PHOTOS BY MARIA PONCE
“I was inspired to get into fitness because my family was not the healthiest,” says Chicago native April Sutton. “I was exposed to diseases [like diabetes] that could have been prevented with a healthier lifestyle. I changed my lifestyle habits [and it] turned into a passion.” Now, the 29-year-old is doing the same for others, offering one-on-one personal training and private meal prep services with a focus on muscle tone and body fat reduction through her company, Sutton Strong (Suttonstrong.com). On the side, she works as a stuntwoman — see if you can spot her on “Chicago P.D.” this fall, and check out her Instastories (@suttonstrong) for workout and diet tips.
On Walton: Shorts: Under Armour, $34.99, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan; Bloomingdales.com Sweatshirt: Nike, $85 Shoes: Nike, $110 Hat: adidas Originals, $26 All available: Nordstrom, 55 E Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com
On Sutton: Bra: Alala, $75, Shop @ Equinox, available nationwide; Equinox.com Shoes: Nike, $110, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com Gloves: Harbinger, $12 Shorts: Under Armour, $29.99 Both available: Fitness Formula Clubs, locations citywide; ffc.com
In his early 20s, Jeremy Walton got a job working the front desk at a gym in exchange for a free membership. Two months later, he had graduated to personal trainer and found his calling. Now, Walton is the co-director of training at Chicago-based Shred 415 and a lululemon and Fitbit Chicago ambassador. “The human body is very complex,” says Walton, 37. “[It’s] the tool that could help a person achieve the absolute best of themselves or the absolute worst.” Work out with Walton on the Riverwalk Aug. 12 (sign up for free at Fitbit.com/local), or check the Shred schedule to catch one of his classes ($28; Shred415.com).
On Walton, top left: Jacket: adidas Originals, $100 Top: adidas Originals, $35 Shorts: Nike Jordan, $70 Shoes: Nike, Similar $120-$140 All available: Nordstrom,
55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com
On Walton, top middle: Jacket: adidas Originals, $80, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan; Bloomingdales.com Pants: Nike, $60, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com Shoes: $99.97, Nike, 669 N. Michigan; Nike.com
On Sutton, top right: Jacket (around waist): Alo, $164, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan; Bloomingdales.com Top: Koral, similar $88 Bra: Alo, similar $60 Pants: Alo, $94 Shoes: Puma, $110 All available: Nordstrom, 55 E.Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com
Styling: Kimmi Ade, 10 Management
Hair and makeup: Jessica Monzalvo, Factor Artists