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Health & Fitness

Monday, 20 October 2014

The road less travelled


While Chris & I were in the USA we decided to venture out to the Joshua Tree in southeastern California with Luis Rafael to do our photo-shoot in the middle of the desert.

Luis is famous for his Miami beach-scape photo’s, however he had always wanted to shoot in Joshua Tree, and we wanted to do something different with him, so we all headed out for a very long day in the car, travelling from LA to Joshua Tree and back in the space of one day.
 

One of the great things about car trips is you get the chance to talk, and we got the opportunity to spend time getting to know Luis, his history, background and family.
 

For us it was an amazing day, as we didn’t only come away with some incredible photos to share, but we also came away with a new friend who is now a part of our life.
 

It’s always easier in life to take the road more often travelled, to go where others have gone before, it’s almost always safer, more stable and an easier path, but as soon as you make the decision to open yourself up to the risk of taking the less easy path, great things can happen.
 

Our business has been founded on this principle, and every day we enjoy the challenges and rewards of taking the road less travelled.
 

If you are feeling like you need something to help you change, next time you hit the crossroad, instead of taking the road everyone else is taking, instead take a different route and discover your own way. It won’t necessarily be easy, but you’ll be surprised at the rewards. You may even leave with a new friend.

Photography: Luis Rafael
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— with Chris Glebatsas and Luis Rafael at Joshua Tree National Park.

Photo: The road less travelled
While Chris & I were in the USA we decided to venture out to the Joshua Tree in southeastern California with Luis Rafael to do our photo-shoot in the middle of the desert.
Luis is famous for his Miami beach-scape photo’s, however he had always wanted to shoot in Joshua Tree, and we wanted to do something different with him, so we all headed out for a very long day in the car, travelling from LA to Joshua Tree and back in the space of one day.
One of the great things about car trips is you get the chance to talk, and we got the opportunity to spend time getting to know Luis, his history, background and family.
For us it was an amazing day, as we didn’t only come away with some incredible photos to share, but we also came away with a new friend who is now a part of our life.
It’s always easier in life to take the road more often travelled, to go where others have gone before, it’s almost always safer, more stable and an easier path, but as soon as you make the decision to open yourself up to the risk of taking the less easy path, great things can happen.
Our business has been founded on this principle, and every day we enjoy the challenges and rewards of taking the road less travelled.
If you are feeling like you need something to help you change, next time you hit the crossroad, instead of taking the road everyone else is taking, instead take a different route and discover your own way. It won’t necessarily be easy, but you’ll be surprised at the rewards. You may even leave with a new friend. 

Photography: Luis Rafael

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

 
It’s a metaphorical phrase which means "you shouldn't prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone, and yet everyone tends to do it right?
Even though we all know it’s wrong, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of it at some point in time. I
know I try to resist doing it as much as possible, and even sometimes go out of my way to prove it wrong, but still occasionally fall into the trap.

In fact my dad was one of the best people at proving it wrong. If he was going to buy a car, he would always dress in his oldest work clothes and rock up to the dealership. Of course, the sales people would look at him and assume he was just another tyre kicker, but he would then buy one and they would be amazed, as of course they had pre-judged him by the way he was dressed.

The same happens a lot in today's society, and in fact dating apps are some of the worst at perpetuating the feeling of being judged by how you look. I get a lot of young guys who write to me, asking how they can change the way they look, just so people will treat them differently or even just interact with them on social media.

I find this a bit sad, as while you are judging someone, someone else is most likely judging you. It’s amazing how many people have pre-judged us by our appearance and assumed we are egotistical, juiced up monkeys with no brains, simply because we work out and have muscles. Those people that know us well, know how far from the truth that is.

As a company that preaches about looking the best you can, we also believe in breaking down stereotypes and finding the inner beauty in people. We talk about guys looking the best they can, not in a way to alienate those that don’t, but hopefully to inspire people to show what you can achieve at any age – in or out of the gym.

At the end of the day, you can always change the cover, but it doesn’t change what’s inside the book.

