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How To Choose Your Perfect Gym Leggings

Nov

28

Deciding to go to the gym can often require motivational pep talks and the need to persistently convince yourself that you should attend. As soon as the question enters your mind there is suddenly a hundred reasons why today just isn’t the day. We’re here to make sure that uncomfortable gym leggings aren’t on that list!

The Correct Fit

First and foremost, regardless of colour or purpose, it is important that you get the right fit of leggings to ensure any workout is comfortable; spending an hour pulling up, readjusting and sorting out your gym leggings will not contribute to a successful gym class. A key feature to look out for, when considering the fit of the leggings, are ones made to fit the natural curves of your body. This means that they are not pre-shaped and you can avoid them baggy waistbands as you start to see results!

It’s also important to make sure that you consider replacing leggings when they begin to lose their shape; baggy clothes won’t give you the correct support you need and can even become dangerous if they get caught in the machines!

Consider what workout you’re doing

Often it is helpful to consider what activities you’re going to be partaking in to be able to pick the best leggings for you. For those who are hitting the gym ready for an intense session on the cross trainer or treadmill then it is important to focus on the ‘performance’ element of your workout and for compression styles. Compression materials help improve the circulation in your legs, are fitting to your skin and work with your muscles to further enhance your workout such as these Stadium Full Length Leggings.

For other activities such as, yoga, compression materials aren’t as crucial but ensuring they’re fitted is. When stretching, fitted leggings will make your form visible aiding you in improving your ability. The fabric should be a breathable material that doesn’t constrict movement allowing you to bend, stretch and lean with ease. See through leggings are always a no no but they’re an even bigger once when it comes to yoga! Make sure your legging material has good coverage to avoid any gym class mishaps! 

Moisture Wicking Fabrics

For some people looking sweaty in the gym is their wearable trophy that shows everyone how hard they’re working. However, understandably, this isn’t for everyone. We can now give a big thank you to today’s technology that has brought us gym-wear material that will keep you dry during your workouts and reduce that ‘sweaty’ look. Moisture wick, quick dry materials are ideal for them intense combat-style gym classes that have you working hard in very close proximity to strangers, keeping away sweat patches and leaving you looking fresh, Sweat City 7/8 Leggings are perfect for just this!

You can be stylish and practical at the same time!

Encouraging yourself to attend the gym can be more than a laziness issue. Often, our insecurities can get the better of us and building up the confidence to publicly exercise can be a hard task. This means that sometimes the main role of our gym clothes can be just to make us feel good; it’s no new theory that looking good and feeling good are linked and that doesn’t always stop at the gym entrance. Having gym leggings that show off your shape and help you feel put together can start your workout off on a good foot. These Rumble in the Jungle Leggings are both practical and fashionable, helping you feel bold with a bold statement design. 

One pair just isn’t enough!

If you’re quite the avid exerciser and involve yourself in different types of exercise then it’s important to realise you’re probably going to need to purchase more than one pair. You really do pay for what you get and opting for a ‘one fits all’ approach won’t pay off in the long run!

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Njorun Active