Back in June we had the pleasure of speaking to LA based Lauren Esposito. Lauren is a fitness instructor and actress who has been on her plant-based journey for almost four years!
We just love her inspirational Instagram posts, and so when we reached out to her we were thrilled when she agreed to be our June feature!
We released this newsletter at a time when the world was still (and still is) highly confused about the current pandemic, and we were grateful that we could share some of Lauren's great advice and tips with our subscribers.
Lauren offers a four week workout plan online as well as personal training courses. This feature contains information about both of these as well as advice about how to maintain a fitness plan throughout lockdown or at a time when access to gyms is limited.
It's not all fitness talk, we do also discuss what it's like being vegan and living in LA. We're sure by the end of the interview you'll be putting it at the top of your list of places to visit, we know we have!
What Lauren has built is truly inspirational and her Instagram posts are brilliant to follow for hints and tips about how to stay fit.
We would like to thank Lauren again for being kind enough to take the time to answer our questions and for being an amazing first feature for our newsletter! Follow Lauren on Instagram @Laurenesposito_fit
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It's been a busy month here at Soy Oi!
First we had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Esposito.
LA based Lauren is a fitness guru and vegan. After scrawling through her many inspirational Instagram posts we contacted her and asked, very cheekily, if she wouldn't mind being part of an exclusive interview for the eyes of our newsletter subscribers!
Lauren is a personal trainer and has online courses for any level of fitness. We are aware that at this uncertain and quite frankly crazy time in our worlds, people are looking for an outlet. A way to stay physically and mentally active and healthy.
That's why it was so important for us to work with someone who could provide insight and advice into both of these areas. As well as following a plant based diet, obviously!
Naively, I used to think that all products I brought were cruelty free. In this day and age why would anyone still test on animals? Therefore, I mindlessly brought products without researching or really paying attention.
Gradually I started looking into animal testing and the companies that condone it. What I found was astonishing, I was bewildered as to why companies would allow this unnecessary act to continue happening.
Before we begin, I would like to make it clear that I have not been endorsed by any products mentioned and that the opinions are that of myself. This has not been written to insult or point fingers at certain people, companies or beliefs but to help people like you and me be better informed. All of the information we have provided is believed to be true at the time of writing, and we do continually keep abreast of news and regularly check with companies to make sure they are still cruelty free.
What is better than receiving a handmade gift? Giving a handmade gift!
After going into isolation and looking around for things to keep me busy, I realised I had run out of my usual face oil and face cream! What is a girl to do with such a predicament? As I have built up a small amount of essential oils mainly due to making my own yoga mat cleaner, I started googling how to make my own.
I came across a website called root and revel, www.rootandrevel.com
Here they had a whole detailed description of oils and which ones are good to use for different skin types. So, after an interesting read I set about making my own.
During this time of uncertainty, we can only sit and ride it out, keeping in touch with loved ones to make sure they are staying safe and doing all we can to ensure we keep ourselves and others well.
Below are details about two foods that love to help us and by incorporating them into our diets they can only benefit us.
You don’t have to be vegan to live ethically!
With the increase of veganism and people wanting to be more ethical, there are more companies offering cruelty free products, from make up to cleaning products.
Who'd of thought it, Budapest, the place to visit for Vegans! I had done a little research before going, to find out what kind of food I could expect and a few restaurants popped up offering a vegan burger, so I had expected a burger filled weekend! How wrong I had been.