Photography : Tether Photo, Jonathon Tether -

 
Photo: Don’t judge a book by its cover!
It’s a metaphorical phrase which means "you shouldn't prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone, and yet everyone tends to do it right?
Even though we all know it’s wrong, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of it at some point in time. I know I try to resist doing it as much as possible, and even sometimes go out of my way to prove it wrong, but still occasionally fall into the trap.
In fact my dad was one of the best people at proving it wrong. If he was going to buy a car, he would always dress in his oldest work clothes and rock up to the dealership. Of course, the sales people would look at him and assume he was just another tyre kicker, but he would then buy one and they would be amazed, as of course they had pre-judged him by the way he was dressed.
The same happens a lot in today's society, and in fact dating apps are some of the worst at perpetuating the feeling of being judged by how you look. I get a lot of young guys who write to me, asking how they can change the way they look, just so people will treat them differently or even just interact with them on social media.
I find this a bit sad, as while you are judging someone, someone else is most likely judging you. It’s amazing how many people have pre-judged us by our appearance and assumed we are egotistical, juiced up monkeys with no brains, simply because we work out and have muscles. Those people that know us well, know how far from the truth that is.
As a company that preaches about looking the best you can, we also believe in breaking down stereotypes and finding the inner beauty in people. We talk about guys looking the best they can, not in a way to alienate those that don’t, but hopefully to inspire people to show what you can achieve at any age – in or out of the gym.
At the end of the day, you can always change the cover, but it doesn’t change what’s inside the book.

Photography : Tether Photo, Jonathon Tether

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

We don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser!


As the sun comes out and guys start to hit the beach, I always get asked why we don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser. It’s a great question and one I love to answer, as once you hear why, I doubt you will ever buy one of those SPF moisturisers again, or as a minimum you will change the way you use it.

The rays that come from the sun, UVA and UVB, are well known to cause damage to our skin. From early aging all the way to skin cancer, there are many reasons to protect your skin from the sun's rays.

UVA rays are responsible for the signs of skin aging, and are present anytime you are exposed to daylight, while UVB rays are responsible for burning your skin and are the cause of most skin cancers. UVB rays also vary by time of day and season, being the strongest around midday and in summer.

Our biggest concerns is that when people use an SPF moisturising product, they usually apply it early in the morning when they are getting ready for work, they rarely use enough to achieve the protection level required and as it immediately starts to degrade/ lose it's effectiveness by the time they get in the sun, usually around midday, they think they are fully protected and they aren't.

Given this knowledge, we purposely don't add SPF into our products, as we firmly believe the best way to protect your skin from the sun's damage is to apply a sunscreen immediately before going in the sun and then topping up every 1-2 hours as required. We also believe in only using SPF 30+ on your face when it is needed, as this will ensure maximum protection. Also, if you aren’t adding at least a teaspoon (5mL) on your face, it is unlikely you have enough to provide the right level of SPF coverage.

And finally, sunscreen ingredients aren’t the best ingredients to have in/on your skin, so use them only when you really need to.

So my advice is to use the moisturiser your skin needs, and add a sunscreen over the top when you need it.
— with Chris Glebatsas.
 
Photo: We don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser!
As the sun comes out and guys start to hit the beach, I always get asked why we don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser. It’s a great question and one I love to answer, as once you hear why, I doubt you will ever buy one of those SPF moisturisers again, or as a minimum you will change the way you use it.

The rays that come from the sun, UVA and UVB, are well known to cause damage to our skin. From early aging all the way to skin cancer, there are many reasons to protect your skin from the sun's rays. 

UVA rays are responsible for the signs of skin aging, and are present anytime you are exposed to daylight, while UVB rays are responsible for burning your skin and are the cause of most skin cancers. UVB rays also vary by time of day and season, being the strongest around midday and in summer.

Our biggest concerns is that when people use an SPF moisturising product, they usually apply it early in the morning when they are getting ready for work, they rarely use enough to achieve the protection level required and as it immediately starts to degrade/ lose it's effectiveness by the time they get in the sun, usually around midday, they think they are fully protected and they aren't.

Given this knowledge, we purposely don't add SPF into our products, as we firmly believe the best way to protect your skin from the sun's damage is to apply a sunscreen immediately before going in the sun and then topping up every 1-2 hours as required. We also believe in only using SPF 30+ on your face when it is needed, as this will ensure maximum protection. Also, if you aren’t adding at least a teaspoon (5mL) on your face, it is unlikely you have enough to provide the right level of SPF coverage. 

And finally, sunscreen ingredients aren’t the best ingredients to have in/on your skin, so use them only when you really need to.

