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1/2/13 9:10 P

favorite pants are sweats

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1/2/13 5:48 P

Sweat pants work for me...but I have a pair of loose jeans that are exercise pants.

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1/2/13 4:16 P

Sometimes I see people wearing jeans at the gym, while on the elliptical or walking on the treadmill, and that makes me do a double-take! But it's all about your own comfort level. I won't really change if I'm going for a quick 15 min. walk but anything more than that and I would pull on capris, simply because I sweat so much.

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1/2/13 1:02 P

I think it is fine!

There is a Mennonite woman that lives by my friend and she runs 5 miles a day in a dress. It is about what is most comfortable for you!

I don't mind walking or bike riding in jeans if I have to.

Best of luck to you!

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1/2/13 11:01 A

Not wearing jeans is 100% about personal comfort. I can't work out in jeans because it restricts my range of motion and chafes, and when I'm doing things like running or jumping, it just plain doesn't work.

However, if you're comfortable, I see no problem with it.

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1/1/13 10:39 P

Why not? Unless you get chafing issues it shouldn't be a problem.

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1/1/13 8:32 P

I guess it's a personal preference...I'm more comfortable in leggings, capris or shorts and I have more flexibility. Plus if you're sweating, jeans may not be the best option because they don't wick away moisture like good fitness apparel does, and then they'll start sticking to you and become fun at all.

And why not exercise for an extra 15 minutes? Take advantage of the extra time you have!

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1/1/13 8:29 P

Jeans generally restrict range of motion, but if you find that isn't a problem, why not?

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1/1/13 8:29 P

As long as you're able to, I don't see why it'd be a problem. I prefer to not wear them simply because they limit my range of motion and aren't made of breathable, wickable material so can get gross/sweaty really easily. But whatever works for you and gets you exercising!

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1/1/13 8:26 P


My take is something is always better than nothing...even if that means sneaking in some exercises here and there. I believe when we become too restrictive in our way of living, more times than not we will keep ourselves from meeting our goals.

Coach Nancy

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1/1/13 8:07 P

Is it really that bad to exercise in jeans? Until high school we never needed to change for gym class, so I'm used to running around and doing various exercises in jeans.

I normally change for exercising, but sometimes I have an extra fifteen minutes while a friend is getting ready. I was thinking I'd like to spend those extra fifteen minutes doing basic strength training or a quick video. Would that be safe to do?

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