I polled a few of my Strong Figure ambassadors and contributors on their favorite workouts, clothing items, foods, and accessories in hopes to give our readers some new shopping suggestions. Check out what we picked as our favorites and then let us know in the comments section below what you would add to this list!
Steph: Burpees and Front Squats
Terri: Deadlifts and Snatches
Dana: Double Unders
Laken: Burpee chest to bar pull-ups (I need to find my kip again…not sure where I lost it lol)
Favorite Wine/Brand of Wine:
Steph: Pinot Noir / Bogle
Terri: Cabernet Franc
Dana: I don’t drink wine.
Laken: Yellowtail or Cupcake
Trevor: Not big on wine.
Favorite Workout Shoes:
Steph: Reebok Nanos
April: Chuck Taylors
Tori: Mizunos for running, Nanos for CrossFit
Dana: Reebok Nanos
Abby: Nanos of course.
Laken:Reebok Nanos or Nike free runs, depending on the workout.
Trevor: Nanos all the way! Have a pair for gym, and just to wear.
Favorite Workout Bottoms:
Steph: Lululemon Groove or Speed Shorts
Reagan: Lululemon Speed Shorts
Terri: Anything Lulu!
Tori: Lululemon Groove Shorts or UA/Lulu lux capris
Dana: tight running shorts
Abby: Lululemon capris
Laken: Nike or Under Armour compression shorts
Trevor: Hopper shorts
Favorite Workout Tips:
Steph: Rest before you need to and never be afraid to go back to the basics. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
April: Never give up!
Reagan: You can do anything for 1 minute!
Terri: Listen to your body–recovery is key!
Tori: Listen to your body and rest!
Dana: Breathe! I hold my breath too much sometimes.
Abby: Your mind will fail before your body…. Keep pushing!
Laken: As I just learned in the final workout of my Superfit competition CONTROL YOUR BREATHING (so much harder than it sounds I know). Also always push yourself for new improvements. Obviously avoid injuries and recuperate properly but you will surprise yourself with what your body is capable of.
Trevor: Your body hears everything your mind says.
Favorite Underneath Items:
Steph: No favorite. I really really really want a Lululemon sports bra.
Reagan: Lululemon Engery Bra
Tori: A fun bra!
Dana: Nothing (Sorry, trying to be honest.)
Abby: Reebok CrossFit Bra
Laken: Nike sports bra
Favorite Lounge Around Clothes:
Steph: Lululemon Studio Pants and a Strong Figure t-shirt!
April: T-shirt and undies
Reagan: Leggings and a tank
Terri: Sweatpants and a tank
Tori: baggy gym shorts and a big t-shirt
Dana: Anything loose
Abby: Big T-shirt and gym shorts
Laken: LEGGINGS (and I’ll wear them anywhere I can even if I’m not lounging.)
Trevor: I LIVE in workout clothes!
Steph: Writing and Reading
April: Being lazy
Reagan: Mountain biking
Dana: Hanging by the pool
Trevor: Horse riding
Steph: The Lululemon Bang Buster Headband
Reagan: The Lululemon Infinity Scarf
Terri: TAG Watch
Dana: Any hair clip that keeps hair out of my face!
Abby: Watches…especially Fossil.
Laken: Extra hair-tie on my wrist count? Lol
Trevor: Shoes, I have more workout shoes than most girls have shoes.
Weird Character Trait we don’t know about?
Steph: I’m an obsessive organizer.
Tori: I’m weird in general.
Abby: I make myself laugh all the time.
Laken: Having no filter (Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes it’s not.)
Trevor: Saying “like” or “ummmm.” And constantly thinking I can’t do something.
Favorite GOOD for you Food:
Steph: Sweet potatoes with coconut oil and cinnamon, nitrate/nitrite free bacon, and smoothies.
April: All of it!
Reagan: Protein Fruit Smoothies
Terri: Paleo Pancakes
Tori: Anything that isn’t bland.
Dana: Turkey Burgers
Laken: Right now I’m in a beets phase but I love all veggies.
Trevor: Grilled chicken and sweet potatoes
Favorite BAD for you Food:
Steph: Cupcakes, Ice cream, Cookies…
April: Yes please!
Reagan: Chocolate, ice cream, and sweet potato fries
Tori: All of it!
Dana: Dark chocolate almonds
Abby: Anything with sugar
Laken: The Cupcake Company
Trevor: Grandma’s banana nut bread!
Steph: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini or the entire Harry Potter Series.
April: Anything by Dan Brown
Reagan: The Hunger Games
Terri: Too many to choose from
Tori: Anything by Chelsea Handler
Dana: I can’t remember the last book I ever finished (sorry ….I know you [Steph] are a nerdamous)
Abby: Nicholas Spark’s Dear John
Laken: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and anything written by Chelsea Handler cracks me up
Trevor: Men’s Health magazines are what I read when I have time to read.
Steph: Shawn Johnson People have actually said we look alike, plus she’s short like me and I’ve always wanted to be a gymnast.
April: Dana Linn Bailey
Reagan: Camille LaBlanc
Tori: Lindsey Smith
Dana: Camille LaBlanc
Abby: Julie Foucher! I wish she was competing this year 🙁
Laken: Christmas Abbott
Trevor: Pat Barber is my idol!
So there you have it…some of our faves. We want to hear from you! Chime in with your opinions below! Is there anything we missed?
Ok this looks too fun not to play.
Favorite Exercise: Overhead Press
Favorite Wine: Reds from Virginia
Favorite Workout Shoes: New balance Minimus
Favorite Workout Bottoms: F50 Adidas Shorts
Favorite Workout Tip: Listen to your own music
Favorite Hobby: Watching sports
Favorite Good For You Food: Red Meat
Favorite Bad For You Food: Blackberry Pie
Favorite Book: Trinity by Leon Uris
Favorite Athlete: (current) Robert Griffin III
Your workout tip made me laugh out loud. 😉