My first leggings collaboration with Four Athletics!

I’m so excited to be launching my first line of leggings with Four Athletics. Get yours here! 🙂

Hi friends! I’m writing today with exciting news: my first pair of leggings with Four Athletics is here!

When Four Athletics reached out to me about creating a pair of leggings with them, I was SO excited. I was familiar with the company from their previous collabs with Juli from PaleOMG and couldn’t wait to learn more. I dived into researching and was thrilled to learn about their dedication to quality and the fact that all pieces are produced in the US. 

For first collaborations, they usually offer the brand logo or some type of lettering on the side of their classic black leggings. This is a way to gauge interest, and if sales go well, we’ll have the freedom to design our pieces entirely from scratch: choosing the exact designs and fabric. 

Honestly, I wasn’t super sure about having “Fitnessista” down the leg of my pants. I have a couple of self-branded tote bags that companies have given me, and I always feel a little weird carrying the kids’ snacks or pool gear in them. I wanted something a little different, and when I put the call out on Instagram to see what you’d like to see on the leggings, so many of you had the same answer: my tattoo.

I loved this idea so much, not only because I’m obsessed with the design of my tattoo, but also because I love its meaning. I got this tattoo after getting through a really difficult time in my life – two surgeries within 6 months, a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, and my second experience with postpartum depression – and like the lotus, I was determined to rise and flourish despite murky conditions. The lotus flower blooms in muddy waters and is a reminder that we’re so much stronger than we think we are.

So, whether you’re looking for encouragement as you navigate a challenging time, or just want inspiration to lift a little harder or run a bit faster, this beautiful design can be a reminder of our strength. 

I literally gasped when I took the leggings out of the package for the first time. They’re unique without being “over the top” or heavily branded, and the design is printed on Four Athletic’s classic high-waisted black leggings.

These leggings are 7/8 length (perfect as we head into fall!) and check all of the boxes for awesome leggings:

– they fit well and have a flattering waistband

– they’re thick and well-constructed (not see-through at all)

– and they’re moisture-wicking and functional

They’re perfect for barre, yoga, strength training, sprints, cycling, group fitness classes, or even with a hoodie and low-top sneakers. 
You can get your pair here!

The sizing is very similar to lululemon. I wear a 2-4 in normal people clothes and a 4 or 6 in lululemon. The 4s were a bit snug in these leggings, and the 6s were perfect.

Here’s how purchasing through Four Athletics works:

– The pieces are crowdfunded and wholesale, so they eliminate the middleman.

– The first collaboration is an experiment to see how well full custom pieces will perform. If these do well, I’ll likely have the ability to create my next pair completely from scratch. I’d love to involve you in the design process, too! (I promise they’ll be awesome! I’m kind of a leggings connoisseur lol.)

You can check them out here. Thank you in advance so much for your support and I hope you love these as much as I do!

Photos: Kristi Harris

Jumping shot: Scott Hubbard

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  1. Nicholle on August 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Congratulations on your new endeavour. These look great, but it would be nice if Four Athletics took a more size-inclusive approach to its products. The leggings only go up to size 12, which leaves me (and likely a lot of others) out. Can’t please everyone, I guess, and I understand that there are cost and production issues with offering a wider size range. Perhaps look at companies like Superfit Hero for a more size-inclusive model.

    • Ali on August 8, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      I was going to say the same. I wish these came in larger sizes. They go up to a size 12 and seem to run small (by Gina’s description). People who aren’t a size 6 need cute workout clothes too!

      • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:03 am

        i’m so sorry about that. i assumed they’d have more sizes, but should have verified

    • Art on August 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      I came here to say the same thing! I LOVE that they are made in the US, but I would probably barely squeeze into the 12, thus defeating the purpose of leggings. I hope the next time around, they can be more size inclusive.

      • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:02 am

        i hope so, too. thank you for bringing this to my attention! i assumed they would offer more sizes and should have checked

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:04 am

      i agree and wish that they had more sizes available. in the future, i will absolutely consider this and see if there are additional options

  2. Caitlin on August 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Congrats! I can’t wait to get a pair!

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:04 am

      thank you!

  3. Amanda on August 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I was so excited and really wanted a pair to continue to motivate me on losing weight…but I’m bigger than a size 12 🙁

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:04 am

      i’m so sorry that they’re not offering many sizes. i assumed they would, but should have verified

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    This is so exciting girl!

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:04 am

      thank you, friend!

  5. Emily on August 8, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Congrats! This is really exciting and the design is beautiful. Just ordered a pair. Can’t wait for them 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:03 am

      thank you so much of ordering! i hope you love them

  6. Amy on August 8, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    The website says the estimated ship date is late June…is that correct? Buying a pair of leggings and getting them almost a year later..??

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:03 am

      no, that’s incorrect. i’m pretty sure it’s late august!

  7. milo on August 8, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Congratulations! They look beautiful.

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:03 am

      thank you!

  8. Emily Stember on August 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations!!! Quick question the Four Athletics page says they ship late June, is that late June 2019 or 2020? I wasn’t sure how old the website is.

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:03 am

      no, i’m pretty sure it’s late august!

  9. Colleen on August 8, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Love the design! What is the name of the tattoo artist who created the image?

    • Fitnessista on August 12, 2019 at 12:02 am

      curtis did my tattoo. a graphic designer from four athletics translated it to the leggings- it’s a little different but very similar!

  10. Christina on August 9, 2019 at 7:56 am

    I have the same ship date question too? I don’t know anything about clothing manufacturing but I just can’t give someone $65 and maybe get something in 10 months.

    Also, can we see a picture of the waistband so we can see the rise and how they fit around the core area? Also they look a little big on you around the rear/glutes in the picture when you are jumping- like wrinkly. Do they slide down when running?

  11. Cindy on August 9, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Look good. Congratulations on this.
    Question…. can you purchase in a “ plain” version? ( no embellished area).
    Question…. I do a fair amount of travel and need mine to be a workhorse of workout/ wear under skirts ( no bunching up under a skirt)…. was wondering about Lycra vs. Cotten content. I find that some leggings bunch up under my skirts, Lu lu ‘s work for most skirts. I always consider content. Bottom line Good Luck as these are beautiful and am sure a success.

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