Here Are All the Leggings That Would Actually Make Me Want to Work Out


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The number one thing that makes me want to exercise is being excited about the workout itself: How fun it is that I forget I'm working out? Is the playlist full of my favorite songs? Is the instructor engaging? The second thing that motivates me for a sweat session is my activewear. For me, sometimes all it takes are a top and bottoms that make me feel confident and stylish to get me going. These days, I'm exclusively working out at home, but when I used to go to fitness classes, I would make sure I was dressed to impress. Come on, tell me I'm not the only one who thought this way.

I used to steer clear of anything too "loud" or eye-catching, but now I'm starting to embrace and experiment with activewear in unique colors. And lately, I've been going even more out of my comfort zone and gravitating towards leggings in fun patterns. When I'm not in activewear, I'm not the type of person who is afraid of prints, so I decided to bring that outlook to my workout gear. It definitely adds some excitement to my usual fitness routine!

Check out some pattern leggings below that I'm eyeing. Maybe you'll find a few to add to your own cart.


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.