I like the idea of Phil trying out the hoop and silk for many reasons. Firstly, I think it’s cool for him to try something few men would dare. The mere fact that he has to wear tights and hold awkward poses in front of other people is difficult enough.
Also I like him to have an idea of what I do in the studio so that he’ll know what to tell other people if they asked. He can help a lot in this changing-poledancing-hoop-silk-mindsets-campaign.
Third, I want him to have a bit of background so that in the future, he can help me out when I do some stunts. While I think it’s farfetched, there’s still that little hope that he’d love it and he’d be a regular and he’d be my partner in the future but let us not get carried away!
Personally I believe fit and comfort take priority. If you can’t go to the store, you need to make sure you will fit into it. Many suppliers will make you a custom lycra leotard or biketard, providing you are prepared to wait a few weeks and supply your measurements.
Usually each designer will ask you to measure your bust, waist and then the girth (length between the groin to top of the shoulder).
The ‘Annabelle’. Check out the mesh back, not only looks elegant but functional too!
The womens ‘Annabelle”.
Leotards and Biketards by Eleve Dancewear
The ‘Adam’ biketard. Display your dynamic spirit with this dramatic biketard! The unique diamond pointed sides will make you stand out while the four color options allow you to express your creative side. Add a patterned lycra for even more impact!
Another photo of the ‘Adam’.
Eleve’s “Nadine” style leotard has a high neckline in front, with a lower scoop in the back. Color block it for a ultra modern look or design it with a playful patterned fabric. Choose up to four colors for a truly unique leotard that will have everyone asking where it came from.
The reverse side of the Nadine. Note the open back and mesh to give extra breathability.
Logan with 3 1/2″ side stripe. Would suit Yoga, running or Gym.
His and Hers. Look fit and sporty together. Womens Leotard is the ‘Amy’ and is an ‘oh so slimming design’.
Reverse of the ‘Amy’.
Betty wearing the Laico
The back of the Charlie. Great to show off your muscles in your back.
The ‘Charlie’. Great two toned biketard.
The ‘Charlie’ in blue
The ‘Charlie’ in reverse
The ‘Geoff’ leotard.
Reverse of the Geoff leotard.
The “Marcus” with sleeves and Matthew shorts. A good option if you like different pants and shirts – why not mix and match.
For vintage lycra male leotards they can be difficult to obtain, mainly due to the fact that they were around int he 1970’s and 1980’s, but there were more women’s leotards made.
However with some shopping around on www.etsy.com or a quick search of www.ebay.com, you can pick up a good quality leotard which will keep your workouts interesting.
The problem with male leotards is that they have such low demand for funky wayout colours that manufacturers only put out blacks, blues and browns. See below.
When you compare the range and type of leotards for women, its a good thing that leotards can be unisex and can be worn by men, women and children. There is a slight difference between male and female leotards, being the additional fabric in the front pouch area. However, if you are wearing lycra shorts or gym shorts over them, no one is none the wiser.
First off is shipping- it took forever. They say to expect 4-6 weeks for construction and shipping but it was more like 8. Then, after all I paid they shipped it in one of those plastic bag mailers and it was just stuffed into a plastic bag with my name, the colors, size, and style number printed on it. I was so happy when I ripped open the package but after thinking about it I was pretty miffed. This leo was more than a hundred dollars, and they couldn’t even be bothered to fold it? So it arrived wrinkled and if it was handled roughly at all it could have been seriously damaged in shipping and I would have had to wait another two months for a replacement. I don’t think it would kill them to spring for a box…
I’ve recently met Chris from Chris Aerobics, a low impact exercise site aimed to help people get fit and fun with the 1980’s inspired leotard and unitard fashion.
Chris likes to lose it in lycra and we have worked out together recently.
I wanted to showcase some of Chris’s passion for the 1970’s and 1980’s fitness and his love of male leotards.
I caught up with Chris and asked him how he got into leotards…”Leotards were pretty normal back in the 1980’s, when I was young I would often see men and women in Leotards working out”
I was originally born in New York City in the early 80’s and growing up as a little boy in the 80’s, I got fascinated with people doing aerobics whilst wearing leotards and etc.! Boy I was hooked on it and got addicted that I put on my little leotard and started doing aerobics when I was a toddler! And I still do aerobics today, of course I usually will wear my leotards, leg warmers, etc., which is my selling point of ChrisAerobics! 😉 Of course I’ll wear modern workout clothes too, but not as often!
All that pulsating synthesized music and both men and ladies of all ages, kids included wearing leotards and dancing and pumping iron attracted me to this craze that became a passion of mine which I will keep for life! And believe me, ChrisAerobics will have all of that good stuff! ChrisAerobics is a real blast from the past, along with a sweet and lifelong trip down memory lane!
It was my dream ever since growing up as a kid then to teach aerobics like many of my role models and a few years back, I finally started doing just that! I put out my first video on YouTube and people love it! Heck I get some faithful ChrisAerobics doers!!! 🙂 YAY! 😀
I hope to teach actual aerobics classes in person soon!!! With exciting music and fun exercises that everybody of all ages can do, you’ll fall in love with ChrisAerobics!
I always teach with a very caring, friendly, and enthusiastic personality that is sure to make for an exciting workout! I hope you enjoy ChrisAerobics for life! Thank you and bless you always!
Chris Kennedy – Chrisaerobics.com
You will see that Chris has an assortment of male unitards, unisex bodysuits, unisex leotards and male lycra workout gear.
If you are male or female and want to work out with Chris Aerobics you can check out his video trailer or get in contact with Chris below: