5 Minutes with Vie Activist Lauren Johan

  • Why is Vie Active one of your top choices for active wear? Vie Active is one of my top choices for active wear as I need sportswear that looks good both inside and outside the gym.
  • What are the benefits of wearing this range when training? On busy days I can find myself in the same gym gear I worked out in hours earlier and the quick drying, moisture wicking Merino fabric keeps me dry, comfortable and free from nasty odors that regular dry-fit fabrics do.
  • How does this enhance your workout? and post workout? I am more comfortable during my workout and post-workout I don’t have to freak out that I am stinking up the local juice bar when I stop in to grab a drink or lunch!
  • How does wearing the range make you feel? Sexy and confident
  • What are your favourite pieces from the range? The Noa foundation jacket & the Lisa racerback tank
  • Sunrise or Sunset workout? Which do you prefer? Ideally I’d love to catch the worm but whatever I can fit into my day is awesome.
  • Typical workout: Fun, fast and super efficient circuit workouts! I like to get maximum benefits in a short amount of time so I can dedicate time to stretching and rolling.
  • Typical breakfast: Scrambled eggs and a blended ‘super’ smoothie with kale, flaxseed, berries, avocado, almond milk, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa, almonds.
  • What’s your ultimate healthy meal? A perfect balance of vegetables, protein, fat and a little complex carbohydrate.
  • What are your makeup must-haves? Bare Minerals foundation and bronzer,, NARS blush and lip pencil in a fun shade of orange or red, Lancôme hypnose mascara, Aveda mineral concealer.
  • What’s always in your gymbag? An apple and almonds, my makeup, change of clothes, deodorant!
  • Best active holiday you’ve ever taken? Skiing in Val D’Isere in France was amazing! 
  • What totally relaxes you? Hanging with my husband Matt and my pooch Frankie.
  • What’s your biggest vice? Chocolate and ice cream! 
  • What was the last thing you recommended to a friend? To try a meditation tape. Yoga-nidra relaxation is a great way to send you into a peaceful slumber!
  • What’s always in your fridge? Lots of veggies! Kale, spinach, berries, apples, almond milk, eggs, smoked salmon, flaxseed meal, nuts...
  • What would we be surprised to find in your fridge? Chocolate, raw parmesan cheese, gluten free raisin bread, Bonne Maman raspberry jam.
  • Your style icon? Blake Lively. Tall girls rock!
  • Your "healthy living" hero? Michael Bloomberg has dedicated time, money and resources to getting New York healthier. That’s pretty cool.
  • The wardrobe item you can’t live without? My super cozy Dunderdon winter jacket.
  • The book on your bedside table right now? My Life as a Fake – Peter Carey
  • Three things on your bucket list? African safari, go skydiving in Queenstown.
  • Your latest obsession? Uni Qlo for clothing, chia seed puddings for eating.
  • Number one reason for living an active life? To realise my potential.
  • Message you’d send to the world? The unknown is never as scary as you think!!


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