When asked why New Balance (NB) chose media personality, Rachael Finch to be their women’s ambassador, Pacific Marketing Manager, Matt Lawrence responded, “one word: authenticity.” And from meeting Rachael at New Balance’s ‘Girls Run This’ event, we’d have to agree.
Aside from the striking natural beauty of this Miss Universe contestant, it is true that Rachael is a genuine, down to earth ‘girl’, willing to laugh her way through a less than coordinated Sh’Bam class and not take life too seriously.
As a public advocate for health and nutrition, and inspiring role model to many women, Rachael seems a perfect fit for New Balance’s latest campaign, ‘Girls Run This.’ Aimed at encouraging females to ‘come together to go further,’ the campaign coincides with the launch of their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, built specifically to celebrate active women.
Model, TV personality, ambassador and mother; we sat down with Rachael Finch to find out how she runs her busy world, to get the inside scoop on the latest New Balance collection and to talk all things health and fitness, including what the all-to-perfect supermodel just can’t say no to.
Supermodel Rachael Finch talks diet, exercise & active wear
Q: What is your favourite piece from the new collection?
“It would have to be the New Balance Beacon Vest. I’ve never been a vest-wearer until I was introduced to this collection. It’s incredibly light and allows me to layer my outfit to suit any weather. The hi-vis and glow-in-the-dark features are perfect for safe evening runs too. In terms of footwear, I’ve been dedicated to my Vazee Rush, I love the lightweight and fast design.”
Q: What do you love most about New Balance’s designs?
“I love that New Balance have put the small details in mind when designing, which ultimately makes a huge difference. Every design detail from the stitching, fabric technology and fit is intended to react to how we move, act and feel when being active. The pieces are also hitting trends ahead of the game.”
Q: The campaign is all about how women ‘run their world’ – how would you say you run your world?
“I think as women we have a very unique way of utilising our inner strength for our outside world. Running my world is about using this inner power to get quality of life. I like a good balance of mind, body and soul nourishment and will do everything in my power to achieve that in one day. I challenge myself to be better than yesterday. I want to look back in 30 years from now and be fitter – physically and mentally – than I am today.”
Q: Is there a fitness mantra or philosophy you particularly love?
“We only get one body – treat it like a temple.”
Q: What are your favourite ways to stay active?
“I like to keep it interesting, if I’m not enjoying something I’ll try something new. In any week I can be running, dancing, practicing yoga or pilates, walking or designing my own circuit class. I change it up depending on how I feel and listen to what my body wants.”
Q: How has your exercise regime changed (if at all) since becoming a mum?
“Becoming a mum has been a huge part of my fitness, I often base my fitness around Violet now – some days we are in the park doing squats and sliding down slippery slides. I really enjoy a power walk with Violet over summer in the fresh air. I’ve become more flexible with my regime since Violet was born and love seeing her watch me stay active.”
Q: What is your go-to dinner recipe when you’re short for ideas?
“My ultimate is an oven baked salmon fillet with sweet potato mash and steamed greens. Done in 20mins! Boom.”
Q: What are three foods you couldn’t live without?
“Avocado, nuts and dark chocolate.”
Q: What or who is your biggest source of inspiration to stay fit and eat well?
“My feelings day-to-day are what drive me to stay healthy. Also, thinking about the future health of my body in 30-50 years from now. I love knowing what makes me feel amazing and I like knowing I’m doing everything I can to remain illness free.”
Q: Do you stick to a particular diet/nutrition philosophy?
“I think it’s important to be in tune towhat you feel because one person’s nourishment could be another person’s poison. To class everything into a one-size-fits-all diet is tricky, we all have unique bodies and needs. It’s called bio-individuality – I learned this through my health-coaching program and love it.”
Q: What are your favourite things to do in your down time?
“Be outside. Play. Eat. Sleep. Get a massage. Anything with my family.”
Q: What is your biggest indulgence? Be it food or an activity, what is your biggest guilty pleasure?
“I indulge in a massage as often as I can and once a week I’ll have a treat. I love a good quality authentic pizza!”
Check out New Balance’s latest collection (we love the Vazee Rush) and spread the girl power by sharing how you run your world with #girlsrunthis.