We were inspired to give back to the community, learn about the Fijian culture, swim like mermaids, surf the longest waves of our lives, workout with world class surfer Sally Fitzgibbons (and somehow keep up), but more importantly, we made lifelong friends. #DAREYOURSELF
See how the winners spent their time on this little heart-shaped island in this video!
ROXY Outdoor Fitness ambassador and DARE YOURSELF finalist Angie Chiuzzi Johnson shows us how she gets her workouts to work ‘double duty’ for her. See how her daily fitness routine paired with healthy eating can help you achieve a well-balanced workout regimen.
After a rigorous backyard yoga session (complete with headstands) in the Double Duty Tank and Standard Tight it’s important to refuel your body with a good dose of carbs, protein, and superfoods.
As a Holistic Health Coach, Angie’s philosophy is that a healthy diet is just as important as a great workout. Embracing a life of self-sustainability by growing her own garden and raising a flock of chickens for fresh eggs, some of Angie’s favorite post-workout meal comes from her own garden by the sea.
Here’s one of Angie’s quick and easy recipes inspired by her own garden that you can make at home after a challenging workout of your own:
- ¾ cups of your choice of: Coconut milk, almond milk, or hemp milk
- 1 scoop of your favorite natural hemp or whey protein powder
- ½ of a banana
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 4 strawberries (or a few blueberries)
- 1 teaspoon local bee pollen
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
- 1 branch kale
- Mix ingredients together and bend away to bliss!
We are proud to announce the 5 winners of the ROXY #DAREYOURSELF contest.
Dare Yourself launched on January 24, 2013 and 4,000 submissions were received. Over 150,000 consumers then voted for their favorites, narrowing the possible winners to 150 worldwide. ROXY judges then chose possible winners to 10 per global region and the selected contestants submitted challenge videos from which one winner from each global region was chosen by Roxy.
The five global winners include: The Americas’ Lexi Youngberg, 20, Saint Charles Illinois; North Asia’s Sawu Koyouan 27, Taipei, Taiwan; South Asia’s Gillian Goh, 23, Singapore; Europe/Africa/Middle East region winner Maria Lafuente Pelaez, 25, Galicia, Spain; and Latin America’s Michelle Saure, 29, Concepción, Región del Biobío, Chile.
Last year we set out on an epic adventure to let the sea set us free, and found ourselves more inspired, more free and more daring then we could have ever dreamed. Earlier this year, we asked you to DARE YOURSELF. To show us what it means to live every new day as an adventure and to show us the mark you want to leave on the world. You dreamed big. We’ve discovered that being a Roxy girl is a state of mind that transcends boundaries of culture,language and geography. We are grateful to be a part of the inspiration and hope you will continue to connect with the friends you’ve made along the way. Thank you for joining our ride.
Tomorrow we will announce the 5 Dare Yourself winners from around the world and hope you will join us in congratulating them. The next daring adventure for them awaits in Tavarua, Fiji with the Roxy athletes this September!
Last year’s Roxy Let The Sea Set You Free finalist & India’s first female surfer Ishita Malaviya has already taught numerous young girls surfing at her surf school – The Shaka Surf Club. She’s taking her dreams of inspiring women in her community a step further and is currently busy filming for the documentary film project #BeyondTheSurface. The film is set to depict Ishita and a group of talented young women creating change and bringing hope to the local community and people around the world. Together the group is traveling and documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity and a bit of determination can spark hope for those suffering and without a voice.
Ishita is a daring young woman continuing to inspire us to dream big like she did during the Let the Sea Set You Free contest.
We cannot wait to see this film and hope that it inspire you to get out there are #DAREYOURSELF.
How did the trip to Maldives inspire your own personal wardrobe or styling for the shoot?
The designers at Roxy do such an amazing job bringing out the personalities of their surfers and customers in their clothes. The Maldives was the perfect location to compliment the Roxy Spring ’13 collection. The vivd colors and fun patterns in the pieces worked great with the culturally rich and bright, beautiful surroundings. To complete the look and achieve the ultimate Roxy girl vibe, I incorporated bold colored and organic jewelry.
Where do you get your best inspiration from as a stylist?
Besides movies, television, fashion books, and magazines, my strongest inspiration comes from the people who surround me in the places I call home: New York City and Los Angeles. NYC is home to some of the most unique, creative, and fashionable people, while LA’s relaxed warm weather breeds more comfortable, confident, and free-spirited people.
How long have you been styling and how did you get into it?
I’ve been styling professionally for about 7 years now, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been styling my family and friends.
I was born and raised on the west coast, but I always knew I wanted to live in New York, the fashion capital. After graduating college, I decided to make the move. I got very lucky early on and was given the opportunity to assist a stylist on a commercial. She took a chance on me given that I had no real professional styling experience of my own. After that, I was hooked. Through contacts and acquaintances, I went on to style TV shows and photo shoots, and within a short time, went off on my own.
What was your most memorable moment while styling the surfers in the Maldives?
The Roxy girls are pure fun – there is never a dull moment. Some of my most memorable Maldives moments are watching Kelia [Moniz]and Kassia [Meador] surf wearing the saltwater chinos, Bruna [Schmitz] swaying a little boat back and forth almost tipping it over, and Monyca [Byrne-Wickey] and Sally [Fitzgibbons] dancing at the bow on our way to a remote sand island. Oh and of course the day all the girls decided to jump off the top level of our 4 story boat into the water. Sorry, there are just too many, I couldn’t give you just one moment…
Any tricks of the trade that every girl should know?
Besides investing in fashion staples such as jeans, the perfect T, the “go with everything” bag…the best and most important thing to wear is confidence. If you feel great, you look great.
If you weren’t styling…what would you dare to be doing?
I love food and I love traveling. If I wasn’t a stylist, I would absolutely love to be a traveling food critic!
Thanks to Tal Kohen for answering our ‘need-to-knows’ and to all the girls looking to get a little inspiration in their own lives, remember to dream big and #DAREYOURSELF everyday. See all of Tal’s top picks for Spring!
Click more to see some of Tal’s jewelry pulls for this shoot!