We took a moment to chat with model, entrepreneur and mental health advocate, Kourtney Reppert. We wanted to catch up on what she has been up to and how she stays fit.

ATHLEISURE MAG: Tell us about your background and how you got into modeling?

KOURTNEY REPPERT: I was destined to be in the spotlight some way some how. My three older sisters would dress me up to my hair/makeup and give me a hairbrush to sing into while I danced and entertained my family, but my true love was playing sports and being outdoors. I was named in school to be voted “Next Miss America” and was scouted on college campus from a modeling/acting agency and my calling just took off. I took pictures and fell in love with modeling and never looked back, and I started getting recognized for my “looks” and talent when I combined sports and modeling together & was named Phillies Hottest Blonde and Sports babe!  And I’ve sustained a healthy lifestyle and career since having my son, by instilling at a young age about hard work, and going after what you love. 

AM: When did you realize that due to your model portfolio that you wanted to be involved in Tropic Beauty?

KR: Tropic Beauty is all about being the best version of you in your physical appearance but also in your intentions and heart. Tropic beauty is so important to me because it’s a great way to connect so many like minded women, who are able to create a platform and build a name for themselves. I see a lot of young, beautiful women and it’s a great way for me to connect, teach and mentor what I’ve learned and how I’ve been able to brand myself through social media. 

AM: When did Tropic Beauty launch and what is the goal of this business?

KR: Tropic beauty launched about 8 years ago, by Amy, she was working with Hawaiian Tropics and when the company got sold, she created her own, which is why I loved my position so much as director/social media mentor for these women! The owner and I stayed in touch over the years after she met me when I competed back in 2010 and watched what I’ve done for myself, and wanted to bring that on for her girls. It’s such a honor to be able to help women, especially women with a vision of their future and self branding their dreams! 

AM: What is the Kourtney Reppert Foundation and your reason behind creating it?

KR: My foundation is probably the biggest if not most important thing I will do with my career. I’ve been through a lot in my life and it’s given me a opportunity and platform to really embrace what I went through and also, give me the opportunity to help others knowing I’ve been at low points in my life too and experienced probably more then some in a lifetime. I look at my foundation as a way to really bring changes on how society works, to help so many women and children in need and tackle environmental issues as well. A lot of times, people are afraid to ask, hardworking people who just need help here and there. I want to raise a lot of money, just so I can give it all away. I just want to help change the world, to make it a better place for my son & to be able to show him, what he’s helped me achieve. It’s truly my biggest passion and the fuel for what I do what I do. 

AM: What are your goal for KRF as we begin the back half of the year?

KR: To really put it in front and center. When my clothing line launches, that’s also the best time my Foundation will launch too as a portion of proceeds from my clothing line will go into my nonprofit, as everything is all connected. 

AM: As someone who is in great shape, what are 3 workouts that you swear by especially as many are finalizing their summer bodies?

KR: Well I swear by my trainer Mack Fit APP! When I cant get in with him, I use the app and that helps to guide me into whatever workout I should do. I truly do love going hiking and swimming and just overall being healthy with your diet choices is probably the biggest thing to stay in shape! 

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Simon & Schuster

Lauren Weisberger

From the author of A Devil Wears Prada, we are introduced to Miranda Priestly's extremely chatty assistant, Emily Charlton in Connecticut as she is not a suburbanite, we know that hilarity will ensue as she becomes acclimated to her home.

In taking a step back, we're brought up to date on Emily's life as after being the assistant to Miranda, in her 30’s she had moved to Los Angeles and is an image consultant who is also married. But a frantic call from a friend sends her to Connecticut to do an image makeover that will assist a scandalous situation.

While navigating her new surroundings, she is surprised at how catty the women are who are potentially shunning her client and how class is not always something that you can assume someone has simply by having money.



Hardie Grant

Carla Oates

The more we learn about our bodies, the better we are at being able to avoid getting sick or at least knowing what we can do to maintain our health. In The Beauty Chef Guide, this book serves as companion to the author's book - The Beauty Chef. This book focuses on the connection between the skin and gut health. During this 8 week program, you will learn about importance of gut functionality, weekly meal plans for repairing and reprogramming your gut, and more than 90 recipes.

In addition to this topic, those reading this book will receive advice on repairing your gut, advice on wellbeing, cleaning products, mindfulness and yoga. With so much research being done in this area, it's great to have a guide where you can learn more about this and apply it to your life as needed.



Harper Wave

Pete Holmes

The Athleisure Mag team has been a fan of Pete Holmes as we enjoy his HBO show Crashing. Growing up as an Evangelical Christian, he was always aware of being good and avoiding being bad. He was so focused, that he married his first girlfriend and the age of 22 - only to find out that he was being cheated on. He decided that he needed to explore life and find a way to marry his beliefs with the life that he wanted. Pete came to comedy where he performed in front of thousand's of people as well as creating a new life spiritually and professionally. This journey continues today as he continues to be successful while also searching for the deeper meaning in life, love and comedy.



