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What do you wear to the gym

(31 Posts)
HowsTheSerenity Mon 22-Dec-14 08:05:08

or pretend to wear to the gym when actually you have been to the shops and watched tv?

I need new gym pants/trousers/leggings. I want them to be thick, not see through, suck the fat and cellulite it, stop my tummy from wobbling (I think Im after a miracle it seems) and be comfortable.

Any suggestions?

cardamomginger Mon 22-Dec-14 08:21:21

I like Sweaty Betty. They tell you which ones are opaque. Comfortable, wash and wear well. Can be pricey, but they have a sale on now.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 22-Dec-14 08:29:08

I like Running Bare (Australian brand, I think). A pair of 3/4 leggings, matching sports bra and singlet in a contrasting colour.

It's not cheap, though.

WastingMyYoungYears Mon 22-Dec-14 08:36:52

Nike epic running tights with the wide waist band really hold my tummy in well grin. You can get full length and three quarter length ones. £ though.

And a racer back vest and sports bra. Or a t-shirt and sports bra.

HowsTheSerenity Mon 22-Dec-14 08:57:00

I cannot stand Lorna Jane (not sure if her evil empire has made it to the UK yet). I have lululemon tights which are fab but thought id shop around.
I think Ill be hitting the Sweaty Betty site after Christmas. Ill look at Nike. Cant do Running Bare. Barely covers my arse so I would run bare.

I normally wear capri length tights, two singlet (one for tummy suction and one to cover my arse) and two bras to keep the GG cup girls under control and so that I dont end up with two black eyes.

Eastpoint Mon 22-Dec-14 08:58:58

Sweaty Betty has its sale on now.

trader21c Mon 22-Dec-14 08:59:55

you could always go to the gym? or just be a bit more active??!

rubybleu Mon 22-Dec-14 09:23:19

The owner of Lululemon isn't any less contemptible than Lorna Jane, though - at least she hasn't come out and stated that her customers are too fat to be wearing her tights. Her stuff is a bit too matchy matchy for me though.

My winning combo is Nike epic running tights (FAB) and Gap tops - they do really good sweat-wicking vest tops and t-shirts that are reasonable when they do 30-40% off.

Tanaqui Mon 22-Dec-14 09:28:19

Tk maxx often has Nike, Elle, etc at ok prices.

ElizabethHoover Mon 22-Dec-14 09:29:38

lol mumsnet obsessed by sweaty bloody betty
everyone else does john lewis or h and m or next ( jl and next sell branded)

ElizabethHoover Mon 22-Dec-14 09:31:52

my fave are these ( which are thin but you dont get hot in them) and a vest top
H and M ones also good but fit not as good

meglet Mon 22-Dec-14 09:36:34

Depends what I'm doing.

Snug track pants for yoga / leggings for pump / capri pants for spin. And different tops for various classes, something thin for a hard class, something warmer for yoga than doesn't flop over my head in downward dog. Usually wear leggings and tight stretchy t-shirt for gym equipment.

All TK Maxx, sport direct or H&M.

grumblepuss Mon 22-Dec-14 09:42:39

H+M vests in disgustingly bright colours. Hi vis leopard anyone?!
Adidas leggings.

ElizabethHoover Mon 22-Dec-14 09:43:08

i love bright - black is so dull

ElizabethHoover Mon 22-Dec-14 09:43:35

agree adidas leggings are a good fit

HowsTheSerenity Mon 22-Dec-14 12:01:48

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ElizabethHoover Mon 22-Dec-14 12:09:36

Op. Totally over thd top reaction

Bartlebee Mon 22-Dec-14 12:16:51

Blimey, OP. That's a bit harsh.

HowsTheSerenity Mon 22-Dec-14 12:23:59

Ok so I over reacted a bit but I was just told that maybe I am the way I am due to lack of exercise. I think that was rude. I was asking for clothing advice not comments on my lifestyle.
So I apologise for my rude comments.

ElizabethHoover Mon 22-Dec-14 12:27:44

It was you who suggested you didn't go! Anyway. As we were.

HowsTheSerenity Mon 22-Dec-14 12:38:30

Ooh I see what I did. I meant there are those women who wear gym clothes all day due to comfort not because they actually step foot in a gym.
Ok time to leave MN for a few days. Life stress is making me edgy and over reacting and I think I need yo clear my head.
Thanks for the replies.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Mon 22-Dec-14 12:40:16

I mainly wear my gap leggings, and a t-shirt or vest from gap. I have couple of nike/adidas ones but the gap are the most comfy. Also have a pair of karrimor running tights that I wear to run in, and sometimes to the gym if the others are in the wash.

Skinheadmermaid Mon 22-Dec-14 15:22:23

I wear primark support leggings as I have a big butt and they sort of act like a bum bra?
I've tried proper running tights but they're not supportive enough.
I wear them with a dry fit vest or t shirt and running (or wrestling) shorts.
Or I wear a BJJ Gi but i don't think you want that. grin

JaceLancs Mon 22-Dec-14 16:02:57

For a budget alternative Sainsburys have a reasonable range of gym wear in sizes up to 22 - I usually wait till they have a 25% offer or sometimes find things in their sale rail

As I try to go to the gym every weekday on my way home from work - need plenty of changes

goodasitgets Mon 22-Dec-14 16:29:40

Nike relay crop as they have an internal drawstring so don't fall down
Nike long vest tops

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