All The Pics From My Dream Trip With Nike

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Above: Learning how to move more and move better with Nike.

 

ALL THE PICS FROM MY DREAM TRIP WITH NIKE

Well my trip to Hamilton Island with Nike for their “Move With Nike” event was the stuff of dreams. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and one that has definitely changed the way I think and feel about exercise. I joined 25 other media from New Zealand and Australia for three days of fun in the sun. We stayed at the world class Qualia resort and our villas (yes they weren’t just rooms) even had their own private plunge pools overlooking the water (that was a big jaw-dropping wow moment for me). From the minute we set foot on the island we were treated like VIPs. From the personalised club cars we all got to scoot around in to the daily bags of fab new Nike kit, divine organic food and stellar workouts – it was a trip like no other.

Here’s how it felt to move more and move better in paradise with Nike.

 

DAY ONE

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Above: Arriving in paradise at Hamilton Island’s Qualia resort. Now I know why Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom stay here.

 

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Above: My own set of wheels – don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to see my name on something.

 

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Above: My villa complete with a private plunge pool. I have arrived! The inspirational quote decal on my window reads: We live to move and move to feel alive. We lace up and sprint, reach out and stretch. Stroll, stop and browse. We work it whenever, wherever, always together, sometimes out of breath – never out of style. We are Nike Training Club.

 

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Above: Waiting for me on my bed a bag full of Nike goodies including what I needed to wear and where I needed to meet the rest of the crew for our first briefing.

 

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Above: My room with another inspiring window decal that reads: Sport is not a logical proposition. It thrives on obsession, passion and going beyond what you thought was possible. If you have a body, you are an athlete. Just do it.

 

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Above: We’re all loving our colourful new Nike kicks. I’m wearing the Nike Balanza.

 

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Above: Time to get moving. We’re all sporting shiny new Nike training watches.

 

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Above: The Nike team filmed me running bare foot on the treadmill to decide which shoe would best fit my gait.

 

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Above: I loved this Nike Pegasus but there was a better option for my running style.

 

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Above: This pair had my name written all over them (so to speak).

 

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Above: We all sat down for a one-on-one session with Kiwi fitness guru Kirsty Godso (right) as she ran us through Nike’s cool training app NTC (more about that later).

 

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Above: Then we headed off on a group bush walk which involved climbing to the top of Passage Peak. Grueling but fun.

 

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Above: This was a great way to do what girls like to do best – talk. Oh and exercise of course!

 

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Above: Finally we made it to the top – what a glorious view.

 

DAY TWO

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Above: What a great way to start the day. A new bag of Nike gear – I’m top-to-toe sorted!

 

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Above: Time for a soothing stretch session on our personalised yoga mats to kick start the day.

 

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Above: We all wore Nike’s cool new Studio Wraps which are specially designed for yoga and pilates.

 

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Above: Fresh fruit, yoghurt and muesli for brekkie.

 

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Above: The Nike team talked us through the exciting new gear on its way from Nike.

 

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Above: The Nike Free Flyknit is the crème de la crème of running shoes. How do I know? I’ve tried them of course.

 

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Above: Kirsty Godso makes it all look so easy.

 

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Above: Ah squats – what can I say?

 

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Above: After the workout these loungers were calling my name.

 

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Above: Time to head back to my villa for a spot of lunch by the pool (sorry don’t mean to show off promise) and to catch up on a bit of work. Wish Style Insider HQ looked like this.

 

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Above: (Left) World champ Aussie paddle boarder Jordan Mercer and Kiwi fitness sensation Kirsty Godso took us through our paces AGAIN for the second (yep second) workout of the day.

 

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Above: Burpies are officially my least favourite exercise of all time! But if they’re going to give me pins like Kirsty I’ll just have to grin and bare them. Yikes!

 

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Above: Dinner on the beach for our last night in paradise. The setting was magnificent.

 

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Above: The crew.

 

DAY 3

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Above: My brand new Nike Free Flyknits and my personalised Nike Dri-Fit singlet. Yes it actually had my name on the inside (how cool is that?). It read: Leonie Barlow Move More Move Better.

 

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Above: The team onboard a boat that took us over to Hamilton Island golf course for our epic 4km early morning run. It was 6am!

 

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Above: Laced up and ready to fly run.

 

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Above: Okay I’m at the back of the pack but I always start slow. Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

 

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Above: But hey I’m catching up – that’s me with the white peak cap on and my bun flying in the wind.

 

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Above: The course was so hilly I was nowhere to be seen at the front of the pack! But hey look at that view. We all got to enjoy that.

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Above: These babies made me fly.

 

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Above: The Nike team created this fun mood board of our fab three days in paradise.

 

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Above: We sure did!