Not Feeling the Fila

fila pant, fila body toning system, shaping pant, tight workout pantI’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the new Fila Body Toning System Pant was not good for this Fit Bottomed Girl. While I’m sure the Fila people meant well when they created a pant that could shape the body and dramatically improves workout efficiency, all it does is make me feel like a chubby sausage girl who’s been stuffed into an unfortunate black tubing. I did not feel like the carefree lady to the left.

The first time I wore the pants, I was on my darling period. OK, so not the perfect to put on a tight pant. I get that. So I waited another week. The week where the bloat goes away and I don’t sneer at my belly bulge. STILL the dang pant was squeezing off my will to live. The last time I checked, the path to body enlightenment couldn’t be found by squeezing my thighs into something until they cry out in pain.

I’m sorry, but I loathe tight pants that supposedly mold our bodies into a shape that doesn’t follow our natural one. I like to embrace my curves. Not hide the darn things! You can try to gently fix the pooch without squeezing it until it cries for mercey! While the material is quality, I’m not alone in my dislike of squeeze-wear. I’m not alone in my disgust either. Jenn reviewed a similar tight pant and questioned what we’re really shaping up.

I love being an FBG. I love working out to work things out. I love feeling fit. I don’t believe there’s one perfect size out there. There’s no ideal badunkadunk that we push the readers to squat for, and we definitely don’t embrace a pant meant to mold us into someone we, ourselves, don’t even want to be. Unfortunately, the new Fila pant gets two cheeks down from us.—Tish

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  1. Mandy says:

    Is it because it was the wrong size? If you really had to “squeeze” into them, maybe you should go up a size? Just wondering how they would work then…

  2. FBG Tish says:

    You would think so, but they were a Medium. The pant is supposed to squeeze in order to tone, so I’m sure they sent me the correct size…I just like booty freedom I suppose. 🙂

  3. Alyssa says:

    I haven’t tried these pants. You may like the Perfect Core pant from Lucy; it adds a smidge of support with a high waist (personally I’m glad to low-rise craze is on its way out, lol!) and they are very comfy.

  4. Madonna says:

    i loooove these pants. im an ample- bottomed woman who is new to jogging. these pants keep my bum from jiggling too much on my jogs. im very happy with them. they hold up perfectly in the laundry and look brand new again. i dont think they are meant to tone- but give the illusion of the tone to your appearance. im ok with that. they are true to size. if you wear a large. get a large. not like my other brands. i wear a large so i buy a small for the hold. give them a shot. i want to try the other fila garments too 🙂

  5. Tish says:

    Madonna you’ve turned a cheek with some readers I presume. That’s a good way to look at the pants. My legs and booty are claustrophic lol. Thanks for sharing!!!