3 Trainer-Recommended Leggings

As a personal trainer, and former ride or die member of the Lululemon Lemonhead Brigade, it’s safe to say I’m pretty picky about my workout wear. However, these days as a full-time athleisure blogger, I’ve leaped out of my comfort zone and into some pretty amazing workout wear. While I still love my ‘lemons, I have discovered some great new brands over the past few years as well. There are tons of amazing leggings out there, but three of them stood out from the rest this year. Here’s everything you need to know about your new favorite leggings:

Michi Balistic Crop Legging

Michi’s genius waistband design is truly one of a kind. Flattering across every body type, it smooths and highlights your best assets, while also having you looking totally chic. It’s also not just a pretty design, it packs some serious durability as well, performing on point regardless of which workout you’re tackling. Lastly, the designs of these leggings (and all Michi leggings at that!) are perfect for transitioning from street to studio, making it easier to live live actively and fashionably!

Varley June Legging

I adore Varley’s tops and bottoms, and the Kingman Tights are one of the best. Varley is known for their soft and nearly weightless materials, however, they’re far from being sheer or delicate. The higher waistband on these tights ensure a flattering fit, as well as being comfortable and functional. The front paneling also allows for a seamless studio to street transition.

The Girlfriend Collective

From the high-quality thick fabric with one hell of a buttery feel against the skin, to the literally perfect design and seam placement, these pants are hands down some of the best I’ve ever owned. Also, much like Everlane or Warby Parker, this brand focuses on a direct-to-consumer business model and is environmentally conscious to boot: the material is made from recycled plastic bottles. I’ve worn them repeatedly in high-impact workouts, on top of them being my go-to live in leggings this year, and they quality truly lives up to the claim. No see-through behinds, no pilling or other deterioration, nothing but sheer amazing quality! Added bonus? Get them now for free, just the cost of shipping!

Mandy Gragg is a New York City-based certified personal trainer and an active fashion and beauty blogger. She shares her fitness, fashion, and skincare tips on her blog Haute Unofficial. Follow her sporty adventure on Instagram for more fitness, beauty, and active fashion inspo.