (6) in most tops


I was not impressed unfortunately. I REALLY wanted to love these and have tried other pieces/styles of her brand before. Great price, print and unique color. While they are extremely flattering and comfy, they do not move well at all during a workout, they stick to your legs, and the material doesn’t have a lot of “give”. They look great, but they’re not comfortable or functional.

CROP SIZING: Small, these fit true to size.

CROP SWEAT TEST: No sweat to be seen at all -even after cardio! Impressive.


Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Armour Racer : Nice amount of “fit” and stretch. Doesn’t have any padding or cups on the inside, so a bra is necessary. I went back and bought 4 more in other colors right away.

TANK TOP SIZING: I went down a size in this tank top because i t seemed long to me and I didn’t want to look like I was wearing a mini-dress over my crops. Glad I did! A small fit perfectly.

TANK TOP SWEAT TEST: Shows alllllll of the sweat . Every. Single. Drop. BUT, I also really put this tank top through a tough workout and then cardio, so, sweat was inevitable.

Where to Grab These Pieces

Cropped Tights:

Tank Top:

Nike Zip Up, Pullover:

Holly Mitchell

Holly E. Mitchell is an IFBB Figure Pro, certified nutrition and training coach with Lean Bodies Consulting, CPT, ISSN-SNS and Mom of twoboys who finagles her way into wearing gym clothes to most social activities.

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