Fitness Fridays: Between Class Baller

Fitness Fridays: Between Class Baller

What’s a better way to kill time between classes then getting in a quick game of basketball? Work up a sweat in style with gear made for the Between Class Baller.

 

 American Eagle Outfitters AEO Performance Between Class Baller

Go from class to the basketball court in style.

 

Get the look:

AEO Performance Workout Short

AEO Performance V-Neck T-Shirt

AEO Performance Mock Neck Shirt

AEO Performance New Balance Performance Sneaker

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Fitness Fridays: Coffee Break Athlete

Fitness Fridays: Coffee Break Athlete

Fridays are always a busy day – from class to work to hanging out with your friends, how are you supposed to fit in a work out? Stay stylish in class with a pair of colorful crops paired with your sneakers to dash to the gym just in time for yoga.

 

 American Eagle Outfitters AEO Performance

Coffee Break Athlete

 

Get the look:

AEO Performance Crop Pant

AEO Performance Full Zip Hoodie (similar)

New Balance 792 Sneaker

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Fitness Fridays: Lunchtime Lifter

Fitness Fridays: Lunchtime Lifter

Some days the only time you can find to work out is on your lunch break. Check out our AEO Performance look perfect for the lunchtime lifter and tell us how you’re staying active this weekend in the comments.

 

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Get in and out of the gym in style with AEO Performance

 

Get the look:

AEO Performance Track Pant

AEO Performance Muscle T-Shirt

New Balance Performance Sneaker

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Fitness Fridays: Midnight Trainer

Fitness Fridays: Midnight Trainer
We know you can’t always get to the gym at a reasonable hour… and it happens to be just a little less packed at midnight! Check out our favorite pieces that can take you from the library to the gym in style.

American Eagle Outfitters AEO Performance Midnight Trainer

AEO Performance pieces perfect for your training session.

 

Get the look:

AEO Performance Full-Zip Hoodie

AEO Performance Crew T-Shirt

AEO Performance Workout Short

New Balance Performance Sneaker

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Fitness Fridays: Study Break Spinner

Fitness Fridays: Study Break Spinner

In honor of our AEO Performance launch, we asked a few of our fitness-obsessed Home Office Associates to choose pieces from the new collection that they rock before, during, and after their workouts. We asked AEO copywriter and resident bike enthusiast Grace M. to tell us how AEO Performance fits how she lives her life.

 

American Eagle Outfitters AEO Performance Study Break Spinner

AEO Performance: Study Break Spinner

 

Get the look:

AEO Performance Mesh Peplum Tank

AEO Performance 2-in-1 Tank

AEO Performance Braided Bra

AEO Performance Midi Short

New Balance 792 Sneaker

What are your favorite pieces from the AEO Performance line?

This midi short is a must-have for warm-weather rides and indoor spin classes! Plus, they’re great for wearing under a skirt or dress if I’m heading out on a bike date with my boyfriend. For more serious rides, I love the support of the two piece tank and the multi-tone straps on the Braided Bra make it perfect for layering under tanks. This peplum in particular is an incredible combination of form and function. The moisture-wicking mesh is designed in a pretty lace pattern and the paneling helps keep everything in place when you’re on the move.

How did you decide to start biking?

I got my first bike for my 3rd birthday and have been in love ever since.  I took up completing triathlons in college and started riding competitively, eventually joining the cycling club at my alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh. I don’t race anymore, but I still ride every day, commuting to work and adventuring all over the city.

 

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Grace getting ready to go for a bike ride.

 

What tips would you give people who are thinking about starting a biking routine or going to a spin class?

Don’t wait any longer! Spin classes are a great way to get comfortable on a bike if you’re not ready to hit the streets just yet, and the community feel of working out with other spinners is super motivating. If you’re ready to get outside,  just make sure you’re geared up with a helmet and lights and know your routes. Biking is way more fun when you feel confident and safe.

What songs do you love to hear at spin class?

I’m actually pretty into pop on the bike! That tends to be what most spin instructors lean towards so it’s what I associate with spinning.

 

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Grace’s bike at Niagara Falls.

 

How do you stay motivated to stay fit with biking/spinning?

Biking is such a super fun, easy way to stay in shape. When you’re exploring the city or heading out to dinner with friends, even beating all the rush-hour traffic home from work, you’re definitely not thinking about working out. Which is awesome. Plus, the cycling community in most places is very inviting and you tend to meet some really interesting people when you ride bikes.

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Fitness Fridays: Weekend Yogi

Fitness Fridays: Weekend Yogi

In honor of our AEO Performance launch, we asked a few of our fitness-obsessed Home Office Associates to choose pieces from the new collection that they rock before, during, and after their workouts.

We asked AEO web designer and resident yoga teacher Catherine G. to tell us how AEO Performance fits how she lives her life (and teaches her yoga classes!).

 

American Eagle Outfitters Weekend Yogi Fitness Friday

Headed to yoga this weekend? Wear our favorite AEO Performance pieces perfect for the studio.

n honor of our AEO Performance launch we asked a few of our fitness-obsessed Home Office Associates to choose pieces from the new collection that they rock before, during, and after their workouts. – See more at: http://www.ae.com/blog/#sthash.n9UdRYQQ.dpuf

 

Get the look:

AEO Performance Ruffleback Tank

AEO Performance Crossback Bra

AEO Performance Legging

New Balance 792 Sneaker

 

What are your favorite pieces from the AEO Performance line?

I love the AEO Performance Ruffleback Tank. It comes in so many great colors and the details are so pretty and feminine. It’s a serious upgrade on the plain workout tank and shows off our crossback bras. Our leggings are so comfy and look really cute paired with the New Balance 792 Sneaker for the walk to the studio.The AEO Performance Mesh Peplum Tank & AEO Performance Striped Crop Pant are my other two favorites. I get tons of compliments every time I wear them to my studio.

 

How did you decide to start doing yoga?

I started practicing right after college because I’d done it in high school on a VHS, liked it, and needed to stay in shape as an “adult”. I lucked out and found the best studio ever with amazing teachers in Pittsburgh. I haven’t stopped going for the last four years. Now I teach for that studio, assist their teacher training program and throw a glow in the dark yoga party every few months with tons of neon and black lights. Doing yoga has become more of a lifestyle for me and less of a means to stay fit.

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Catherine teaching her glow in the dark yoga class.

 

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Catherine practicing yoga.

What tips would you give people who are thinking about starting yoga or are new yogis?

I have a few pieces of advice:

  1. Be open-minded (and don’t make excuses). No one cares if you’re flexible or not or if you om off-key. It’s all about coming together and creating positive energy.
  2. Everyone’s first time is nerve-racking. Give yourself props for trying something new and don’t worry if you don’t know all the poses right away.
  3. Try a few studios. Not all yoga studios are the same. Try a few places with different styles and see what fits you best.

 

Some of the classes you teach feature great playlists. How do you choose the perfect music for a yoga class?

I love teaching to unexpected music. A lot of yoga classes are set to music you’d expect for yoga, but I try to just play whatever I’m currently loving because my students end up loving it too. I play a wide range: from electronic dance to chill instrumentals to well-known favorites from the radio. Check out my Spotify playlist of favorite yoga songs for your own practice.

 

How do you stay motivated to keep fit as a yogi?

Since I do heated power yoga, I get everything I need in a workout in 75 minutes. The practice doesn’t get boring because I’m always learning new poses and tricks to keep it interesting. I’ve even tried aerial and paddle board yoga. The challenge is finding the time to get to my mat, but I’m motivated because if I haven’t practiced in a few days, I feel the consequences in my mental clarity and energy level. I need it.

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