Friday, March 27, 2020

GLAMOUR GAL: Shawn Rene


GLAMOUR GAL Shawn Rene

Meet this month's featured Glamour Gal - blue eyed blonde bombshell Shawn Rene Zimmerman

In this exclusive interview we chat with Shawn Rene about her job as a personal trainer, her passion for fitness, football and family, and how she stays positive everyday. 

Shawn Rene is passionate about health, fitness and sports. She is a World Fitness Champion. Top 5 in the world to be exact. She is also a National Fitness Champion, Miss Teen Fitness USA, National Dance Team Champion and was the 3rd runner up in Miss Fitness America! 





Shawn Rene can you describe yourself in 5 words?

Shawn: "Passionate, Loving, positive, energetic, joyful."

Shawn Rene is a fitness expert with over 12 years experience in the fitness industry. She is a certified Personal Trainer, qualified Sports Medicine Specialist, Sports Nutritionist. Ms Zimmerman studied Sports Medicine and Personal training at the National Academy of Sports Medicine in USA. 

What do you love most about being a Personal Trainer? 

Shawn: "I love helping increase other quality of life, health, fitness, joy & well being!"





Shawn Rene is an international fitness cover model featured in the top fitness magazines including Muscle & Fitness magazine, Oxygen magazine, Fitness RX for Women and many more. She also has experience with fitness runway modelling including modelling for the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and has been featured as a Fitness Guest presenter at fitness shows and competitions. 

As a Fitness Expert, what's your favourite type of exercise or sport? 

Shawn: "My favourite sport is dance, track and football. I have a background in classical ballet, jazz dance and modern dance. My dance teacher was a NYC Juilliard Graduate, she was very tough and helped cultivate to bring out the best in you. My favourite sport to appreciate is all of them, but specifically football & bodybuilding. I grew up watching football with my dad and my favourite professor and advisor all through college is an NFL Sports Psychologist. I love the strong correlation between positive thinking, imagery, visualisation and positive outcome and winning. I love the science behind you actually wire your brain for success when you imagine yourself succeeding, performing your desired task as you visualise your desired outcome! I also love training on the football field! I love doing sprints, bleachers and speed and agility exercises. It is such an invigorating workout! You get to be outside in the fresh air, and training hard, giving it all you got! There are so many inspirational football coaches I like to read about and studied in college. As the great NFL coach Lombardi said, “Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches hard work, sacrifice, dedication perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect.” 





Shawn Rene loves to dance with 13 years of intense dance training including classical ballet, hip-hop, jazz and modern dance. 

When it comes to exercise, Shawn Rene's favourite is total body that boosts the heart rate. 

Shawn: "My favourite type of exercise is total body peripheral heart action training. One great way to get the most out of your workout program design is to combine cardiovascular work with resistance training using a method called Peripheral Heart Action (PHA) Training. This method is similar to a circuit training method that keeps you moving from one exercise to another with minimal to no rest between exercises. However, with PHA training, while you are moving from one exercise to another, you are focusing on alternating upper and lower body exercises. This type of training is excellent for your heart & circulatory system. Some examples would be performing elevated lunges and super setting them with elevated push ups. Another example would be performing weighted squats and super setting with tricep kick backs. Football field sprints, super set with bleacher pushups. Another great exercise would be cable machine back rows with cable machine pliĆ© squats."





To increase the intensity of your workout, Shawn Rene recommends using a Fitness Ball. 

Shawn: "I also like to increase the difficulty of all of these exercises by putting myself and my clients on Bosu fitness ball. The bosu fitness ball I love to be creative with! It allows you to perform functional exercises and really amp up the challenge and increase your balance, core strength! Another Peripheral Heart Action (PHA) training exercise combo would be plyometric beach step ups super set with weighted dips. I also like to incorporate all of these elements into balance training, strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular all in one workout. Flexibility training and core strength are key components many people skimp on in training. Flexibility and core is essential for your posture and body alignment."

