Longing for a killer bod, or want to look smashing during your workout? Now you can. By Dawn Chen
Photo: Fit for Fashion
Whether you’re itching to switch up your workout routine, or wondering how to style your gym workout gear, we’ve got the tips for you. Reality TV show Fit for Fashion judges, Lousie Roe, Christine Bullock, Todd Anthony Tyler and Mitch Chilson spill each of their best tips in their areas of expertise.
Mitch Chilson/Photo: Fit for Fashion
Why Eating Right is So Important
“Stop eating white stuff!” That’s the tagline of Mitch Chilson, one of the trainers on Fit for Fashion. Under Mitch’s watch, you won’t find white rice, bread or sugary food on your plate. He is passionate about nutrition, and emphasises that 70 per cent of getting a hot body is about eating well, and getting your diet right.
Why You Should Schedule Rest Days
Christine Bullock, also a trainer on Fit for Fashion, emphasises that listening to your body and not overexerting it is a key component of getting fit. “Recovery is really important. If you’ve been going strong the whole week, it’s okay to have a day off if you’re tired. Listen to your body, and don’t push yourself beyond your limits.” Christine adds that when you feel exhausted, your body is already not performing at its peak, and your workout will be less effective anyway.
How to Take Good Full Body Shots
Do you feel awkward when posing in front of the camera? Celebrity fashion photographer Todd Anthony Tyler is here to help. “When standing in front of the camera, many people feel compelled to fill the space by extending their arms or contorting their body,” he says. “In reality, subtle actions – like leaning against the wall or just tucking your hands into your pocket – can help you feel more at ease, and that shows on camera.” The next time you’re posing for a full body shot, try leaning your weight on one leg or putting your hand on your hip.
Louise Roe/Photo: Fit for Fashion
How to Wear Workout Gear in Style
Sports luxe – also known as “athleisure” – is currently the fastest growing division in the fashion industry. Everyone’s jumping onto the fitness bandwagon, and they want to sweat in style. Frumpy oversized tees and old running shorts don’t cut it anymore as an increasing number of women want to go from the cafe to the gym without having to change. “Sports luxe needs to be fitted if it’s for an all-day look,” says Fit for Fashion host Louise Roe, who’s also a style icon and former fashion journalist. “If you plan to head to the gym right after work or a day out, mix up your outfit with ‘real clothes’, just so you don’t look like you’re immediately going to exercise.” For a cute look, Louise suggests pairing your workout clothes with a gauze jacket or boyfriend jeans, and topping it off with a pair of metallic sandals.
Catch the new season of Fit for Fashion premiering tomorrow, 7 January 2016 on StarWorld Asia at 8pm. For more information about the show, click here.