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Go Bold and Bright With Your Workout Gear This Spring

Do You Ever Lighten Up Your Workout Wear?

workout pantsToday I woke up, went online, and suddenly became fixated on a photo of Ellen Pompeo. She was sporting a pair of bright fluorescent red workout pants — talk about not needing my morning tea! I couldn't help but think about all of the pairs of black workout pants I have and how I've never had the courage to try a different color.

Flashy footwear for Spring? I've got it covered. Colorful sports bras, shorts, and gym bag? They are all bright tropical hues as well. But what is it with my workout pants? Why can't I just step away from black for a moment and explore other color families — like blues, or perhaps the wonderful world of greens? I'm not the only one who sticks to black — all of team Fit prefers darker workout pants, as does most of the people I see when I work out. Is it because we think the bright hues will draw attention to our butt, hips, and thighs? But nowadays workout gear fits so perfectly, I'm at a loss for excuses? What are your thoughts?

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amber512 amber512 6 years
All of my clothes tend toward the darker side.
Michele-Foley Michele-Foley 6 years
I stick to black for the same reason as most of you: the sweat issue!
GlamKitten88 GlamKitten88 6 years
I always wear black or grey workout pants, and it frustrates me. Most of my workout gear is darkly colored. However, I wear a ton of darker colors in my everyday wear, so I guess it isn't so weird.
ChachaSanchez ChachaSanchez 6 years
I love color in general, and last year I branched out and purchased some run capris from Nike in bright green and fuschia. In the locker room and walking around i looked adorable... and then I started to workout and SWEAT. 40 minutes later, I looked HORRID. The sweat stain was right in my nether region and it started to expand. Needless to say, I stick to black, navy and dark grey pants from now on. :-)
outstripped outstripped 6 years
I have crazy black and white zebra underarmour capri leggings for cardio and white yoga pants for lifting.... everything else is black but i have been trying to branch out recently! I love having cute gym stuff, it's the best motivation :)
bcn1000 bcn1000 6 years
Even grey shows my awkward butt sweat. Black pants for me!
myhousemd myhousemd 6 years
I just buy whatever is cheapest, but still good quality. I'm not picky about colors, as long as it will do its job well and it's in my price range. (I've found great stuff at secondhand stores like Goodwill!)
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 6 years
Black. Because let's face it, we all sweat in, um, unflattering places. Nobody at the gym wants to see your sweat from "down there". Nor do I want them to.
fitlisa fitlisa 6 years
Almost every workout pant I see in the stores is black
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