hypebeast stylist alana tsui's fitness routine
Miss Runner: As a leading stylist, artist, and fashion influencer, where do you look for inspirations for your creative work such as your artwork and styling jobs?
Alana Tsui: I can find inspirations anywhere and anytime, inspirations come from everything that I see around me, whether it's through travelling, a film or even a crazy party! It's all about how I look at it in a creative way to make it pop and see if it can somehow work as a feature or element for the projects I am working on at the time.
MR: Can you tell us about your fitness journey? Were you always an active person from a young age?
AT: I have always been very very active from a young age. Growing up in New Zealand with such an amazing outdoor environment, I was always running around outside on the grass barefoot or going to beaches. Other than doing lots of sports in school, even after school and in the weekends, I would be outside playing with my neighbours in our cul-de-sac, such as roller blading, biking, water slides, or team cricket etc. That has really build up the athletic looking body I have today which I am very grateful for, as I only workout for 50 mins twice a week nowadays doing cardio and light weights for toning.
| "The activewear industry is growing more than ever and I am sure it will keep changing and improving"
MR: What is your go-to music genre that would just take your mind of everything while working out? Any song recommendations?
AT: Music wise that gets me up and pumping is Hip Hop! No song recommendations because my choice of song is always changing but anything with a good beat can also easily hit the spot for me!
MR: Can you tell us your top 3 considerations when choosing a sportswear item?
1. Bands around the waist and ribs must not be too tight so it doesn't cut into my skin.
2. The material is very important, needs to be breathable. I try to avoid polyester as it gets very stuffy.
3. Lastly, the design is very important. It has to look good on so I feel comfortable wearing it!
MR: What are your top 5 workout wardrobe staples?
AT: Good supportive sports bra, shoes, and compression tights. That's it really, it's all I need.
MR: What do you think is going to be the next big change in the activewear industry?
AT: The activewear industry is growing more than ever and I am sure it will keep changing and improving, with that said, I think technology in terms of the fabric structure will be a big part of the future activewear movement.
MR: Last question to wrap up this exclusive feature, if you are to try out at Olympics, which sports would you go for?
AT: Haha, never thought of this but if I have to choose, I would be... a trampolinist? I am pretty bouncy normally already.