Meet Sophie Tilley, she's an almond milk mocha lover who enjoys beach walks and keeping fit and active. She's originally from the UK but has been in Australia for 5 years and feels so lucky to call this beautiful country home. Sophie works in recruitment with a tasty little cake business called Tilley's Treats as her side hustle.
Over the last year Sophie has really become involved with her fitness. At the the start of the year she set herself a goal to step on stage for the first time and compete in ANB Bikini Modelling competition . Last weekend she achieved her goal and placed an incredible 2nd in both bikini and swimsuit international. We're so proud of her!
As someone who is still fairly new to the fitness industry, Sophie has showed us how with determination and clear goals, you can achieve anything! In awe of her amazing figure, we thought it was only fitting asking her how she achieved it.
So let's get to the question we've all been waiting for... HOW DID YOU GET SUCH A LEAN STOMACH?
"I currently train 5-6 days a week and eat a very healthy, clean diet with little to no processed food. My amazing coach Kyl Raggio tailors my work out for me each week and I simply follow his instructions."
Having clear goals holds you accountable for achieving them
"I tend to stay away from foods that I know aggravate my gut , which for me is dairy. I also currently take Nutra-Life Gut Health which helps boost levels of friendly bacteria in my digestive system."
"Doing 3000 crunches everyday isn’t going to help you achieve a flat stomach you need to a variety of exercises to help achieve this, for example Russian twists, planks, side planks and full body exercises like squat presses and deadlifts. You need to work the whole of your body for the best results, unfortunately we cannot spot reduce just our stomachs."
"Unfortunately results don’t come over night but believe me when you start seeing results all that hard work is totally worth it."
"As soon as I saw the Monte Carlo String I fell in love immediately. Not only does it fit like a dream the Rust colour is to die for! Highly recommend you getting your hands on this piece before they sell."
Sophie's Instagram: @Sophie_tilley
Photographer: Lyndon Marceau - @Marceauphotography
Bianca and Yasmin Wilshin are two passionate creatives from Newport Beach in Sydney. Both determined high-school graduates who completed their university degrees at UTS, Yasmin majoring in finance and Bianca in Marketing (Ying and Yang!, right?!). Whilst completing their degrees, Bianca set up The Hessian Collection, a swimwear business that had been a dream of theirs for many years. Since graduating, they’ve both accumulated work experience in their fields, however, Bianca’s business has also gained major traction, particularly amongst Sydney’s northern beaches ladies. So their decision to leave their full-time 9 to 5 jobs, and create a unique swimmer company together has been an inevitable outcome.
These twins have worked extremely hard to end up where they are today, but they certainly aren’t stopping here. The rebranding of Bianca’s business, The Hessian Collection, to a company owned by both twins now called Archie and Wolf represents a new unified phase for the brand. With both sisters focusing on the brand, the sky really is their limit. Stay tuned!