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Do You Wear Your Workout Clothes For Weekend Lounging?

Do You Wear Your Workout Clothes Around on the Weekends?

While at brunch over the weekend with my friend, we noticed there were lots of women walking around, shopping, and grabbing coffee in yoga outfits. They looked put together yet comfortable, and we started talking about whether or not we would wear our workout clothes while hanging out on the weekends.

I'm not one to step out in sweats, but lately I've been running after-gym errands in my workout get-up and I can understand the appeal. I like that I don't have to waste time getting ready again in the locker room, and when I'm in my running shoes I can get my shopping done faster anyway. As comfy as they are, though, I wouldn't grab an exercise outfit to put on if I weren't coming from a workout (although it could be a good motivator for scheduling one later!).

What about you: do you live in your workout wear on the weekend, or are they strictly for exercise only?

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KeLynns KeLynns 4 years
I'll stop at the grocery store on the way home but that's about it. I'd never just "hang out" in workout clothes. If I'm not on my way to/from a workout, the bare minimum is jeans IMO.
amber512 amber512 4 years
They could be planning to work out later or just plain wanting to wear comfy clothes. Like I said, it's pretty much all I wear. Comfortable and I'm always ready to jump into a workout if I want.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 4 years
I'm wondering about the stench, too. Are these ladies really working out or just posing in the gym? I'm drenched after a gym session! And smelly!
brilliance13 brilliance13 4 years
yes I shower after I gym or yoga.... don't people sweat a little?
amaniesa amaniesa 4 years
I sweat a ton when working out. So, I don't think wearing my stinky clothes out and about would be a good idea in my situation.
liseb liseb 4 years
I live in Marrakech and it would be considered quite rude to walk around in fitness gear here! Before here I lived in Paris, where no self-respecting woman would be seen in the streets without being fully put-together! So...no, I always change before going out in the streets!
discocactus discocactus 4 years
All I want to do after working out is shower, there's no way I could run errands and look good or be comfortable. Even if I showered at the gym I wouldn't put my workout clothes back on. At least where I live, people running around in workout clothes or their swimsuit cover-ups just look sloppy, not cute. I work out, come home and get cleaned up and get on with my day. Or, I work out at the very end. I feel like this might be more common of a trend in areas that are more walkable-bikeable and farmer's market friendly.
amber512 amber512 4 years
They are basically all I wear in general. I'm almost always ready to jump right into a workout.
yse yse 4 years
Sometimes I do immediate post-workout errands w/o changing. If I'm at the gym, I'll shower/change but sometimes I plan my runs to end at the farmer's market where I can meet my bf and then come home and shower. But I would never put on my workout clothes if I wasn't planning on working. I have a clear "sweatpants and sports bras are for working out" policy and do not constitute real clothes.
wickedlanie wickedlanie 4 years
I use my university's gym which is quite far from home. Their locker rooms/showers are under construction so if I have errands to run, it's easier to just go in my workout clothes rather than going home to shower and going back out. I do usually change out of the spandex capris though. No one outside the gym needs to see that. :p
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