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Whether you’re joining a new gym or already have a solid workout routine down, one of the best ways to stay motivated is by buying new exercise clothes. After all, when you look good, you feel good, right?

It doesn’t take much to find a good workout top—any comfy tee will do to start. Workout pants, on the other hand, need to be chosen a bit more carefully. Whether you’re running around the track or doing an intense cardio class, you’ll need pants that let you move freely and comfortably. But even though they take a bit more work to shop for, a solid pair of cute, practical workout pants will take you far—from your boxing class to your weekend errand runs.

Whether you’re a sweet petite or a plus-sized queen, here are 18 pairs of workout pants that will make any workout session worthwhile.

1Forever 21 Active Contrast Trim Leggings

These red and pink contrast leggings are a great addition to any workout wardrobe.

2SECND NTURE Fleece Track Pants


Available in sizes XS to 2XL, these comfy fleece track pants are the perfect companion for a brisk morning jog.

3C9 Champion Women ‘s Everyday Mid-Rise Curvy Fit Pants

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These super stretchy, high-waisted pants will hug you in all the right places while making a workout feel like a walk in the park.

4JoyLab Women’s Plus Size Wide Leg Yoga

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These free-flowing pants are perfect for the plus-sized yogi to move in without constriction.

5Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel, Maternity Crossover Panel Active Bootcut Pants

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Moms need exercise too, and the four-way stretch of these pants will take you from solo workouts with a bun in the oven to chasing your little one around after pregnancy.

6Forever 21 Active Cutout Capri Leggings

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What better way to get motivated to hit to the gym than this pair of sexy cutout leggings? They may be borderline risqué, but they’re definitely stylish.

7Adidas Tiro 19 Training Pants

These pants may be intended for playing soccer, but they’re so comfortable, you’ll never want to do any activity without them.

8Under Armour Double Threat Armour Fleece

Available in tall and regular sizes, these relaxed fit pants trap in heat, making outdoor workouts in cold weather possible—one less excuse to stay in!

9Women’s Performance High Waist 7/8 Mid-Rise Leggings – JoyLab


Available in inclusive sizes (XS to XXL), these floral leggings are perfect for the gal who likes to make a fashion statement in the gym.

10Old Navy High-Rise Side Pocket Compression Shorts


Sometimes pants can be too warm, especially when you’re going hard in the gym. If that’s the case for you, these cute compression shorts will be right up your alley.

11Athleta Mesh Contender Capri


These killer workout pants have a mesh waistband that will ensure comfort during an intense cardio session.

12GapFit All-Elements Fleece Side-Zip Joggers


If you prefer your joggers with no strings attached, these elastic band pants need to be added to your workout wardrobe immediately.

13Petite Tek Gear Shapewear Bootcut Yoga Pants[

If you’re petite, these workout pants were created with you in mind.

14Talbots Everyday Straight-Leg Yoga Pant


These stylish yet practical petite workout pants will take you from the office to an intense workout session.

15Fabletics High-Waisted Statement Powerhold Capri


Completed with Fabletic’s signature Powerhold fabric, these pants will flatter your curves like no other.

16Nike Dri-FIT Swoosh Women’s 5″ Training Shorts

Whether you’re taking a power walk through the park or doing a high-intensity workout with your trainer, these shorts were made to help you move freely and comfortably.

17C9 Champion’ Women’s Training High Waisted Leggings

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These on-trend, colorblock pants come equipped with a pocket designed just for your phone so you can play your favorite workout playlist at the gym, hands-free.

18SECND NTURE OVS. Mesh Windbreaker Pant


These athleisure-inspired workout pants can take you straight to the gym after a quick meet-up with the girls.