5 Outdoor Workouts

Bring on the sun and humidity because it’s finally summer! (YAY!) This summer is all about finding what makes you happy and healthy, and today’s CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls) post rounds up five of our favorite fun outdoor summer workouts. So throw on your favorite gear, gather your friends and get movin’!


Find your inner mountain girl and head out to your local park. Parks across the U.S. have trails that vary in length and difficulty, so find a course that matches your fitness level. When you go, make sure to pack the necessary gear for the amount of time you plan to spend hiking, including snacks, sunscreen and most importantly, water.

Paddle Boarding 

you’re looking for a workout to tone your entire body, including your abs, this is the one for you. Stand-up paddle boarding requires you to use a combination of balance and strength. Core muscles are in constant use to maintain your balance, and leg and arm muscles are used to propel yourself forward. It’s low impact, but it’ll torch hundreds of calories per hour. Don’t worry if you’ve never boarded before. Classes are often offered at different levels to ensure that everyone is comfortable and safe on his or her board.

5K, 10K, ANY-K Run

Summer is the time that runners come out to play. Yes, many runners prefer cooler spring and fall months, but summer is when fun runs are at their height. Not all races have to be done for PRs (personal records), and in the warmer summer months, expecting to beat your previous mile times during every race would be silly. It’s sometimes just too hot. Challenge yourself to let go of the technical details and enjoy a fun run!

5 Outdoor Workouts

Outdoor Yoga, Pilates, Barre

Discover your “om” in nature. Yoga, pilates and barre studios love to take advantage of the great weather by hosting classes in local parks or—if you’re lucky—beaches. You’d be surprised what a little sunrise yoga can do to start your day!

5 Outdoor Workouts


You’ve done indoor spinning classes. You’ve gone on scenic bike rides. Now it’s time to kick it up a notch. Grab your bike and a group of friends and head out for a fun, sweaty day in the sun. Pick a trail near you or plan a route prior to leaving, so you know exactly how far you plan to be riding that day and pack fuel (water, snacks, etc.) accordingly.

Do you have a trail that you love or a favorite outdoor program in your city? Share it with us! We’re always looking for new workouts, and with more than 5,000 CHAARG girls around the country, you may just help a girl find her new favorite workout spot.


We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


Grace Murray is a CHAARG blogger from Kent State University. She divides her free time between CrossFit and running, and plans to tackle her first marathon this fall. When she’s not studying or exercising, she’s eating enough carrots and peanut butter to feed four out of New York’s five boroughs.

5 Outdoor Workouts

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How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Anything with Studs

Our Tomgirl Jean is a new take on casual cool. With its low rise and relaxed fit, you’ll love this laid back denim feel. Whether you dress it up or dress it down, the Tomgirl will be your new go-to jean.

Jess from Anything with Studs pairs her favorite Tomgirl Jean with a menswear inspired shirt for the ultimate summer look.

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Anything with Studs

Meet Jess:
Jess Zanotti is a Los Angeles based stylist and blogger. She is inspired by crossing boundaries and borders, and the people and cultures she encounters when doing so.

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Anything with Studs

What Inspired Jess’s Look:
“These tomgirl jeans are lightweight for summer with a great fit and are versatile enough to go with any style type. I chose to go a little tomboy-ish with this look, pairing them with a menswear inspired shirt, keeping it all white for summer and contrasting the white with minimal/sleek black accessories and some retro-cool sunnies to add some flare!”

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Anything with Studs

Get Jessica’s Look: Tomgirl Jean | Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt (Similar) | Oversized Sunglasses (Similar) | Strappy Cutout Bootie (Similar)

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Anything with Studs

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How to Wear the Jogger with Evan Miner

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we love the Jogger. With a relaxed fit, drawstring waist and cuffed bottom, this is where style and comfort come together.

Our friend Evan Miner pairs his Jogger Pant with a basic tee and denim jacket for a comfortable, yet styled look.


How to Wear the Jogger with Evan Miner

Meet Evan:
“Hey Guys! I’m Evan Miner, your everyday men’s hair and fashion enthusiast. I’m an aspiring model and in school studying marketing and social media. I believe fashion is one of the largest and most important outlets as an individual. In my spare time, I like to explore the coolest and most hidden spots around the city of Philadelphia.”

How to Wear the Jogger with Evan Miner

What Inspired Evan’s Look:
“One of the reasons I love the jogger so much is because they make you look super stylish all while keeping you incredibly comfortable. That’s why I paired them with my favorite scoop neck tee and denim jacket., fashion made simple.”

How to Wear the Jogger with Evan Miner

Get Evan’s Look: Jogger Pant | Striped Pocket T-Shirt (Similar) | Vintage Denim Jacket (Similar) | Canvas Sneaker (Similar)

How to Wear the Jogger with Evan Miner

How to Wear the Jogger with Evan MinerShow us how you style the Jogger Pant with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Summer Looks

From Teen Vogue to pop-up shops in NYC, we’ve been seeing AEO all over the place! Check out this week’s edition of As Seen In for #AEOSTYLE you need now.

20150601_magazine_blog_prShop the look: 
Teen Vogue: AEO Turtle Neck (similar) | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Elle: Quilted Denim Bomer (similar) | Flower Crown
Dont Ask Why: Pop-up Shop
Hanna Bronfman: Hi-Rise Festival Shortie


Shop the look:
Life & Style: Printed Corset Dress
OK! Magazine: Hi-Rise Festival Shorite

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below.

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: June Edition

From Hi-Rise festival shorties to Soft & Sexy tanks, we’ve spotted some seriously awesome #AEOSTYLE. Check out the regrams below and be sure to tag us on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on the blog!

Shop the look:
Short Sleeve Button Down

Shop the look:
Big Mouth Pink Flamingo Pool Float 

Shop the look:
Soft & Sexy Button Front Tank

Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties

Shop the look:
Light Destroyed Denim Jacket

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How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

The Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom is going to be your new best friend. With it’s full coverage, foldover waistband you’ll be ready to hit the beach (or pool!) with total confidence. Mix and match with your favorite Swim Tops to create the perfect set.

Jess from The Golden Girl blog grabbed her favorite Holly Bikini Top and Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom and hit the pool with beach ball in tow!

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

Meet Jess:
Jess is the Founder & Editor of The Golden Girl, a life and style blog based in Chicago. She loves red lipstick and French Bulldogs, and when she’s not blogging, she can be found at the closest Dim Sum establishment or exploring the city with her Canon in tow.
How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

What Inspired Jess’s Look:
“For my look, I wanted to finally try out the high wasted bathing suit trend. It’s so flattering on a variety of body types and I love that it’s a bikini with a modest take. In my wardrobe, I really try to focus on items that can be worn several different ways, and this bathing suit is no different. It’s about as versatile as they come! ”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

“The adjustable bottoms are a perfect high waist fit, but you can adjust them to mid waist, or roll them down to a bikini cut! I have to say, they might be the most comfortable bathing suit bottoms I’ve ever worn!”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

“I often have a hard time finding a bikini top that fits correctly. (Don’t you just love when that happens?) So this top was ideal because of the adjustable tie back, cups for the right amount of support, and the removable halter straps. I’m going to be living in this all summer along with these mirrored sunnies (which look expensive, but will only set you back a few bucks!) To top it all off, this adorable striped wrap is the perfect compliment– it doubles as both a cover up and a blanket to sit on!”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

Get Jess’s Look: Holly Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom | Floppy Hat | AEO Aqua Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom

Show us your favorite Aerie Swim with #AerieREAL or #AerieSWIM on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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