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Personal Best

2015-08-10 00:00:00

Issue 14 of Personal Best

Issue 14 of Personal Best

Style PB Is Going East!

This month StylePB have had a brilliant pop up shop at the Lomax gym. This healthy hub in the heart of Chelsea successfully showcased our specially edited collection of stylish sportswear - it was a great partnership! Amongst the many best sellers was the Charli Cohen Kale t-shirt - so grab yours now as there's not many left!


Our StylePB woman this month is the effervescent Susannah Taylor, Editor-in-chief of the health and beauty website 'Get the Gloss'. Learn how she juggles family life/work & training. The website is packed with wellness info and a great place to start is with the 'Project Me' section. Susannah who started the site in 2012 is ultra fit herself and recently completed a triathlon - she'll tell you how she did it, packed in all that training and felt the exhilaration - you CAN do it too - be your Personal Best! Her top tip is to schedule your fitness into your calendar just like an appointment for a meeting and promise yourself that you will never cancel!


Exciting news - we're going East...!! our next 'pop up' is at BoxPark in Shoreditch. From 24th to 30th August. So pop down to our pop up..!! There will be lots of cool events and even some freebies to be won. See you there....


Love team Style PB *


Interview with Susannah Taylor

What’s the story behind Get The Gloss?

It started as a blog, I had left Vogue with a little black book of all the best experts in our industry and I wanted to share them with the public. Soon after I met journalist Sarah Vine; we decided to team up and our aim was to create a beauty and health destination full of daily news, expert advice, product recommendations and videos. I’m proud to say the site is this and more today. We now have an amazing fitness and health guide called Project Me and we have started a healthy supplements box called Get The Box which we are going to roll out properly in 2016.

What’s your favorite part of working on a site like GTG?

No day is the same – EVER. One day I could be with a top healthy chef creating recipes, another day editing copy, another day shooting videos with makeup artist Mary Greenwell or creating fitness guides. I am also blessed in that I work at home in Oxfordshire two days a week and 3 days in London. If I couldn’t do this I would never see my kids and I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.

As a mother and editor of such a successful site, how do you allocate time to stay fit?

I do that thing where I schedule fitness in like a meeting. I have slots in the week where I go training with a PT called Steve Mellor who owns the training company Freedom2Train and I don’t move them (I’ve never cancelled a session!). One is before work on a Wednesday and the other on a Friday lunchtime. I exercise other days in the week too but they vary. I think it’s important to mix up what you do to keep it fresh – some days I go to the gym, another I might swim, another I might go spinning. That way you always want to go which is important.

Any career advice for women wanting to work in the beauty or fitness industry?

Be passionate about what you do and be yourself. The most talented people are not the ones that follow everyone else but the ones who dare to go out on a limb, who break the rules a bit or have a different opinion. I also think it’s important to be trained properly in whatever it is you want to do…especially when it comes to being say, a nutritionist or a personal trainer. There are quite a lot of people in the industry serenading as experts who really aren’t.

What’s your food philosophy?

I try and eat most things fresh or homemade. I ate Paleo for 6 weeks once and I still try to stick to the principles now. I eat fresh meat, fish, chicken, nuts, berries, salad, veggies - whenever I can and it’s as simple as that. I include some dairy too so I guess you could say I do ‘Daleo!’ I’m really not ridiculous around food though….if I want a Crème Brulee I’ll eat it and I love nothing more than a cold class of white wine. But one thing I have almost entirely cut out is white stodge eg: pasta or bread. I stick to the principles in our health and fitness guide ‘Project Me’ where I eat well 80% of the time and let it go a bit the rest. I also have started having Bodyism protein shakes post work-out mixed with fresh fruit, nut butter and almond milk or coconut water. My one big downfall is caffeine!

You recently completed a triathlon - How did that go?

It was tough but I loved it. I trained very hard for it - it’s a lot to fit into your life, swimming, biking and running every week but somehow I managed it. I was out in a freezing lake in Oxfordshire some Saturdays swimming which may sound horrendous but I love pushing myself out of my comfort zone. The day itself was wet and muddy, and I won’t lie, the swim was pretty daunting, but the sense of achievement afterwards was exhilarating.


What’s been your Personal Best in exercise or life?!

I strive very hard in all areas of life really, and there are many things work-wise I have achieved (being Beauty and health editor at Vogue at 28 was one of them, getting into Central St Martins school of art, ), and obviously completing a sprint triathlon was incredible, but probably (and I know it sounds cheesey) but my personal best has to be creating and amazing family. Having children is literally a miracle and I marvel at their brilliance, humour and uniqueness every day. Life is a true gift and I never take it for granted.


Favourite pieces from Style PB?

I absolutely love Lucas Hugh’s Core Performance leggings. I have quite a few pairs and of theirs and they hold you in in all the right places and really sculpt. Plus they are in a light but super strong sweat-wicking fabric. There are no zips, seams or clasps so nothing rubs either in weird places. In my opinion they are the best leggings out there and whilst they are expensive, their quality is second to none.



