The last word – Kayla Itsines
If there is one name in Australia synonymous with health and fitness, it’s Kayla Itsines. Having been a personal trainer since 2008, the fitness guru is no stranger to helping women build their fitness and boost their body confidence through the power of exercise, but it was the creation of her now famous Bikini Body Guide (BBG) home workout programs in 2013 that saw her rocket to social media fame on a global scale. Recently named by Forbes as the most influential in fitness, and now boasting a combined social media following of more than 17 million, Kayla has taken the next step, recently releasing fitness app SWEAT alongside fellow personal trainer Kelsey Wells and yoga instructor Sjana Earp.
I grew up in… Adelaide, South Australia. It’s a beautiful little city.
My first job was… coaching my high-school basketball team.
If I could be better at anything it would be… commandos.
When I am not working I am… it depends where I am. If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably noticed that when I’m home, I like to head to the beach or hang out with my family.
My most embarrassing moment was… when I slipped on my mat at my first ever Australian boot camp in Melbourne with over 3000 girls in the crowd.
My most annoying habit is… I love cleaning, and some people find that weird. I sometimes start cleaning up around people because I usually can’t wait.
My hidden talent is… I am actually okay at playing basketball. I’m pretty fast with my between-the-legs dribble.
My favourite food is… I have a couple of favourite foods, but mango is probably my favourite summer food to eat! I eat lots of them when they are in season.
The last thing I do before I go to bed is… I know it might not be the best habit, but I always check my Instagram and see what the BBG community are up to before I go to bed.