Meet Shona Vertue; part yoga teacher, part personal trainer.
With over 50,000 followers on Instagram, it’s fair to say she is pretty Insta-famous. And it’s no surprise. Shona empowers women to focus on physical accomplishments which are a feat of strength or skill instead of the number on the scale. (We like this girl.)
By embracing both strength work and flexibility practice into your training, Shona believes you can explore the full capabilities of the human body – and in her own words ‘uplift your soul and your butt.’
We spoke to Shona and hit her with our 5 questions.
"ALL MY HABITS ARE HEALTHY, EVEN THE ONES THAT ARE MORE INDULGENT."
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE STYLE OF TRAINING AND WHY?
The Vertue Method of course! It’s a practice that addresses the need to both strengthen and mobilise our body by combining dynamic vinyasa yoga, glute activation, weighted kettle bell circuits and gymnastics core into one workout.
WHAT’S YOUR YANG?
I like to think that all my habits are healthy, even the ones that are ‘indulgent’ because without the ability to indulge every now and then, I would be a psychological mess! Every morning and every evening before bed I meditate and that has been a huge help for me. I’ll always be a mover and shaker because I grew up a gymnast, but meditation keeps me sane.
WHAT’S YOUR YIN?
I love pizza at Pizza East, they also make a mean Old Fashioned.
"FITNESS SHOULD NEVER COME AT THE COST OF YOUR OVERALL HEALTH."
WHAT ACTIVEWEAR BRAND ARE YOU LOVING AT THE MOMENT?
New Balance! I have always loved their trainers but they are also really opening up their yoga and sport luxe range which is perfect for me because I can go out to dinner in my active wear without people noticing!
IF YOU HAD TO GIVE ONE FITNESS TIP TO OUR LADIES THAT LIFT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“Fitness” should never come at the cost of your overall health. Knowing the difference between the two will determine the longevity of your goals.