1

Charli Cohen

Athena Body
Black,
£185


Shop now

Style PB Is Going East!

This month StylePB have had a brilliant pop up shop at the Lomax gym. This healthy hub in the heart of Chelsea successfully showcased our specially edited collection of stylish sportswear - it was a great partnership! Amongst the many best sellers was the Charli Cohen Kale t-shirt - so grab yours now as there's not many left!


Our StylePB woman this month is the effervescent Susannah Taylor, Editor-in-chief of the health and beauty website 'Get the Gloss'. Learn how she juggles family life/work & training. The website is packed with wellness info and a great place to start is with the 'Project Me' section. Susannah who started the site in 2012 is ultra fit herself and recently completed a triathlon - she'll tell you how she did it, packed in all that training and felt the exhilaration - you CAN do it too - be your Personal Best! Her top tip is to schedule your fitness into your calendar just like an appointment for a meeting and promise yourself that you will never cancel!


Exciting news - we're going East...!! our next 'pop up' is at BoxPark in Shoreditch. From 24th to 30th August. So pop down to our pop up..!! There will be lots of cool events and even some freebies to be won. See you there....


Love team Style PB *


Interview with Susannah Taylor

What’s the story behind Get The Gloss?

It started as a blog, I had left Vogue with a little black book of all the best experts in our industry and I wanted to share them with the public. Soon after I met journalist Sarah Vine; we decided to team up and our aim was to create a beauty and health destination full of daily news, expert advice, product recommendations and videos. I’m proud to say the site is this and more today. We now have an amazing fitness and health guide called Project Me and we have started a healthy supplements box called Get The Box which we are going to roll out properly in 2016.

What’s your favorite part of working on a site like GTG?

No day is the same – EVER. One day I could be with a top healthy chef creating recipes, another day editing copy, another day shooting videos with makeup artist Mary Greenwell or creating fitness guides. I am also blessed in that I work at home in Oxfordshire two days a week and 3 days in London. If I couldn’t do this I would never see my kids and I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.

As a mother and editor of such a successful site, how do you allocate time to stay fit?

I do that thing where I schedule fitness in like a meeting. I have slots in the week where I go training with a PT called Steve Mellor who owns the training company Freedom2Train and I don’t move them (I’ve never cancelled a session!). One is before work on a Wednesday and the other on a Friday lunchtime. I exercise other days in the week too but they vary. I think it’s important to mix up what you do to keep it fresh – some days I go to the gym, another I might swim, another I might go spinning. That way you always want to go which is important.

Any career advice for women wanting to work in the beauty or fitness industry?

Be passionate about what you do and be yourself. The most talented people are not the ones that follow everyone else but the ones who dare to go out on a limb, who break the rules a bit or have a different opinion. I also think it’s important to be trained properly in whatever it is you want to do…especially when it comes to being say, a nutritionist or a personal trainer. There are quite a lot of people in the industry serenading as experts who really aren’t.

What’s your food philosophy?

I try and eat most things fresh or homemade. I ate Paleo for 6 weeks once and I still try to stick to the principles now. I eat fresh meat, fish, chicken, nuts, berries, salad, veggies - whenever I can and it’s as simple as that. I include some dairy too so I guess you could say I do ‘Daleo!’ I’m really not ridiculous around food though….if I want a Crème Brulee I’ll eat it and I love nothing more than a cold class of white wine. But one thing I have almost entirely cut out is white stodge eg: pasta or bread. I stick to the principles in our health and fitness guide ‘Project Me’ where I eat well 80% of the time and let it go a bit the rest. I also have started having Bodyism protein shakes post work-out mixed with fresh fruit, nut butter and almond milk or coconut water. My one big downfall is caffeine!

You recently completed a triathlon - How did that go?

It was tough but I loved it. I trained very hard for it - it’s a lot to fit into your life, swimming, biking and running every week but somehow I managed it. I was out in a freezing lake in Oxfordshire some Saturdays swimming which may sound horrendous but I love pushing myself out of my comfort zone. The day itself was wet and muddy, and I won’t lie, the swim was pretty daunting, but the sense of achievement afterwards was exhilarating.


What’s been your Personal Best in exercise or life?!

I strive very hard in all areas of life really, and there are many things work-wise I have achieved (being Beauty and health editor at Vogue at 28 was one of them, getting into Central St Martins school of art, ), and obviously completing a sprint triathlon was incredible, but probably (and I know it sounds cheesey) but my personal best has to be creating and amazing family. Having children is literally a miracle and I marvel at their brilliance, humour and uniqueness every day. Life is a true gift and I never take it for granted.


Favourite pieces from Style PB?

I absolutely love Lucas Hugh’s Core Performance leggings. I have quite a few pairs and of theirs and they hold you in in all the right places and really sculpt. Plus they are in a light but super strong sweat-wicking fabric. There are no zips, seams or clasps so nothing rubs either in weird places. In my opinion they are the best leggings out there and whilst they are expensive, their quality is second to none.



1

Charli Cohen

Athena Body
Black,
£185


Shop now