If you've been on the lookout lately for some new training gear, you have probably noticed there's a lot more to choose from than just a comfy pair of trackies.
Compression sportswear - including tight-fitting leggings, shorts and even shirts - which was once the realm of professional athletes is now clothing the frames of we regulars.
SKINS WA manager Matthew Adams says compression gear is becoming a popular everyday sportswear choice.
"Generally, anyone participating in a form of exercise will wear them now," he says.
"The range is spread across your elite athletes, all the way down to your young schoolkids playing their first game of sport."
Some elite athletes claim the garments allow better movement, better blood flow (allowing greater performance) and also aid in recovery by reducing lactate build-up.
These glowing accolades have led some to believe compression gear may even accelerate calorie burn.
So if you're exercising to lose weight - are compression garments the answer to melt away the kilos faster?
The short answer is no, says Ben Green, biomechanics consultant at The Running Centre.
"If you are doing the same exercise, with or without compression gear, it is not going to make a difference to weight loss," he says. "However, I think if wearing them makes you more comfortable and gets you out doing more exercise than you would have without compression gear then it is worth it."
Amanda Clark, owner and head trainer at She's a Knockout Mobile Personal Training for Women, says about 35 per cent of her clients wear compression sports gear but these are usually distance runners, not people wearing them for weight-loss purposes.
"Compression gear is a tool, like an ice bath or recovery shake," she says. "If a client was struggling to recover from training sessions I may suggest compression gear, in addition to other measures, to help their muscles recover quicker.
"In my opinion wearing compression sports gear does not increase weight loss," Ms Clark says.
"Their best use is probably in preventing excessive soreness and muscle damage from hard training sessions.
"Could less muscle soreness increase a client's potential to train harder and burn more calories? Perhaps."
She advises people wanting to lose weight to eat fresh foods, lean protein, healthy fats and limit sugar and processed foods.