by Jude Jacob December 02, 2020
About me: I was born in Jamaica and I currently live in the Cayman Islands. I moved here when I was 6. I’m a friendly and energetic person who loves to be active and give back to my community.
My fitness journey
I grew up dancing and have danced my whole life. I did a bit of everything: tap, jazz, and modern. I moved to Philadelphia for college and had a dance scholarship. I performed with the University Dance Company. The funny thing is I never thought about fitness, because I was always dancing.
Later, I moved to London to study marketing management and continued going to dance studios and making friends in the dance community. Dance was a great way to meet people outside of school. After graduating, I was transferred to Tampa for work. There aren’t as many dance studios for adults in Tampa, so I started yoga, hot yoga, and got really into Orangetheory, which is all about cardio and strength. When I decided to move back home, I joined F45 which is HIIT based.
I’m usually very social and involved in Rotaract Blue, a nonprofit in the Cayman Islands where I help with fundraising, beach cleaning and more. It is a huge part of my life and it is really hard to be without it during the pandemic. I also live alone which is challenging. It is a difficult time, but it is also good to see people supporting each other in different ways. A lot of online fitness platforms offer free classes. One benefit for me was that I met with a dermatologist before the pandemic, so I could really focus on my skin while in lockdown.
I have combination skin and my skin has changed a lot in the last year, since I started using FRÉ. Right now my skincare routine is all about maintenance and making sure my skin doesn’t get too oily or dry. I used to have really bad hormonal acne, which left scarring and pigmentation. I didn't have breakouts all the time, but when I did it would take a long time to clear. I ended up going on medication to dry out my skin, and since I finished that process I just focus on FRÉ. Antibacterial products, sunblock, and products for dryness are my essentials.
My daily routine
I work out in the morning. Before my workout, I use PURIFY ME, then a small dot of REVIVE ME. I come back and cleanse. I make sure to wash my face for a full minute, then I use REVIVE ME again. Then, I apply PROTECT ME, and if I wear makeup, which I don’t do often, I put on an extra conditioning moisturizer and then makeup. Night is the same routine, but without the sunblock, and sometimes I’ll use toner too. I use DETOX ME twice a week
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