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Cute Workout Clothes That Will Actually Make You Want To Hit The Gym. Seriously

Working out is a constant struggle. While on one hand you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve snatched waist, the motivation to get out of bed often just isn't there. This is, basically, a universal truth. But there's always a silver lining to everything and the silver lining here is cute workout clothes.

Let's face it, there's nothing like awesome athletic wear to inspire us to sweat. If you know there's a fly pair of sneakers or some super cute leggings waiting for you to slip on, you're automatically given a healthy dose of sartorial excitement. And, these days workout clothes have reached soaring new heights of cuteness and comfort, which explains the spawning of "Athleisure" collections -- for the growing number of women who are wearing their gear to brunch rather than going to the gym.

With that said, there are so many reasons to love stylish workout gear -- and here are some options to inspire you to get your sweat on.

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Yoga And Pilates
Doing low impact workouts like yoga and Pilates doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. In fact, they are the perfect activities to get creative with your threads. Just imagine how good your Downward Facing Dog will look in these bold leggings. Community RASA Bra, $30; Long Tall Sally Performance Yoga Jacket, $79; Athleta Women Floral Flow Chaturanga Tight, $74; Gaiam Easy-Cinch Yoga Sling, $7.98; Nike 5-in-1 Studio Wrap System Shoe, $120
Running And Cross Training
Running and cross training is hard work, but you can at least make it look effortless in a snazzy outfit. Plus, there's no reason to change when you hit the juice bar or grab lunch with your girlfriends post-workout. Nike Element Half-Zip Running Shirt, $65;Puma Progressive Graphic Long Running Tights, $30; Victoria's Secret High-neck Tank, $9.99; Zella Fitness Socks, $14; Under Armour Women's SpeedForm Apollo Print Running Sneakers, $100; New Balance Printed Shockingly Unshocking Bra, $51.95
Barre Class
While we're in hot pursuit of getting legs like Misty Copeland -- we should also take some style cues from the American Ballet Theatre dancer. Channel your inner ballerina by throwing on a leotard and putlling your hair in a sleek bun -- this is no time to rock that old t-shirt and those frumpy sweatpants. Sweaty Betty Arabesque Dance Leotard, $105. Betches "Barre So Hard" Tank, $44; BKR Reusable Water Bottle, $30; Sweaty Betty Barre Gripper Sock, $18; Lucy Women's Perfect Pose Headband, $12; Aerie Knit Boxer, $27
Spin Class
It gets hot on those cycle bikes, so why not stay cool in a mesh ensemble while you get your spin on. The material is not only breathable but you'll also look totally badass. Cycle Cardigan, $80; Boohoo Briella Fishnet Cut Off Cycling Shorts, $8; Abercrombie & Fitch Supersoft Graphic Tee, $15; Rebecca Minkoff Bondi Backpack, $255; Kor One Water Bottle, $25; Louis Garneau LS-100 Women's Cycling Shoes, $90
Kickboxing
Kickboxing is having a major moment right now, which means it's the perfect opportunity to score a few flashy items for a style TKO. This gold jacket will definitely do the trick, right? Mika Sports Bra, $65.99; Roxy Standard Running Tights, $46; Adidas Star Hoodie, $70; Century Women's Kickboxing Bag Gloves, $30; Nike Women's Lunar Cross Element Training Sneakers, $100
Swimming
We love that even the most practical swimsuits are now boasting design features like sexy cutouts and on-trend color-blocking. And when you're finished with those laps, dry off in something other than those dingy gym-issued towels. Speedo Breaststroke Color Block Endurance Swimsuit, $69; Mara Hoffman x Pendleton Jaguar Towel, $78; LeSportsac Voyager Backpack, $111; MBJ Premium Active Fleece Hoodie, $24; SIXTYSEVEN Ariel Pool Slide, $49
Beyoncé Dance Class
We'll never wake up looking like Beyoncé (sigh), but we can look fab while we practice our "Flawless" dance moves. Oh, and for some extra sassiness, put on some lipstick before you hit the dance floor. Gnarly Grail "Cake By The Pound" Sweatshirt, $24; Fausto Puglisi Statue of Liberty Printed Leggings, $149.97; Nike Dunk Sky Hi Liberty, $150; Free People Half Moon Tank, $48;Wet Seal Twisted Infinity Hoops, $4.90
CrossFit
Powerlifting and power dressing can go hand in hand for your next Crossfit class. The intense interval workouts are no match for a wardrobe that is made to move and marvel. Under Armour Cozy Waffle Long Sleeve Shirt, $15; Nike Pro 3" Compression Shorts, $34.99; Lucas Hugh Liberty City-Print Sports Bra, $48; Boast Beanie, $17; Reebok CrossFit Knee Sock, $14; Timex Ironman Sleek Watch, $34; Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 Sneaker, $120
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