I'm a Shopping Editor, and These Are the 10 Nordstrom Activewear Deals I Have My Heart Set On

Save up to 65 percent on leggings, sports bras, and shoes from brands including Nike, Sweaty Betty, and Outdoor voices until January 2.

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True shopping experts know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are for gift giving, but post-holiday sales are all about treating yourself. Unless an item is likely to sell out, I refuse to buy it before December 25. That's because most items are even cheaper in end-of-year sales as retailers make way for fresh stock in the New Year — or try to clear out holiday sets that are past their prime, like advent calenders.

In fact, I'll even request gift cards over a wishlist item for Christmas, so I can snag more goods for the same amount of money. (The shopping mindset never sleeps!) This year my love of a good deal led me to Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale. The semi-annual event currently has markdowns on more than 32,000 items with savings up to 50 percent (and even an extra 25 percent off clearance items). And because it's Nordies, the sale includes so many popular name brands including Nike, Sweaty Betty, and even Alo Yoga. (BTW, there's also a really good vibrator sale happening right now.)

Personally, I'm using the sales event as an opportunity to upgrade my workout wardrobe ahead of the New Year. While I'm not a fan of resolutions, I know the power of wearing a new workout set into the gym (or as my work-from-home uniform), whether it's January or June. Scroll down to discover the 10 items I'm adding to my shopping cart before the Nordstrom sale ends on January 2.

Zella Twist Around Renew Sports Bra

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Editor's Pick
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Nordstrom's in-house activewear line Zella has so many cute items in the semi-annual sale, but this twist-front top takes the lead. It's trendy and low-cut but still provides enough support for medium-impact workouts, like barre or HIIT. Plus, the thick jersey fabric smooths without feeling too compressive — and shoppers raved they've never taken the tag off so quick.

Sweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout Leggings

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I'm a huge Sweaty Betty fan and often recommend the Jennifer Aniston-approved brand to anyone searching for the perfect pair of leggings. While I consider the high-waisted style well-worth the price, I'm never opposed to a good bargain. Score select colorways of the sweat-wicking style for just $40, and prepare to see the magic of these bum-sculpting leggings in action. (FYI, here's why a pair sells every 90 seconds.)

Puma Train Seamless Long Sleeve T-Shirt

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Adding more color to my activewear is a constant struggle due to my inclination towards neutrals, but this neon green set is making me reconsider my ways. Snag the long sleeve crop and the matching seamless train leggings for just $38 in total (aka even cheaper than the top alone pre-discounts).

Girlfriend Collective High-Waist Biker Shorts

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I have a love-hate relationship with bike shorts. While I'm not a huge fan of the cut and design, I can't deny my preference for them during the warm summer months or an extra sweaty workout class. As a fan of all things Girlfriend Collective, this discount for 50 percent off is just too good to pass up.

Spanx Longline Medium Sports Bra

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My love of this silhouette runs so deep that I wrote an entire ode to this sports bra. Yep, it's really that incredible, which means I couldn't pass up the chance to add the hybrid sports bra and crop top combo to my cart for 55 percent off.

New Balance Impact Running Tights

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You can never own too many pairs of black leggings, a sentiment I live by regardless of what my bank statement says. This ankle-length design from New Balance is made with the brand's signature Dry Fabric, which keeps the body cool and comfortable during intense workouts. Available in sizes XS to XXL, they're also a sustainable pick — made partly of recycled material — and safe to tumble dry. (Related: The Best Black Leggings, According to Reviews)

Nike SuperRep Go 2 Training Shoe

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My shopping requirements for comfortable shoes include arch support and plenty of cushioning – but I still want to feel stable enough for strength training. Shoppers wrote that these SuperReps delivered as the ultimate cross-training shoes to keep your feet comfortable whether you're running long distance or making lateral movements side to side. Plus, they're 45 percent off, making them a steal.

Outdoor Voices Flex 7/8 Leggings

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Celebs like Camila Mendes have been spotted in Outdoor Voices — and a new 2021 partnership brought the popular activewear brand to Nordstrom. Now select items, like the Flex Leggings, are majorly discounted for nearly 50 percent off. Yep, add to cart.

Zella Studio Lite Asymmetric Bra

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An extra shoulder strap gives additional support to this bold one-shoulder sports bra to create a modern silhouette that you can actually wear for low-impact workouts. The sweat-wicking top comes in two colors, a light bubblegum pink and a modern rust, and it's currently marked down to less than $20.

Nike Sportswear Future Luxe Tote

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Spacious enough to store resistance bands, a shaker bottle, and workout headphones, this stylish neutral tote will keep you organized to the gym and beyond. The cross-body bag also has just enough space for a pair of sneakers or gym shower shoes in the main compartment. Don't miss your chance to snag it for almost half off.

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