When it comes to exercising to lose weight, and keeping it off; your results can increase dramatically when exercise is combined with a well balanced diet. But what foods are the best, you ask?  We wanted to know more - so we asked Shawn Rene about her 5 favourite foods for good health. 

As a sports Nutritionist what are your 5 favourite foods for staying fit and healthy. 

Shawn: "There are so many healthy foods I eat and that are so important! My top 5 favourites are  blueberries, potatoes, almonds, organic meat and my favourite protein powder is an amazing brand, Orgain! Orgain was created by a Doctor who was looking for clean healthy nutritional shake. He formulated his own and I’m so impressed by it. It is not only protein whey or vegan they have both options! Their shakes also are well balanced with fruits & vegetables and it taste amazing! I drink 1-2 a day between training my clients. I love they have protein in powder form or to go shakes. I use the to go shakes daily. They are perfect for having a busy schedule and functionality. They keep me feeling healthy, balanced and properly fuelled up!"

Visit this link: www.orgain.com and use the promo discount code SHAWNRENE for 30% off your first order and free shipping!  





When Shawn Rene isn't working she loves to travel the world and experience the rich artistic history of Europe. 

Can you tell us more about your travels through Europe? 


Shawn: "Italy is so outstandingly beautiful and my great grandmother is 100 percent Italian. I love the fact you can walk around town and grab such delicious fresh fruit! The lemons there are something I have never seen before. I saw the most beautiful lemon trees in Italy. I love the beautiful outdoor restaurant options with the  Italian music playing. I love the fact that the Italian culture is all about family. That is so important. 

The history you get to see when you walk through the streets of Italy is amazing. I love all of the precisely crafted artwork. Italy has seen some of the greatest painters of all time in its rich artistic history, especially when it was centre of European art during the Renaissance. It is definitely a beautiful sight to see Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelos art work in person. Very meaningful and historical. Besides the outstanding beauty of the country, I love the Italian open arms, friendly smiles, warm hearts and caring & cheerful disposition!" 





Do you have a favourite city or country to visit?

Shawn: "They are all unique and special in their own way! Favourite countries would be Aruba and Italy. I have been going to Aruba with my family (my mom, dad & brother) for many years. It feels like our second home. That island holds a very special place in our hearts! As they say one happy island! The water is the most beautiful water I have ever seen anywhere. They have the most beautiful beaches. The water literally is the most beautiful shade of soft aqua blue. The color itself makes you relax. The sand is so tranquil, soft and white. Some of my favourite things to do there are enjoying our favourite ocean front restaurants for family dinners. Creating family quality time is so important and is one of my favourite things! My family and I always start our day while in vacation in Aruba with a healthy breakfast, then all of us going to the gym together. I think it is very important for families to health conscious and be able to enjoy it together! I also always look forward to walking the beaches with my family. It is important to keep a balance in life with working hard and then taking time to refresh and relax."

Eco Glamazine empowers women through inspiring stories - Shawn Rene what inspires you to the most to live your best life? 

Shawn: "God and my dad and mom both inspire me to live my best life! We were all born with unique talents and gifts from God to live our best life. My Dad & Mom inspires me everyday. They are both very loving, thoughtful, wise, hard working and successful. They inspire me every day to live my best life! My dad is a successful business man and bodybuilding champion. He has taught me hard work and discipline. He inspires me every day and is so disciplined and driven. He balances hard work with family time. I have great memories growing up him and I would make homemade blueberry pancakes together. Making quality time with your family is so important! My mom is so thoughtful and caring I am so thankful for that. My dad and mom put family first and inspire me every day to live my best life."




If you follow Shawn Rene on Instagram (@shawnrenefit) you'll discover she's a positive ray of sunshine! We wanted to know how she stays so positive?  

How do you stay positive and motivated everyday? 

