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….
OK, so by now you know that I’m all about making fitness more accessible, right? God I hope you do, otherwise I really need to work on my story-telling skills. Anyway. I’m a big fan of any other brand, business or human trying to do the same thing….
Incidental exercise is my favourite thing. OK… not my FAVOURITE thing, but it would probably make the top 10. I mean seriously… what’s not to love about something that helps you out by burning calories when you’re not even trying?!
Winter is mere sleeps away (which is one of many reasons I’m currently in Europe) but sadly I will soon have to return to Aussie winter. And while I will admit that winter in Sydney doesn’t really give us much to complain about, the one thing that you can count on every year is an increase in the number of colds and flus going around….
As anyone who has been following this blog for a while can attest, I go through phases of desperately trying to be a yogi. I mean, I WANT to like yoga. I understand the benefits, I know my body needs it, lots of people I know love it… but my god I find it a struggle to get through an entire class without my brain exploding….
OK so you’ve got all the lovely ladies in your life sorted for Christmas thanks to my spectacular 2016 Gift Guide for Her, but what about all the men-folk in your life? Surely these deserve something special this year as well! Well from workout gear to watches to wallets, from sunglasses to seriously cool overnight bags, I’ve got your back with my very special Gift Guide for Him. You’re welcome….