I was headed to the gym last week, but it was such a gorgeous day down here at Yale that I just wanted to take a walk. Thanks to Sweetflexx Leggings, I didn’t have to choose!
Sweetflexx Leggings look like regular leggings, but they have a secret: resistance bands built into the legs to provide resistance with every step. You don’t feel it, but it adds up: The John B Pierce Sports Lab at Yale University found that by wearing Sweetflexx, you burn more calories and improve body composition. It’s like using resistance bands at the gym all day!
Anywhere you might wear leggings is fine for Sweetflexx, and it turns a regular day into a workout day
SWEETFLEXX DESIGN AESTHETIC
Once you have them on, they look like regular leggings with a bit of a ruched design element. I like how they go with my casual clothes for museums, library days, shopping, sightseeing and attending classes.
Wear them anywhere you would wear regular leggings, but Sweetflexx offers a workout while you sit, walk, stand, bend and go about your regular activities.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND SWEETFLEXX LEGGINGS
Yale University’s renowned The John B Pierce Sports Lab of Physiology and Health studied how the integrated resistance band technology in Sweetflexx leggings impacted the calories burned and muscle training that occurs when wearing the leggings both in regular activities (such as walking, sitting, doing chores, grocery shopping, caring for small children) and during periods of gym exercise. For both intended and incidental exercise of muscles, the Sweetflexx technology enabled muscles to work more effectively, leading to better body composition, meaning more muscle to best optimize performance and health. It also resulted in burning more calories and improving tone. Calorie loss for a 121-pound woman was documented at an extra 255 calories a day just by wearing the leggings.
A portion of the study stated “If an individual wears these leggings over a period of several days, and does not change exercise or diet habits, he or she will be in negative energy balance, and is likely to lose weight.”
The seamlessly integrated resistance bands provide a small force for each step or movement. The resistance level is small, but over the course of the day, it adds up.
PUTTING SWEETFLEXX TO THE TEST: MY OWN EXPERIENCE
You are probably wondering, can leggings really create a workout out of regular, everyday activities? And if they do offer resistance, will they be too difficult to walk in? While I have used resistance bands, I just couldn’t envision how Sweetflexx could work and still be comfortable until I tried it. I was surprised to see how much of a difference it made.
They were not uncomfortable to wear, I could stand, sit, bend, and do regular activities wearing them without any difficulty. They truly feel like regular, comfortable leggings! Unlike some leggings, they are not too sheer, even when worn outside or in bright light.
The next day, I was sore like after leg day at the gym. Have you ever heard how rollerblading engages muscles you don’t use in any other sport or activity? It was the same with Sweetflexx, lots of small muscle groups I must miss at the gym between cardio and weights, but I could feel them after wearing Sweetflexx, as if I exercised just by casually walking around at a leisurely pace.
It was not cumbersome to walk or sit or move around in the Sweetflexx leggings, my range of motion was not at all impaired by them.
Sweetflexx appears small coming out the package, putting them on is a bit more effort than slipping on standard leggings, more like getting into a Spanx on steroids type of support garments than effortless sweats. But the first time, it took a minute to figure out how to put them on, more like how one properly gathers the leg when putting on a pair of Wolford hose rather than how one might haphazardly throw on a pair of sweats. After the first time, they seemed to conform to me a bit and it wasn’t a struggle to put them on after that.
If you are between sizes, I recommend ordering one size up. Once they were on, they felt really comfortable.
WEARING SWEETFLEXX WALKING AROUND THE CITY AND YALE CAMPUS
Yale University is a campus within a city, which means lots and lots of walking. So I wore the Sweetflexx leggings around campus to test them out for myself. The resistance is not so strong so as to cause difficulty walking or impair range of motion. I could take my normal strides while walking with ease, and walking at a fast clip, carrying a heavy bag, lifting, or climbing stairs all felt normal while I did them.
Sweetflexx Leggings address a common problem many busy women have: we can’t always get to the gym as often as we may like. And when we do get to exercise, we may not know how to optimize our program. While we don’t recommend NOT exercising, there are times that you just can’t fit regular exercise into your daily routine: you are busy with caring for a young family, you sustained a sports injury or you’re sick, you’re busy with work or final exams, on vacation, snowed in or whatever other reasons, sometimes getting to the gym regularly is just impossible. But most of us spend time on our feet each day during our regular activities, so why not turn those days into a resistance workout?
Clinically proven to burn calories and improve muscle tone, Sweetflexx leggings are comfortable, look and feel like regular leggings, and turn a regular day of activity into a leg workout day!
WHERE TO BUY IT
Find Sweetflexx leggings at http://sweetflexx.com/en/52-leggings
Style Chicks received Sweetflexx Leggings in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.