5 Fun Fitness Inspired Halloween Costumes

Since your closet is full of workout clothes anyway, why not use this Halloween as an excuse to celebrate your healthy lifestyle by dressing as your favorite fitness personality? There are tons of possibilities, but here are 5 that are pretty easy to pull off.

#1 Richard Simmons

All you need to dress as Richard Simmons is a curly wig, short shorts and a sparkly tank top. You’ll also need a lot of coffee to match his high energy and enthusiasm for a good workout!


#2 The Fab Five U.S. Gymnastics Team

Whether you’re tiny and tough like gold-medalist Gabby Douglas or can just work a serious pout like famed silver-medalist malcontent McKayla Maroney, all you need to rock like one of the 2012 U.S. women’s gymnastics team—”the fab five”—is a sparkly leotard, a flower bouquet, and a gold medal. Slick your hair back into a tight ponytail and go crazy with the glittery eye shadow.

#3 Muscle and Fitness Magazine

Six pack abs have never been so easy. All you need is an issue of your favorite fitness magazine, a local Kinko’s, and a pair of scissors.

#4 Michael Phelps

What can we really say about Michael Phelps? The biggest challenge of this costume would be finding 22 medals to haul around your neck all night, but hey, that’s the price you pay to be the most decorated Olympian of ALL TIME!

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Octagon)

#5 Biggest Loser Costume

“My husband and I dressed in matching workout gear, braided hair (his was a wig), and created a frame from cardboard. The frame was a before-and-after picture of a biggest loser contestant. He was the before picture and I was the after picture. He bought his outfit for about $10 and that’s all it cost us.”

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Matt DiPietro

MA Fitness is an expanding kickboxing program that aims to get the everyday individual in shape through high intensity exercise. Learn the kickboxing techniques engages the mind and body on it's way to to great transformation. Owner Matt DiPietro also teaches the the national COBRA self defense curriculum under the umbrella of MA Fitness at it's locations.


  1. This costume will probably win the comfort award. You’ll need a pair of yoga pants, a yoga tank, hair in a pony, and your yoga mat and bag! Done. You re now a Halloween yogi. The trick here is to walk around talking in yoga terms like… “Namaste!”

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