Christmas is fast approaching, followed by the wonderful turn of the year, and a huge list of New Year’s resolutions. Did you know over 75% of gym members join in January? Yeah, I didn’t either, but I could have guessed! There’s nothing like a clean slate, a beginning, a re-do to get you in the mood. The mood for change!
A new year, a new you, a new goal. From healthier eating to sweating it out on the elliptical, you’re going to push through and reach those goals. #Goaldigger
I’ve made my own list of resolutions.
Drink one less margarita on taco Tuesday.
Push that extra mile on my daily run.
Keep on-top of organization.
Grow my business and hit those monthly goals!
Spend more time with my family.
Have you sat down to make your list? Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or something simple and quirky, it really matters. The important thing is a happy, confident, driven you and whatever you need to get to that version of you.
New Year’s Resolutions are something I really look forward to at the turn of the year. I know they have a reputation of being phony and empty, but you know what? They aren’t. They’re more than a few words scribbled down in a journal. They’re a seed planted in your mind. A seed that takes root and begins to grow and spread throughout you. It’s about taking that me time to just reflect and to expand my horizons. It was harder than I thought, and I think every year it gets a little harder (I had to the throw the margarita one on there to keep my humor in check!), but every year the pay off is so worth it.
So, be that goal digger. Don’t just write out your New Year’s resolutions and forget about them. Take your time in self-reflection because it all leads to action. Action is wonderful thing, but don’t forget life needs balance. So along with action, you need to remember to take care of yourself—to treat yourself. Don’t forget that! You 100% deserve it.
Splurge on a deep massage after a particularly rough work out. Get yourself a new French tip manicure and spend the day shopping with your friends. And you better not forget to wine and dine yourself (or have someone do it for you)!
Lastly, open that Christmas gift you got yourself —yes, I’m talking about that sexy, work it all day, boldly colorful, statement active wear you bought yourself for Christmas. Be more than just words on a list. Be bold. Be brave. Be a goal digger.
What I mean by Ready, Set, Run is “Sexy Confidence”. You really can’t go wrong with sexy confidence. If you haven’t noticed, the world has gone full on Lady Boss, and we’re 100% on board. Smart female go-getters who are climbing the ladder one giant step at a time? Yes, please!
I’m always inspired by the women around me. The way I see women step up, take charge, and take ahold of their dreams has been a constant support to me. These women are my muse. You are my motivation, the fuel for my drive. Without you, I would have no one to inspire through my designs, through my clothing.
As an entrepreneur with a fondness for fashion, I wanted to combine elements of femininity, color, personality, and strength, and I certainly did. The ideas behind Shape Brazil were born from both inspiration around me and by my every trip to Brazil. I immediately fell in love with the color around me, the culture that presented itself so clearly. I craved that in my day to day life. It was so inspiring and so passionate. I aspired to be more like Brazilian designers and to not be afraid to put that color and passion into my clothing designs, to truly be myself, and allow other women to do the same.
To be honest, there’s just something about looking good when you work out. When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you put 100% more effort into what you’re doing. When you’re confident you will begin to inspire others around you. Soon, that sexy confidence is spreading, and you’re its source.
From there you create a cycle. Ready, Set, Run.
Why hide behind a frumpy t-shirt and a pair of baggy gym shorts? Why can’t fitness be functional, fashionable and sexy? Let me take you back to that Sexy Confidence, let me remind you of why you’re here. I want to spread that self-confidence to women across the world.
I know the current trends, but you’re more than a trend. Yes, I’ve seen the words “Lady Boss” printed on everything from mugs to shirts. #LadyBoss is unescapable, and it is inspiring women across the world. Inspiring them to join a movement. Encouraging them to stand together, to be a system of support for one another.
Ladies, trust me when I say you don’t need “Lady boss” printed on these clothes, they’ll scream the term every time you move. From a bikini to a jumpsuit, let yourself be inspired by Shape Brazil. Let yourself be free to show who you really are, to let out your inner Lady Boss.
So, it’s time to take the leap. There’s no better moment for you to be inspired. Don’t feel afraid or ashamed to embrace your color. To show your Lady Boss off to the world. And most importantly, to never let anything stop you from fueling yourself with passion.
Strong, sexy, independent, successful, and driven. These are all adjectives which accurately describe ShapeBrazil CEO, Fernanda Wain. We were able to grab Fernanda from her busy day and ask her a few questions that we (employees at ShapeBrazil) and our social media followers have always wanted to ask.
Tell us about why you decided to create ShapeBrazil?
ShapeBrazil was born from my desire to get in shape, lose some weight, and to look as beautiful on the outside as I felt on the inside. I was working out during a vacation in Brazil (I know... working out during a vacation!) and absolutely FELL IN LOVE with the workout clothes I saw there. They were stunning! The colors, the patterns, how they fit. I became obsessed. The problem was that I couldn't find a place, outside of Brazil, to purchase these workout clothes. So I decided to make high quality, sexy, and fun workout clothes available to everyone - straight from Brazil!
What's a typical day like for you at ShapeBrazil?
I don't know what a typical day is, haha! My day starts early - checking emails and voicemails. I normally get to the ShapeBrazil studio around 9am and make sure everything is under control, then head out for a quick workout sessions. I am a very firm believer in working out your body as much as you work out your brain during a busy business day. I'm back in the office around 11am, energized and ready to tackle projects and meetings.
What do you love most about your job?
