Latest work-out gear fashions

April 13, 2011 10:24:25 AM PDT
Needing motivation to work-out is often the hardest part. But when dressed in the latest and cutest work-out wear, that motivation becomes a little easier. Still not convinced? Working-out with friends and having fun makes any type of exercise fly by.

Meaghan Murphy, the fashion director of SELF magazine, points out this season's hottest trends in work-out wear, and talks about SELF's upcoming health, fitness, and wellness expo in Butler Field.

Clothing descriptions:


Tonic Lifestyle Apparel Sports Bra, $56 at
Athleta Tee, $39 at
Puma Soccer Capris, $40 at
SweatyBands, $15 (in various colors) at
New Balance sneakers, $90


Champion 360 Sports Bra
PUMA Complete Run Top, $45
Nike Jacket, $100 at
Brooks Shorts, $44 at
Puma Faas Sneakers, $80


Lucy Training Tank, $28 at lucy stores
Lucy Hatha Legging Capri, $48 at lucy stores
Splits 59 Cardigan, $108 at
Reebok Easytone Sneakers, $99 at
Ellington gym bag, $99 at


Zobha V Neck Tee: $58.00 at
Zobha Essential Short: $68.00 at
Zobha Essential Pant: $98.00 at
Asics sneakers; $100 at

SELF Magazine "Workout In the Park"
May 21st
Tickets: $20
To register:


Leading outdoor festival for fitness, wellness and fun inspires healthy, happy lifestyles with high-energy exercises, fashion tips, beauty makeovers, and great giveaways. Proceeds benefit women's health charities.

SELF Magazine invites women across the country to sculpt sexy bodies, look beautiful and feel their very best by taking part in the renowned outdoor health, fitness, and wellness festival this spring. Workout in the Park encourages women of all ages to join the fun with a transformative total-body experience that brings the pages of SELF to life and puts attendees in the center of the action with a day of invigorating exercise, beauty consultations, style savvy, nutritional know-how, and exclusive freebies and giveaways.

Last year, more than 12,000 people participated in the Workout in the Park series, reaffirming SELF's mission to motivate and inspire women to discover their best selves. In a continued effort to improve women's well-being, with a focus on fitness, Workout in the Park returns for its 18th consecutive year to teach, train, and tone with talent that inspires and techniques that work. The Workout in the Park 2011 roster includes 17 dynamic classes featuring top instruction from innovative fitness leader, Crunch. Attendees can stretch and strengthen their way into svelte shape with traditional classes such as Retro-Robics, Beach Body and Masala Bhangra and try out new, unique fitness experiences, including:

  • LaBlast
  • -Inspired by Dancing with the Stars, this cardio fat-burning dance class involves various ballroom dance genres. A combination of exhilarating body movements and creative routines that will leave you in a sweat!
  • Glee
  • -Learn songs and dances from the show! Move over Rachel and Finn, because you're the star in this class: dancing, singing, and feeling the burn.
  • Kama Strength
  • -i.e. Kama sutra fitness! Strengthens muscles externally and internally and boosts your libido!
  • Reebok Toning Zone
  • -Participants will perform unique total-body exercises inspired by Reebok EasyTone shoes, one of today's biggest fitness trends.

    In addition to top training, participants can take advantage of free product samples, sweepstakes, and much, much more. And for some serious beauty pampering, attendees will stop by one of Garnier's tents to help skin defy gravity with a mini-facial by Garnier Skin; win fabulous prizes and free samples from Garnier Fructis; and consult a Garnier Herbashine hair-color expert.

    Log on to to buy tickets beginning . When you buy a ticket, you'll receive a one-year (12 issues) subscription to SELF (a $10 value).

  • WHAT: SELF Magazine Workout in the Park
  • WHERE: Chicago (Butler Field, Grant Park): May 21, 2011
  • WHEN: 11:00 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m., rain or shine
  • HOW: Tickets for SELF magazine Workout in the Park are $20 and can be purchased in advance of the event at, beginning on March 15, 2011.

    SELF magazine Workout in the Park 2011 is sponsored by Asclera, ASICS®, Athleta, Calvin Klein Fragrance, Garnier, Jockey, lucy®, Nivea, Puma, Reebok and more. Workouts provided by Crunch. Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Cancer and Careers will once again serve as Workout in the Park charitable partners. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is an organization that supports breast cancer research, and Cosmetic Executive Women's Cancer and Careers is a resource for working women with cancer. These organizations will receive a portion of the proceeds from Workout in the Park 2011 ticket sales. Additionally, SELF has partnered with The Conservation Fund to neutralize the carbon footprint that will result from energy use and transportation to and from Workout in the Park events.

    About SELF

    Currently nominated for an ASME National Magazine Award for General Excellence in Digital Media, the SELF brand provides the content and tools to inspire a woman to take charge, to curate her life and to become her best SELF. SELF is the founder of the Pink Ribbon for breast cancer awareness and a National Magazine Award winner for excellence in journalistic achievement in print and online. SELF's total print audience grew 14 percent in 2010 to 6.6 million readers. January 2011 was's biggest traffic month ever, receiving 2.6 million unique visitors and 20.5 million page views. SELF is published by Condé Nast, the world leader in exceptional content creation.