Athleisure is all the hype these days.

But, the biggest challenge is the selection of a specific brand that fits all of your requirements.

That’s why you need to do a lot of research to decide.

The thing about activewear is that there are numerous brands out there, and all of them offer varying price tags while claiming to be the best.

This is what causes even more confusion.

Since market trends continue changing, many new names keep coming up, some of which have amassed an enormous following.

One of such names that I will talk about today is Gymshark.

While the brand enjoys stark admiration among its users, several speculations about its sizing have been made.

Some say that it runs small, while others say it runs big.

So, what’s the truth?

I am going to uncover everything here. I have done some mad research on this brand to bring you nothing but the truth.

So, let’s begin!

Gymshark Overview

As mentioned above, Gymshark is a sportswear brand established in the UK only a decade back in 2012.

The brand doesn’t have any physical stores and operates virtually.

As astonishing as it may sound, the brand was the idea of a nineteen-year-old boy, Ben Francis, who used to work as a pizza delivery guy.

However, he wasn’t alone in this adventure.

A few friends also joined in, and together they gave birth to Gymshark inside the garage of Ben’s mom

Little did they know that soon this brand would turn into a sensation! Since its inception, the brand has joined the list of the fastest expanding businesses globally.

If you are a social media person, you definitely would have come across it.

With more than 5 million Instagram followers, Gymshark heavily promotes its products through influencer marketing and other related means.

The company also collaborates with big names from the entertainment industry, including athletes and fashion icons, to further strengthen its image among its followers.

In 2017, the brand also introduced a trademarked moisture-wicking technology called DRY. This technology transfers the sweat from your skin toward to outer layer of the fabric.

Not only does it keep you moisture and stink-free, but it also shields your skin from getting grazed during heavy workouts.

Right now, Gymshark is considered to be the best brand for fitness leggings. In addition, it offers a complete range of gym apparel and accessories, including socks, exercise gear, and more, at very reasonable prices.

Does Gymshark run Small?

I have noticed that many athleisure brands come with clothing that is usually too tight or uncomfortable. Gladly, this is not the case with Gymshark at all.

Unlike other fitness wear brands, Gymshark’s clothes are pretty comfortable, and most are true to size.

Now, before you get judgmental about why not every product is true to size, let me tell you that there is a tiny margin for this variation in every brand, even the high-end ones.

The primary reason behind that is not sizing inconsistency but the difference in styles of the products. Some products are designed to feel tighter, even if you have picked the correct size.

So, to answer the question, Gymshark’s clothes DO NOT run small, except maybe for a few articles.

What Size am I on Gymshark?

The great thing about this brand is its inclusivity in sizing. The brand offers a wide range of sizes from XS to XL.

This may not sound like a very inclusive range, but their sizes are bigger than other brands. For example, their XL is equal to Lululemon’s XXL. So, you can do the math.

To figure out your size on Gymshark, firstly, you need to look at their sizing chart. Since the brand strives hard to remain true to size, the chart usually does it for most people.

However, as I said above, the sizes can vary for some styles. But, for the most part, you will fit into your own size.

A few designs that are 100% true to size include Gymshark’s amplify leggings, seamless leggings, bold t-shirt, dreamy leggings, and crest shorts.

All these products are highly flexible and stretchy and offer comfort that enables you to carry out any physical activity without fear of tearing them up.

Should I size up for Gymshark?

Although you don’t actually need to go a size up for Gymshark’s clothing if you want some added comfort and reliability, here are a few products that would better fit you one size bigger.

  • EnergyLeggings

These seamless leggings are made of sturdy material to help you with your workout routines. The product offers extreme support and is actually true to size.

However, if you are not too sure about your size or you are in between two, then it’s better to go for the bigger one.

This slim-fitting tee, though true to size, is skinny-fitting. Being made of elastane, it has a notable stretch to it, but not everybody likes the idea of fabric being constantly in touch with the skin.

If you are also one of such people, I’d recommend getting a bigger size.

  • Flex Leggings

Flex leggings are the most popular product by the brand due to their extreme sturdiness. These pants are slightly high-rise, so they can give you a feeling of tightness.

They are true to size, but if you don’t appreciate the feeling of tightness, a bigger size would be ideal.

  • Texture Leggings

Since leggings tend to stretch over your skin, the textured designs won’t complement your body if you wear your actual size. Therefore, it’s always advisable to go one size up for textured leggings.


Gymshark isn’t just a famous social media brand. People love it because it truly delivers what it promises. Not every activewear can do that.

The products offered by the company are not only affordable, but they are also reliable, and the comfort level they provide is unparallel.

The nylon and polyester fabric blends are intricately sewn to withstand any form of vigorous physical training without getting damaged. What’s even better is that they carry a very stylish look.

Coming toward the size, yes, there can be a few irregularities sometimes, depending on your chosen style. But that’s a rare occurrence.

Personally, I would choose Gymshark’s trendy yet breathable, comfortable, and durable gymwear on any given day over any other brand.



Kristen Cavanaugh is a fashion author and blogger; she has been preparing fashion articles for different magazines over the years and apart from writing about contemporary fashion, Kristen also runs a clothing store that offers massive discounts on Name brands. She does agree that there is a big problem with how people dress, as people simply don’t know how to pair clothes to achieve the perfect look. According to Kristen putting on the right kinds of clothes will not only boost your confidence but will also enhance your personality, and for people to achieve the above they need information, the reason why she came up with the extensive and comprehensive excerpts on the different aspects as concerns fashion.