As one of the world’s best known female pro-surfers, Australian Roxy ambassador Stephanie Gilmore quite possibly has the best gig in the world, travelling from one idyllic beach location to the next for her job (or hobby as she calls it!)
As she prepares to hit the water at the 2016 QUIKSILVER and ROXY Pros, which kicks off on March 11th, Sporteluxe were lucky enough to chat to the six-time world champion (and bona-fide beach babe) about her fitness regime, food philosophy, active wear must-haves and pre-comp rituals.
Meet Stephanie Gilmore
Apart from surfing, what do you do to keep fit?
I normally spend up to two hours in the gym with my trainer. We focus on cross-training, but mix it up with bodyweight exercises, cardio as well as core strength. It just depends on my goals at the time in regards to surfing. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of hill sprints because surfing requires explosive movements.
How does your training regime differ on-and off-season?
When I’m at home in Australia, I’m pretty disciplined, but when I’m travelling it obviously becomes a lot harder to get to the gym and I don’t have my trainer with me.
Do you have any pre-comp rituals?
I’m not particularly superstitious but my hair tie always has to be in the middle of my hair and I always use the same surf wax during an event.
What are your fave pieces from the Roxy Fitness range?
I love the long sleeve rash vest paired with the matching bottoms. I also think the cropped wetsuit top and matching bottoms are super cute. When I’m surfing I prefer to keep my shoulders covered to protect my skin from the sun, which is why I prefer longer sleeves.
What is your food philosophy?
I’m not too strict with my food. I like to listen to my body and eat fresh, clean food, but don’t stress if I indulge occasionally. My go-to snack is a green smoothie as it fills me up and keeps my metabolism going. I like to add in berries, a super green mix and Sanitarium’s coconut milk.
What are your go-to beauty products?
What do you do for fun in your down time?
Surfing haha! It’s my hobby and work. I also love listening to music, going to Currumbin markets, having dinner parties with friends, reading and playing the guitar – my speciality is blues/jazz.
First thing I did when I woke up this morning:
Drink a big glass of water
Most people probably don’t know this about me, but:
I’m really sarcastic
Workout I’m currently obsessed with:
I never make a smoothie without adding:
Go-to healthy cafe:
Speedos Cafe in Bondi Beach
If sugar were a superfood, my diet would consist of:
Chocolate – wouldn’t that be heaven!
I never leave home without:
My favourite emoji is:
Image credits: @stephaniegilmore
Following the success of #ROXYfitness (formally #RUNSUPYOGA) in Manly last September, ROXY’s global outdoor fitness tour is returning to our Aussie shores for a second time. Participants can expect to run, SUP and practise yoga alongside ROXY teamriders Rosy Hodge, Lisa Andersen, Kelia Moniz, Monyca Eleogram, Alyssa Lock and Bronte Macaulay. This is the ultimate girls fitness day out and is not to be missed!
Where: Rainbow Bay Beach Coolangatta, QLD, Australia
When: Saturday March 12th 2016
For more information and to register, click here