I truly am most fulfilled when I see customers truly enjoying my clothing. There's no greater feeling than seeing a woman purchasing a workout outfit and sharing it with to our social media and seeing how good they look and feel in their clothes. It's moments like these that keep me inspired and energized. I know the effect the perfect workout outfit can have on a woman (I have those moments all of the time) and when I'm able to see customers experience the same feeling and emotions.... that means everything to me.
Being so busy managing your business, how do you stay active?
I make being active a lifestyle, not a chore. Regardless of how I'm feeling, how tired I am, how much work there is to do, I will always take time to get in a workout. Usually during the week I go to the gym in Peterborough, near ShapeBrazil's studio. On the weekend I look forward to a fun run with my son. It's easy to work out, regardless of how busy you are, when you make conscious decision to make being active a priority and turning it into a lifestyle.
What makes ShapeBrazil's products unique?
Three words: Authentic. Quality. Sexy. Our entire line is both manufactured and designed in Brazil and really showcases the culture and takes a lot of inspiration from the tropical climate from Brazil. I made an important decision for my products to not only be sexy, but to really flatter and and highlight the beautiful curves of every woman, regardless of size or shape. Our products are sexy, and absolutely make you feel that way, but they are also classy and not inappropriate.
Why you think it's important for women to look and feel sexy?
Every woman loves to look and feel sexy - it's completely natural and normal, and ShapeBrazil only helps to bring out those feelings and that confidence! Sometimes all it takes to kickstart these amazing feelings (that every woman should experience) is the perfect outfit. A perfect outfit can really help to inspire someone to go to the gym and to live an active and healthy lifestyle!
What are some tips you can share about looking and feeling sexy when you're tired or just don't have any energy?
I'm looking for the same information! Haha, just kidding! I think it's so important for every woman to feel confident with themselves and to love themselves. Take a look in the mirror and make sure that you love the person looking back at you! Some things you can do, that I do all the time, is to make sure to eat healthy, drink plenty of water (super important!), and to try and be as active as you can - even if it's just a brisk walk at night to get you started. Oh, and most important - be happy!
What's your favorite workout and favorite healthy meal to make at home?
I love any exercise that works out my legs and butt - especially squats! I love squats, not only because they'll make anyone's backside look amazing, but because they're the most challenging exercise. At home I make sure to keep things as healthy as I can. It's important to feed your body with natural and good-for-you food. One of my favorite meals to prepare at home is Tilapia with lots and lots of veggies. It's a great low fat, protein-packed meal that keeps me full.
What's next for ShapeBrazil? Are you working on anything exciting for 2018?
We have some amazing and exciting things planned for 2018! This includes new lines of workout clothes, amazing sales (make sure you subscribe to the email list to get notified of our sales), and some fun on our social media accounts. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for some really fun and awesome videos that we're working on!
Gone are the days where us women have to decide between wearing gym clothes that make exercising easier or a cute sexy gym wear outfit that makes things like running or squatting comfortable. ShapeBrazil offers the best of both worlds – sexy gym wear which are perfect for a hardcore workout session or running errands like groceries and picking up the kids from school.
Here are the top 5 Bra tops and Gym clothes that can be combined to make a gorgeous and sexy outfit that’s perfect for the entire day. Remember that it’s important to look as sexy on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Let’s start out with the Forever Young Tank Bra Top. This tank top is made from Viscone and Elastane, which make it incredibly comfortable and super breathable. Its loose-fitting style and shoulder cutouts make this a super sexy activewear top perfect for any workout. The way this tank sits across your shoulders and its length really make it super slimming and flattering for any body type. Throw this cute top over your favorite sports bra and matched with a black legging and you’ve instantly got an outfit that can take you from spinning session to nail salon without having to worry about changing. Click here to see the available sizes!
What’s a top without a sexy pair of leggings? Check out one of our most popular leggings – the Black Leggings and Line Shoes pair. These leggings are made from Polyamide and Elastane, which makes this pair of leggings comfortable to wear and shaping. Isn’t that the ultimate goal of a sexy activewear bottoms? These leggings are very flattering across the thighs and calves and help tighten up your backside for that toned and slimming look we’re all looking for. Click here to see the available sizes!
What if it’s too hot for leggings? We’ve got you covered! These Basic Shorts Graffiti are cute, comfortable, and make a statement! If you’re looking for shorts that contour to your body these are the perfect pair. The materials are super durable and long lasting and can take whatever you throw at them. But that’s not all! These shorts instantly tone up your butt and upper thighs and accentuate your natural curves. Click here to see the available sizes!
Nothing will make you feel sexier than a perfectly fitting bra top. Our best-selling bra top, the Bra Top Montpellier, strikes the perfect balance between sexy activewear and a sports bra to be worn underneath a tank top for when you’re looking for something casual and comfortable (yet surprisingly sexy underneath). This bra top features an open back design and a silk rubberized front that provides maximum support when you need it. The light neon pink color is perfectly contrasted with the black handles and bar straps. Click here to see the available sizes!
Looking for an all-in-one sexy activewear piece? You MUST check out our Black Up Jumpsuit. This piece features amazing support in the places you need it most, screen cutouts with unmatched UV protection, and our unique Poa print which is super flattering. This jumpsuit is a favorite and with great reason. Offering tremendous support for your bust, butt, and calves, this jumpsuit will help give you instant tone and firmness. The plunging neckline accentuates your natural curves but also makes it incredibly confortable for any type of workout. Click here to see the available sizes!