The perfect fit: workout wear

By / Style & Beauty / July 27, 2017

Trainers April Sutton & Jeremy Walton show off sweat-worthy new styles to inspire your next workout



“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 ( 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.

Top: $45, Nike, 669 N. Michigan; Pants: Reebok, similar $70  Earrings: Halogen, $25  Both available: Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.

On Walton: Shorts: Under Armour, $34.99, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan;  Sweatshirt: Nike, $85  Shoes: Nike, $110  Hat: adidas Originals, $26  All available: Nordstrom, 55 E Grand;

On Sutton: Bra: Alala, $75, Shop @ Equinox, available nationwide;  Shoes: Nike, $110, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Gloves: Harbinger, $12  Shorts: Under Armour, $29.99  Both available: Fitness Formula Clubs, locations citywide;



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, or check the Shred schedule to catch one of his classes ($28;

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;

On Walton, top middle:  Jacket: adidas Originals, $80, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan;  Pants: Nike, $60, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand;  Shoes: $99.97, Nike, 669 N. Michigan; 

On Sutton, top right: Jacket (around waist): Alo, $164, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan; Top: Koral, similar $88  Bra: Alo, similar $60  Pants: Alo, $94  Shoes: Puma, $110  All available: Nordstrom, 55 E.Grand;

Styling: Kimmi Ade, 10 Management

Hair and makeup: Jessica Monzalvo, Factor Artists