3 Fitfluencers Show Us How to Wear Spring’s Boldest Styles

3 Fitfluencers Show Us How to Wear Spring’s Boldest Styles

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Images by Kate Owen

THIS SEASON’S BRIGHT, bold, innovative clothes move like a second skin. We’re talking light, bright sport jackets that come with performance thermal liners for mercurial weather, which you can pair with hybrid sweats cut like tailored dress pants that can handle pretty much anything. If you’re looking for versatility, then you can’t go wrong with jersey pants that look sharp and polished like khakis but move like joggers. And for guys who dress for action, try bold, lightweight pants that can anchor a tonal sweater or hoodie. Below, three social-media fitness stars—Ideen Chelengar C.S.C.S, Faris Khan C.S.C.S., and Logan Aldridge—show you how to wear them all.

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Favorite social media platform for fitness?

Instagram. It’s great for sharing and connecting as well as growing the adaptive-fitness community.

What’s a post that shows your innovative approach?

There are two kinds of posts that go viral for me: the inspirational stuff, like an overhead barbell lift with 225 pounds— which I do with one arm—and how I adapt instructional reels, where I explain how I do certain exercises.

Best thing about social media?

It’s empowering. Fitness can be intimidating and exclusive for people who don’t see themselves out there. Social media is about being collaborative and sharing solutions. It’s also what I do at Peloton with the seated and standing adaptive-strength programs: try to make fitness more inclusive and safer for everybody.

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Worst thing about social media?

The trolls. Also, people see a move and want to do it right away. I trained for a decade to do an overhead barbell lift. I emphasize the long game in posts—it takes time to get fit.

Best fitness advice?

Be disciplined. It’s about consistency and reminding yourself you have the potential to be more. Train your mind and the body will follow.

If you could train with anyone, who would it be?

Dwayne Johnson. He’s a badass and works out like a savage—and that’s how I train, too.

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Favorite social media platforms for fitness?

Instagram, because it is easy to use and provides many ways to create content. I also like YouTube, for more in-depth content.

What’s a post that shows your innovative approach?

I did a plank drill on IG, where each hand is on a med ball and you alternate rolling one med ball around the other. Labels flash on the reel detailing the benefits: shoulder strength and stability, spinal stabilization, and core strength. It’s a simple reel but generated almost 6,000 likes.

Best thing about social media?

It gives you an opportunity to connect with people and provide value.

Worst thing about social media?

There is a lot of misinformation flying around, and not many people can identify if it is true or not.

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Best fitness advice?

Always continue to be a student. You can never stop learning.

Do you have a kind of workout you plan to do more of in 2023?

Conditioning-style workouts, where I am out of breath and huffing and puffing for extended periods of time.

If you could train with anyone, who would it be?

Muhammad Ali.

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Favorite social media platforms for fitness?

TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. TikTok is volatile, for good and bad. Instagram is more consistent.

What’s a post that shows your innovative approach?

“Insulin resistance and carb metabolism from a dummy” on TikTok. I made my first animation attempting to simplify insulin resistance and how exercise plays a role. It has 78,000 views.

Worst thing about social media?

The crazy extremists. It’s easier for all of us to understand things in a binary way, but the truth is nuanced. Context and individual differences matter.

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Best fitness advice?

Take a VO2-max test for aerobic fitness. My first one revealed I had a really bad endurance system, which explained why I had always tried to get into cardio but hated it. After the test, I realized how slow I had to start (a legit 2.5 mph walk) to build a foundation.

Do you have a new workout for 2023?

I’m on an athletic performance plan through Exos to focus on movement skill, agility, speed, power, and mobility.

If you could train with anyone, who would it be?

Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer together—it would be a hilarious workout.

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Velocity NITRO 2 Running Shoes

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Prospex U.S. Special Edition, SRPH59

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Soleil French Terry Half Zip Hoodie

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5.ZERØGRAND Embrostitch Running Shoe

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This story appears in the March 2023 issue of Men’s Health.

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