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Real talk: Wearing leggings isn’t just for fitness anymore. It’s all about fashion and function. From Savasana to the city streets, sporting your workout pants in public is more than a trend, it’s a statement. So why not embrace the idea of everyday athleisure with a pair of high-quality leggings that fit the way you move (and stay fresh after every wash)?
Glyder got the memo and created multifunctional wardrobe pieces made for women that perform with any activity. Featuring the *softest* yoga pants we’ve ever tried on (seriously, they are ah-mazing), Glyder’s seamless, long-lasting design makes it easy to find what flatters your figure—and fits your style.
Whether you’re dressing up your leggings with a cashmere sweater, curling up by the fireplace or purchasing a pair for your favorite yogi this holiday season, here are our top six must-have Glyder leggings that are essential to any wardrobe this new year.
Softest Leggings Ever.
High Waist Pure Leggings: Black
$88.00 - 6 colors available.
You have never felt leggings like these! Featuring Glyder’s GLYDERONE™ fabric, these lightweight, fast drying pants conform to your every move with zero sheerness. Run, stretch, travel—meet the super flattering, softest high waisted leggings that guarantee ultimate, everyday comfort.
It’s in the details.
Send some serious rock n’ roll vibes with these sleek and sexy leggings. Made to fit like a figure-flattering dream, these pants feature metal stud detailing down the leg so you can channel your edgy side every step you take.
High Power Legging: White & Black Stripe
$74.00 - 7 colors available.
Made with an oh-so-perfect fit for any and all activities, these best-selling leggings provide a little *extra* coverage so you can feel good no matter how you move. Created with Glyder’s FORMA101™ fabric, experience a cotton feel that lifts and shapes.
Dare to bare.
Mesh has met its match with this pair of leggings. Unlike all your go-to black pants, the mesh detailing allows for increased breathability in even the hottest yoga class. And with GLYDERONE™’s 4-way stretch, you’ll discover a new way to move—and look fabulous while doing it.
The royal touch.
High Power Legging Print: Moroccan Blue Royal Tide Gloss
$78.00 - 6 prints available.
Channel your inner goddess with this swoon-worthy blue and gold look. Get all the benefits of Glyder’s High Power Leggings in a simply beautiful statement print made with a unique light-reflecting gloss finish. Whether you’re on the mat or on-the-go, be ready to get all the compliments.
Elongate Legging Print: Black Plaid
$74 - 5 prints available.
These leggings are a must-have for any yoga pant aficionado. Lightweight and super stretchy, this black plaid print is an update to Glyder’s traditional Elongate Leggings. Edgy and comfortable, show your style off this holiday season with these one-of-a-kind pants.
If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.
To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.
Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you. And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!
The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!
Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.
Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.
Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.
So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.
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