Motivational Mondays // Juliana Bahr-Thomson
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be:
Coconut water, underwater camera and surfboard
What's your favorite beach that you have been to:
I have had the pleasure of paddling almost the entire east coast of Australia, to choose a favorite beach is one of the most difficult questions. But I’d have to say the points of Noosa and the National Park is my favorite other salty home.
What beach is on your list to go to:
I dream of going to Morocco, Taiwan and the Greek Islands to explore their coast lines and culture.
Who is your favorite athlete:
I have a lot of athletes I look up to but Siri Linley, Laura Bennett and Rebekah Keat are my fav. They have all been personal mentors for me at some point during my triathlon career.
-What are 3 things on your bucket list: Simply to travel and discover new cultures, I have quite a list of places i'm still yet to
If you were 60 years old, what would you tell your children:
Enjoy every day, you work your entire life you may as well love what you do. Chase good times not money and things.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done:
Probably paddling a board out as sea for 43 days, 202 hours and covering 1000km from Newcastle to Noosa.
What's your favorite JOLYN color:
I love the smokey grey color, I have a bikini top in it!
-What's your favorite JOLYN style and why:
I really like the 1 piece swimmers, they are a great cut and the subtle detail with the back
straps as well as the side panels amazes me!
What motivates you:
Others stories of adversity and how they overcame obstacles, seeing people push limits and reading autobiographies of successful people.
If you had to be an animal, what would you be and why:
I’d be a Macaw parrot, I’ve always loved birds and I’m all about color!
What activities do you do in JOLYN:
I actually wear them as my work lifeguard uniform, I also train in my JOLYN 1 pieces and board paddle and surf in my 2 pieces.
What's the most inspiring race you've ever seen:
I think some of the best races that have inspired me have been the 1989 Ironman Triathlon world championship battle between Dave Scott and Mark Allen, and then again in 2010 with a very similar finish taking place between Chris McCormack and Raelert.
How do you like to cross train? or What is your favorite cross training activity:
I absolutely love running, only issue is I’m recovering from a major ankle surgery so I haven’t run properly in 1.5 years and I’m just relearning to jog and run all over again now.
What book would you recommend to our readers:
The 5 love languages, it is something everyone in life should read. It is such a great book and helps you reconnect with friends, family, work colleagues and partners on a much better level.
What inspires you:
Books, I love reading so much. I have my particular themes I stick by and I get so much out of reading and being able to relate to them.
What is something that nobody knows about you:
I get really shy so I’m not overly social and I keep to myself
What would you spend your last $10 on:
Maybe a sharpie pen and a coffee so I could sit in a café and sketch.
What is your signature dish in the kitchen:
My giant salad which is a mix of fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds.
What is your favorite workout or gym exercise:
TRX it’s a very versatile training tool and I make it a lot of fun not always taking things too seriously.
What is your favorite holiday destination:
California, I have spent a lot of time there over the years and I truly love it there, but I honestly have so many favourite places. Hawaii, Thailand, Caribbean, Singapore,
Germany, Switzerland and Fort De France have all been amazing places to visit. I have too many favorites!
JoPro // Charger: The Importance of Community
Having a best friend was something I always wanted throughout my whole life… I had “best friends” through high school and college, but no one that compares to Jess. Jess and I met each other through lifeguarding when her family moved to Coronado. We instantly clicked with our similar backgrounds as collegiate swimmers and our passion for health and fitness. It wasn’t for another two years though that we actually became best friends.
Jess and I are now inseparable as we thrive when we work together in all aspects of our lives. We motivate each other to get up early to train on those days when we just want to hit the snooze button. We learn from each other and talk about the recent podcasts we have listened to or books we have read. We try new recipes and cook together. We lift and paddle together. We work at the beach together and bounce ideas off each other for our business Live Your Masterpiece. We help each other be the best versions of ourselves.
Community is also extremely important to me as I strive to lead a sustainable healthy lifestyle. My hometown of Coronado is a very small and tight community because it is an island!! I just started work as a personal trainer at Coronado Fitness Club where my coworkers have made a huge impact in my development as a trainer. In addition, I am a fifth year beach lifeguard here and my coworkers at the beach have become like family. Both of these workplaces have been extremely positive in my journey.
Whether it is a best friend or a group of people, surrounding yourself with people with similar mindsets is critical to reach your personal goals. Find that workout buddy to go to the gym with on a daily basis. Write down a list of goals you want to achieve this next year and give it to a family member who can motivate you. Be honest with your coworkers and ask for their advice or help in reaching your career aspirations.
Having a person or people to hold you accountable to what you say will be one of the most significant factors in making these dreams your reality.
Jolyn stands for this community I am talking about. The company brings together women who are aspiring to be their best in and out of the water. I am so thankful to be a part of a group of people who share my values and support me in my goals and dreams.
STAY STRONG and CHARGE ON (and always wear Jolyn!)
DRYLAND IS HERE!
We're super pumped on our recent release of our new JOLYN activewear collection called DRYLAND! The first, of many items to come in the collection, are our "Jonesie" Capris and "Elliot" Leggings.
They all feature a high-rise waistband for a flattering silhouette and feature a front panel with no seam down the middle, which eliminates any chance of dealing with a camel... or it's toes, and they come in three amazing fabrics to cater to any activity you could ever want to do in your leggings.
Let's get to know them shall we?!
ALL DAY ERRYDAY"All Day Erryday" is a legging and capri designed to be worn exactly like the name suggests. All. Day. Every. Day. This fabric is perfect for going on a light jog, hitting the gym, yoga, and to wear around town, or even out! Check it out by clicking HERE.
COZY"Cozy" is a legging we designed to wear when you're trying to get real comfy. It's super soft, warm, fuzzy, and well, just basically feels like your legs are being cuddled by 100 golden retriever puppies. They're the perfect thing to wear anytime you're trying to get warm and cozy. Check them out HERE!
TRAINING"Training" is our most active legging. It's perfect for rigorous hikes, sweaty runs, and tough workouts. It's compressive fabric keeps you in nice and tight and wicks sweat so you stay nice and dry while putting in work. Check them out HERE!
We want to share more of the amazing photos by Aaron Okayama. Shot for JOLYN. Models: Sarah Courtney and Olympic swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce. Creative Direction - Mallyce Miller.