Shawn:  "I feel it is very important to stay positive and motivated every day. Every day is a gift from God and we are given it to live it to the fullest! I feel it is so important to take care of your health & others health. Your health is your greatest wealth! When we are healthy we have a heightened positive outlook on life and even more motivated! We accomplish so many more things when we feel great body, mind and spirit. It’s a very good feeling to make others feel better, healthier and happier. Our happiness increases when we make others happy. It’s a positive chain reaction!"

Shawn Rene shares some of her favourite mantras. 


One positive thought or positive outlook in the morning can change your whole day! 

Love to the full and live life to the fullest! 

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.




Some of Shawn Rene's favourite uplifting scriptures include: 

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” - Nehemiah 8:10 

“These things have I spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” - John 15:11

Shawn Rene is a ray of sunshine who instills her wisdom in the power of mental strength, positive thinking, precise vision, and pursing her passion with her on social media following. You can follow her adventures and uplifting posts on Instagram: @shawnrenefit 


Shawn Rene Zimmerman 

Official Website shawnrenefit.com
Instagram instagram.com/shawnrenefit
Facebook Facebook.com/ShawnRene

Sunday, March 1, 2020

ECO WARRIOR: Sheridyn Fisher





ECO WARRIOR Sheridyn Fisher

This month our featured Eco Warrior is Australian actress and model Sheridyn Fisher.  

Sheridyn grew up near the beach on the Central Coast of Australia. Even from a young age Sheridyn was very inquisitive, eager to learn as much as she could about everything here on Earth. Everything from animals to places, nutrition, health, creative arts, painting, movies, philosophy and the cosmos. As a kid, she was very much a tomboy, who loved movies and learning about science, space and the environment.  

Her huge dreamers imagination, creative passion and truth-seeking nature lead her to pursue creative writing, learning photography and editing, acting and modelling. Even nutritional based studies has now led her to live life where she can passionately create in work she loves. 







For almost a decade now, Sheridyn has lived a Plant Based Life with an enormous passion for preserving the Earth, it's animals and all the people that live here. Knowing from a very young age the importance of all life, Sheridyn had spent the last decade self-researching the links between the human diet and the connection to the detrimental environmental concerns we now see today. 

Sheridyn hopes to use her platform to help others, especially those who don't have a voice and to help inspire people to "make the connection" in order to preserve all life, the natural word, our precious resources for the future generations to come. She truly embodies the essence of an Earth Child and an Eco Warrior

This motivation was the reason Sheridyn completed her studies and achieved her Advanced Diploma of Nutrition receiving her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate which she completed in November 2017. 





Sheridyn released her first self-funded and self-published book titled "Plant Based Life" in 2018 to share her knowledge on the benefits of Plant Based health and nutrition. 

Sheridyn: "I wanted to create a book and a community where I could share my Plant Based lifestyle with all of you who have been asking. I've been a living a completely vegan, plant based lifestyle for the last 8 almost 9 years and wanted to share my abundant, incredible, delicious plant based food I eat to nourish my mind, body and soul and ultimately lead me to create something I am truly passionate about."

Over the last decade working as a model, business owner and actress, Sheridyn has gained a loyal following on social media. She currently has 3.9 Million fans on Facebook and over 600K on Instagram. 

Her intention for the book Plant Based Life, coupled with utilising her huge social platform, is to spread education and awareness of the importance of the link between the human diet and environmental destruction, in the hopes to contribute in any way she can to preserve the future for the next generation to come. As a mother of two, this a very important mission for her. 





Plant Based Life by Sheridyn Fisher includes a mixture of her own healthy plant based recipes along with some Veganised favourites from her friends and family. The book also includes her own food photography, important information on the animal agriculture industry and the connection to the environmental damages we see in the world today. The book features mindfulness and mindful eating tips, self love, spirituality and more! Written completely from the heart, Sheridyn truly hopes to inspire others to consider a compassionate lifestyle. 