So my advice is to use the moisturiser your skin needs, and add a sunscreen over the top when you need it.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

The road less travelled


While Chris & I were in the USA we decided to venture out to the Joshua Tree in southeastern California with Luis Rafael to do our photo-shoot in the middle of the desert.

Luis is famous for his Miami beach-scape photo’s, however he had always wanted to shoot in Joshua Tree, and we wanted to do something different with him, so we all headed out for a very long day in the car, travelling from LA to Joshua Tree and back in the space of one day.
 

One of the great things about car trips is you get the chance to talk, and we got the opportunity to spend time getting to know Luis, his history, background and family.
 

For us it was an amazing day, as we didn’t only come away with some incredible photos to share, but we also came away with a new friend who is now a part of our life.
 

It’s always easier in life to take the road more often travelled, to go where others have gone before, it’s almost always safer, more stable and an easier path, but as soon as you make the decision to open yourself up to the risk of taking the less easy path, great things can happen.
 

Our business has been founded on this principle, and every day we enjoy the challenges and rewards of taking the road less travelled.
 

If you are feeling like you need something to help you change, next time you hit the crossroad, instead of taking the road everyone else is taking, instead take a different route and discover your own way. It won’t necessarily be easy, but you’ll be surprised at the rewards. You may even leave with a new friend.

Photography: Luis Rafael
See More

— with Chris Glebatsas and Luis Rafael at Joshua Tree National Park.

Photo: The road less travelled
While Chris & I were in the USA we decided to venture out to the Joshua Tree in southeastern California with Luis Rafael to do our photo-shoot in the middle of the desert.
Luis is famous for his Miami beach-scape photo’s, however he had always wanted to shoot in Joshua Tree, and we wanted to do something different with him, so we all headed out for a very long day in the car, travelling from LA to Joshua Tree and back in the space of one day.
One of the great things about car trips is you get the chance to talk, and we got the opportunity to spend time getting to know Luis, his history, background and family.
For us it was an amazing day, as we didn’t only come away with some incredible photos to share, but we also came away with a new friend who is now a part of our life.
It’s always easier in life to take the road more often travelled, to go where others have gone before, it’s almost always safer, more stable and an easier path, but as soon as you make the decision to open yourself up to the risk of taking the less easy path, great things can happen.
Our business has been founded on this principle, and every day we enjoy the challenges and rewards of taking the road less travelled.
If you are feeling like you need something to help you change, next time you hit the crossroad, instead of taking the road everyone else is taking, instead take a different route and discover your own way. It won’t necessarily be easy, but you’ll be surprised at the rewards. You may even leave with a new friend. 

Photography: Luis Rafael

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

 
It’s a metaphorical phrase which means "you shouldn't prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone, and yet everyone tends to do it right?
Even though we all know it’s wrong, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of it at some point in time. I
know I try to resist doing it as much as possible, and even sometimes go out of my way to prove it wrong, but still occasionally fall into the trap.

In fact my dad was one of the best people at proving it wrong. If he was going to buy a car, he would always dress in his oldest work clothes and rock up to the dealership. Of course, the sales people would look at him and assume he was just another tyre kicker, but he would then buy one and they would be amazed, as of course they had pre-judged him by the way he was dressed.

The same happens a lot in today's society, and in fact dating apps are some of the worst at perpetuating the feeling of being judged by how you look. I get a lot of young guys who write to me, asking how they can change the way they look, just so people will treat them differently or even just interact with them on social media.

I find this a bit sad, as while you are judging someone, someone else is most likely judging you. It’s amazing how many people have pre-judged us by our appearance and assumed we are egotistical, juiced up monkeys with no brains, simply because we work out and have muscles. Those people that know us well, know how far from the truth that is.

As a company that preaches about looking the best you can, we also believe in breaking down stereotypes and finding the inner beauty in people. We talk about guys looking the best they can, not in a way to alienate those that don’t, but hopefully to inspire people to show what you can achieve at any age – in or out of the gym.

At the end of the day, you can always change the cover, but it doesn’t change what’s inside the book.

