It can be hard to get motivated to workout – what’s your advice for someone trying to get into it (or back into it)?
I have some awesome tips for motivation in my book, The Bikini Body Motivation & Habits Guide. One of my favourite tips for women at all points on their journey is to start small. If you don’t feel like going to the gym, just hop on the treadmill or a bike for 10 minutes. I guarantee you that once you start, you will get into it and want to keep going. Sometimes that first step is the hardest, but once you’ve taken it, you will find your stride.
We love that your workouts are 28 minutes! Everyone can make space in their schedule for 28 minutes to better themselves, mentally and physically. Is 28 minutes all we need to do daily or do you also recommend we run or walk or do something else outside of following along with SWEAT?
It’s a common misconception that you need to work out for hours everyday to see results, and it’s also really hard to find time for anything more. Each week both my BBG and BBG Stronger programs within the Sweat app provide users with 3 resistance sessions, 3 LISS (low intensity steady state) cardio sessions, 1 rehabilitation session and 1 rest session. There are also optional activities including a HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio session, and a challenge. I encourage my clients to listen to their bodies. If you’re feeling really tired, schedule a rest day, if you feel like getting your blood pumping, try a HIIT session. Do what feels right for you.
Aside from fitness, what are other passions and hobbies you have?
I absolutely adore my two huskies Ace and Junior, and I love to take them for walks and play with them in my backyard. They bring me so much joy.
I am also interested in beauty trends and cosmetics. Even though I don’t often get an opportunity to glam-up, I love to play with new colours and techniques and often do my own makeup for events.
What inspires you on a daily basis?
The women from my BBG community. One of the first things I do when I wake up is I check what they have been up to on social media, and the stories they have shared with me.
On a personal front, congratulations on your engagement! How are the wedding plans coming along? And how is it being in business together with your partner?
Tobi and I are very much in love, we feel so lucky to have each other. We plan to enjoy our engagement a little while longer, so we don’t have any major wedding plans just yet.
I love working with Tobi. We are so supportive of each other. I am so proud of him and the work he does everyday.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone wanting to launch their own brand?
Be authentic. Don’t try and copy someone else. Stay focused on what you want to achieve and what feels right for you. If you do what you love, that passion and authenticity will shine through and people will be drawn to that.
Can you tell us what’s next for your brand?
I’m going to remain focused on producing content that my community loves, including new workouts, recipes and educational information. Tobi also has some exciting plans for the Sweat app this year; watch this space.