Plant Based LifeHard Cover & E-Book is available from thisplantbasedlife.com





PLANT BASED LIFE Book includes: 
  • 80 + Plant Based Meals & Green Smoothies Ideas (Raw and cooked)
  • Colour photography by Sheridyn Fisher and other well known photographers 
  • Basic Plant Based Nutritional guide. Includes information on Plant based Protein, Carbohydrates, Fibre, Essential Vitamins and Minerals with additional information about the benefits of Antioxidants and more.
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness and Self Love
  • Tips on Eating out Plant Based
  • Natural Face Masks
  • Eco Friendly Products and tips




To stay in shape as a busy mum, Sheridyn trusts White Wolf Nutrition

Sheridyn: "Rocking my mum bod and starting the day with White Wolf Nutrition - natural and lean plant based proteins to help me get back into shape. Mum life takes a toll and I love using these 100% vegan plant based proteins in smoothies and by themselves in between meals to help stop cravings and keep me full and energised in between meals. My kids love the flavours too." 

Use code SHERIWOLF for a discount at checkout whitewolfnutrition.com




This month to honour Clean Up Australia Day on March 1st, Sheridyn shares her Eco Friendly and waste Free hacks

Did you know?

Ocean plastic pollution is one of our ocean's biggest threats! Over 268,940 tonnes of litter is currently floating in our ocean, so being aware of conscious alternatives to plastic and being mindful of the waste we produce is important for the environment. All the waste we do not reuse, repurpose or recycle ends up in landfill and our oceans. 



Sheridyn shares some simple ways to be a more conscious consumer.

BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLES, STRAWS AND CUPS

Reusable Coffee cups, bottles, and metal straws are a wonderful alternative to single-use plastics. Every day we can minimise our waste by just brining our own.

Plant Based Life readers can save 20% off all eco products at earthbottles.com.au when you used the code PLANTBASEDLIFE at the checkout.





SUPPORT ECO- FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION COMPANIES

The more you support the businesses dedicated to sustainable and eco-conscious practices, the more you help drive a positive change and make other business rethink their current methods and their environmental impacts.





BRING YOUR OWN BAGS

MILLIONS of marine animals are negatively affected by litter in our seas every day and plastics bags are one of the worst. 

Always remember to bring your own bag. Keep reusable bags in your car, handbag or even just carry your items if you can. If we each did our little bit to be more mindful, we could reduce the amount of waste we each individually create each day.


AVOID SNACK FOODS THAT COME IN PLASTIC WRAPPERS

Always opt for fresh produce to snack on like bananas, apples, oranges, watermelon etc. Mother Nature naturally packages her fruits and vegetables with biodegradable "wrappings" that are much healthier for your body and the environment. Most snacks you purchase in wrappers come with excess sugar, salts and chemicals to enhance their flavour and which can have a negative effect on our body. 




TAKE THREE FOR MOTHER NATURE

Cleaning up after yourself especially when you are visiting the outdoors is essential to help the environment and our wildlife, but "taking three for Mother Nature" is a great way help, even more! Aiming to pick up 3 pieces of litter on our beaches, in our oceans or in the environment can create a positive impact for wildlife and nature too. Imagine the positive change we could create if everyone did this? Be the change you wish to see in the world!

Ocean Photos by Jess Kate Photography




Plant based eating is not just another fad diet, it's a lifestyle. As a conscious consumer and vegan, Sheridyn's mission is to educate others about the power of plants. 

Sheridyn: "For me, eating Plant based allows me to be a conscious consumer and try to create as less of an impact to our beautiful Earth, the oceans and our animal friends. I made a decision a long time ago after making the connection of what our fellow earthlings endure, how they suffer and how it affects us all to live as kind as possible in this world given the circumstances."




Sheridyn's plant based journey has been a rewarding and enlightening experience and she encourages you to give it a go. 

Sheridyn: "It has been the most positive, rewarding change I have ever made in the most beautiful way and I hope sharing my journey brings inspiration to yours."


