Dynamite Samba Leggings – Lovely Green Samba Lycra!

Great workout gear from Dynamite

Know how to shake it and lose it in lycra with Dynamite


Awesome prints and energy from Dynamite in Brazil.




Aerobics Video – Bodyheat (UK)



Dr. Martica Heaner


Body Heat (UK) was a popular Aerobics TV and Video series, which Martica Heaner starred in a daily UK fitness show  on LIVE TV.

It aired June 1998-Nov 1999; reruns currently airing on UK digital TV.

As you can see from the photo above, there are clear benefits in exercising regularly.

The 1980’s and 1990’s were a time where exercise fashion new no limits.

There were plenty of men and women exercising in lycra and spandex – actually not exercising in lycra (when everyone else was doing so) was frowned upon.

How times have changed, over the past 20 or so years!

Dr. Martica Heaner has written several books and regularly consults on health, fitness and nutrition.

Below are two workout videos, showcasing the aerobic exercises, featuring the attire from the 1980’s and 1990’s.

These workouts commonly feature:

  • Bike Shorts & Bras for Women
  • Leotards for women and men
  • Unitards
  • Biketards

In a range of colours and styles.

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Booty Burn

Move it or lose it. Nice work out for your bum!



Today’s workout is designed to challenge your rear end from every angle – and true to it’s name, you will feel the burn! You can do this workout with or without weights. I like to get something heavy in there to intensify the challenge. Repeat this circuit 2-4 times, depending on the intensity you are looking for. Make sure that when attempting any squats or lunge movements, you do not let your knees move past your toes. Make sure to always trace your feet with your knees, meaning they are both pointing the same direction during these movements. In the plie squat hops, make sure to tuck your tailbone and keep your shoulders pulled back, with your back straight. I chose a 5 minute jump rope interval warm up, as well as 30 minutes of foam rolling and stretching to cool down.





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Time to go bikini shopping!!

Excellent Nigerian designed swimwear for women.

Olivia's Trunk Unlocked

Tired of the classic matching top and bottom bikini? It’s time to refresh your swimwear after a long, cold, dreary winter. I have been loving the collections by Andrea Iyamah and recently found a new little gem… Winifred Taylor (see article on Fashionbombdaily.com). I’m really feeling the cut out pieces,all the extra ties and of course the bright colors! I’m really looking forward to summer… time to get back in the gym!

Angela Simmons, who is famous for rocking Nigerian designers regularly, loves Andrea Iyamah and has been spotted wearing several pieces from the designer.


Here are a couple of pieces form her 2014 collection:










Shop Andrea Iyamah

I’m keeping me eye on Winifred Taylor and I’m looking forward to seeing how the designs evolve. Like Andrea Iyamah and other swimwear brands she’s on trend with the cut outs, halter necks and color. I really like the digital prints…

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Equestrian Vaulting Catsuits

Lycra – its courses for horses – don’t fall off though.


Equestrian vaulting catsuits

I’m working on new catsuits for some fantastic equestrian vaulters , these ladies can do unbelievable things. I turn their designs into reality, here are some I have made previously. More to come.

Made to measure catsuits by Rosie Blackshaw costume for equestrian vaulting, gymnastics, iceskating, dance

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You don’t have to wear lycra to be active (but it sure feels better!)

The latest advice from the Australian Medical Assocation (AMA) urges people not to lose it in lycra!

Australians are being encouraged to get off the couch and exercise for an hour a day in order to get and stay healthy.

The updated advice, prepared by the Federal Health Department, says Australians should aim for 60 minutes of exercise each day, doubling the amount of activity formerly recommended, and well above that stipulated in international guidelines.

It is based on evidence showing physical inactivity is the second-greatest contributor to Australia’s cancer burden, behind smoking. Research has shown that switching from a sedentary lifestyle to undertaking at least 30 minutes of exercise each day can cut the risk of heart disease by up to 40 per cent.

The guidelines also encourage people to avoid prolonged periods of sitting, and to participate in muscle strengthening activities at least twice a week.

Lead author Professor Wendy Brown said people needed to aim for between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise – that is, activity that takes some effort but at an intensity that allows you to talk – each week.

Need To Know:

Updated recommendation,  contained in Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines state:
  • The guidelines recommend that toddlers and pre-schoolers should be active for at least three hours every day.
  • Children aged between five and 12 years should accrue at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day, and should include muscle strengthening activities at least three days a week.
  • The guidelines also recommend children’s screen time (time on computers, smart phones, tablets and watching television) should be limited to two hours a day, and sitting time should be broken up as much as possible.
  • Teenagers up to 17 years of age should achieve a total of at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each day, including aerobic exercise and strength training.

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