5 leggings you need if fitness is your New Year's resolution

Trying out some new workouts this year? There is no better way to kick off your 2023 fitness journey than looking *and* feeling your best! Ranging from budget to pricier options, we found five fabulous legging brands that are sure to make you feel the most confident during your sweat sesh.

1. Eddie Bauer Girl On The Go High Rise Tights

Eddie Bauer, $50

These leggings from Eddie Bauer are a granola girl's best friend! Perfect for hiking, biking or anything outdoors, these leggings provide UPF 30 sun protection, are totally wrinkle-proof and wick away sweat as soon as you get moving. The original price is mid-range at $50, but you can often find these tights on sale (who doesn't love a good deal?).

2. GapFit High Rise Power Compression Recycled 7/8 Legging

GapFit, $70

If you'e been looking for the perfect, all-around legging look no further than these GapFit compression leggings. Not only are they made for activities like spinning and weight training, but these recycled polyester, high-rise leggings will also hold you in all day. Priced at $70, many are calling these the more ~affordable~ version of Lululemon Aligns.

3. OMGAKI Butt Lifting Seamless Workout Leggings (from Amazon)


Leave it to Amazon to have the best deals on workout leggings. If you're on the hunt for great weight training leggings these OMGAKI leggings are squat-proof, high waisted and buttery soft. They also come in a wide range of colors—at an affordable price of $23 a pair (yep, your wallet will thank you).

4. Athleta Elation 7/8 Tight

Athleta, $89

This one is for all you yogis out there! The Elation 7/8 Tight from Athleta is an amazing fabric for stretching or pilates. These leggings feel like a second skin as you flow through your sun salutation. On the pricier end, these leggings run high at $89—but they are definitely worth the splurge, trust.

5. CALIA Women's Essential Rib Tights

CALIA, $26-$75

Although famous for her hit "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood also rocks it in the fitness fashion industry. Her brand CALIA makes fitness affordable *and* cute. These Essential Rib Tights are one of many kinds of leggings on her site, but this pair is the best for everyday wear. Depending on size and color, you can snag these for anywhere from $26 to $75. 

Tag us in your cutest workout fits on Insta @girlslifemag! Now go get your sweat on, girl.


by Hannah Kennedy | 1/27/2023