Define Women Fitness for WF viewers.
It’s time to be proud of our bodies and so very grateful for all they can do.
No matter what shape or size, we can feel that gratefulness, and letting each workout session and yoga practice be a way to move with love for what we are, and not a chase for what we think we want. With loving what we are, I think we will cherish it more and take care of it, and magically that often ends up getting us closer to what our goal originally was.
Five makeup hacks you swear by?
I love the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick. I put it everywhere, cheeks, nose, eyelids, and it gives a nice bronzy glow.
I use a tinted moisturizer for a second layer of SPF and to blend the tone of the skin but it is not as heavy as a foundation.
I tint my eyelashes at home, quick and easy. Nice when you work out, do yoga, and go to the beach and can be makeup-free.
I have used Kevin Aucoin concealer for years. It is pretty heavy and just a dip is enough to cover ANYTHING
I love the products from Retrouve before I put makeup on. Super hydrating face lotion and natural products that I can trust on my skin. It gives my skin a nice hydrated and dewy base to add any makeup on.
Three Biggest fitness/weight loss myths that needs to be busted?
I believe in finding an activity you enjoy and then putting it in the calendar to stay committed.
Quick crash diets and overly ambitious workout challenges can be hard to keep up with and if we feel like we fall behind, it can end up being discouraging. But getting excited about something you enjoy can last, and if you do it regularly you will get stronger and see the results. That can be a motivation to keep going, when you feel the difference and get that natural high from practice.
I also believe in moderation. Loving your body for all it does for you. Eating to give it fuel and to share social meals with loved ones and then not being hard on you for not keeping score of treats, but to enjoy it if it is a treat! Happiness is the main ingredient to health.
Yoga wears brands that you love?
I wear anything that moves with your body, it can be any brand really, as long as its soft and comfy.
For yoga mats, The Natural rubber Jade mat or Lulu lemon mats have a really good grip.
Three Yoga Resorts/Destinations that you would recommend?
I went to Bali last November for yoga teacher training. It is really easy to immerse yourself in yoga there as the whole island is very Zen and practice it is common and part of the culture. Our training was at a beautiful villa on the cliff overlooking the water, Villa Singa in Kula Selatan, which is a gorgeous area in the south.
Costa Rica, Pura Vida, its closer to NY and such lush nature and beaches. I took my first teacher training there with Marianne Wells Yoga School. Marianne has decades of experience and I can highly recommend getting your training from her. She is an Iyengar based yoga teacher. Iyengar Yoga is a very mindful and restorative style of yoga. It is down to the pure basics of what really real yoga is all about.
Any beach! I love the warm weather and being able to practice outside. In the summers I go to Montauk and have been teaching a few yoga Bootcamp weekends there the last couple of summer at Hero Beach Club, which has a really welcoming and laid back surfer vibe.
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