These Zaggora work-out pants, £66, have surely put a spring in my step – even on a crisp, cold autumnal day like today.
Not only is the multi-tonal Forest Blue print bright and contemporary, these High Rise Hot Pants are also super-flattering – working to almost ‘sculpt’ and ‘lift’ legs (and, crucially, any wobbly bits, too) – so that legs look toned and fit before you’ve even stepped foot in a gym. But, while good looks go a long way to impress, the leggings are also hard-working, too, incorporating the latest textile technology.
Zaggora (it has one million customers across 143 countries, and counting) is best known for having developed its range of ThermoFit™ heating fabrics that increase your calorie burn when you wear them. Using your natural body heat to subtly increase body temperature, it gives a healthy, warming effect so you burn more calories as you work out. Genius!
Another practical element I love is that they are really comfortable to wear, with special flat seams, an anti-chafe finish and special comfort panels on the inner thigh. They really are the definition of hot, hot, hot.
As well as its stylish workout outfits – and meaning it now offers a 360 degree approach to health (inside and out) – the company has also recently launched a range of vegan, protein-based drinks and teas.
I’ve been trialling the Very Berry Super Smoothie, £29, which has become my go-to breakfast before working-out. Containing fibre, pre- and probiotics, to support a healthy gut, digestive enzymes increase nutrient absorption and chromium to maintain a stable blood sugar during the day. It also contains a vitamin B complex to help reduce tiredness.
Combining spirulina, wheatgrass, green tea, beetroot and carrot – it is a powerful antioxidant mix. Also included is aloe vera, chia seeds, flax seeds and lucuma to give natural sources of Omega 3 and fiber.
Keeping you full and satisfied, it looks after you inside while you look good outside.