Kate Kendall uses her skills in health, fitness and particularly yoga for good! With a jam packed schedule as a professional yoga teacher, she believes in being able to stay in great shape even with everyday ‘chill out’s’ which she is passionate about. Kate put WAH activewear to the test with leading a pre-show yoga class for all our Fitgirls and later proceeded to rock the runway. She is an absolute blast to work with!
What inspired you to start being active/to be an athlete?
I got into yoga out of vanity. I wanted to get leaner limbs and toned stomach. I got that but more – more mental clarity and calm. I got into it when I wasn’t in a great place mentally and it was the only thing that balanced me out. It was my medicine.
What do you love most about this lifestyle?
Helping people feel good!
What is a normal day like for you?
I’m generally up by 6am and in bed by 10pm. First half of the day is when I’m most creative so after I practice yoga or train, I’ll get into writing any articles that are on deadline or teach classes. I like to pause for lunch and get out of the studio into fresh air or hang with a friend. The afternoon is generally meetings, classes and connecting with Flow Athletic members. I’m also out and about a lot for shoots and meetings. Every day is a little different to the last which I really love.
How do you balance your time?
Discipline and a good diet – without which I get lazy.
What is your favourite work out?
20min run – 60min yoga
What is your best beauty tip?
Sleep and lots of water
What do you eat on an average day?
A smoothie in the morning (banana, chia seeds, coconut water, protein), hearty salad with protein for lunch and dinner is much the same. I love snacking though – it keeps me going. I have a sweet tooth that kicks in around 3pm – that’s when I know I need to meditate.
Favourite work out music/song?
Rap for running and anything with a cruisey beat for yoga.
Your favourite thing to do when you are not working out?
Walking with my boyfriend and his dog, Indie, or chilling out reading a book.
Favourite place you have travelled to?
India and Prague
Dream place you’d like to travel to?
Fitness goal you dream to reach?
My only goal is that I stay agile as I age.
How do you see your future?
Surrounded by people I love, laughter, loads of space to enjoy life, travel and experience things.
What are 3 things you can’t live without?
Sleep, friends, laugher
Your favourite photo you ever took?
A photo that my boyfriend took a little while ago of the two of us laughing in the street. It’s really simple but captures exactly how we felt on the day. Every time I look at it, it makes me smile.
Stay in touch with Kate by checking out her blog, Be Your Own Hero which is inspired by her everyday passions, love for helping others and the happenings in her yoga studio FlowAthletic, which offers yoga, fitness, strength and personal training classes!