Top athletic and yoga clothing brand, Lululemon, is fast becoming a Hip and Healthy favourite. Well established in the US and Australia (especially in Sydney and California where every toned bottom is blessed with a pair of Lululemon leggings), they have just made the move to the UK with their first showroom in London’s Chelsea. We talk to Danielle Hetherington, the Chelsea Showroom Manager, about her favourite london healthy haunts, keeping fit and of course, Yoga.
What is your favourite healthy restaurant in London?
I adore two places that are local to our showroom: The Grocer on Kings & Daylesford Organic. They do deliciously mouthwatering food that is healthy and thoughtful for the body, mind and soul! You can be good but also indulge, if you desire!
Where is your favourite place to do Yoga in London?
It’s hard to pick just one! However, I do love practicing with Elizabeth Reumont from The Life Centre and Indaba, as she’s insightful, powerful and fun. I also love to get sweaty at an event called, Funk the Buddha, created by Rachel Okimo. This workshop pops up in the quirkiest locations around London and is one to look out for. Beyond the mat, I adore pumping my endorphins at Kari McCreath’s spin classes and I dabble in personal training with Matthew Miller, both from Gymbox.
How else do you keep fit?
“A daily hit of athletic-induced endorphins gives you the power to make better decisions, helps you be a peace with yourself, and offsets stress”. My ideal day includes spinning or a run in the morning, followed by yoga in the afternoon. We have some unbelievable ambassadors that make you love your life when you sweat.
What was the scariest thing about making the move to London?
Moving away from my man who is still living in Montreal, Canada. He’s my better half but has been unbelievably supportive.
And the most exciting?
That I am living my big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG). It has been my goal for three years to open lululemon athletica’s showroom (a company I whole heartedly believe in) in London (the city I love most). Lululemon allows me to live a great lifestyle and I continue to pinch myself everyday that this is really happening! Bliss.
Favourite place in the whole world?
London, England. Hands down. You can’t get any better than this!
Favourite work-out track?
Oh! It changes so frequently. I can go from Florence and the Machine’s ‘Dog Days Are Over’ to Lady Ga Ga’s ‘Marry the Night’.
Most treasured Lululemon item?
My Run: Inspire Crops. The fabric (luxtreme: lightweight, breathable and inherently moisture wicking) takes me from hot yoga to pounding the pavements to the spin bike to everyday wear. It feels and functions beautifully.
How do you relax?
By either sweating it out on the spin bike, pavement or yoga mat OR treating myself to a massage (yes, please!).
Must-have beauty item?
Hoola Benefits Bronzer. It makes me look sun kissed when cloudy London makes me pasty white. It’s a saviour!
Cant live without…
- My man. I am so in love.
- My iphone. I love only being a phone call away from friends and family, plus I am directionally challenged so it helps me find my way.
- Sweating once a day. It makes my body, mind and soul happy.
If you every fancy joining Danielle for a sweaty date, please feel free to follow the Lululemon facebook page: Lululemon athletica Chelsea and take a peek at our weekly sweaty schedule. Furthermore, they offer complimentary yoga each Wednesday night from 6:45-7:45PM & Sunday morning from 11:00am-12:00opm.