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11 Cozy Pieces of Winter Workout Gear This Plus-Size Athlete Swears By

As I write this, snow is drifting down among the cedars outside my window. In my part of the world, winter has definitely arrived. And I love lots of things about the season—the coziness, the fireplace, warm tea, and, of course, the winter workout apparel that goes along with all that.

Yes, you absolutely can exercise outdoors when the temps start to drop. In fact, I stand by the saying, “There is no bad weather—only bad gear.” When you are dressed appropriately for the elements, you can enjoy the activity without the preoccupation of “I’m freezing!” or “It’s wet!”

Well, I agree with that no-bad-weather saying to an extent: Finding fashionable and functional gear is not always quite so simple for plus-size women like myself. While more and more brands are expanding their offerings, great pieces of plus-size workout clothes and gear for the winter are not always at our fingertips.

So I’m constantly searching for the most recent and relevant gear for my active body during winter, and I love sharing new finds with my plus-size clients and readers. It’s like a best-kept-secret sisterhood. But really, I don’t want these finds to be a secret. When I find something great, I want everyone to know about it, so the right gear can make fitness accessible for all.

What’s more, I want to celebrate the brands that are size-inclusive and that understand that athleticism comes in many forms and faces. Here are the brands I turn to for plus-size workout clothes and gear—and my 11 favorite pieces that keep me going through my cold-weather routines, whether I’m skiing, running, or playing on my soccer team.

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