8.11.2012

Product Review & Giveaway: Viva Hot Pants

About a month ago, I received a pair of Hot Pants Viva from Zaggorra in the mail to review. 


According to the website and the little user manual I received with the pants, these pants make women lose weight 4x faster when they exercise in these pants. This is because Hot Pants contain Celu-Lite technology, which uses your natural body heat to generate results. 

A study done at Brighton University found that these pants raised core body temperature (after exercising for 30 minutes) by 18%, increase energy expenditure by 7% during exercise, and calorie burn increases by 26% in the hour after exercising. Naturally, the more calories you burn, the quicker you will lose weight! 


I was excited to try these pants, mainly because of the above statements and the bright colors they come in: pink, blue, orange, green, and yellow. I received the yellow pants. The yellow color wasn't quite as bright as the picture online makes it out to be - I expected a lot brighter - and I'm not sure if I would ever wear these to the gym because of their color. If they had been blue or something a little more neutral, definitely. 

The first thing I noticed about these pants is that they fit very snuggly. This is how they are supposed to fit. The next thing I noticed was that the pants make a swishy sound when you walk around in them, which can be kind of obnoxious if you are at the gym. However, in the comfort of your own home (which is where I wear them), it doesn't really matter. They also make exercising a heck of a lot harder. I did a Jillian Michaels workout with these pants on and then did the same workout later in shorts, and let me tell you - so much easier in the shorts! My guess is that this is from the Celu-Lite fabric lining, and this is why you burn more calories when you work out. The pants add more resistance to your workout, which makes your workout harder, which in turn makes you burn more calories from working harder. 

The question remains: do they actually make you lose weight faster? I took the Hot Pants "2 Week Challenge" - wear the pants when you workout for two weeks and see what happens. So I did just that. No fancy workouts or longer workouts - just what I would have done anyways. I did mostly Jillian Michael's DVDs during this time. 

The result? I lost 5 pounds in those two weeks. So I guess they do work! 

GIVEAWAY TIME!

The people at Zaggora have offered to giveaway three pairs of their Hot Pants Viva. How awesome is that?! That means three lucky winners will win a pair! What color do you want? Here's how to enter - just a leave a separate comment for each entry. 

1. Tell me why you want to try these pants and what color you would prefer to win.
2. Subscribe to Passing Daisies by email (3 entries)
3. Follow me on GFC or Blogger 
4. Tweet about this giveaway, include a link, and tag @cityxlights13

Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 15th at 11:59PM EST. Giveaway open to readers anywhere in the world.

Much love, 

43 comments:

  1. wow it sounds like they really worked for you! that's awesome! you go girl:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd love 'em because they're well-designed and that pink with orange trim is supercool!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like the green pants with darker green trim! seriously my favorite color!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel/status/234681909186269185

    ReplyDelete
  5. i love the idea of adding extra resistance, you get more done in a shorter workout time which is great! and i would love the blue!

    ReplyDelete
  6. i subscribe to passing daisies (1)

    ReplyDelete
  7. i subscribe to passing daisies (2)

    ReplyDelete
  8. i subscribe to passing daisies (3)

    ReplyDelete
  9. i tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/mk10333/status/234706888036597760

    by the way congrats on the five pound weight loss! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I would love to try these get extra sweat out of my day! and Black for sure.
    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  11. follow gfc Teh Doll
    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  12. If they had nothing else going for them, i would want these pants for their amazing bright colors! Haha the other benefits are great too - congrats on the 5 pounds; it sounds like youre working super hard which is so awesome. I think id go for the blue! Either that or the pink...i love them both! Thanks for such a cool review and giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Subscribe numbah 1! (Hope.kabel@yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Jill Hartley8/13/12, 10:16 AM

    Hi! I would love to use them to get back on Fitness track after our move to North Carolina. I need it terribly! I would love them in any color... pink.. blue.. black.. anything!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Jill Hartley8/13/12, 10:16 AM

    I currently subscribe to the blog-- and love it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Jill Hartley8/13/12, 10:18 AM

    I tweeted!

    ReplyDelete
  17. The yellow ones you have pictures look fantastic! And I love the bright color!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I would love the orange or blue ones. They would be perfect for my runs

    ReplyDelete
  19. x1 I Subscribe to Passing Daisies by email

    ninajanke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. x2 I Subscribe to Passing Daisies by email

    ninajanke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. x3 I Subscribe to Passing Daisies by email

    ninajanke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. https://twitter.com/tweetyscute/status/235432390703579137

    ReplyDelete
  23. I've heard great things about them and would love to have either the Green or Pink one :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Subscribed via email : Liquiddemize@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Following on GFC Grace Lavender

    ReplyDelete
  26. Tweeted :)
    https://twitter.com/Novasilence/status/235895753950773250

    ReplyDelete
  27. i love that necklace! i love the delicate detail! gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete