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What drives para-triathlon champion Kerryn Harvey?

Following on from her very personal and inspiring blog we thought we’d throw a few questions at She Science Ambassador Kerryn Harvey and let you know a bit more about this amazing para-triathlete and START Foundation founding director.

What keeps you going?   

‘’I am driven by the desire to keep pushing boundaries and seeing what I am capable of. I love training for races – the build up, the hard slog weeks, the self doubt that inevitably creeps in at some point and the ticking off the training sessions.

The sense of achievement and feeling of satisfaction and fulfilment upon completing a race is the reason I do it and it keeps me going until the next goal.’’

Jan post KerrynWhat have you done to change up your training routine that’s been helpful?

‘’In the past 12 months I have started training with others more often. I used to train solo 90% of the time but training with other like minded friends has made the sessions a lot more fun. It also keeps me accountable, and it’s great to be able to share our training and event ups and downs in a supportive environment. And of course there is often food at the end!’’

What do you think is your biggest challenge over the next 12 months?

‘’My biggest challenge is trying to achieve a number of really big sporting goals in a short time. Starting with a 3000km charity bike ride in May/June, then a Half Ironman in August, Para-triathlon World Championships in September, and then Full Ironman in December.

It will require a great deal of self management to conquer all these goals. I believe I can as I am confident I have a good, solid and sensible training strategy in place that will lead me to success.’’

181_3rd-2339536-DIGITAL_HIGHRES-1966_055616-13113253 (002)What are the three things your sport has brought to your life that you treasure most?

‘’Good health, lifelong friends and belief I can achieve anything.’’

What’s your go-to meal when you’re tired but famished?

‘’Poached eggs and smashed avo with a large, skinny, extra hot, hot chocolate.’’

Do you use tools such as visualisation, goal setting, meditation etc?

‘’I have some mantras I use regularly before and during a race. It might be about technique such as “short steps, fast cadence”, or it might be a motivational mantra such as “I believe I can so I will”.’’

How much time does your sport take up in a standard week?

‘’In a full week of training I will complete 3-4 runs, 3-4 cycle sessions, and 3 swims, plus some core strength work, and stretching and/or foam roller. It’s probably around 15 hours a week if you include any travel time. I am fortunate I am a spin instructor so 3 of my cycle sessions are spin classes. It’s nice to get paid to train!’’

Our She Science team is super excited to be following Kerryn this year as she strives to tackle some huge events one after the other. We absolutely wish her all the best!

Sometimes incredible opportunity comes following incredible adversity

With the Commonwealth Games upon us it’s a good time to embrace and celebrate the fantastic athletes who will be representing their nations with pride and honour. Donning a sports uniform in your country’s colours can and does make athletes feel 10 feet taller, 10 times stronger and 10 times faster.

How do I know this? I know because for the past three years I have been fortunate enough to represent Australia as an elite paratriathlete and race against the best paratriathletes in the world. It’s an absolute dream come true for me and I pinch myself every time I lay out my Australian uniform ready to race. And yes it definitely makes me feel 10 foot taller, 10 times stronger and 10 times faster every time I zip up my race suit.

0147_10923 (002)But this wasn’t always a dream of mine and once upon a time it would have been a far fetched and ridiculous idea to suggest I would ever have this amazing opportunity to represent my country in my favourite sport.  It was a mere five years ago I was competing as an age group triathlete, racing all distances from sprint (500m swim, 20km ride, 5km run), to full Ironman (3.8km swim, 180km ride, 42km run). I would usually finish somewhere in the top third of my age group, and now again on the podium, but never on the top step. I was fit and healthy and loved racing but it was never a dream or on my radar to compete at a higher level. And quite frankly I was just not good enough!

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Then in 2013 my life was turned upside down. I contracted a flesh eating bacteria following a bike accident and in a matter of hours I went from being a super fit, active, sportswoman, to being unconscious on life support, in multiple organ failure, and very close to death. The flesh eating bacteria destroyed my right arm and shoulder and amputation was the only option to save my life.

I spent a week on life support, three weeks in intensive care, three months in hospital and endured 11 surgeries before I was finally well enough to come home. The long journey of rehabilitation and recovery was really only just beginning. One thing I was sure of though: despite my new circumstances and learning to live as an upper limb amputee, I was determined to regain my fitness and dreamt of one day being able to participate in a triathlon again.

It took two years of relearning to swim, ride a bike, and run, all one armed, and rebuilding my fitness and confidence, before I finally made it to the start line of a sprint distance triathlon in Melbourne. I entered and competed in my usual age category. To say I was happy to be back participating in the sport I loved is a major understatement. It felt amazing and I was ecstatic.  I expected I would be last by quite a stretch as swimming was a struggle for me. Not only did I not finish last I managed to finish about midway in my age group.

IMG_2037 (002) IMG_2034 (002)It was then the new dream began. I started comparing my times to the best paratriathletes racing in my disability class. Was I good enough to race as an elite paratriathlete? Could I race for my country? My times were quite comparable it seemed. I contacted Triathlon Australia and was given the opportunity to compete in an upcoming paratriathlon race in Penrith, NSW. This would be just my second triathlon as an amputee. Well the rest as they say is history.

I was competitive enough to be invited to join the Australian Elite Paratriathlon Team and not long after I was presented with my first Green and Gold Australian Race Suit. Since then I have raced all over Australia and in two World Championships. The first was in Chicago in 2015 where I managed to win a silver medal, and then in Rotterdam in 2016 where I took out the bronze. Both were incredible experiences and memories I will cherish forever.

This year the World Championships are on the Gold Coast in September and I hope to be included in the team once again. No matter if I am or not, the last three years of racing for my country has been such an honour and a huge thrill.

Most importantly it has given me the drive and determination to get on with my life and be open to any new opportunities that come my way.  Because sometimes incredible opportunity comes following incredible adversity.

By Kerryn Harvey94_3rd-2350624-DIGITAL_HIGHRES-2002_041559-13901677 (002)

Kerryn has gone from learning to tackle life as an amputee to stepping on the podium at the World Para-Triathlon Championships, and is founding director of START Foundation. Kerryn’s committment to empowering amputees in life through sport is inspiring. Follow Kerryn via @startfoundation_aus or @captainkez

 

Rebound Racer Sports Bra Keeps Ultra Runner Coming Back

I’ve reviewed the Rebound Racer in the past. Years later, it’s still my favourite.

Why? Because everything!

IT FITS: This bra is a great fit for women of many bust sizes. It has a compressive factor but also gives a nice lift and sleekly hides under all my training outfits.  It has great adjustability, and is the best fitting bra that I own; hence I keep going back to it.

kelliebIT’S HANDY: This bra has a velcro hook and eye system at the front. It has enabled me to discretely get changed out of my sweaty run gear in public on many occasions!

It has also been a great option for many of my breast-feeding friends.

IT’S COLOURFUL: This bra continually comes out in different colours. I have black for the days when I just want to stick with my “sooo Melbourne” chic. And my latest fave is the Race Pink when I feel like being loud!

TIP: I won’t lie, for the longer races (50km to 160km) wearing ANY bra, I will still often tape under my breasts to prevent chafe, but for the every day run this bra is perfect when fitted properly.

kelliebccI think it’s important to remember that your sports bras should be replaced every six months. I’m a terrible thrower outer and so occasionally I find myself wearing some of my older ones – this is when they are more likely to chafe. Don’t risk it! Donate these to the UpLift Bra Project for someone in need.

*Note: Just following Kellie writing her blog the Uplift Project contacted She Science to say they are currently placing a hold on collecting bras while they manage a backlog and their storage facility.

Kellie Emmerson She Science head shot 2014

BIO:

Kellie Emmerson is an Ultra/Trail Runner

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Accredited Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach (UP Coaching)
  • Les Mills Body Pump instructor
  • PhD candidate

TRAIL/ULTRA RUNNING EXPERIENCE:

  • 3xtime Australian Long Course Trail Running Champion
  • 3xtime Australian representative for World Trail Running Championships
  • 2xtime Sky Running Oceania Champion
  • 5th UTMB 2017

SPONSORS:

  • She Science
  • 2XU
  • Hoka One One
  • Camelbak
  • VFuel
  • SOS rehydrate
  • Everything’s Connected Osteopathy
  • Nunawading Soft Tissue Therapies
  • Le Bent
  • THIR
  • Active Feet

 

Moving Comfort favourite Jubralee Sports Bra is back

We are so excited to say the Jubralee – a She Science favourite (and my personal favourite) Sports Bra is back and we are the first retailer in Australia to have access to this stock!

The Jubralee hasn’t been available in Australia for almost two years. Now, under the Brooks label rather than Moving Comfort, it has returned – unchanged.

