Work It

  Whether it’s a pretzel-like pose peppered with “om” or a long lakefront run, Linda Kessler, owner of Transformation Room, knows what to wear to maximize your fitness routine. One of her must-haves: fitted cropped pants. “They’re a great way to work out with confidence, without fear of a wardrobe malfunction,” she says. Kessler (left) demonstrates this with style – and perfect form. Bare access arc 2 running shoes by Merrell, $90 at In Step (Third Ward). Sports bra in yellow and blue by Calvin Klein, $24.98 at Macy’s. Endurance capri in black by Lucy, $69 at Mode. Bang buster headband, $14 at Lululemon.  Bare…

 

Whether it’s a pretzel-like pose peppered with “om” or a long lakefront run, Linda Kessler, owner of Transformation Room, knows what to wear to maximize your fitness routine. One of her must-haves: fitted cropped pants. “They’re a great way to work out with confidence, without fear of a wardrobe malfunction,” she says. Kessler (left) demonstrates this with style – and perfect form.

Bare access arc 2 running shoes by Merrell, $90 at In Step (Third Ward). Sports bra in yellow and blue by Calvin Klein, $24.98 at Macy’s. Endurance capri in black by Lucy, $69 at Mode. Bang buster headband, $14 at Lululemon. 

Bare Necessities

The must-have accessories for any sweat session.

 
 Sweatshirt in orange by Marc New York by Andrew Marc, $24.99 at Boston Store. Vixen sports bra in ocean by Moving Comfort, $36 at In Step (Third Ward). Vinyasa to Vino bag in pink, $128 at Lululemon.  Glass water bottle by Lifefactory, $22.99 at Outpost Natural Foods (Shorewood).
Fitbuds in coral, $29.99 at Koss.com.
Forerunner watch in green by Garmin, $129.99 at Performance Running Outfitters (Brookfield).

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.