We're in Our 50s and Swear By These 5 Activewear Looks


(Image credit: Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers)

Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia. Originally from Texas, the 58-year-old style guru is now settled in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog, Buster. She's worked as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendant, actor, jewelry designer, and beyond. In other words, she has a ton of experience and an equally cool personal style. Melissa Meyers is a Los Angeles–based influencer with a focus on beauty, style, travel, and wellness. Her blog, The Glow Girl, aims to empower women to embrace the best version of themselves, age gracefully, and cultivate a glow from the inside out. Oh, and don't forget to follow them at @janetgunngratefulgardenia and @melissameyers.

We routinely turn to influencers Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers for their top-notch style advice. And while age should nothing to do with what your fashion choices, their expertise over 50 is always intriguing given their seasoned sartorial point of view. We recently highlighted their favorite dress trends, and next up we thought we’d pivot a bit to discuss something on the other end of the style spectrum. Yep, activewear.

Keep scrolling to uncover the fashionable and functional activewear looks Gunn and Meyers wear for various workouts. And if you’re shopping for new gear, you’ll also uncover a range of product recommendations ahead.

Biking and Hiking


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

"When out for a leisure bike ride or a fresh-air hike, full-length leggings or breathable joggers with a lightweight top keeps us looking and feeling cool. Try knotting an oversize T-shirt or tank to go from basic to a bit more style!" — Gunn and Meyers

On Gunn: Alo top; Lululemon leggings; Nike sneakers


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

On Meyers: Sweaty Betty outfit

Yoga, Pilates, and Rolling


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

"Pilates, yoga, or foam roller? All of the above, please. As we get older, it’s important to stay flexible. We like 3/4-length leggings that move with us paired with a tank or a T-shirt that is long enough to not ride up as we bend and stretch." — Gunn and Meyers

On Gunn: Lilybod leggings; Alo top


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

On Meyers: Lululemon outfit

Walking and Running


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

"For a mild cardio walk, a pair of joggers or trending tie-dye sweats (DIY or store-bought!) keeps things comfortable and relaxed. For a run, we mix it up a bit with bike shorts or patterned leggings to show off a bit of flair. And of course, solid, stylish shoes that can walk or run the distance with us." — Gunn and Meyers

On Meyers: Varley outfit


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

On Gunn: Alo top; Lululemon leggings; Nike sneakers

Home Workouts


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

"Makeshift home gyms and online class streaming have definitely been helpful over the past few months. When doing our home-based workouts, we like to either wear sheer, loose-fitting tops with a bralette underneath or a quick-dry tank to make sure we have options to cool down if we start to overheat." — Gunn and Meyers 

On Gunn: Alo outfit; Nike sneakers


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

On Meyers: Lilybod outfit

Sand and Surf


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

"The beach is finally open again, and it’s the perfect spot to get active by running, walking, or jumping waves. When oceanside, we like to keep it fresh with white, light colors, or patterns. Shoes are optional." — Gunn and Meyers

On Gunn: Alo outfit


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

On Meyers: Ultracor outfit

Next, check out the basics Gunn and Meyers both love.

Editor's note: Some of the photos featured were taken pre–social distancing.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.