The most recent addition to the superstore’s super-chic wellness department? Anna Kaiser’s dance cardio-inspired fitness fashion line.
Kaiser, the sweat sesh phenom behind AKT in Motion—who has helped sculpt celebs from Kelly Ripa to Karlie Kloss—is known across the fitness space for her cool and eclectic look. (Think cool-girl cropped sweats and attitude-filled statement tanks.) And now her signature style will be showcased in a limited-edition collection with C9 Champion.
The 16-piece collab, which officially hits stores and launches online on January 1, is filled with dance cardio apparel from workout gloves to slouchy knits—which are designed to keep you looking fab whether you’re grapevining to Beyonce or hitting the streets in your Stan Smiths. (And with prices between $12.99 and $41.99, you could build up a collection of looks to wear for all of it—and then some.)
“The line is inspired by one of my favorite AKT classes, Happy Hour, because cardio is honestly my version of happy hour,” Kaiser explains. (Feel the same way? There’s a slogan sweatshirt in the collection that says just that.) “I want to spread the love with our apparel line and inspire people to find what kind of workout makes them happy—and looking cute doesn’t hurt!”
Best part? The dance cardio queen is bringing the collection to life with pop-ups across the country, from New York City and Los Angeles to Houston and Atlanta, that feature free on-the-road versions of her Happy Hour interval class taught by some of the studio’s top instructors. And this is just the beginning—Kaiser has big plans to finally open a permanent studio in her hometown of Los Angeles sometime in the next six months, she tells us. (Stay tuned for more details!)
But even if you can’t make it to a pop-up class or a studio, you can still get in on the action. Starting on the day of the launch and running until mid-February, there will be free custom workouts on the AKT On Demand app so you can get your groovy sweat on anytime, anywhere.
Start planning your dance cardio outfits by taking a peek at the C9 Champion Limited Edition by Anna Kaiser, out in January.
Anna Kaiser Los Angeles Pop-Up, The A List, 9292 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, December 8–11, Thursday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m., aktinmotion.com
Are you a dance cardio diva or more of a pointe princess? Find out which fitness fashion tribe you identify with. But no matter which crew you roll with, there’s a sport you definitely need to try this winter—skiing.