A pair of leggings for the gym can make all the differences.
Find the perfect fit, one that doesn’t show through, won’t let you fall when you sit down, and that holds all of your wobbly bits together when running. It can make a big difference.
But with so many pairs of leggings on the market – ranging from under PS20 to more than PS100, all purporting to have different, specialist functions – it can be hard to know which pair to invest in.
Some activewear can look great when it is new, but may be uncomfortable once you start using the clothes.
So, to help you avoid buyer’s remorse, we had a scout around to find the best options on the market in 2022.
These are the best, most stylish, practical, and affordable leggings for your gym.
Gymshark Sports Leggings
Gymshark’s Leggings can be used as a great workout and training companion. They are made from breathable material with an easy pocket.
We love the trendy ‘Bali Green’ colorway and the high-waisted, functional design that allows you to tie a top around the waist.
Nike Epic Luxe Midrise Leggings
A slightly lower rise waistband allows for greater movement and is softened and breathable. This material is great for running and gym classes.
The fabric has a little compression, which helps to keep everything together during HIIT sessions.
Adidas Indoor Cycling Pants
These leggings will be a great choice for
Spin warriors. These leggings are made for indoor cycling and feature a vented design, light weight, stretch and a soft fabric.
There’s also an integrated pad for the bum that prevents instructors from chafing.
AYBL Pulse Ombre Seamless Leggings
These super soft and flexible leggings, which are also very affordable, look amazing at the gym and for brunch.
Fashionista Fitness Fans will love the option to get matching pieces for an elegant look and a budget-friendly price.
New balance Running Relentless Leggings
Runners love these high-performance tights with a high waistband and high visibility.
The V-shaped waist emphasizes your figure. New Balance Dry Technology draws sweat out of the fabric, wicking it away to speed up evaporation.
South Beach Rib High Waisted Leggings
We love these leggings for their affordability in the cute olive-green colour.
With a relaxed fit and an option to purchase a matching crop they will take you to the top of the class.
Lululemon Align High-rise Pant
Lululemon is a well-known name in fancy yoga and boot camp classes.
These are an expensive but cult favorite because they feel soft and almost weightless. This allows you to move freely without any restrictions.
Tala Dayflex Wrap Leggings
Tala has been a favourite at Metro.co.uk. The soft, supple feel of Dayflex and flattering ‘wrap-fit make these leggings a hit.
They don’t feature a side seam so they are super comfortable. Plus, you won’t get that strange line in your skin after you remove them.
Gymshark Adjust Animal Seamless Leggings
Another Gymshark favorite, these seamless pants are available in blue, yellow or charcoal. They have a subtle animal print design, and sweat-wicking finishes.
This pair has the TikTok-famous, ruched detail on the bum to give your derriere that definition it needs.
Under Armour Training Favourite Leggings
This figure-hugging cut will be your go-to for workouts. The high waist and elasticated waist will make these your favorite pair.
Under Armour’s light jersey fabric can be worn underneath shorts and tracksuit bottoms, keeping you warm during colder days.
Daisy Street Plus Active Leggings
Fashion brands such as Daisy Street offer leggings that are more striking and durable than others.
These printed numbers are smooth and super stretchy, available up to size 28.
Sweaty Bety Power 7/8 Leggings
These Sweaty Betty leggings may be more costly than others, but the quality is well worth it.
They have all of the features that you would expect such as quick drying and sweat-wicking, making them suitable for almost any kind of exercise.
The North Face Motivation2.0 Leggings
These super functional full-length leggings are currently on sale – reduced from PS70.
Designed to be worn while hiking, these shoes feature FlashDry technology which keeps you cool along the trails.
The eco-conscious will be happy to learn that they are made from recycled materials and can last for many years without needing to replace them.
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