A Walk in the Park

Now that it’s not sweltering hot outside, I’ve taken to spending more time outside. One of my favorite parts about fall approaching is the cooler weather and the ability to take my workouts outdoors. There are quite a few parks near my house, including a really cool new one downtown (where these photos were taken!) that are great for taking walks or running a few miles.

Today I wanted to share a few things I take with me when working out, whether it’s at Pure Barre or in the park! Click through to continue reading….Gym Bag Essentials 2

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So I don’t really have a “gym bag” per se, when I’m teaching or taking Pure Barre I just take what I need in my purse. I tend to carry this Mark & Graham tote a lot because it’s lightweight and big enough for everything I need!
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I always use my Apple Watch for my work outs (you can read my post about Apple Watch here) If I’m walking I simply put it on the indoor or outdoor walking category for activity. I’ve had a lot of you ask what I put my watch on for Pure Barre… If I’m taking Pure Barre (and even when I’m teaching) I will put it on the “other” category that way I can accurately track my calories. Gym Bag Essentials 7

One of the most important items I carry in my bag is the SweetSpot Lab Wipes. These wipes are appropriately named because they’re meant for your “sweet spot,” but are safe to use on your entire body. They’re great to have in your bag so that you can freshen up after a work out, especially if you have to run errands or make a few stops before heading home! I actually use the wipes on my hands/arms after class when I’m teaching to get rid of germs since I’ve just touched sweaty clients! These have totally changed the game when it comes to working out & not having time to go home and shower right after!Gym Bag Essentials 9Gym Bag Essentials 10sweetspot lab wipes

S’well Bottle | Mark & Graham Earphone Holder | Earphones | SweetSpot Lab Wipes | Individual On-the-go Wipes | Pure Barre Socks (love these)


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  1. Love the essentials you’ve listed. That earbud holder is adorable! I haven’t tried those wipes yet but definitely will! I work out a lot on my lunch break so I need something great for on the go to freshen up.

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  2. Jaime wrote:

    Loved this post! Your workout gear is too cute as well as all of your accessories. I agree that wipes are definitely great to have! There’s nothing worse than feeling gross and wanting to shower, but can’t. Nice to have an on the go alternative!

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  3. This workout gear is so cute on you, Emily!

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  4. Laura wrote:

    Love your adorable workout attire! Great list of things to pack.

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  5. You look great even in active wear! Loving the back of this bra, looks perfect with that comfy open back top!


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  6. Maggie wrote:

    That sports bra is seriously the cutest!! I love it!


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  7. Maggie wrote:

    I love those leggings! The color is stunning! And working out with friends is the best!


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  8. Lexi wrote:

    Your workout outfit is so cute! And I love my Apple watch too. :)
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  9. Malu wrote:

    You always look so stunning! love it! <3 :)
    xx Malu

    MaluSwartjes.com | Fashion, Beauty, DIY & More.

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  10. Karen wrote:

    Loving your workout gear especially that sports bra!


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  11. Melissa wrote:

    Working out and looking HOT at the same time!


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  12. hanna wrote:

    I love your fitness outfit –Hanna Lei

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  13. Jessica wrote:

    Your workout clothes are the cutest! I definitely need to step up my game in that department!
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  14. This is such a fun post, I need those workout clothes next time I am at Pure Barre!


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  15. Kristen wrote:

    Love this whole look!! Those leggings are such a great color! xoxo

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  16. You’re a total babe, and you make everything look good. I think I need this entire outfit because you are rocking it! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  17. Leah wrote:

    Loving that pure barre top! This is the perfect workout look! Also, I have those wipes and they are great!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  18. Sara wrote:

    Such a great post! I love that tote and your sports bra is fiiiiirrreee!

    xo, Sara

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  19. Alicia wrote:

    This is a really neat product! I like to run errands after I workout since my barre studio is close to Trader Joe’s and brunch, so I definitely need to stick this in my gym bag for next time!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

    Posted 9.3.16 Reply
  20. Elise wrote:

    Such a cute outfit! need!

    Posted 9.4.16 Reply
  21. Gah why does Pure Barre always have THE BEST clothes?!??!?! Love this look. Also I really want to try those wipes. I’m currently coming down with something and I just KNOW I picked it up from one of my classmates in a workout class :(
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    Posted 9.4.16 Reply
  22. Lovelovelove that top with the criss cross back…need it!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 9.5.16 Reply
  23. Totally need to pick up these wipes for Pure Barre too! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 9.6.16 Reply
  24. Lo wrote:

    Emily do yo know what size that Pure Barre open back top is in? It looks like M is the smallest size still available, but that is not my standard size. Any thoughts?!

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Hi Lo,

      Every time I have purchased this shirt (I have it in 3 colors, that’s how much I love it!) I have purchased in the Medium or Large! it’s supposed to be an oversized fit, but I found the small was a bit short up front, which meant it would show my stomach during work outs! I hope that helps :)


      Posted 10.3.16 Reply

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