5 Ways To Get The Sweat Smell Out Of Gym Clothes

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Ever wondered how on earth to get the sweat smell out of gym clothes? If so, you’re not alone!

Being in the fitness industry for many years has led to lots and lots of sweaty, stinky workout wear. However, I’ve also learned some great tips for battling the problem. So today, I’m sharing 5 ways to get the sweat smell out of gym clothes.

These 5 tips will help keep your gym clothes free of that yucky sweat smell while also helping to prolong the life of your favorite workout apparel. Because who wants to spend a fortune on gym gear only to toss it a few months later?


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5 Ways To Get The Sweat Smell Out Of Gym Clothes

1.) After your workout, let your gym clothes fully dry before putting them in a hamper. Leaving wet, stinky gym clothes in a pile with no air to dry out is just a recipe for disaster. When yucky odors get trapped, they get worse! Let your clothes dry completely before lumping them together.

2.) Detergent alone is not enough to remove odors and stains, which is why you should use a quality laundry additive like Clorox2® Sport Odor & Stain Remover. It’s color-safe for all fabrics, specifically formulated to eliminate odors and takes out the toughest stains. My workouts are intense and I tend to wipe my face with my shirt (gross, I know!), so sometimes I get makeup/moisturizer on my tops. Clorox2® Sport is great for removing these stains, even though they’re sometimes greasy.


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3.) Wash gym clothes inside-out. Ever notice the underarms of your workout tops are a bit darker than the outside? Although you might sweat everywhere when you exercise, the parts of your clothes that are in closest contact with your skin get yuckiest the worst! Turning your clothes inside out before washing allows the fabric that’s most effected to come in direct contact with detergent.

4.) Don’t use fabric softener! I know, you like soft clothes. Me, too. But fabric softeners stick to the moisture wicking fabrics of most quality workout-wear, leaving it impossible for detergent to penetrate through. Instead, try using wool dryer balls. Some dryer balls actually shorten the amount of time it takes for clothes to dry. Win-win!

5.) Dry your clothes on a low setting and when possible, hang dry. Drying workout clothes on a high-heat setting traps odors and can even make them worse! Not only that but when you put sports bras in the dryer, it lessens the lifespan of the elastic.

Although these tips might change up your routine a bit, they’re all super simple to implement and won’t add on any extra time to an already tedious task. I like to keep my most used laundry products right where I can grab them so I’m not constantly taking stuff out/putting stuff away.


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How To Get Stains Out Of Gym Clothes

Since I work out 5-6 days a week, I’m constantly washing workout clothes. When I notice stains, it literally takes me about a minute to treat them and wash as I normally do. Here’s how I apply Clorox2 Sport to get the stains out of my workout tops.

1.) Apply Clorox2 Sport directly to the area and rub it in lightly.

2.) Let it sit for 5-10 minutes while I’m sorting the rest of the laundry.

3.) Wash as usual with detergent.

SO Easy!



You can find Clorox2 Sport online at Target.com or in store near the laundry products. I love shopping at Target because they literally have everything and the stores are always so organized! Need shoes? Target! Need groceries? Target! Need anything at all? TARGET!


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Just had to share a pic of how excited I am when ALL the laundry is done ? Suchhhhh a good feeling!



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Lauren is a wife, mom of 3, and personal trainer with a passion for fitness, fashion, and blogging. She shares affordable fashion finds, fitness tips, and helps you learn how to make money with YOUR blog!

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  1. February 19, 2020 / 1:03 am

    Very nice post you published here with us. Thanks for sharing such a great post about how to get the sweat smell out of gym clothes.