Yoga, swimming and walking are my main forms of exercise. For yoga and often for walking too, I prefer to wear leggings. Leggings are so easy and comfortable when you are exercising. They have plenty of stretch too, so they move with you when you bend and stretch. They keep you warmer than shorts which is good for outdoor exercise or when you are doing less intensive yoga sessions. Leggings can suit any number of different workouts from cardio to weights, pilates to running. I usually change after exercise, but if there isn’t time, it’s easy to dress leggings up with a nice top and you are good to go almost anywhere.
Trainfit recently asked me to try out something from their selection of gym clothing and cross training gear. They have a great selection and they don’t do boring. There are bright colours and prints to choose from which I find really cheerful. I find wearing that sort of gear when I’m exercising helps keep me motivated. I decided to pick out some Trainfit leggings because I am always on the look out for great leggings to exercise in.
I picked out the Leopard High Rise Roll Down Leggings by Halo Fitness. It was a difficult choice because there were so many great options. I’d recently admired some animal print leggings on someone else at a yoga class though, so that was what swung it for me. I was really pleased with my choice when they arrived as they looked great and felt soft and smooth to the touch. If you are not a fan of the leopard print then Trainfit also stock a range of funky gym leggings in a variety of different styles and colours to suit varying tastes no matter how bold!
These versatile high-rise tights were designed to fit like a second skin, which makes them perfect for yoga or the gym. I found they were a really good fit for me. They are made with single-lined, lustrous material that allows for unrestricted movement. This meant it was easy for me to do any yoga pose from downward dog to chair pose in them. The four-way stretch fabric is sweat-wicking, which helps keep you cool and comfortable, even when you are working hard. I love that the fabric is breathable.
Whilst exercising the leggings feel supportive on both my legs and tummy. The high rise cut is flattering and I prefer to wear them high waisted as it gives a bit more coverage. But, they are easy to roll down if you prefer the low or mid rise look. They come in a range of sizes from Xtra Small to Xtra Large. I couldn’t find a size guide on the Trainfit site, which was a shame. However, I take a size 14 bottoms usually and I found that the large was a good fit. I felt they looked good on me and were flattering despite being a good, close fit.
They have washed well and I’ve found they spring back into shape quickly after being worn. I’m hopeful that they will last me a good long time and wear well.
Disclosure: I was sent the Trainfit leggings for the purposes of this review.