BELIEVE IN MORE

August 10, 2017

For those who have been following me on social media, you know by now that being active is a huge part of my daily life. I was never an athletic kid growing up but I enjoyed my ballet classes and horse riding until I quit everything when I went to high school and focused on work. In 2006, two years prior to my IB exam, I was so nervous and dealing with severe anxiety that a friend recommended that I get into yoga, which I did. For the next 10 years or so, yoga was weekly practice until I moved to London two years ago and added high intensity workouts to my routine. The main reason behind this is that back in my hometown (Geneva, Switzerland), I couldn’t find cross-fit and HIIT classes. Also, I didn’t think my body would be capable but I challenged myself and believe I could. It took me a while to get into a proper routine and I had to go through a series of trials and errors until I finally nailed it down and experienced high intensity workouts that I enjoyed. Evidently, after seeing the results on my body, it only motivated me to keep sweating and keep going. Trust me, it doesn’t get easier, you just get better at it.

Today, my weeks are a combination of high intensity (cross-fit, spinning, boxing, running) and low intensity (barre, yoga, TRX) workouts. I made the commitment workout 5 times a week and it truly became a part of my daily life. My day doesn’t feel complete until I’ve worked out and it’s become the best therapy to date. Aside from the stress release, I get into a meditative headspace while I workout and forget everything I need to do or haven’t done. It clears my head and I feel stronger. My immune system is stronger, I feel healthier and I feel more focused. It’s one hour of my day that I gift to myself and to my wellbeing, and I see it as a long-term investment. Being in the spotlight with my job is not always easy and being active definitely helped me to become more confident in everything I do, but most importantly it taught me that I’m capable of achieving more… and so are you. You just have to set your mind to it and keep going, it’s not always going to be easy, and you may feel frustrated at times but not only you will learn about yourself on this journey but you will also test your limits.

I’m very thankful that such an inspirational brand like Nike gave me the chance to share my story with you as a part of their « Believe in More » campaign. For this occasion, I’m taking you to my sacred workout space, also known as Core Collective, where I go religiously mainly for their Velocity (Cross-Fit) and Resistance (TRX) classes.  My training is very complex and involves a series of short cardio exercises such as burpees, squat jumps, high-knee sprints, combined with series of weight lifts, and floor exercises. In a nutshell, it feels like a bootcamp and I love the mix of exercises and pace. It’s never repetitive and there’s never a dull moment, so it keep you distracted and keeps your heart rate up! In other words, I found that this was the perfect bikini workout combined with TRX which makes allows you to strengthens your core and keep a lean figure. Here, I’m wearing the new Nike collection, and probably my favorite one so far. Lately, I realized that I’ve moved away from my traditional black white and grey color palette and I’ve been wearing lighter colors in the studio. This summer, I couldn’t resist those pastel and feminine colors. Like I said, training is a big part of my life and so is fashion, therefore I think these items collide perfectly to my world. Successful workout guaranteed. With that said, I would love for you to head to my instagram post and share with me your story and how you’ve managed to achieve more through sports.

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Click here to shop the Nike Believe In More collection

Photos by Morgane Lay 

Special thanks to Core Collective   

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