This Sports Bra is high impact, straight back and wire free. It also happens to be maternity appropriate, with the straps adjusting with Velcro at the front.

IMG_7442I personally use it for yoga and running, including over rocky trail, and I love the soft rib cage band and padded fastener which ensures a chafe free experience. I always feel secure it in it, even when running downhill at speed or skipping during a boxing session.

It has a seam free moulded cup on the interior providing a smooth feel and encapsulation and the interior front yoke limits vertical breast movement. The Jubralee is light weight, moisture wicking and thin enough for Summer temperatures but its double layer of fabric provides enough coverage for ‘’high beam’’ modesty.

It has the look of a crop, the compression and encapsulating support of a high impact Sports Bra, great coverage to reduce vertical escape and is comfortable and easy to get on and off – no matter how sweaty you’ve gotten. It also dries easily overnight.

350042_383_mf_Jubralee_preview.jpeg_clipped_rev_1As someone who has experienced some neck and shoulder tension I struggle with racerback bras. I also experience Exercise Induced Breast Discomfort – but not with the Jubralee. I love the wide straps of this bra, and always feel as if I’m secure while barely noticing I’m wearing a bra. My breasts frequently fluctuate in cup size and having the front adjusting Velcro system allows me to accommodate for this. These are the reasons  I keep coming back to this bra again and again.

The Jubralee is now available in 10-16 D-F Cups and 18 D-E Cups. It is not currently available in 20-22 D and DD Cups but it is possible these sizes may become available in the coming Winter Season.

I highly recommend you try it out with our motion analysis system next time you’re in store. While all body and breast shapes and personal preferences differ it just might give your current favourite sports bra a run for its money.

By Angela McLaren

Angela been support crew and store operations at She Science for almost three years. She’s a Personal Trainer, a keen runner and trail runner and has a faithful road bike she loves that doesn’t get quite enough of a workout.

True Endurance Sports Bras Do Exist

After my professional fit by the Team at She Science I discovered the Anita Active Dynamix Star X-back and although I have been tempted and tried other sports bras – this one remains my favourite.

0658_51562Before finding the Dynamix I always got nasty chafing across my back and under my breasts after a triathlon or Ironman event.

Given you start in the water then head on a ride and a run I had thought chafing was just inevitable.

After racing with the Dynamix for the first time I didn’t chafe.

It is awesome. It’s a true endurance sports bra! I also use it for my F45 Training and even on the h ottest Melbourne days whilst training in a stuffy shed I can rely on the Dynamix.

I find it really easy to get into and out of – which is a plus when you have any type of arthritic condition and especially when your body is swollen and sweaty from exercise.

$_1It is also one of the few sports bras that give your breasts shape as well as support! If you are a person that likes to have a flat tight chest whilst exercising then this may not be the bra for you but if this is not a concern then I recommend it.

This shape also allows you to wear it as an everyday bra if you are trying to avoid washing multiple items or packing another bra for your evening workout.

The straps are easily adjustable from the front!

The colours are a combination of subtle and funky! I have both a Peacock and Black one which I find blends well with my tri suit and gym gear.dyn black back

The fabric is soft and breathable and really durable. I have had my bra for over a year now and it still looks like brand new and I would wash it at least three times a week. I also find that this style of fabric allows for quick drying.

The other great thing about this bra is it doesn’t matter if you are a 16D or 12C (available A-G, 10-18) this bra looks great and you are completely supported, giving you the confidence to achieve whatever it is you set out to achieve!

13173804_10153781682415547_845512458671438348_n (002)By Sonia Dunne

Sonia is an accomplished Ironman and Triathlete who has an unstoppable approach to life. She is also a She Science Ambassador. You can follow Sonia @sonia_D2277

 

Tackling big goals and motivation with routine

Time. Motivation. Fatigue. Boredom. Pain. Kids. Work. Time. Money. Life. Rain. Cold. Heat. Humidity. Time. Life. Time.

There are so many perceived barriers to staying fit and healthy. Whether it be achieving the recommended 30 minutes or 10,000 steps a day, or training towards a bigger goal.

Urban X overIf you want something done, give it to a busy person.

I am an elite ultramarathon runner.

But I am also a full time Occupational Therapist.

And a body pump instructor.

And a recreational running coach.

And a PHd student.

And a fiancé, a daughter, a sister and a friend.