Sheridyn Fisher is an Eco Warrior leading the way and empowering her fellow eco conscious women to make the switch to a Plant Based Life, to improve their health, and the environment for future generations to come. 




Sherdiyn Fisher 

Official website: sheridynfisher.com


Plant Based Life  

Instagram: Instagram.com/thisplantbasedlife






This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine March 2020 


ECO GLAMAZINE: March 2020

Our March issue features Eco Warrior Sheridyn Fisher and how she lives and eco conscious, Plant Based Life. 

As our Eco Warrior, Sheridyn shares her waste free tips with smart and eco-friendly ways you can help save the environment, everyday. 




eco glamazine 

MARCH 2020 

in this issue 

COVER STORY


ECO WARRIOR Sheridyn Fisher 

read article


GLAMOUR GAL Shawn Rene


Friday, January 17, 2020

SUMMER GODDESS: Lauren Day




SUMMER GODDESS Lauren Day

This Summer, our Founder Lauren Day shares her sun safety tips to help you stay protected from the summer heat. 

We've all heard the saying Slip Slop Slap. The popular Aussie jingle that reminds kids to stay safe in the sun. "Just slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat." But there's more to sun safety that just protecting yourself when you're at the beach or out in the sun. 

Did you know Melanoma is the most common skin cancer affecting 15 - 39 year old Australians. It's time to take your skin seriously! 





Do you have fair skin? 
Do you live in Australia?
Do you spend time in the sun? 

You maybe at risk for melanoma! 
Early detection is key, so let me share with you, 5 things you can do to stay safe this Summer. 


1. Wear Sunscreen 

Wear sunscreen everyday especially when you're outside, or at the beach. Especially if you're outside working or exercising between the hours of 10am and 3pm, don't forget to apply sunscreen and reapply every 2 - 3 hours. 

Why is Sunscreen important?
Sunscreen protects you from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet rays include UVA and UVB. UVA penetrates the skin causing wrinkles and contributes to skin cancer, while UVB causes sunburn and can also be a factor in skin cancer.  

I recommend ECO by SONYA DRIVER Natural Sunscreen. This SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen has a non-greasy zinc formula which lasts 3 hours in the water, and it's suitable for face and body. Plus it's Australian made, cruelty-free and reef friendly. 






2. Avoid the Sun between 10am and 3pm 

If you have fair skin that burns easily, try avoiding sun exposure between the hours of 10am and 3pm. This is when the sun's ultraviolet rays are the strongest. 

3. Protect your skin from the Sun

5 steps to protect your skin from the sun 

SHADE - Seek shade especially during the hottest part of the day

CLOTHING - Wear sun-protective clothing that covers your back, shoulders, arms and legs

SUNGLASSES - Wear wrap around sunglasses 

SUNSCREEN - Apply a broad spectrum 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours after swimming or exercise. 

HAT - Wear a broad brimmed hat 





4. Get a Skin Check 

Get your skin checked by a professional - a skin cancer specialist who is an expert in early melanoma detection. If you have fair skin prone, be sure to get your skin checked a least once every 12 months. 

5. Check your skin regularly  

Take photos of your skin now and again in 3 months - if you notice a change, seek medical advice from a Skin Cancer Specialist.  

Did you know? 
Skin is your body's largest organ. You can get a melanoma anywhere. For women it's most common on legs. For men it's most common on the back. 

Moles can change rapidly, and early detection is key. So if something doesn't look right, or you notice a mole or freckle changing shape, size or colour - get it checked out by a professional.





Lauren is wearing the official GameOnMole  t-shirt available at GameonMole.com.au

So this Summer be sure to wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun if you can, protect your skin when you're in the sun, take photos of your skin every 3 months and get your skin checked at least once a year. 

Game on Mole is an initiative from the Melanoma Institute of Australia. 

For more information about how to stay safe this Summer go to GameonMole.com.au.