Puma En Pointe

Puma is En Pointe with this collection

Puma came out with the most beautiful ballet inspired collection. It incorporates soft, ballet themed colours that you can visualize on the best dancers in the world. They are also so versatile and comfortable, they’ve been tested by the New York City Ballet Dancers! Have you seen the Puma En Pointe collection?

 

Puma En Pointe is making my childhood ballet dreams come true!

I was lucky enough to receive some of the collection, and it is SO gorgeous and soft. It’s enough to make us think we can dance as well!

Puma En Pointe

Puma En Pointe

 

I shot the Puma En Pointe collection with Sally Mackay one morning, and we had the most amazing light!

Yes that is the sun shining out my butt (obvs)

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I was for sure living my best theme park life…

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I just love the whole collection and I loved shooting with Sally! You can check our her Facebook page and Instagram and if you’re looking to work with someone, I highly recommend her!

 

My hair and makeup was done by the talented Juliet Martin. Find her on Facebook!

 

Which piece is your fav from this collection?

 

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Squat life 

So I always get asked how people can get a booty like mine. I’m like this old thing? Apparently the booty is in 😉 who knew. So the thing is I always squat. I love squats. I can squat all day! We are built to squat, so if you want to build a booty, you squat. 

Squat low and heavy. If you’re new to squats then do air squats with no weights. Then add weights as you get stronger. The heavier you go, the stronger and perkier you’re going to get! 

Build that booty!

xoxo 

  

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Getting to know Charelle McAllister  

Charelle is a professional makeup artist, freelance model and hair artist. If you don’t follow Charelle on Instagram you’re doing yourself a great disservice. Seeing her creations come to life is one of my favourite things! She is gorgeous, talented, creative and one of the nicest people you’ll meet. If you’re looking for a makeup artist, this is the girl! (She still has a few spots left for Halloween makeup this weekend if you want to book her get in touch!)

Let’s get to know Charelle McAllister:

 

What does healthy mean to you?
Eating a balanced diet of fresh Fruit/Veg protein etc. Not frozen processed foods of today. And getting your heart rate up at least once a day.

 

What is your chosen form of exercise?
Walking the dogs/cycling the beachfront or dumbell weights at home. With squats of course.

 

What does your way of healthy eating look like?
Breakfast is usually 2 boiled eggs (no salt), some plain yoghurt and grapefruit or original style oats/raw rolled oats soaked in fresh juiced apples with cashews or Future-life Zero (depending on how early my morning is).

 

What is your passion project?
At the moment colourful/ avant garde/ creative makeup looks for Halloween inspiration and currently looking for an orphaned kitten to hand-rear and adopt.

 

What does a typical day look like for you?
Every day is different it all depends on whether a shoot/wedding is booked. But mostly travelling to destinations and beautifying people. Or on a quiet day at home in my lounge doing Admin.

 

What would you like people to know about you?
That I Love people, am very loyal and definitely do not like being taken advantage of.

 

What would you like people to know about your work/business?
That punctuality, high-quality work and communication and respect is my focus.

 

Favourite workout song?
When I do work out- it would have to be some progressive/deep house or more specifically “DJ Fresh-Gold Dust”. That always makes me want to get busy!

 

Favourite exercise and why?
Dancing!!!! Because it releases so much stress and makes me feel free. And of course it’s a serious work-out that doesn’t feel mundane. It’s fun!

 

Favourite quote/advice?
“Be the change you want to see in the world”. And… “Shake-it, don’t break it!”. ?

 

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Getting to know Jane Tennet 

Jane is another friend I met on social media! (See it does happen) She is always smiling, always laughing and she can lift the whole vibe up around her. She’s always asking how you are and genuinely cares about your answer, which is rare these days. I loved reading all of her answers. She’s such a beautiful person inside and out.

Lets get to know Jane Tennet:

 

 

What does healthy mean to you?
To me, healthy means listening to your body and supplying it with its needs; healthy whole foods, water, vitamins and minerals and exercise – all these contribute to a healthy body and a healthy you.

 

 

What is your chosen form of exercise?
At the moment it’s anything at gym, fast gradient walking on the treadmill, elliptical trainer, swimming, and circuit. I was never one for team sports at school, so swimming was always my go-to, I’m keen to start playing squash again and I am attempting to do some running/ jogging during my usual Park Run.

