An Activewear Collection Co-Founder Shares More About the Dreamy Nordic Lifestyle

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We were so inspired by Scandinavian culture last week, we had to learn more about how they get outdoors in all kinds of weather without wimping out like we do. So, we talked to Leslie Axvig, co-founder and co-CEO of Aktiv Style, a Scandinavian-curated collection of activewear that’s timeless, stylish, and functional for every adventure. Leslie’s best quarantine recommendations are daily walks with her family and a standing Peloton date with her BFF. We talk about the Nordic lifestyle (two words: mitten dryers!!), how the right clothes make any weather bearable, her favorite Peloton rides, and more.

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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.