Name: Micha Shaw
Brief description of yourself: I’m a mom and sports model living in Huntington Beach. My pre-baby days were spent competing in Open Water swimming and Lifesaving competitions. I trained for the 2008 and briefly for the 2012 Olympics in the 10K Open Water event. I swam at Cal (GO BEARS!). I grew up all over the place…Washington, England, South Africa, but I consider myself an Alaskan at heart. That’s where I spent most of my time growing up.
What is your favorite dryland workout? My favorite dryland workouts are yoga, boxing, hiking. Probably my most favorite workout would be when my husband and I work out together in our garage or at the beach. I love box jumps, pull-ups and the TRX. If we are at the beach, I like to add sand sprints to really torture myself!
What is your favorite water work out? Ocean swims and surfing in warm water. Swimming anytime. Honestly, now as a mom I find it hard to be consistent with one particular workout. Anytime I can get out of the house by myself, it’s usually for a workout. I dream of one day joining a masters team, and being the overly competitive old chick that tries to keep up with the young kids.
Describe your dream day at the beach: My dream day at the beach would include my best girl friends, we would body surf, surf, paddle and swim until the only thing we have energy for is lifting a nacho to our mouth and holding onto an ice cold bud light. I imagine this would take place in Sayulita.
What activities do you do in JOLYN? Play in the sand with my kids, swim, paddle, surf…I once did a crossfit competition in JOLYN!
Favorite JOLYN color: Cabernet
Favorite JOLYN style and why: Softy bottom, if I had to choose just one. But I’m pretty sure I never met a JOLYN I didn’t like ;)
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be: Since bringing my family is not in their best interest…I would bring a bikini, Sunblock and a giant jar of peanut butter
What's your favorite beach that you've been to and what beach is on your list to go to? Dream Beach, Lembongan Island. Noosa Heads, any beach off the Great Ocean Road, Australia. All the beaches in Bali. I got married in Changuu, Bali in 2009. Currently on my travel list is Sayulita, Sri Lanka (swimming with Blue Whales!!), and Turks and Caicos…which I will be traveling to in 32 days with my husband, but who’s counting?
Who is your favorite athlete? One of my best friends, Natalie Coughlin, who showed me what it means to be a true bad ass.
What are 3 things on your bucket list: Swim with blue whales, travel to Morocco, drive across country in a custom airstream
If you were 60 years old, what would you tell your children: Always choose love. Regret nothing. Travel as much as possible.
What would we find in your refrigerator right now: Salsa, eggs, peanut butter, blueberries and some forgotten leftovers!
If you had to be an animal, what would you be and why: A Dolphin, so I could know what it's like to be fearless in the waves.
What would you spend your last $10 on: Coffee, chips and salsa and a lottery ticket.
First name, Last Name: Angela Rummans
Nickname: Angie / Ang
Hilton Head Island High School, University of South Carolina Alum, University of South Carolina Track and Field Athlete (pole vault), Former level 10 gymnast, Spearfisher-woman, Professional Pole Vaulter, Olympic Team Trials Competitor in 2012. Signed Model. Yoga obessed. Artist.
What keeps you motivated to be active and healthy?
Being an athlete my entire life, age 5 until now, staying active and healthy has always been a huge part of my life. I love the way i feel when I treat my body like a temple, which we all should! I love being in the kitchen and cooking healthy meals. I am also super competitive and especially with myself so I am always trying to beat my previous personal bests when it comes to workouts or really any activity. There’s nothing better than that feeling of achieving new goals and PR’s.
What is your favorite dryland workout? :
My favorite dryland work is probably my C2 yoga class- it combines yoga and strength training exercises and lot and lots of core- which is key!
What is your favorite water work out i.e. swimming, water polo, ocean swim, surf session, SUP (if you have a specific swim set you like, please share):
My favorite water workout is a recovery workout my team used to do in the pool. Its purpose is really just to get blood flowing and keep the impact low so your body can recover in between workouts. We would start with just treading water and then move into full leg cycles (to simulate running/ sprinting underwater) and then to finish we would do lots of leg swings underwater to help with hip mobility.
What activities do you do in JOLYN:
JOLYN is so versatile! I wear the tops to yoga with a pair of leggings for my sweat drenched hot yoga classes. The two pieces triangle tops are perfect for the beach with friends. And when I want to hop in the pool for a quick recovery workout- the onsies are my go-to!
What's your favorite JOLYN color:
I love love love all the nautical/ ocean themed prints - the mermaids scales, and splash too!
What's your favorite JOLYN style and why:
Hmm, all of them?! If I had to pick just one though it would be the tomcat top and brazil bottoms. I love these styles because they are so versatile - I can either lay out on the beach in it or do activities!
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be?
My hammock, a spear, and some SPF
What's your favorite beach that you have been to and what beach is on your list to go to?
My favorite beach was on an Island in the Bahamas called Great Exuma, they shot part of pirates of the Caribbean on it. It was the most beautiful and had the biggest stretches of white sand I'd ever seen. I would love to visit some of the black sand beaches in Greece, that’s on my to-do list.
Irene Pappas Yoga Teacher and Life Enthusiast www.fitqueenirene.com @fitqueenirene - If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be: coconut oil, paddle board (and paddle, does that count?!), sunglasses - What are 3 things on your bucket list: skydiving, cage dive with great whites, fall in love with my whole heart - What's your favorite JOLYN style and why: I love all the swimsuits! super flattering and perfect for fun times on my paddle board. - What activities do you do in JOLYN: swim, SUP, bend, fly - How do you like to cross train? or What is your favorite cross training activity: Sprints and handstands. - What inspires you : the more we see inspiration in everything around us, the more we become the inspiration. - What is something that nobody knows about you?: if I tell you, then someone would know! ;) BELOW: Irene in JOLYN Kindergarten print top and Ocean bottoms