How these guys keep fit and confident
Looking good and feeling good often go hand in hand. If you feel comfortable and secure in what you’re wearing and how you look, then that translates to a more positive, confident mindset. And who doesn’t want to feel cool and confident?!
Dancewear brand Só Dança recently released a new fitness line, Trinys, featuring a great variety of products in all colors and patterns that are ideal for yoga or Pilates class, a trip to the gym, or even for trendy street fashion. The Trinys products are not just for dancers; they’re appropriate for athletes, actors and, really, everyone. The Trinys collection offers activewear for men and women, with items such as leggings with mesh inserts, reversible leggings and breathable tops.
Here, we speak with two very active, but non-dancing men who happen to be big fans of the dancewear brand’s Trinys athleisure line. And they offer their greatest tips for keeping fit and confident.
Actor Carson Rowland loves to stay active. His favorite activities, including CrossFit, hitting the gym with friends and playing sports, keep him feeling great, and are fun nonetheless, he says.
“Feeling and looking great is hard to come by nowadays with the standards set by myself,” Rowland admits. “However, whenever I feel the all-around best is when I have a balanced life. That includes eating right, working out, setting aside personal time and keeping busy with goals I’ve set for myself."
Actor Jeremy Shada says that, for him, eating healthy and exercising at the gym at least four times a week keep him feeling good. And although he works hard on maintaining his healthy lifestyle, he notes that balance is important. “Make sure to have a cheat day occasionally to reward yourself while feeling good knowing you’ve already worked it off!” he says.
Both Rowland and Shada love Só Dança’s Trinys collection and wear the products regularly.
Carson Rowland - Actor
Jeremy Shada - Actor, Voice Actor
“To put it simply,” Rowland says of the athleisure line, “it’s awesome! It’s lightweight, breathable, affordable, stylish and rivaling that of the competitors.”
Shada’s favorite products are the tanks, which he says are “very breathable and comfy, great for the gym and a really good fit.”
For many people, confidence isn’t an innate characteristic. Especially in an art form like dance, when one is continuously learning, being corrected and growing as an artist, being confident doesn’t always come easily. But there are ways to build one’s confidence.
“The key to confidence is being content and happy with where you are in your life regardless of circumstance,” Shada says. “Be the best version of yourself that you can be, and work hard to achieve your goals. But once you’ve truly put in 100 percent, rest in knowing there’s nothing more you can do. Sometimes you succeed, and sometimes you fail. It’s not always in your control. Success gives you accomplishment, which gives you confidence. And you can even gain confidence in failure by knowing you’ve learned a lesson and can apply it to succeed in the future. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from pursuing success!”
Sometimes feeling stuck in a rut makes you feel down. Rather than sulking in that, these guys suggest trying something new and keeping life interesting.
“Trying new things is the baseline for developing yourself into a better version of you!” Rowland advises. “If Newton stopped after he discovered his first law, we would be in the dark about all the other amazing discoveries he made. By trying new things in the gym, studio or wherever you stay active, you can see how your body reacts and determine if the results are beneficial.”
Shada adds, “I think trying something new in any area of your life consistently is great. I’m an actor, so I get to be different characters and play different parts, and it’s always constantly changing. It’s fun because it never gets dull or stagnant, and even though it’s scary not always knowing when or what you’re going to be working on, it can be so exciting and rewarding when you book something! Which I think is similar in fitness and workouts – doing the same thing all the time can be boring, so it’s good to try different routines and switch things up to keep it more interesting.”
Rowland and Shada are examples that feeling and looking great doesn’t just happen; instead, you make it happen. And staying healthy and fit, and wearing some great clothes you feel good in, certainly can help.
“Feeling and looking great is hard to come by, because we are our hardest critic,” Rowland says. “It can be obtained by setting goals for yourself and working toward those goals. Shutting off Netflix for an hour to go on a run, grabbing coffee with an old friend and losing that five pounds are all ways to get you feeling and looking your best. We can do it.”