5 Things I Learned About Athleisure From a Celebrity Trainer

If you are obsessed with the hit television show Riverdale, chances are you follow the entire cast on Instagram (as one does). This means you've learned a thing or two about the ins and outs of their lives, including who their friends are, what their sense of humor is like, and even where they work out. Follow co-stars KJ Apa, Mark Consuelos, and Charles Melton for a solid two weeks and you'll quickly get glimpses of their intense workout sessions with personal trainer Alex Fine. Alex, although just 25 years old, has trained over 100 professional athletes. His remaining client list is dripping with huge celebrity names including Jennifer Aniston, Devon Windsor, Hannah Bronfman, Sama and Haya Khadra, and, oh, did I mention basically the entire cast of Riverdale? I think I did. Casual, right?

When I had the opportunity to interview Alex, I jumped at it. Yes, I love working out and maybe I'll get the chance to experience the hype that is Alex Fine in the gym one day, but as a fashion editor, I was here to get the inside scoop on what celebrities, models, and athletes are wearing while they're working out as opposed to how many hand-release push-ups they can do. (Sorry, Charles—I'm sure it was a lot.)

It's no secret that sportswear and athleisure are continuing to peak in the world of fashion. No longer can you just throw on a tee and shorts when you're headed to the gym. There are trends to consider, materials to avoid, brands to buy into, and more. Not pressing Alex on these questions would have been a missed opportunity, but lucky for you, he dished it out for me. Ahead, read all about the athleisure trends that are both dying and returning, the leggings models always gravitate toward, and the cool athleisure brands you might not know about yet.