 

 

What does your way of healthy eating look like?
I try to follow an 80-20 ‘eating’ regime. 80% of the time I watch what I eat, choosing healthy options – salads, lots of veggies and fruits, yogurts and milk, whole grains, pulses etc. Which means for 20% of the time I can relax and eat a cupcake or a handful of chips. But life doesn’t always go as planned so I also try and stick to moderation, yes, I can have a pack of jelly sweets at the movies – as long as it’s a snack pack, yes, I can get Afro’s chicken with chips as long as I have the strips and chips and not a burger. J

 

 

What is your passion project?
Personally, I love writing my blog, unfortunately as a full time worker I don’t always have much time and so it does sometimes take the back-seat, but I really love the creative outlet that it gives me. Hey, it’s not changing the world, but it makes me happy! I also try to support some amazing charities and initiatives, the KwaCare Panty Project is very close to my heart, they supply school-going girls with great re-usable sanitary products to use during their “time of the month” in order for them to keep going to school. (find out more on their website)

 

 

What does a typical day look like for you?
At the moment I’m up around 5am (sometimes a little earlier) and hit the gym just before 6. I try and get a fast paced workout with a friend in for an hour before hitting the showers and getting to work. I get to work around 7:30ish, eat breakfast and am go-go-go through-out the day, be it doing admin or going for meetings. I finish work between 3:30-4:30 and head home. At home it’s back to the grind with preparing breakfast and lunches for the next day, helping with dinner, feeding the zoo (3 dogs, 2 cats) and preparing my gym bag for the next morning. Depending on the night there are also social and church commitments… and finally I get to sleep!

 

 

What would you like people to know about you?
Eep… this is probably the hardest question of the bunch… uhm… that I’m a really nice person, I think I’m funny and fun to be around, I love animals, baking and crafting and I’m a bit of a fan-girl.

 

 

What would you like people to know about your work/business?
Whew! Well it’s not really about work or business, but I would want people to know that God (or whomever they believe or don’t believe – Personally I’m a Christian so I believe in God) has a purpose no matter their situation, no matter what happens and even through the most hectic of times.

 

 

Favourite work-out song?
I go through workout songs like pop-culture trends! I love anything with a great beat, a distinct rhythm and a catchy tune. At the moment the one song that gets me pumped is Silento – Whip It (Nae Nae), and then David Guetta & Kaz James – Blast Off, American Authors – Go Big or Go Home are also in my playlist yes, have a gym playlist on my phone which gets updated monthly to keep me moving.

 

 

Favourite exercise and why?
Elliptical trainer! I think because it gives me the effect of running even though I’m 100% useless at actually running. I’m also loving doing the circuit at gym, I change up some of the leg exercises to focus on my weaker areas like abs, and I mix and match the cardio stepping with normal walking, double and single steps, calf raises and lunges and squats – I like that in 30minutes I get an all over work out without having to wait for machines.

 

 

Favourite quote/advice?
I don’t really have favourite quotes, I find Bible verses are more motivational and enlightening for me, some of my favorites are:

Daniel 12:3 (VOICE) – Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky at midday, and those who make the many righteous will shine as the stars forever and ever.

Jeremiah 29:11 (VOICE) – For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (VOICE) – Celebrate always, pray constantly, and give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. (This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.)

 

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Getting to know Delia Kroll 

Delia is one of my best friends. We met years ago when she came to me as a client for a gym program. These days she is teaching me a thing or two! She is a successful business woman, wife and mother, who has the most incredible body through hard work and determination. Anyone who signs up for a bikini competition after having their first baby, then works their ass off (literally) for an entire year to WIN that competition, has all of my respect.

Lets get to know Delia Kroll:

 

What does healthy mean to you?
Healthy to me means living your life to the fullest. It means you’re fulfilling all of your potential and honouring your body so that you can honour others. For example being there for your children and teaching them by good example.

 

What is your chosen form of exercise?
Weight training! I should do cardio more but I absolutely love old school, Arnold style heavy weights! I train by body part rather than full body.

 

What does your way of healthy eating look like?
Healthy eating is firstly something that HAS to be sustainable. What is the point of going strict for 12 weeks and losing it all afterwards? Healthy eating is a way of life and something I truly enjoy. I have a glass of wine every now and then, but I have not had a take away fried meal for 7 years, and I don’t miss it.

 

What is your passion project?
My passion project is being a mommy. I pour my heart and soul into my kids and trying to make sure they end up happy individuals. I have never felt the joy and love I feel just LOOKING at them. They are my world.

 

What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day is organised chaos. It revolves around me seeing my clients, picking up my son from school, spending quality time with my children, training and making sure I eat all my meals and prepare new ones for the next day! For this reason my meals are not always Instagram worthy, healthy but not pretty! If I can’t get to the gym I often have to train at home, when my kids have gone to sleep.

 

What would you like people to know about you?
I am quite multi faceted, to say the least. I think each person I meet finds a different part of me, hopefully it’s good and they like it but if not, we move on.

 

What would you like people to know about your work/business?
I would like people to know that my business is so special because we are owner run, and our service is impeccable. We pride ourselves on catering to large corporate clients and individuals with the same level of care. I have never been so proud to be part of any business before, which is why I am now a proud co-owner of One2backup. Backup your computers people. You know you need to.

 

Favourite workout song
It changes daily, but there is nothing like music to get you motivated to train. Currently Alesso, Cool gets me going.

 

Favourite exercise and why?
Glute kick backs. I need to work on building my glutes and they are just so bad ass. For a good ass.

 

Favourite quote/advice?
“Of all sad words of mouth or pen,
the saddest are these,
it might have been.”

John greenlief whittier

I am always thinking, why not? And pretty much give everything that scares me a try. One day, I’ll be old and I need some stories. The above quote always haunts me.

 

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