The Hottest Thing In Workout Wear – The Athletic Skirt!

This segment aired on Good Day Austin, KTBC, Channel 7 (Oct. 10, 2008). To watch it, click the link at the bottom of this post.

For average women, the worst thing about working out is the way we feel and look in most athletic wear. It just isn’t flattering.

This is the typical outfit we wear to work out – see how it makes the tummy, hips, and thighs look like the biggest part of us? Feeling self-conscious about our bodies can even stop us from working out.
There is hope! Over the past couple of years, athletic skirts have become the hottest thing in workout wear because they make us look good! Since I got my walking skirt last spring, I’ve started walking more just because I feel cute in it.
Skirts are so popular, there’s even a 5K race called “Skirt Chasers” to celebrate the skirt. The next Shirt Chaser race is in Austin on Saturday, Oct 11. (

Here are some examples of skirts for different bodies, sports, and budgets so you can see which ones work best for you.

Tough Girl Skirt – works great for a tummy because it has a flat waist band and a slimming panel hidden inside. It’s cute enough for running running around town. This brand has built-in pockets for keys, ipods, etc. They’re even made to accomodate your head-phone cords. (SkirtSports, from Rogue Equiment, $90).

Race Skirt – If you enter the Skirt Chaser 5K tomorrow, this is the skirt you’ll get at registration. The pearl buttons are a fun detail and hold your race number so you don’t need an extra race belt. It also has built in shorts so you don’t flash anyone as you speed (or stroll) by. (SkirtSports, Rogue Equipment, $70) Check out the whole outfit at

Sweetest Thing Skirt – works great if you’re self conscious about your thighs because the built-in capri pants give you great coverage. Great for the gym, working out near the office, or anytime you’re feeling modest. (Skirt Sports, Rogue Equipment, $75)

Gym Girl Skirt – works great if you have full hips because it has a side slits so you can adjust the fit around your hips. And the slits make it fun to wear. It has built in shorts so you’re always covered in aerobics class or on the rowing maching. (Skirt Sports, Rogue Equipment, $64)

City Girl Skirt – Great all around skirt for walking or shopping. (SkirtSports, Rogue Sports, $58)

Skirt Sports created the original athletic skirt. And now, lots of brands offer skirts for everyone’s budget. If you’re looking for a great budget option, Champion makes a zip-slit fitness skirt for $20 (

For more information about …
The Skirt Chasers Race, go to
The skirts and technical footwear in the segment, go to

To Watch The Segment…
click here (after 9:00 am on October 10)

Thanks for watching!

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