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Spanx for the Gym…Seriously

Ok, so full disclosure, I used to be the Director of Marketing at Spanx. Yes, that means that I have drawers full of products, accumulated over eight years. And yes, it means that I got to work at one of the coolest, most entrepreneurial companies around.

But it also means that I have inside intel on one of the best kept secrets of life: Spanx makes workout clothes. You may be thinking: they’ll be too tight, uncomfortable, sweaty or unflattering. Think again! These pants are everything you could want and more: they’re totally supportive, instantly make you look a few lbs lighter, have a brilliant, seam-free front (i.e. no camel toe) and definitely pass the downward dog challenge.


I wore the Spanx Active Compression pants in a new print recently and loved them so much, I thought it best to do a giveaway so you can try them too.

All you have to do to enter is follow @spanx and @bornonfifth on Instagram and leave a comment below with your Instagram handle. Good luck and feel free to spread the word! Winner will be announced on February 22.

While these leggings aren’t active, they’re also worth a try! Here are the Active Compression Pants in solid black, if that’s more your speed.

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  1. Elissa Haynes
    February 11, 2017 - 1:55 am - Reply

    Yes! Obsessed with spanx active leggings!!! @lawandletters

  2. Hayley
    February 14, 2017 - 3:10 am - Reply

    Would be so excited to try!!! @hayls_hunt

  3. Emily D
    February 14, 2017 - 4:15 am - Reply

    These are so cute!! @emilydambrin

  4. Michelle
    February 15, 2017 - 4:50 pm - Reply

    Cool! @modestlymichelle

  5. Ann Wilson
    February 15, 2017 - 4:53 pm - Reply

    Eeeeks! Love! @ann.b.wilson

  6. Caroline krogh
    February 15, 2017 - 5:05 pm - Reply

    Oh I’ve been dying to try a pair! @ckrogh1

  7. Danielle
    February 15, 2017 - 5:59 pm - Reply

    My all time favorite workout pant @burkeda

  8. Ann Marie Willis
    February 15, 2017 - 6:11 pm - Reply


  9. Britney
    February 15, 2017 - 8:18 pm - Reply


  10. Palmer
    February 15, 2017 - 8:52 pm - Reply


  11. Keller Anderson
    February 16, 2017 - 4:36 am - Reply


  12. Mona Shemtoub
    February 16, 2017 - 8:10 am - Reply

    Just started following your blog and was really excited to here that spanx has a line for fitness wear! I’m a fan of spanx and actually just wore a pair of the faux leather leggings tonight for dinner with my girlfriends. Every time I put them on I think of how Sara started her business that literally solved so many problems for women! And now there’s a fitness line?! Perfect timing since I just joined the David Barton Gym in Los Angeles. I need to look my best with no camel toe. Hahaha @monaleh

    1. Emily Hertz
      February 16, 2017 - 2:41 pm - Reply

      Mona! So honored to have you following along. The active pants are life changing!!! I’m planning to visit LA soon…David Barton is on the list for sure.

  13. Nayda Verier-Taylor
    February 17, 2017 - 1:44 am - Reply

    @naydaveetee I just started barre classes and need a wardrobe upgrade

  14. Laine
    February 17, 2017 - 1:54 am - Reply

    @lainevstarr love spanx! Would love to try their leggings!

  15. Jillian Smoller
    February 17, 2017 - 2:14 am - Reply

    Love reading the blog!


  16. Elizabeth
    February 17, 2017 - 3:02 am - Reply

    Been eyeing these! @emitchler

  17. Nelle
    February 17, 2017 - 3:17 am - Reply

    I could use some work out gear for the new year and these would be a start! @cocoa36heart

  18. Katie Greig
    February 17, 2017 - 4:41 am - Reply

    Love your style and these workout leggings! @katie.greig

  19. Audrey Boskiewicz
    February 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm - Reply

    I think the search for the perfect workout tight is over. @audbird

  20. Cayla Dougherty
    February 21, 2017 - 11:25 pm - Reply

    Excited to try these! I’ve heard great things! And I basically live in leggings! @caylatdougherty

  21. Rachael Price
    February 22, 2017 - 4:29 am - Reply

    These are amazing!!! Dying for my first spit of spanx pants! Love your blog! @rachwp

    1. Rachael Price
      February 22, 2017 - 4:29 am - Reply


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