Sure, sometimes it’s really exhausting. But it’s even more exhausting if I get out of routine.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way; it’s just a big game of Tetris.

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So, how do you avoid these obstacles? How do you stay motivated and give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals?

  • Make it part of your schedule. Put a schedule on the fridge so that the rest of the family can see that this is YOUR time.
  • Put yourself first. This may be easier said than done, but if you always leave yourself until last you’ll never get things done.
  • Do your exercise in the morning. Get out everything you need the night before. Jump out of bed and go. No thinking. You’ll be grateful when it hits 5pm and you can go straight home.
  • Mix it up: cross train. Go to the gym, ride a bike, do a group fitness class. I’ve been rock climbing recently for something totally different.
  • Get a coach: make yourself accountable to something other than your discipline.  This also helps you know what to do.
  • Organise morning runs or gym sessions with friends: again, making yourself accountable.Kellie East Timor July 2016
  • Surround yourself with positive people that share similar interests.
  • Take the family to ParkRun.
  • Some days, you really don’t want to head out in the rain. I get it. Always have a bag in the car ready for a trip to the gym on the way home just in case.
  • Get the kids to ride beside you whilst you run.
  • Take the dog! Double the purpose.
  • Buy a new outfit! It’s always more motivating to train when you’re looking goo. 🙂
  • Wear the right gear, have everything on hand just in case. The rain’s not so bad if you wear a hat and a raincoat.

If you’re training for something longer it can get more difficult with increased time requirements and motivation levels.

  • Remember the end goal.
  • Remember WHY you are doing this.
  • Take a trip away. The kilometers tick over so much more quickly in a new place.
  • Get out early so that you can still be done by lunch time.
  • Know that it’s ok to have a sleep in from time to time. Listen to your body and mix things up.
  • Take a train or get dropped off somewhere and run back. I find one direction runs much easier to deal with mentally.

Most importantly, never forget to stick with a general ROUTINE.

Happy Training!

By Kellie Emmerson

Kellie Emmerson She Science head shot 2014Placing 5th in the world in the 2017 UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc), 2016 Australian Trail Champion, Kellie Emmerson is a She Science Ambassador and serial ultra-marathon podium finisher.  Kellie professionally works as an Occupational Therapist, Running Coach and Body Pump Instructor. You can follow Kellie on facebook and on Instagram @kelemmo. 

Ovarian Cancer: Detection and Support

When I was growing up it was more of a rarity to know someone who had cancer. Nowadays it’s a rare if you don’t know multiple people who have been touched by this ever prevalent disease.

For me, it was my mum.

Mum was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer (which means it had spread beyond the ovaries) in 2004 and sadly died two years later.

CWSF4 (002)She was an extremely caring and thoughtful person, a passionate mother, loving wife, generous friend and a dedicated nurse. Mum was born and raised in Bendigo, Victoria. She graduated from St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne in 1972 and completed her midwifery studies at the Mercy Maternity Hospital in 1973. Mum ended up ”walking the wards” for 37 years.

Unfortunately, as there are still no early detection tests for Ovarian Cancer – and there is a lack of symptoms in the early stages of the disease, many women are diagnosed when the tumours have spread, making it harder to treat.

This means that the lack of survivors can’t share their cancer journey and advocate to make others more aware.

Also, due to the lack of training in the area of gynaecological cancers (cancers of the female reproductive system), many women are treated as a general cancer patient rather than with specialised care.

My two older sisters, Amy and Jo, myself and two of Mum’s dear friends Marita and Janet, thought women needed specialised support on their cancer journey.

CWSF2So we established the Catherine Wotton Scholarship Fund. Our initial target to set up the fund was $100,000 (yes, my jaw dropped too when I heard this was our target!). We achieved this through various functions, breakfasts, golf tournaments, major sponsors, a now annual Cath Wotton Cup football match, bake sales, sausage sizzles, raffles and the greatly appreciated support of our generous network of friends. The comforting part is we now know this scholarship will be sustainable long into the future.

CWSF3 (002) CWSF1 (002)The scholarship provides registered nurses the opportunity to undertake further study and training in the area of gynaecological and especially ovarian cancers. The aim is to address the current shortage of gynaecological nurses, so that vulnerable women are supported and receive specialised care throughout their cancer journey.

Since 2014 the Scholarship Fund has had four recipients doing remarkable things for women with gynaecological cancers. You can see more about what our past recipients have achieved at our website.

