Activewear should be functional. Seems like a given, right? We sure think so. And yet as the line between fitness and fashion are becoming more and more blurry, sometimes the more street-stylish pieces don’t quite hold up when we break a sweat.

Tyler Haney, founder of Outdoor Voices, feels the same way. At just 26, Tyler’s moving the needle on the fitnesswear revolution by creating apparel meant for recreation. Her relaxed vibe embodies OV’s philosophy that you can love being active without being defined by it. In an industry that can sometimes feel like the cool-kids’ club, Tyler’s approach to fitness as an aspect of your life and not your entire life is more than refreshing. Her philosophy? Doing Things is better than Not Doing Things. Amen to that.

Outdoor Voices might have an indie vibe to it, but don’t be fooled – Tyler’s onto something big and giving those big-name brands a run for their money. Take a peek at what this fit-minded entrepreneur keeps in her gym bag, what keeps her inspired, and the personal fitness tip that oh-so-perfectly encompasses everything we love about working out and living well:

In my Gym bag with Tyler Haney

Moment I fell in love with fitness:

Boulder, Colorado, where casual activity is baked into everything you do!

Favorite workout:

Favorite workout shoes:

It’s a tie between Newton Running shoes and Spalwarts.

Best fitnesswear staples:

Matching sets – Outdoor Voices Crop Top and Two-Tone Warmup Leggings.

Favorite hair accessories:


Must-have gadgets:

On my workout playlist…

Eliot Sumner!

Most unexpected item in my gym bag:

Pennies. Ever since running track, I’ve kept a stash for good luck.

Favorite way to hydrate:

Favorite post-workout fuel:

An Arnold Palmer and sushi.

Fave quickie workout:

Jump rope or a trot with my pup, Bowie.

I stay inspired by...

Early ’70s Patagonia ads – the guys are hot!

Personal fitness tip:

Approach activity with moderation, ease, humor and delight!

Current mantra:

“Doing things is better than not doing things.”

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