Big news, Team. Actually technically it’s little news, but you catch my drift. I’m adding to the Lazy Girl Fitness team, with a baby boy, due in December!…
As a platform, Instagram isn’t always the best thing for our mental health, so I try really hard to follow only people and brands that add some value to my life. The five inspiring women I’m sharing with you today are all very different humans, from very different backgrounds; some on the world stage and some local to Sydney (for now at least). I like each of them for different reasons, but they do all have one thing in common: they make me feel good about myself.
Bec has been real and raw and genuine on Instagram since way before it was cool. She’s strong, she’s fit, she is truly hilarious and she posts videos of herself dancing awkwardly on occasion (although not as often as she used to unfortunately). If you’ve ever felt like you’re not good enough/small enough/big enough/strong enough/’girly’ enough… any of those ‘enough’ statements, then you really need to be follow Bec. She’ll help you more than you’d imagine someone you’ve never met from Instagram possibly could.
Oh man, Misty Copeland is just ridiculous. In 2015 she became the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, a groundbreaking achievement given there have been hardly any African-American principal ballerinas at major companies. Her Insta is a mix of breathtakingly elegant dance photos and images that give a bit of a peek into her ‘regular’ life (if we can call it that).
Beck Jackson is only 23, but she seems to have the maturity of someone 10 years older. Honestly if I’d had 30% of her maturity at that age I’d have been pretty grateful. Beck struggles with skin issues and I love how open she is with that conversation; it’s really refreshing. She’s super fit, and you can expect a decent whack of bikini images in her feed with captions that are often quite thought-provoking and always very real.
OK so Chrissy Teigen has 16.3 million followers and you’re quite possibly already one of them. If you’re not, you don’t know what you’re missing out on! Chrissy is freaking hilarious, and I love how unashamedly herself she is, even with so many eyes on her. She says all the things we like to think we’d say if we were famous (but probably wouldn’t be funny enough or brave enough to actually say them).
Julia Hunt must be one of the most likeable humans on Instagram. She uses the platform to spread messages of inclusion and love, and to talk about her experiences with anxiety and clubfoot. She’s gorgeous, funny and incredibly sweet. Must be something in the genetics because Julia is the younger sister of Libby Babet (2017 Biggest Loser trainer,) who is one of the nicest humans I’ve come across in the fitness industry in Sydney. Julia also has a really cute dog and I appreciate that in a person.
So that was 2017 huh? I swear that just before I blinked we’d been discussing 2016, but I guess until someone figures out how to slow down time (highly unlikely to be me guys) that’s the way the years are going to roll on.…
I am SO excited to announce that Lazy Girl Fitness has been named a finalist in the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards, in the wellness category….
What you probably know about me is that I am genuinely passionate about making fitness and good health accessible to everyone, everywhere and that I truly believe in living a fit, healthy and balanced life, rather than one focused on achieving a particular type of physique. But what you probably don’t know, is why. Well today you’re getting the back story, so strap yourself in.…
Spring is not too far away (10 days – woohoo!) which means that right about now – for many people – the panic starts to set in. All of those glorious months of hibernation and borderline excessive numbers of pies suddenly seem like they weren’t such a great idea after all. The good news is that there’s no need to head for the nearest fad diet or exercise regime. Rather, as the weather warms up it’s a great time to focus on make some long-term positive changes that mean you’ll never have to feel this way again!…
Sometimes you don’t want to work out indoors. And you most definitely don’t want to be in a dirty old gym. So what if you could just take your workout outside, and get fit in the great outdoors? Well actually you can, providing you select the right equipment.…
Fact: staying fit (or getting fit) does not have to be expensive or complicated. I know that’s hard to believe, what with all the yoga-barre-alates classes and one-on-one personal training sessions that everyone on Instagram seems to be doing, but it’s true. Don’t get me wrong, that stuff has its place (full disclosure, I am a Pilates-addicted personal trainer) but my point is that you don’t NEED a lot of money or a complex training routine to stay fit. A few key pieces of equipment, plus your own bodyweight, is more than enough to get you on your way….
In case you’ve been living under a rock (or you know, just not on social media), UNIT NINE is an Australian brand that has been seriously shaking up the sports accessories market since their launch in December 2016. Their gear is super high quality, fun and unique, and they’re looking to inspire people to get moving and have lots of fun while doing it. I had a chat to their founder Anna Whiteside to learn more about the brand and how it came about. Oh, and I convinced her to GIVE AWAY ONE OF THEIR SIGNATURE YOGA MATS. The competition is super easy to enter, and all the details are at the end of this post.
Why did you start UNIT NINE?
There were three moments that ultimately led to it:…
Has anyone else noticed that New Balance is kicking some serious style goals recently? I started getting back into their gear – both shoes and activewear – about 18 months ago, and I actually think they might be getting better each season. In fact, my New Balance Foam Zante are by far (like, I’m talking a ratio of 20:1) the most worn shoe in my athletic shoe wardrobe… and I have a lot of shoes in that particular wardrobe….