Photography : Tether Photo, Jonathon Tether -

 
Photo: Don’t judge a book by its cover!
It’s a metaphorical phrase which means "you shouldn't prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone, and yet everyone tends to do it right?
Even though we all know it’s wrong, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of it at some point in time. I know I try to resist doing it as much as possible, and even sometimes go out of my way to prove it wrong, but still occasionally fall into the trap.
In fact my dad was one of the best people at proving it wrong. If he was going to buy a car, he would always dress in his oldest work clothes and rock up to the dealership. Of course, the sales people would look at him and assume he was just another tyre kicker, but he would then buy one and they would be amazed, as of course they had pre-judged him by the way he was dressed.
The same happens a lot in today's society, and in fact dating apps are some of the worst at perpetuating the feeling of being judged by how you look. I get a lot of young guys who write to me, asking how they can change the way they look, just so people will treat them differently or even just interact with them on social media.
I find this a bit sad, as while you are judging someone, someone else is most likely judging you. It’s amazing how many people have pre-judged us by our appearance and assumed we are egotistical, juiced up monkeys with no brains, simply because we work out and have muscles. Those people that know us well, know how far from the truth that is.
As a company that preaches about looking the best you can, we also believe in breaking down stereotypes and finding the inner beauty in people. We talk about guys looking the best they can, not in a way to alienate those that don’t, but hopefully to inspire people to show what you can achieve at any age – in or out of the gym.
At the end of the day, you can always change the cover, but it doesn’t change what’s inside the book.

Photography : Tether Photo, Jonathon Tether

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

We don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser!


As the sun comes out and guys start to hit the beach, I always get asked why we don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser. It’s a great question and one I love to answer, as once you hear why, I doubt you will ever buy one of those SPF moisturisers again, or as a minimum you will change the way you use it.

The rays that come from the sun, UVA and UVB, are well known to cause damage to our skin. From early aging all the way to skin cancer, there are many reasons to protect your skin from the sun's rays.

UVA rays are responsible for the signs of skin aging, and are present anytime you are exposed to daylight, while UVB rays are responsible for burning your skin and are the cause of most skin cancers. UVB rays also vary by time of day and season, being the strongest around midday and in summer.

Our biggest concerns is that when people use an SPF moisturising product, they usually apply it early in the morning when they are getting ready for work, they rarely use enough to achieve the protection level required and as it immediately starts to degrade/ lose it's effectiveness by the time they get in the sun, usually around midday, they think they are fully protected and they aren't.

Given this knowledge, we purposely don't add SPF into our products, as we firmly believe the best way to protect your skin from the sun's damage is to apply a sunscreen immediately before going in the sun and then topping up every 1-2 hours as required. We also believe in only using SPF 30+ on your face when it is needed, as this will ensure maximum protection. Also, if you aren’t adding at least a teaspoon (5mL) on your face, it is unlikely you have enough to provide the right level of SPF coverage.

And finally, sunscreen ingredients aren’t the best ingredients to have in/on your skin, so use them only when you really need to.

So my advice is to use the moisturiser your skin needs, and add a sunscreen over the top when you need it.
— with Chris Glebatsas.
 
Photo: We don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser!
As the sun comes out and guys start to hit the beach, I always get asked why we don’t put SPF in our Moisturiser. It’s a great question and one I love to answer, as once you hear why, I doubt you will ever buy one of those SPF moisturisers again, or as a minimum you will change the way you use it.

The rays that come from the sun, UVA and UVB, are well known to cause damage to our skin. From early aging all the way to skin cancer, there are many reasons to protect your skin from the sun's rays. 

UVA rays are responsible for the signs of skin aging, and are present anytime you are exposed to daylight, while UVB rays are responsible for burning your skin and are the cause of most skin cancers. UVB rays also vary by time of day and season, being the strongest around midday and in summer.

Our biggest concerns is that when people use an SPF moisturising product, they usually apply it early in the morning when they are getting ready for work, they rarely use enough to achieve the protection level required and as it immediately starts to degrade/ lose it's effectiveness by the time they get in the sun, usually around midday, they think they are fully protected and they aren't.

Given this knowledge, we purposely don't add SPF into our products, as we firmly believe the best way to protect your skin from the sun's damage is to apply a sunscreen immediately before going in the sun and then topping up every 1-2 hours as required. We also believe in only using SPF 30+ on your face when it is needed, as this will ensure maximum protection. Also, if you aren’t adding at least a teaspoon (5mL) on your face, it is unlikely you have enough to provide the right level of SPF coverage. 

And finally, sunscreen ingredients aren’t the best ingredients to have in/on your skin, so use them only when you really need to.

So my advice is to use the moisturiser your skin needs, and add a sunscreen over the top when you need it.

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