Tug of War No More: The End of the Workout Wedgie

22 Dec

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tug-of-war-shapewearBy MaryJo Kosisher-Demski
TC® Fine Intimates

Maybe you’ve just made your latest New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  Or perhaps you’re a bona fide “gym rat” and the staff at your gym knows you by name, sending out an APB any time you miss a cardio session.  Regardless of where you fall on the exercise continuum, the very last thing you want to experience whilst you’re climbing the StairMaster ®, or jogging on the treadmill, is the dreaded “wedgie.”

But exactly what are your options for a comfortable and humiliation-free workout?  Well, there are always boy shorts, but the lines are pretty atrocious beneath sleek, spandex exercise gear.  Briefs?  Again, you’re facing unsightly lines as well as the risk of the “wedgie.”  “Granny panties?”  Um, I was born in the twentieth century and want to avoid the whole “bloomer” look; I’m sure you do too.  Thongs?  You’re kidding, right?  I thought you wanted to avoid the hassle of material bunched where the sun doesn’t shine?  (Unless you’re on holiday in Brazil, but I digress…)

Let’s face it – when this uncomfortable situation occurs, you want to try to correct it as…ahem…discreetly as possible.  Of course, that can be almost impossible, particularly in a crowded gym where you’re not exactly sure whose eyes may be on you at any given moment to check out your form on that elliptical machine.  Ideally, you’d like to prevent the problem from happening in the first place.  I know there are other things I’d rather be picking: fresh strawberries from a patch on a beautiful spring day…change from a casino floor…the winning numbers for the state lottery. Walking at a brisk 4.0+ mph on the treadmill while wearing the wrong panty, um, I’ll pass!  There’s something to be said about preserving your sense of dignity, right?

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We ladies definitely need weapons in our apparel arsenal to combat this potentially embarrassing phenomenon, and, fortunately, they exist today.  Panties are available that have patented silicone-edge technology that keeps them exactly where they ought to be.  They provide a cool, comfy fit and offer a more pleasing rear view to those gym spectators.  They’re made in a variety of silhouettes, fabrics, and colors, making them fashionable as well as functional.

So, put ‘em on under your fave yoga pants, hit that gym – either for the first or hundredth time – and do that downward dog…practice those Pilates moves…or run that mile, all with style and confidence that you’ll be free from “wedgie” worry.  And if you happen to see an unfortunate soul struggling to be as discreet as possible with the very problem you’ve just nailed, stop and share your secret.  Trust me.  She will be grateful to be unburdened with that extra tug-of-war workout!

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