BEHIND THE SCENES
Meet the Sweat trainers
SWEAT: Kayla Itsines Fitness
#1 Workout App For Women
The first thing you’ll notice upon meeting the Sweat fitness trainers – Kayla, Kelsey and Sjana – is how genuinely warm and friendly they are. The second thing? They’re infectiously passionate about what they do.
Sweat is a global platform where women help one another make positive health and fitness gains. It’s designed for everyone, no matter how fit you are (or aren’t), and it’s accessible wherever you go, through your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
We spoke to each of the trainers about how they got started, and the experiences that have tailored their fitness programmes.
Kayla Itsines, author of The Bikini Body Guide (BBG)
Based in Adelaide, Australia, Itsines became a fitness star at the age of 22, when her Bikini Body Guide ebook went viral. But she emphasises that ‘bikini body’ is less about achieving a certain physique than helping all women feel strong, healthy and confident about their bodies, whatever shape and size they may be.
“In 2009, when I got my personal-training certificate, I’d turn on the TV and see ‘shred this’, ‘diet down’, ‘lose 20 pounds’ – it was constant ads for machines that supposedly guaranteed abs but often achieved nothing,” Itsines says.