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Cheer up your workouts with these bright leggings

Section: Mum Buys
Bright leggings for new mum fitness

Finding the right gear to wear when getting back into your workouts after having a baby isn't an easy task. The most important thing when shopping for leggings is to feel comfortable and confident in what you're wearing, so you can focus on your exercise and not worry about your outfit.

After having a baby, finding the time, energy, and inclination to get back into your normal exercise routine can be daunting. But having the right kit can get you started - and we all know that the first step is the worst. 

Choosing some brightly coloured leggings will give you a boost of confidence for your workouts. It doesn't matter what type of exercise you're doing, cheerful leggings will brighten your regime. So get up, pull those leggings on, and get moving - whether you're walking the pram around the block, doing an exercise DVD in your lounge, or going to a Pilates class. 

Everyone will see you coming if you're running in these snazzy leggings, although they might also give you a bit of a headache if you stare at them for too long. 

Sweaty Betty aren't known for being the cheapest sportswear brand in the country, but they ARE known for being awesome. Fans of these leggings love how they don't go see-through at all, they're super comfy, and they last for ages whatever workout you do. 

This teal colour is wonderful and these leggings are supportive and comfortable, whether you're working out in your lounge or running round the block doing Couch To 5k. Our tester loved these as they kept all her new mum wobbles in place and felt sturdy and sleek. 

Wiggle is known as the place-to-go for running, cycling and triathlon training gear - but they also do great leggings that you can wear for whatever type of workout you do. Love the colour on these. 

Best-selling performance leggings to help you conquer your workouts in comfort. Fabletics promises high-compression support with a touch of flexibility, everything you are looking for. This product also comes with hidden pockets.

These racer neon stretch leggings by Adam Selman Sport are eye-catching. They are made from stretch fabric (78% nylon and 22% spandex) for a flattering fit and have a wide high-rise waistband to comfortably hug your core. You can even team them up with the matching top.


Sugar Pocket women's outdoor capris leggings are made from ultra-stretch PolySpandex blend fabric that won't lose shape even after multiple wearings. These leggings are easy to care of - perfect for any type of workout and everyday casual loungewear pants.

Catch up with your wild side in the Nike Sportswear Essential women's printed leggings, a soft, stretchy wardrobe staple with a bold zebra print.

These leggings are the result of a collaboration with London-based artist Hattie Stewart. Bright your day with a multicoloured cartoon scribble print. They are made of soft cotton jersey and have a flattering high-rise waist.

Totally in love with these leggings, and heck, you know what, I'm going to wear these all day long and not just for my workouts. 

You can find these leggings in all UK sizes and in a good variety of bright patterns that can be fun to wear. They're made from 88% Polyester and 12% Spandex. With them, you can stay fresh from the gym to the streets in full printed leggings with heat-regulating technology and chafe-resistant fabric.

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  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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