I had good luck with my other thread so I thought I'd try again. After years of a walking fitness regimen, I'm back at the gym. I was a gym regular a few years ago and at that time, almost all the women wore shorts while working out. I was quite surprised to see very few women wearing shorts this time around. A number wear capris, but a surprising number wear pants. Is this a fashion change, or is there a reason why wearing pants is better for a workout? My first thought is that you would get too hot, but then again, perhaps that is the point??? Being the fashionista I am, I went out a bought some black workout pants, but I'm not sure I'll be as comfortable working out in them. I'm in Southern California, so it's not as though there are climate issues. Any thoughts??? Thanks. PS: Although there are some exceptions, the men seem to be primarily sticking to shorts -- at least at my gym.