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Gym Leggings That Do The Job Perfectly (And Cost Less Than 50 Quid)

Now I've got no excuse!

Last Updated on August 26, 2022

If there’s one thing I’d rather not spend a lot on, it’s gym leggings.

If you’re a gym bunny, good on you – but honestly, I’d rather save that money for something really fun, like a new dress or bag.

One thing I will admit is that having activewear you actually feel good in is half of the battle of getting to the gym. For me, anyway.

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So do you have to compromise on price to get decent leggings? I really don’t think so.

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In a bid to inspire me to visit my local gym, I bought a pair from H&M recently. I know what you’re thinking, but no, they’re not at all see-through. In fact, they’re now one of my favourites to wear!

In fact, many high street brands have started releasing really decent activewear sets that are really affordable, like ASOS 4505, New Look and Next.

I’ve always felt pressure to shop at brands like Sweaty Betty and Lululemon to quality as a gym regular, but it truly isn’t so. So I’ve found a selection of some of the best gym leggings on the high street right now, all for less than £50 but just as hardwearing as your spenny pairs.

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Shop gym leggings under £50

Monogram-print running tights H&M

Monogram-print running tights, £29.99, H&M

ASOS 4505 7/8 booty lift legging

7/8 booty lift legging, £26, ASOS 4505


Izumi leggings in pink exotica, now £24.50, Dancing Leopard


Zinnia seamless legging, £42, Tala

NB: Don’t like wearing light colours on your bottom half? I’m the same, but these come in a wide range of colours – and they’re sustainable.

Dare To Leggings Women Puma

Dare To Leggings Women, £40, Puma

ONLY PLAY Black Textured High Waist Sports Leggings

Black Textured High Waist Sports Leggings, £25, ONLY PLAY


Techfit 7/8 Tights, £35, adidas

Nike One Dri-FIT Women's Mid-Rise Colour-Block Leggings

Women’s Mid-Rise Colour-Block Leggings, £44.95, Nike ONE


Whitney high rise leggings, £40, Gymshark

Womens High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout Running Gym Leggings

High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets, £19.99, Ouges at Amazon

Pink Soda Sport Gingham Tights

Gingham Tights, now £15, Pink Soda Sport

Active leggings Monki

Active leggings, £25, Monki

Winter running tights H&M

Winter running tights, £29.99, H&M

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