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Would You Wear Spanx to the Gym?

Its hard enough to do this on top of remembering to suck it in. (Photo courtesy of Alexa Miller)

It's hard enough to do this on top of remembering to suck it in! (Photo by Alexa Miller)

It must be symbolic that a day after I decide to throw away all my shapewear I stumble upon this Huffington Post article getting quite a bit of buzz on the Web.

Spanx just launched a new line of activewear for women to wear at the gym. The line ranges from $68 to $118 and includes both tanks and pants to help flatten your belly and make you appear slightly slimmer.

As someone who used to frequently sport a pair of Spanx for any major wedding, cocktail party, and even sometimes to work (I'm not sure why I felt the need to sit in tight spandex for eight hours, but I did), I can't imagine trying to exercise in anything that isn't a baggy t-shirt and shorts. But then again, for anyone who has ever been slightly self conscious at the gym, perhaps this line is just the little confident boost needed to step it up on the treadmill without glaring at the girl next to you.

So tell us: What do you think about Spanx activewear? Good idea, or totally unnecessary? Post your thoughts below.