Having the best workout shorts can really step up your fitness game. Take a look at the best running and workout shorts for 2018 to get you in shape.

Do you need a new pair of fitness shorts? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the different styles available? Maintaining your fitness can be a challenge. However, the right workout gear can help you stay in shape.

We are here to share with you some of the best workout shorts!

Why You Need the Best Workout Shorts

You want shorts which will both look and feel good. They need to be flattering while offering support. The right outfit will be sweat resistant and won’t get in the way. A good pair of exercise shorts should be able to fit any style of workout. Whether you run, lift weights, do yoga or participate in high-intensity classes you need to wear the right type of gear.

We hope you enjoy this list of the best workout shorts for men and women. The right workout gear is worth investing in, especially if you will be putting it through rigorous training. Pair any of these styles with the right pair of workout shoes and you will be more motivated to stay active. Looking fresh and wearing functional clothing makes working out more fun and helps you get more out of every session.

The Best Men’s Workout Shorts of 2019

Here are four of our current favorite workout shorts for men:

1. Nike Men’s Tech Knit Training Short

Nike Men's Tech Knit Short

These Tech Knit shorts from are the hottest pairs of training shorts. Of course you gotta pay out the yin yang for the latest and greatest from Nike.

We couldn’t write a list of best workout shorts without including Nike. Their Tech Knit Shorts come in a range of five different colors.

The fabric is designed to be both light and warm so they are a good year round style. While they are a little pricey, they are made from quality material so will last and last. These shorts come with an elastic waistband with a drawcord so they won’t fall down.

With good looks, ventilation and side pockets, they are a smart choice.

2. adidas Designed-2-Move 3 Stripe Men’s Training Shorts

Adidas Designed to Move Men's Workout Shorts

What makes the Designed-2-Move Shorts from Adidas one of the best pairs of workout shorts around? First, they rock that timeless 3 stripe style from Adidas.

They offer the lightweight feel of shorts on the outside and have supportive tights on the inside. These shorts come in twelve color options, with reflective Adidas stripes on the sides. These days, everyone is wearing this brand!

The elastic waist has a drawcord and a sweat guard pocket to keep your valuables free from moisture.

3. ASICS Woven 7″ Men’s Running Shorts

ASICS Men's Woven 7 Short

ASICS have their standard 7 inch running short, which is available in six different color combinations. Not too short, not too long, just right.

The fabric is made to stretch with your body. A minimalist design, there is only one zip pocket on the back which is perfect for storing a key/keycard. There is also a reflective dots on the back and stripes on the sides so you will stand out if you go running in poorer lighting conditions.

The jock liner is functional and provides plenty of support and comfort for the ole’ jollies. Plus, they have an elastic waist with a drawstring. This means that these shorts may stretch as you move, but they won’t fall down!

4. Jed North Men’s Lifting Short

Jed North Men's Fitted Shorts

The Jed North Lifting Shorts are a very tight, form fitting short for the gym. If you haven’t been skipping leg day and are ready to show off some gargantuan leg muscles these are for you. These don’t gather at the leg or restrict leg movement.

They come in 5 sleek styles and four size options. These shorts are comfortable to wear and they stay out of the way during an intense workout.

The waistband is designed not to bunch and they have been tested to be anti-chafing. Long distance runners will be able to stay cool over long periods in this stretchy fabric.

There are two deep pockets, with zippers, so you can take any essentials out with you and don’t risk losing your phone when hunkering down into that leg press machine.

The Best Women’s Workout Shorts of 2019

Here are four of our current favorite workout shorts for women:

1. Lorna Jane Brushed Tight Women’s Yoga Shorts

Keywee Women's Basic Yoga Brushed Short Tight

The Encounter Core Short Tight from Lorna Jane is a similar design to their best-selling full-length tights.

They are just a shorter version! If you have ever worn Lorna Jane tights, you will know they are both fitted and flattering. They hold everything in while offering you support. They have a high rise waist and are made from a special breathable fabric.

There is a small hidden pocket and drawstring for the perfect fit.

If you are doing exercises like yoga where you are bending over, these will keep you covered.

2. ASICS Lite Show 3-in-1 Women’s Running and Training Short

ASICS Women's Lite Show 3-in-1 Shorts

Why are the Asics Lite Show 3-in-1 Shorts on our list of best workout shorts?

They are good looking in a range of different patterns! Not only are they stylish but they are functional, too. The binding is reflective offering you visibility from every direction. A thick elastic band comes with a drawcord to fit your waist.

These shorts are designed to be lightweight and quick drying. Even better, they come with a removable pair of fitted boy briefs which can be worn underneath, or on their own!

Essentially, you get two pairs of shorts, in one!

Not to mention there is a zip pocket on the back, making these a well thought out pair of workout shorts.

3. UA HeatGear Armour Women’s Long Training Shorts

Under Armour Women's HeatGear Armour Long Short

For something a little longer, try the UA HeatGear Armour Long Shorts.

Available in black or dark gray, these are a tight fit built with compression in mind. They are designed to feel like an extension of your own skin, keeping you dry as you move. They are lightweight, flattering and slightly higher cut. These will keep you comfortable regardless of the type of workout you are going to tackle.

For a slightly longer, tight fit these are a good option.

4. New Balance Accelerate 2.5 Inch Women’s Running Short

New Balance Accelerate 2.5 Women's Running Shorts

From New Balance, we have the Accelerate 2.5 Inch Short. This is one of their best selling items. This is why it has made it to our list of the best workout shorts! The design is fun as it comes in a variety of vibrant shades. Or, if you prefer you can stick to the safety of black.

There is reflective detailing and they are a mid-rise cut. Inside there is a crepe brief and there is an elastic waistband with drawcord.

These are fairly short at 2.5 inches, but they are made to be comfortable when you are working out. They have a small, internal pocket.

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