Last week was pretty special – I was invited to an event down in Melbourne by one of my total fave brands on the planet, JAGGAD.
At the event, JAGGAD showcased pieces from their new Ocean summer collection (which I LOVE) and got together 30 or so women from around Australia to be trained by none other than the latest The Bachelor himself, Mr Sam Wood.
And yes, one of the women getting her fit on was his gorgeous girlfriend who received that final rose, the beautiful Snezana. It was the first time she’d been trained by him, apparently, and so perhaps she was feeling just as nervous as we all were!
Sam is a fully qualified PT and he’s just opened up a new gym The Woodshed, in Brighton, Victoria. And what a space. Loads of room. All the equipment you need, awesome trainers and a café serving up delicious smoothies, protein balls and even take-home meals if you’re too spent to cook.
And it’s likely you will be, these boys certainly put us through our paces. Plus, of course, there’s Sam. And a really cool happy vibe. If I were a local, I’d be getting that membership pronto.
So what did we do? Well, we split into groups of 8 and sweated through 4 stations of pain. There were battle ropes, TRXs, ball slams, mountain climbers, crunches, twists, planks, stairs, squats, more stairs, lunges, more stairs, push ups, more stairs and spin bikes.
There was a wide range of women working out with me, some were young PTs and fitness instructors themselves, some models, a couple of celebs and then a few mums like me, slightly ummm older hahahaha.
But that didn’t mean that Sam’s workout was aimed at lowest common denominator, oh no, we were all covered in sweat after our session, we all worked bloody hard and earned that smoothie and selfie with Sam afterwards.
The whole day was brilliant. Best bit? The people. I got to finally meet some people that I have collaborated with on the blog, in the flesh for the first time. I got to meet new people that I’ve admired from afar on insta and I also got some hang time with some super friends that I hadn’t seen in a while.
Everyone looked amazing (as you can see from the pics) in JAGGAD pieces current and old.
The sky print tights look stunning on everyone, especially with a crop or the open back baby pink muscle tee.
I (not surprisingly) was in all black everything (the black Classic 7/8s and the black muscle tee are two of my absolute favourite things to get sweaty in).
And the new summer gear, oh my.
A beautiful ocean print navy tight with teal graphic… the matching crop top… the turquoise/emerald muscle tee… the teal racerback singlet… It’s all too too good. And there are other pieces coming, including some cropped tights for the warmer months.
So check out the pics, and get ready for the new ocean collection launch, coming really soon to an insta screen near you. The gear should be online next week, so shopping carts to the ready, ladies.
And next time I’m in Melbourne, see you at The Woodshed.
Thanks Sam (and gang), and thanks JAGGAD for such a riot of a workout, it was so so much fun.
PS. These photos are a mix of my own and some shots from JAGGAD’s professional photographers. Thanks JAGGAD for letting me use yours too 🙂