Gabrielle Union Broke a Sweat *and* Stayed Dry In These Cult-Favorite Workout Shorts

The L.A.'s Finest actress is one of many celebs to wear Outdoor Voices to the gym.

Gabrielle Union attends Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2019 at Barker Hangar on July 11, 2019 in Santa Monica, California
Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Staff/Getty Images

Gabrielle Union is a force to be reckoned with in the gym. Not only does she train like a beast, she somehow manages to look stylish while she sweats. Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's the Outdoor Voices TechSweat Shorts she wears during her workouts. Either way, one thing is clear: When Union does assisted pull-ups, she makes them fashionable.

ICYDK, Outdoor Voices has become a cult-favorite brand of the stars, and Union is no exception. In a recent video uploaded to Outdoor Voices' Instagram page, the L.A.'s Finest actress can be seen rocking a pair of OV's TechSweat Shorts during a sweaty upper-body workout. The consensus in the comments section: Add these to your cart ASAP.

"Ummm I want," one user wrote. "I can't wait to hit the trails in mine!" commented another. (

Union's shorts are part of Outdoor Voices' TechSweat collection, which is exclusive to the brand and features shorts, leggings, sports bras, and tops. The material is cool-to-touch, molds to your unique body shape, and stays dry through the sweatiest of workouts.

But the thing that really sets Outdoor Voices apart from other athleticwear brands is that the OV team is on a mission: to create workout clothes that cater to every body, regardless of shape or size. The brand strives to represent real bodies in its advertisements and campaigns—a detail that Riverdale actress, Camila Mendes, recently applauded in her Instagram Stories. (

"So many activewear brands only hire models with flat stomachs, or they edit the photos so there is no visible roundness in the belly area," Mendes wrote alongside a screenshot of a model with a heart drawn around the woman's stomach. "I really admire Outdoor Voices for hiring models with curves, and for keeping their curves intact and on display," she continued in a second story.

Mendes and Union are two among many celebs who love all things Outdoor Voices, including Hailey Bieber, Sophie Turner, Sophia Bush, and Alessandra Ambrosio. Even Lena Dunham has given a shoutout to the brand on social media to thank them for the motivation to start running.

"@jennikonner is directing the season finale of Girls and decided that as Hannah evolved so would her run, so she got me a training session with Matt Wilpers from Mile High Run Club. Within an hour I had a different relationship to this formerly torturous activity," Dunham captioned her Instagram photo. "I felt strong, swift and proud. I'm not about to embrace that triathlon life but it's a true joy to continue getting more connected to my body and its powers. (Extra motivation provided by @manrepeller for @outdoorvoices.)"

Bottom line: Working out is meant to make you feel good about your body, and the clothes you wear to the gym should do the same. Outdoor Voices' TechSweat Shorts are available for $65 at

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