I like wearing my workout wear for Halloween - it’s an easy way to stay comfy (even if my butt’s hanging out, I still get to wear my sneakers). It’s also easy to sass things up and make a new costume with a few accessory changes: gold painted running shoes, jewelery, wigs, leg warmers, etc. In the above pic, I went as a Workout ‘Video - Ho’ (I had shorts also, but the gold belt and shoes were the best). In the pic below, I was a Super Hero Fitness Instructor (cape not shown). This year was booty shorts, sweatbands and an over-sized sweater.
We’re all different and while MY costume might not be your thing, there are plenty of other fit-inspired costume ideas that require minimal stress IF you already have the equipment. So if you’re a ‘fittie’ like me, grab some of these ideas and make your own costume before you head out!
Great ideas from The Quickie Chick!
WHAT: Jennifer Beals from “Flashdance”
HOW: Black leotard, legwarmers, nude leggings, red pointy heels, oversize gray sweatshirt with the neck cut out and widened, draped over one shoulder. Plus- permed big hair, gaudy hoop earrings, bucket of water (you can choose to dump it on yourself or not).
CALORIES (burned for an average 140lb woman in 1 hour of dancing): 286
WHAT: Jane Fonda (or just an 80s Workout Girl)
HOW: Shiny g-string leotard, bright leg warmers layered over bright contrasting leggings, LA Gear workout shoes, a headband snuggled into your frizzy hair held in a pony tail by a brightly colored large scrunchie.
CALORIES (burned in 1 hour of aerobic exercise): 444
WHAT: Michael Phelps (or any other 8-time gold-medal Olympic swimmer)
HOW: Wear a spandex bodysuit, speedos, or an Olympic-themed shirt (speedos is best for the “sexy” look), swim cap, goggles, and drape 8 gold medals around your neck.
CALORIES (burned in 1 hour of swimming): 634 vigorous freestyle swimming
WHAT: Muscle Beach muscle head
HOW: Wear short tight shorts, a big arm hole tank top, and a wide belt. Add a dumbbell (even a fake one) to really drive it home.
CALORIES (burned during 1 hour of power pumping weights): 381
WHAT: Serena Williams (or another tennis pro)
HOW: Short soled color flared skirt or tank dress (white, pink or purple are best), matching headband, ponytail, Wilson tennis racquet
CALORIES (burned during 1 hour of tennis): 444
HOW: Bathing suit, spandex bike shorts, goggles, bicycle helmet, bike, polar watch
CALORIES (burned during half Ironman Triathlon): 4000
Because Healthy is Sexy!
More Quickie Tips for Halloween here: http://www.quickiechick.com/tag/halloween/