Want to update your fitness gear without breaking the bank? The solution might be as close as your local drugstore. Really!

Drugstores carry just about everything nowadays, including a number of items you'll want to add to your current collection. With that said, here are five affordable fitness finds to look for the next time you shop there!

T-shirts and tank tops
Drugstores, such as Walgreens and CVS, often sell cheap t-shirts and tank tops for approximately $5-8 each, a great price considering you're just going to get them stinky and sweaty during your workouts. These tops are typically light-weight and come in a variety of colors, so you can purchase a bunch and wear them alone or layered over a sports bra.

Like the t-shirts and tank tops mentioned above, a number of drugstores sell athletic socks in a variety of styles-- from ankle to knee length-- for affordable prices. My local drugstore offers a package of six pairs for just $6! Now that's a price that can't be beat!

Headbands and bandannas 
I can't stand when my hair falls in my face when I exercise, so I always wear a headband when i workout. Most drugstores sell a variety of headband styles for cheap. Most come in packages of three or more, so you'll get a bunch of fun colors and designs to coordinate with your workout attire. Same goes for bandannas. They're affordable (my local drugstore sells them 2 for $1) and they come in all sorts of patterns.

Do you ever deal with chaffing during your workouts? Instead of buying expensive body glide, a jar of Vaseline is a much more affordable option and works just as well. Before you exercise, spread a thin layer of Vaseline on your trouble areas to prevent uncomfortable chaffing and blistering.

Sweat towels
I sweat a lot when I exercise, so I typically bring a small hand towel with me to mop up my perspiration. The majority of these towels come from my local drugstore where I buy 3-packs of kitchen dish towels on the cheap. Dish towels as sweat towels? You bet! Between sweat and dirt, these hand towels won't last long, so I don't like to spend a lot of money on them.

Read Tina’s daily food and fitness blog, Carrots ‘N’ Cake.

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