PHOTO COURTESY |   Clem Onojeghuo

PHOTO COURTESY | Clem Onojeghuo

Let's face the truth; women prefer cardio workouts over weightlifting. Most still think that they should not train like men. But one thing to know is that cardio exercises alone will not be very effective for any woman who is looking forward to losing fat.

There are many articles that show how this can sabotage your fitness goals. We will also give you the main reasons why you should consider using a variety of workouts rather than cardio alone if you are a woman and want to lose fat. But first, let us look at what cardio workouts are.

What Are Cardio Exercises?

These are all the exercises that primarily target raising the heart rate. Although they play a role in burning calories, they are relatively slow at doing this. They involve a lot of muscle and body movement. Some of the best cardio workouts that are loved by women include but are not limited to the following exercises.

·         Swimming

·         Jumping rope

·         Running on the treadmill or jogging outside

·         Use of an elliptical trainer or cycling

·         Rowing

Reasons Why Cardio Workouts Slow Down Fat Loss

Studies have shown that women who rely on cardio workouts alone for fat loss may be in for a big disappointment. First of all, cardio workouts like the ones we have mentioned above will not burn many calories. Although the person will sweat and spend some time on a treadmill, the rate of utilizing the fat in the body is very slow. And this is why trainers recommend weightlifting especially if you have been using enhancement gear from sellers like This is the only time you will start to see a difference.

The second big reason why it will sabotage your efforts is the fact that women tend to eat more after a cardio workout. Some reports claim that this is just a mental issue of feeling like you can reward yourself for having burned calories. But others claim that cardio workouts make women very hungry immediately after the session. Either way, this will make it hard to achieve your dream.

The other reason why women should think about mixing cardio workouts with lifting and other exercises now is that cardio exercises are very addictive. After skipping rope or jogging in the morning for a long time, you will understand how hard it is to stop. Therefore, it is better to start engaging in weightlifting and other exercises as soon as possible.

The Best Solution for Women

As a woman who would like to lose fat, it is important to develop a workout schedule that includes other types of workouts. If you research thoroughly, you will find other articles that advise women to train like men. But what is it that men do to lose fat? Those who are dedicated to fitness usually combine cardio with lifting and other body workouts. In fact, cardio is considered to be the best activity to rest and cool off the body.


As this article concludes, it is worth mentioning that stretching the body before workouts and cooling it off are necessary for those who want to achieve their fitness goals. If you always remember these tips consistently, burning fat will be very easy.

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What is the cost of lies and the danger of directing a narrative. In HBO's 5 part series, we follow a number of characters who take us through the devastation of the explosion at Chernobyl, how it was handled by employees, how the government went about acknowledging the incident as well as coming to terms with the state of their actions.

At each moment, the viewer realizes that the risk of avoiding issues as they come up results in lost time and increasingly devastating costs. If you enjoy watching the series, you should also listen to their podcast as they explain how the creative team approached filming this miniseries and choices that were made in doing so. This podcast (of the same name) is available wherever you enjoy listening to your favorite shows.





Imagine it's the 80s and you live in the Hamptons and everyday you see your neighbor. He's at home and throws parties that a number of people enjoy each year. You realize that the neighbor is a psychiatrist who loves being around celebrities. You also notice that he enjoys a well manicured house that includes greenery, koi fish and more, and the gardener seems very particular about ensuring that these tasks outdoors are completed.

But when a journalist found out through another neighbor that the psychiatrist did not own the Hamptons home and that the gardener was the owner an intricate story unfolds that shows the lengths that the psychiatrist went to in order to embed himself in this and other patients lives to their detriment. In this true story that is extremely binge worthy, you have to keep reminding yourself that this happened.



Netflix Originals

Ali Wong stars in this Netflix Originals movie will debut on May 31st, we see her as a successful famous chef who is living a life that many would covet. When she finds herself going back to her hometown, she is reconnected with her friend who is a local musician. They have always had a connection that was more then friends, but they have a hard time living in one another's world. The blend of comedy, culture, society and more come together in this tale on love, taking a chance and seeing things for the first time that you may not have previously.



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On today’s episode of #TRIBEGOALS we talk with John Salley, who had a phenomenal NBA career with 4 Championship rings on 3 separate teams. Post his NBA career, he has been a host of FOX Sports’ Best Damn Sports Show Period, a host on a number of shows such as VH1’s Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives LA, as well as a number of other hosting and TV appearances. In addition, he is known for his philanthropy, activism and his investments within health and wellness. With his focus on veganism as well as the cannabis sector, he has a truly diversified portfolio. I talk with John Salley about his career, his legacy in the game and his transition into his current projects.  

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