Then you have a dilemma, because it's hard to find cute workout clothes in this town. Or is it? I scoured Austin, and turned up a handful of spots to find running, yoga, and general exercise wear that'll make you bid a fond farewell to sweatpants.
Leotards galore, a huge selection of dance shoes ranging from ballet to ballroom dance, and cute camisole/halter/racer back tops that look nice even out of the dance studio.
More than a yoga studio, Bodhi Yoga has a well-stocked yoga clothing boutique featuring five different brands, including one of my favorites, OMgirl.
Peddling ski, snowboard, swim, and even terra firma workout gear, St. Bernard Sports is on the pricier end of the spectrum, but frequent sales at this massive 2nd Street make up for the heftier price tags. Also nice? The fact that St. Bernard carries sporty going out clothes, like wrap dresses and tank tops.
For the more hardcore runners among you -- "adventure racers" and the like -- this shop is for you. Gear, clothing, and accessories to meet your off-trail needs can all be found at Hill Country Running, which also hosts various racing and fitness events, like trigger point therapy classes and marathon training.
Lululemon's workout clothes fit like a second skin, so your jiggly parts ain't goin' nowhere. Be ready to drop some dough here -- yoga pants, for example, run up to $100+ after tax -- but they'll last a long time. Also a bonus? If you're short (like me), they'll hem your pants in-store at no extra charge.
A barre-fitness focused workout studio owned by a former Radio City Rockette, Dancers Shape also carries several workout tops and bottoms, from feminine fitness lines like Splits59 and Lucy Activewear.
Non-chafing running gear from all the big brands -- Adidas, Nike, Mizuno, etc. -- and quality-tested through Rogue Running's own devoted running community.
Austin's original homegrown running shoe store, RunTex also carries shorts and tops with fabric designed to keep you cool while you pound the pavement.