How to Choose the Right Workout Pants

Melanie Rembrandt
by Melanie Rembrandt
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How to Choose the Right Workout Pants

Sweat drips down your forehead and you take a big step forward, leaning into your lunge. Then it happens. Riiiiiip! We’ve all had to deal with embarrassing rips, pants that slip and slide with every move, see-through materials and more – until now.

The days of settling for whatever mundane and outdated shorts, pants or capris are on the shelf are over. You can now buy women’s bottoms that specifically fit your body and your activity so you look and feel your best, no matter what you’re doing.

The style you choose depends on what you’re doing. And different fits have different benefits.

If you run, kick box or do more intense activities, you want a compression style that fits like a second skin. Your muscles will get maximum support while you work out. Plus, the lightweight, anti-chafing and breathable fabric moves with you, wicks away sweat and offers anti-microbial protection so you stay fresher longer. For visibility in low-light runs, remember to choose compression styles with reflective technology.


If you love yoga or just like to wear your leggings throughout the day, you’ll want to buy a fitted style. These bottoms provide more coverage and keep their shape when you bend over and stretch. The tailored look isn’t too tight or loose, giving you a smoothing silhouette. With a supportive feel and built-on-body technology, they follow your every move in supreme comfort.


A more relaxed fit is especially good for activities like weight training and hiking where you want to be comfortable, stay dry and have complete freedom of movement. A loose fit style is breathable, light and durable – and usually comes with secure-zip side pockets so you can keep your keys, phone, and ID with you at all times.


Today’s bottoms compliment your shape and feel soft and smooth against your skin. Plus, they have worry-free waistbands that won’t roll down and flattering coverage that offers crease-free, zero-ride-up designs for every move. These newly designed bottoms move with you during your workouts, maintain their shape wash after wash and look great. You’ll have more confidence and enjoy your favorite workouts even more.

Get dialed-in to a compression style that stays in place and supports your every move whether you are running, kickboxing, or just training hard. Look and feel great in a fitted style that is always ready for yoga class, a trip to the grocery store and more. Or, feel free to weight-train, hike in the great outdoors or enjoy a no-hassle day in a loose-fit, ultra-comfortable style.

Declare your fit and find the right workout pants for you today.

Originally appeared on Under Armour.

About the Author

Melanie Rembrandt
Melanie Rembrandt

Melanie Rembrandt is the CEO of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC and an award-winning, BtoB content strategist. When not helping clients, you can usually find her scuba diving in the Pacific Ocean, taking a dance class or training in Muay Thai kickboxing.


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