It’s all about denim and genes

Photography by Heidi Boardman

Last week I was invited to an intimate dinner with the team from lululemon athletica and a small group of women who are involved in Sydney’s wellness scene. Predictably, health and fitness trends were a key topic of conversation with these inspiring women. At one point personal trainer and AGOGA gym owner Libby Babet mentioned that the latest thing she’s been doing with some of her clients is sending them off for DNA testing. The idea being that the results reveal the types of training and exercise that would work best for their bodies.

As a health nerd I found this super fascinating – it’s something I definitely want to look more into for Sporteluxe so stay tuned. However, on the face of it, the whole idea reinforces something I already believe in, which is the concept of bio-individuality and the fact that there is no one-diet-fits-all approach that works for everyone. Rather, our genes are all different, and the real secret to wellness lies in figuring out what works best for you.

All this talk of genes brings me to the topic of Jeans for Genes Day. I’m so proud for Sporteluxe to be an official ambassador for this iconic Aussie charity event, happening this Friday 1 August, which raises important funds for research into childhood genetic diseases and disorders.

To celebrate Jeans for Genes Day turning 21 this year, Sporteluxe and 20 other bloggers and websites, have each put their own twist on the blue denim trend. Check out the hashtag #21DaysofJ4G to see the resulting images. And you can jump online to make a donation here.

Of course, when it came to putting together a denim look for Sporteluxe it had to be something sporty. I’m a little obsessed with everything adidas Originals is doing right now so this awesome denim crew neck seemed utterly perfect!

I hope you have a great week!

Sare x