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Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


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Yoga pants: basically a closet necessity, but since not all are created equal, finding the right pair is an athletic feat in and of itself. Key criteria includes proper fit, a good amount of stretch, and fabric that's definitely not see-through.

Fortunately, New York City is filled with places to find them, from old (expensive) faithfuls like Lulumeon to pairs under $25 at Old Navy. After the jump, eleven stores to find the perfect pair.


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Niketown

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A word of caution: Niketown is probably going to be pretty packed when you stop by, no matter what time, but it has the largest selection of athletic apparel the brand offers (don't try to skip the crowds and go to Soho—they only have about two racks). [Photo]

GapFit Concept Store

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At the end of last month, the GapFit Concept Store debuted in Midtown, stocked with GapFit athletic apparel, as well as other products for body and mind, like S'well water bottles and Prtty Peaushun body lotions. The store will be open until January 26th; after that, hit up the adjacent Gap store for all the fitness apparel.
H&M's new range of activewear is a great start if you're not 100% sure you'll be keeping those resolutions—sportsbras start at $9.95, tanks start around $12.95, and leggings are around $24.95. A customer service rep explained that they're currently available online, and stores should be getting shipments in within the next few weeks. In the meantime, there's always e-comm. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

lululemon athletica

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Even with a faulty batch of sheer leggings, two shifts in CEOs, and a scandal that just kept getting worse, Lululemon's yoga pants are still at the top of their game. They'll cost you close to $100, and now, they're made of a new, two-years-in-the-making Full-On Luon. [Photo: Driely S]

Icebreaker Touchlab

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Practicing outdoors in colder temperatures? Icebreaker's merino wool leggings are lightweight enough to keep you sweat-free, but warm enough to hold a plank without catching a chill. Leggings range from 100% merino wool to blends that include more nylon and elastane, like the Rush Tights. [Photo: Driely S]

Athleta

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The latest outpost of this Gap Inc.-owned fitness apparel brand is now open in Flatiron, just a few blocks away from competitor Lululemon. Prices are a little cheaper, not by that much: full leggings hover around $70, and capris are generally over $50. [Photo: Driely S]

Ishta Yoga Downtown

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This Union Square yoga studio carries clothing from brands like Body Language, Beyond Yoga, Zobha, and more, as well as props and gear from Manduka. If tempted, stay for a class—drop in rates are $24, but a monthly new student membership is only $65. [Photo]

Adidas Sport Performance

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If you can handle the crowds on Broadway, stop by the massive Adidas in Soho. Yoga pants from the Stella McCartney line start around $70, and pants from the Adidas brand in varying lengths and fit are also available. [Photo: Driely S]
This fitness gear megastore carries everything from hiking shoes to snow suits, but mixed in is a good selection of yoga pants. Brands carried include Lucy, Lole, prAna, and the house line. [Photo: Driely S]

Sweaty Betty

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One of the slogan's for this British import is "sweat like a pig to look like a fox," and similar sentiments are echoed throughout the store. In addition to pants priced under $100 (some with the bold guarantee that they're 100% opaque), there's a dance studio downstairs where they offer classes, from yoga to barre to dance cardio. [Photo: Driely S]

Old Navy

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Don't knock them 'til you try them: Old Navy's workout leggings, which run under $30 a pair, are pretty amazing. Options vary from slim to flared, and compression styles will suck you in while you're bent forward. [Photo]

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Niketown

A word of caution: Niketown is probably going to be pretty packed when you stop by, no matter what time, but it has the largest selection of athletic apparel the brand offers (don't try to skip the crowds and go to Soho—they only have about two racks). [Photo]

GapFit Concept Store

At the end of last month, the GapFit Concept Store debuted in Midtown, stocked with GapFit athletic apparel, as well as other products for body and mind, like S'well water bottles and Prtty Peaushun body lotions. The store will be open until January 26th; after that, hit up the adjacent Gap store for all the fitness apparel.

H&M

H&M's new range of activewear is a great start if you're not 100% sure you'll be keeping those resolutions—sportsbras start at $9.95, tanks start around $12.95, and leggings are around $24.95. A customer service rep explained that they're currently available online, and stores should be getting shipments in within the next few weeks. In the meantime, there's always e-comm. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

lululemon athletica

Even with a faulty batch of sheer leggings, two shifts in CEOs, and a scandal that just kept getting worse, Lululemon's yoga pants are still at the top of their game. They'll cost you close to $100, and now, they're made of a new, two-years-in-the-making Full-On Luon. [Photo: Driely S]

Icebreaker Touchlab

Practicing outdoors in colder temperatures? Icebreaker's merino wool leggings are lightweight enough to keep you sweat-free, but warm enough to hold a plank without catching a chill. Leggings range from 100% merino wool to blends that include more nylon and elastane, like the Rush Tights. [Photo: Driely S]

Athleta

The latest outpost of this Gap Inc.-owned fitness apparel brand is now open in Flatiron, just a few blocks away from competitor Lululemon. Prices are a little cheaper, not by that much: full leggings hover around $70, and capris are generally over $50. [Photo: Driely S]

Ishta Yoga Downtown

This Union Square yoga studio carries clothing from brands like Body Language, Beyond Yoga, Zobha, and more, as well as props and gear from Manduka. If tempted, stay for a class—drop in rates are $24, but a monthly new student membership is only $65. [Photo]

Adidas Sport Performance

If you can handle the crowds on Broadway, stop by the massive Adidas in Soho. Yoga pants from the Stella McCartney line start around $70, and pants from the Adidas brand in varying lengths and fit are also available. [Photo: Driely S]

REI

This fitness gear megastore carries everything from hiking shoes to snow suits, but mixed in is a good selection of yoga pants. Brands carried include Lucy, Lole, prAna, and the house line. [Photo: Driely S]

Sweaty Betty

One of the slogan's for this British import is "sweat like a pig to look like a fox," and similar sentiments are echoed throughout the store. In addition to pants priced under $100 (some with the bold guarantee that they're 100% opaque), there's a dance studio downstairs where they offer classes, from yoga to barre to dance cardio. [Photo: Driely S]

Old Navy

Don't knock them 'til you try them: Old Navy's workout leggings, which run under $30 a pair, are pretty amazing. Options vary from slim to flared, and compression styles will suck you in while you're bent forward. [Photo]