It also aims to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers amongst women in the community.

One woman dies every 10 hours from Ovarian Cancer.

The ideal is for an early detection test to become readily available. This would enable women in the future to add a routine Ovarian Cancer test to their habitual pap smear or breast mammogram enhancing their chances of diagnosing it in its early stages. Until then, hopefully with the help of our scholarship fund, women will get specific care to treat their gynaecological cancer.

If you would like further information about this scholarship please visit our website www.cathwottonfund.org

Images: 1: Lou Wotton and her Mum Cath. 2: The Eastern Devils donning teal jumpers for the Annual Cath Wotton Cup. 3: Cath Wotton Fund logo. 4: The team that established the Cath Wotton Fund (from left) Amy, Janet, Jo, Marita and Lou.  

 

LouBy Lou Wotton

Lou is a 2017 Collingwood AFLW player, accomplished Ironman and triathlete. Lou is a She Science Ambassador and you can follow her on Instagram @wotto19.

 

All The Comfort, Style and Support a Girl Wants

The first thing you look for in a sports bra, like any other piece of clothing, is comfort. And, the Brooks Rebound Racer provides just that, plus style and support – all things a girl could want out of a bra.

_S1_2762Around six months prior to taking on my She Science ambassador role, I had already purchased a Rebound Racer after being fitted by Ange. I wore it almost every day. Since then, I have adopted three more of the same, just in different colours.

What could possibly be so great about this model that I just keep going back for more? Well, there are several features on the Rebound Racer that, as a teen, I love.

Firstly: the adjustable shoulder straps. The straps have small tabs of velcro neatly tucked away underneath enabling you to, at any point, change your mind and loosen or tighten them to your liking.

350037_690_d1_ZM_clipped_rev_1350037_690_d2_ZM_clipped_rev_1Then there is the adjustable back clip with three different tightness options. This allows for a longer period of use as the fabric may stretch (although, I’ve had my oldest one for over a year and I have yet to feel the need to tighten the clasp). The back clip allows you to be supported and the bra to sit firm around your chest, but without feeling like you are trying really hard to breath during a workout or whilst running errands.

Another well thought out feature of the sports bra is the two layers of fabric. The first layer is to ensure you don’t have any uncomfortable situations that some women may encounter when it becomes cold, with the second thicker layer, which is almost like a bandage, providing the tightness or support you relate to by feeling held in.

And fourth but certainly not final: the colour range. Wearing my Rebound Racer bras every day, I feel like I need some variation in colour. With the choice I have (green, blue, purple and pink), I can turn on my inner fashionista and mix and match with my ”outfit” (9/10 times it is Lycra to go out for a ride).

Images provided by Brooks 

As I mentioned before I am an active teen. I ride bikes, go to school and work in a bike shop. Running from place to place, I need something that will keep me feeling supported and can continue to do so in the various activities I complete on a daily basis. At 16, I have well and truly stepped off the puberty train and developed into a young women. I wear a size 10D and, for my age, I would classify myself as small breasted. But even being a small 16 year old, I still need adequate support to feel comfortable with what I do each day. The Brooks Rebound Racer holds me in just right and enables me to run, jump, ride over logs and do whatever else I desire without fretting about discomfort or lack of support.

By Courtney Snowball

IMG_9009Courtney is a She Science Ambassador and avid Mountain Biker. At just 16 she is competing in the national mountain biking circuit, placing 4thoverall in 2016 and 3rd overall in 2017. This year she has qualified for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in September. Follow her on Instagram @courtney_snowball.

 

Keeping Motivated Through Trying Times

Is there such as thing as keeping motivated in trying times or is it simply perception? You be the judge.

I have had my fair share of challenges as a result of being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2014. Trial drug programs, disease induced depression, monthly Oncology visits, Medication induced shingles, weight gain of 15kgs from steroid treatment and knowing that every time I get a cold I am not getting out of bed for a week and three rounds of antibiotics later I’m starting to feel better. This in combination with generally not feeling like getting out of bed due to the crippling pain is something I have barely spoken about until now but had to deal with behind the scenes over the past four years at one time or another.

The reality is there are many people worse off than me, I am not dying – I just have a chronic illness and, in spite of that, I can achieve anything I set my mind to.

