ACTIVE8ME is coming soon in Asia. I’m excited to share with you this behind-the-scenes video from our filming last December in Bali. Not only will it give you a sneak peek of what is to come but it also captures the spirit behind part of the journey – inspiration, passion, purpose, fun, joy, commitment, excellence, friendship, teamwork and healthy active living.
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Truly grateful to work with a DREAM TEAM Nikki Torres, Claire Broise, Mad-Max, Tasmanian-Angel/Surfer Andrew Campbell, Maka, Bella, Nic and of course the one with the VISION — founder, mentor, big brother, Jeremy Rolleston – THANK YOU for believing in me and making this a dream come true.
Master the kettlebell swing: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, the kettlebell centered on the floor between your feet, slightly in front of you. Grab the handle with both hands and squat down until thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. Hike the kettlebell backward slightly like a football center to help get momentum going. Then, keeping your back flat and your arms straight, immediately stand up and thrust your hips forward, swinging the kettlebell upward untilit’s at shoulder height. (The power should come from your hips and glutes — not your arms.) Squeeze your glutes and abs at the top position, hard.
Imagine your wrists are made of iron and cannot bend, and keep your gaze focused forward throughout. As the kettlebell begins to arc back down, bend your knees and squat, swinging the kettlebell between your legs. That’s one rep; continue swinging for 10 to 20. Work up to 3 sets of 10 to 20 reps interspersed with 30 seconds of rest.
The first thing I do in the kitchen every morning is prepare this detoxifying, immune-boosting tea. If you like Bloody Mary or love to add spice to just about everything, you’ll take this drink like camel to water. Be careful though; you gotta drink it hot. No pun intended.
The ingredients: Your favourite tea (I usually go for English breakfast or green tea, but you can even skip this if you’re not feelin’ it), a couple thin slices of ginger, juice of half a lemon (preferably organic, so you can use its peel in the drink too) and a dash of cayenne pepper.
Lemon and ginger have been known to work together to promote digestion and circulation while also helping to detox the body. Combining cayenne with lemon increases the detoxing effect and raises the temperature of your body, increasing your metabolism. Besides giving me a boost of energy, I find that it also helps my body get warmed up before my morning yoga practice.