Define Women Fitness for WF viewers.
Susan Holmes-McKagan: Your body can stand almost anything, it’s your mind you have to change. And on that note, consistency is key. You don’t have to abide by a perfect work-out routine, but you do have to try and fit in some me time aka some quality time to exercise and get that heart rate up. It’s so immensely important for both your mind and body.
Share your workout in a week now during a lockdown?
Every day I try and mix it up. You’ve got to shock those muscles, plus who wants to get in the same old grind it our work out all the time. In a nutshell, I start off with some stretching and then I either do a 40-minute cardio on the Peloton bike, swimming laps in our pool, Life Fitness elliptical machine, core power sculpt yoga class, or a fast paced, with lots of hills hike. I alternate leg and glute days with arm, back and abs ones. And I love to challenge myself by trying out new and different work out videos.
Social media is instrumental in today’s era. Two things you love and hate about it?
I love how immediate it is. How fun it is to keep track of your friends and colleagues quicker than basically any other news source. I am a very visual/creative person so I like to follow and learn from sites that specialize in health and beauty, to interior decorating and cooking, I also love to follow lots of pug ones too— since we are pug parents and lovers. What I dislike very much about social media are people’s negativity on there. The worst are the people who hide behind via anonymously through their private pages, simply to cowardly bully someone. It’s incredulous to think how someone would honestly have the time and energy to pursue this.
Having graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Playboy, Australian Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Tell us one memorable moment from your photoshoot?
The best moments I think are the ones developed cumulatively as a creative whole. It’s always a rush to me, when everyone is on “level eleven” and we as a creative team, procure some magic. At the end of the day, it’s our job to of course, make the consumer want to figure out how to look and/or feel better —to be enlightened by the beautiful clothes I’m wearing, or the make-up and hair that look so fabulous. I loved on my recent cover shoot for Cosmo, we had the music blaring to artist Saweetie’s high energy song “My type!” it was a fun and memorable moment …when everything fell into place, and we just knew we got that strong pants wearing woman on the cover. And everyone is feeling that aritistic camaraderie and so happy to be doing what we get to do.
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