FullSizeRender (002)Since being diagnosed with RA I have achieved an Ironman, one Ultra Marathon, two half Marathons, my first Trail Ultra Marathon and two half Ironmans. I have taken an overseas assignment in Manila and built a very successful sustainable team. I transitioned out of fast moving consumer goods into retail and have since found myself working for the number one beer brand in the world in my dream role leading an incredible team. All the while I found the time to give back to a sport that taught me so much about myself and my limits by volunteering for the position of President of the number one triathlon club in Victoria (@BaysideTriathlonClub) and on the Board of Triathlon Victoria.

With all of this the one achievement I have been most proud of is being able to be here today to tell you my story and represent the Tish and Matt and the amazing team at She Science.

To help me achieve all of these things my life has been based around goals, routine, under thinking things and amazing support from my close friends and family.

My goals are not all sporting based. In fact they are mainly career focused and I have some personal ones in there too.

If there is one thing that is clear to me you must always have a balance. Balance is good.

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My daily routine is as simple as getting out of bed, doing some sort of exercise, going to work and spending time with my husband and adorable bulldog and talking to my Mum and Dad on the phone.

So often in our work and personal lives the universe throws us challenges. The only way I have found to get through these has been to ”under think” what has happened and simply keep moving forward towards my goal. Easier said than done – I know! I used spend hours – even days – trying to understand why and what people were saying and how this could have happened. All the while I was burning energy on things I couldn’t control and feeding my disease. Life is too short.

Support comes in many forms. For me it’s picking me up off the floor when I have had a fit and fallen unconscious as my body has been overwhelmed with pain. Or it’s having someone to complain to for the brief moment I let the emotion get the better of me. It’s still being included in social events and friends understanding when I just don’t feel like coming. Most of all it’s the support I get on the ground, on the phone or on social media when I line up at that start line and achieve what I set out to do.

What’s next for me over the next two to three years? Monthly oncology visits, radiation treatment, hitting some hard core work goals, completing the F45 Challenge (thanks to the @F45Oakleigh Team for helping me achieve), Noosa Triathlon (wait till you see the She Science race kit), London Marathon (assuming I make the ballot), Kokoda Trial and Ultraman AU.

What’s next for you?

IMG_0002 (002)By Sonia Dunne

Sonia is an accomplished Ironman and Triathlete who has an unstoppable approach to life. She is also a She Science Ambassador. You can follow Sonia @sonia_D2277

 

A Sports Bra That Has Everything You Want For Sport

Comfort, support, feeling good! Three things you want in a bra when playing sport!

I originally noticed how unsupportive the bra I was wearing was, when on one of my training runs I caught my reflection in a shop window as I ran past. I was horrified! It just so happened that one of my run routes was past the She Science store. Needless to say, seeing that ”bounce” was more than enough motivation for me to get a specialised sports bra fitting.

Wotto Collingwood V Adelaide (003)My in-store experience at She Science was extremely pleasant. I was met with a friendly face and helpful service. Not only was I fitted, I was able to wear test the bra on the treadmill to put it through its paces!

I was fitted for the Brooks* Juno*. From the moment I put this bra on I loved it! In fact, I loved it so much I had to go back and purchase two more.

The Juno is wire free and has smooth seams which means no chaffing and a super comfortable fit. Its high coverage and racer back configuration makes it a supportive, firm fit which really reduces the bounce.

Lou during the AFL Women’s Collingwood versus Adelaide match. Picture: Michael Wilson

The front adjusting straps is a practical addition as straps can be tightened while wearing the bra. One of my team mates has this bra and she has found it to be convenient whilst still breastfeeding her youngest.

I have found the thin foam moulded cups an added bonus for AFL, especially on a cold night at footy training when taking a chest mark!

I used to dread putting my old sports bras on, as I knew I would end up with wire digging in, indent marks from my straps and the bra not actually doing its job.Wotto Devils 2017 (003)

I am so glad I found the Juno as it’s the most comfortable sports bra I have ever worn. Do yourself a favour, as they say ”look good, feel good, play good”!

 

(*The Brooks Juno was previously under the Moving Comfort brand. Lou was fitted into the *Relaunched 2017 version of the Juno. This bra was updated and re-released in March this year. It is now easier to get on, has moisture wicking moulding in the cup and the fasteners have been updated.)

Lou playing in the VFL for the Eastern Devils. Picture: Russ Canham

 

LouBy Lou Wotton

Lou is a 2017 Collingwood AFLW player, accomplished Ironman and triathlete. Lou is a She Science Ambassador and you can follow her on Instagram @wotto19.