Gym Style Upgrade: Men’s Style Pro x C9 by Champion for Target

(All Text in Burgundy is Clickable) (Disclaimer: All clothing and some footwear are by C9 by Champion for Target)

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Just because fall is arriving, doesn’t mean the many hours you’ve spent at the gym, on the track, basketball court, or bike trails should end. The one thing that should end is dressing like a bum because you are headed to the gym or about to start your workout. Ripped up t-shirts, ratty sweatpants and stained hooded sweatshirts will be a thing of the past when you discover the comfortable, cool, and affordable gear Target has to offer. One of the most physically active times in your day, when performance matters the most, will be during your workout session and you should dress the part.

C9 by Champion for Target is where style, performance, fitness and affordability come together. I’ve been a runner since childhood, my athletic background is in track & field. I distinctly remember the thrill of getting our team apparel for the season in high school and college and seeing what new technology had been incorporated into our performance wear. After graduating from college sometime ago and realizing I was going to have to pay for workout apparel with my own money, C9 by Champion for Target was a lifesaver (and money saver). With prices ranging from $15 to $35, there is no reason to look elsewhere for quality and affordable fitness gear.


Style & Functional Benefits of C9 by Champion For Target Apparel:

  • The price range of $14.99 to $34.99 is unbeatable.
  • The Duo Dry fabric wicks away sweat amazingly.  They’ve even used it in their sneakers.
  • For the price, the quality really exceeds expectations.
  • There are a variety of styles, cuts, colors and patterns that will match any guys’ style and sport.
  • Their pants come in a few lengths, as well do their shorts.
  • You can workout in properly fitted activewear and avoid looking like a clueless co-ed.
  • The tapered pant legs keep the bottoms from dragging and fraying, they also have a functional zipper for easy removal.
  • You can mix and layer the pieces as need depending on the weather.
  • The long sleeve compression shirt and long tights provide great warmth and are an excellent substitute for having to layer in the early to mid fall.
  • Overall maneuverability when working out is always at its highest.

Gym Warm-Up Style

White Duo-Dry Pullover Shirt by C9 by Champion for Target – 

Cross Trainers by C9 by Champion for Target

Going Sleeveless At The Gym

Green Sleeveless Duo Dry Shirt by C9 by Champion for Target

Duo Dry Compression Shorts & Running Shorts by C9 by Champion For Target

Unseen black “No-Show” Socks by C9 by Champion for Target

Hitting The Track

Neon Orange Duo Dry Top by C9 by Champion for Target

Duo Dry Taper Warm Up Pants C9 by Champion For Target

Zip Pant Leg + Sneakers are made from Duo Dry Material

Compression Gear & Honey Combs Patterns

Sleeveless Duo Dry Compression Shirt (with honeycomb back pattern) C9 by Champion for Target

Power Core Duo Dry Compression Short C9 by Champion for Target

Long Sleeves & Long Tights

Duo Dry Mock-Neck Long Sleeve Compression Top C9 by Champion For Target

Duo Dry Compression Long Tight C9 by Champion for Target- Techstar Track Spikes by Adidas

Follow @Target @TargetStyle & @ABullseyeView. Visit the C9 For Target Section of your local Target or shop online for new workout gear.

Photo/Videography Credit : Marina T. Peele





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Categories: Gym Style, Men's Style, Style Collaboration, Style Upgrade

Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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13 Comments on “Gym Style Upgrade: Men’s Style Pro x C9 by Champion for Target”

  1. September 7, 2012 at 8:50 AM #

    I have some of the Champion for Target shirts, but have not tried the shorts or sneakers. When it comes to sneakers, I am very skeptical. What are your thoughts on the overall quality and support?

    • September 7, 2012 at 9:26 AM #

      These pair that I feature work best for cross training and general gym work outs. Surprisingly good support, however, this pair is not built for distance running.

  2. September 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    I was just telling my buddies I need new work gear for fall b/c I’ve cut up everything to workout in it during the summer. Going to Target today to check out this line, good job!

  3. J
    September 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM #

    What size shirts are you wearing in these pics? I didn’t see a sizing guide on and from my recollection in-store, these might run a bit baggy.

    • September 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM #

      The compression great are mediums, the green sleeveless is a small. The orange shirt is a medium, but, if you are a similar build as me, the small would be the best fit (not tight and still breathable).

      – Sabir

      • J
        September 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM #

        Unbelievably quick response. Thank you, sir; you’re a gentleman and a scholar.

      • September 7, 2012 at 11:11 AM #


        I do what I can! Spread the word!

        – Sabir

  4. Ashley
    September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM #

    Nice Butt. . .

  5. Torrence Taylor
    September 7, 2012 at 2:19 PM #


  6. October 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM #

    Been checking out the C9 line since seeing this. Was able to grab a couple of Duo Dry shirts on the clearance rack for $3 each, and I really like them.

    How are the shoes holding up? I want to grab a pair for working out in the gym, but am worried about durability especially with the $30 price tag.

    • October 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM #

      Hi Derric,

      It’s good to hear that you found some C9 gear, especially on clearance. In terms of the specific shoes from the post, they are great for cross training and gym workouts, however; if you are an avid runner I would suggest them.



  7. EricaInAmerica
    October 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM #

    Love this post!!!


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