Thursday, 27 September 2012

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot and a Competition!

Zaggora Viva Hot Pants £50*
The title of this post is supposed to be ironic.. I am pretty damn sure we are cruising right into Winter now with no sign of the usual 'Indian Summer' or nice Autumnal days!

Today I am talking about my new best friends.. Zaggora Viva Hot Pants. Now I am sure you are aware that I was recently a Bridesmaid and when you hear bridesmaid you think.. Pippa Middleton's backside.. or is that just me?!

I wanted to lose a few pounds before I did the honours of being my friend's Bridesmaid so I started Weight Watchers in January and have combined that with getting my ass down the gym a little more often than I used to!

I have read a lot about Zaggora Hot Pants and as the time drew closer to the Wedding I wanted to see if I could up the weight-loss/toning ante. I was contacted by Zaggora to see if I wanted to try a pair and they very kindly sent me some of the Viva Hotpants to review.

Zaggora make some pretty serious claims in terms of toning abilities and weight loss so I was super keen to get these bad boys on and see what the fuss was about.

I was not disappointed!

'Specially designed with Celu-Lite technology fabric lining, HotPants™ enhance your natural body temperature to warm you up in the areas you want to target most (thighs, bum, and legs).

Tested at the Chelsea School at Brighton University, HotPants™ are proven to use your body heat to increase energy expenditure before and after exercise by raising your core body temperature by up to 18%. Since you’re heating up and your body is using more energy, you are burning more calories; calorie burn increases by 26% in the hour after exercise with HotPants™ too.  As we all know, as you burn calories, you lose weight.

The lab tests also demonstrated that in just 30 minutes of exercise, women lost 4x more weight with HotPants™ than they did when doing the same exercise in standard workout clothes.'

I can only describe the Hotpants as feeling like wet suit material. They are quite thick and are supposed to be fairly tight. In terms of sizing I got an XL and I do feel as though they are true to size.

I wore mine at the Gym with a big t-shirt and I don't think I got any strange looks at how bright they are! They just look like normal work out leggings. However one slight criticism I have is that the bright line down the crotch gave me some serious camel toe so I would check that out before you inadvertently wear a short top!

Also another thing to bear in mind.. they are quite noisy(?) if that makes sense? Because of the material they make like a whooshing noise if they rub together so if you are running for example you will hear the material rubbing together. Not a massive problem but if you go to a really quiet gym it might be an issue for you.

So results wise.. I reckon I lost a good inch all over my legs, stomach and thighs during the two week challenge which I was really pleased with. I went to the gym 3/4 times per week over that period and they do say just wear them round the house too which I didn't so I reckon I will up my wears per week to really feel the benefits!

My bridesmaid dress fit me nicely and whilst my booty is probably never going to rival P-Mid's I did feel that it was much better from wearing my hot pants!

I know that they are expensive and times are tough but I do feel like they are worth the money. I am definitely going to look into purchasing some of the other styles to wear for the gym just so I have a bit of variety!  

And I am VERY pleased to tell you that I have 1 pair up for grabs for one lucky reader! All you have to do is tell me why you think you deserve the hot pants by commenting below, follow me on Google Friend Connect and on Twitter @sweetiesal by 12.00pm on Wednesday 4th October. I will check this has been done so do not try and cheat!
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