Yes, you must wear pants

Hi pals,

We all know I am a fan of not wearing pants.. in the sense that I would prefer a dress or romper. (like I said, no pants are the best pants) But since this is a fitness post on this fine Thursday, I think it is important for me to tell you that it is required for you to wear pants at gyms.. so don’t you be getting any weird ideas.

Now I had no idea what I was possibly going to write this post about as of yesterday.. but I was then presented with fitness blog post gold while doing my leg workout yesterday. Okay, maybe not gold, but I think it’s a pretty good thing to discuss. Now before I get into the actual content of this blogpost I would like to give you the backstory to my pants party post.

So yesterday I was at Fitness Connection, workin it out ya know, and I was using the leg extension machine.. And suddenly a large man walks in front of me wearing leggings and a cutoff crop top. Now I’m not a judger, you do you boo, but I was pretty taken aback by possibly the tightest pants I have ever seen on a male or female. I really wasn’t even sure if I should look or cover my own eyes.

There is a point to this, I swear.. The main thing was that I knew the leggings he was wearing weren’t made for the type of workout he was doing. I was impressed that he was rockin’ a pair of Lululemon Align pants, but light gray is not your friend while sweating, and those guys are not squat proof so most of the gym ended up with a free show. The whole point of this post is for me to tell you all about the different types of workout/athleisure pants and their intended use. I am a self-proclaimed workout pants expert, and I do have a little experience as I am now a Lululemon sellin’ gal and was once a Scheels expert in women’s fitness wear (super official, I know), and I wear workout gear for 95% of my life.

I am going to make it easy by starting at athleisure and working my way to heavy duty leggings. And now it’s time to get this pants party started!

  1. Lululemon Align Pant

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    These come in a bunch of different colors, three different lengths and are perfect for everyday wear and light workouts (yoga or walking). As close as you can get to not wearing pants without being fully naked.
  2. Zella Live In High Waist Legging

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    Comparable to Lululemon with a lower price point. Many color options but slightly thicker & heavier in material. Perfect for lounging or light workouts.
  3. Under Armour Studio Leggings

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    Soft cotton blend with fun designs. Perfect for barre & pilates. Studio leggings are meant to be stretched in, but are not great for high intensity.
  4. Nike Epic Lux Flash Running Tights

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    Lightweight and fun designs (mostly reflective for outdoor running). Running tights are made for that purpose and are often thinner than training tights due to the specificity of the running motion.
  5. K Deer Sneaker Length Legging
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    Love love love the crazy stripe pattern. Inner thigh ventilation is also a real plus on those tougher workouts. Great for cardio and most training activities.

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    Here’s my super cute pink pair and Seager when he was still cute & little. ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise 7/8 Tight

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    Thicker material than the Align, so more squat and HIIT-proof. Lots of patterns! The “Full-on Luxtreme” version feels especially soft and silky compared to the regular fabric.
  7. Gymshark Seamless Energy High Waist Legging

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    These seamless leggings are super cute, and I am dyinggggg over the laser-cut detailing on the sides of these cutie pies. I already have the red versions of these , and just ordered these, so I am (not so) patiently waiting to get them. Great for all workouts, and they do not show sweat.
  8. Lululemon Train Times 7/8 Pant

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    Mesh detailing in the back, which I know you can’t see in this picture, but I love. Thick and stretchy with a high waist. These are my favorite to wear on leg day because they are squat-proof.
  9. Lululemon Speed Up Tight
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    These are by far the best pants for cardio because the pockets are top-notch. You can put your phone, keys, candy to sneak during your workout, anything really in there. Squat-proof and thick for all sorts of movement.

    Always test these pants to make sure you are in the right size, color, fit, all of that good stuff. Keep workin’ on that fitness and for the sake of yourself and everyone else at the gym/studio, get yourself some cute pants designated for the type of workout you do.

    See you lovely people next week!

Xo, Ciera

 

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