THE TIMEOUT. Sporty Sisterhood


There is no power like girl power especially when it comes to pushing ourselves to new limits. Thanks to the power of social media, our support network is no longer confined to our immediate girl squad, we’re now getting our motivation from high places with the likes of Emma Watson and Taylor Swift using their celebrity to inspire and support woman all over the world. In celebration of International Women’s Day Sand & Smoke has compiled our list of our favourite sporty sisters who have joined the positive social movement and using their influence to uplift and inspire us to a more active, healthy and full life. These are the ladies you should be following for a daily shot of motivation – your virtual cheer squad.

FullSizeRender_6JESSICA OLIE


Locally based beauty, Jessica Olie has made it her mission to make Dubai and the world a little bendier with her e-book Lets Start Yoga, and her motivational instagram posts making even the most difficult pose seem within reach.




Founder and CEO of the worlds leading online retailer for high performance and stylish activewear – Julie has pioneered a new way of dressing for sport and for life. Her motivational and empowering posts embody what it is to be a true #GirlBoss.


FullSizeRender_7BIANCA CHEAH


Australian based beauty is a picture of glowing wellness and health. As a model, yogi and founder of leading fitness publiciation, she represents the ulitmate balanced lifestyle. Through her stunning pictures her account gives us a glimpse into her active, healthy life.




Social media sensation and ultimate cool girl, the DJ, fitness superstar and brand ambassador is Sand & Smoke’s girl crush of the moment. Killing it on the decks, in the gym or front row at fashion week, her account is all about inspiring a high-performance life.


FullSizeRender_5EMILY SKYE


One of Australia’s original fitness moguls, Emily has built an empire on sharing her secrets for a healthy, active life. Her down to earth feed is non stop inspiration, from workouts, nutrition to honest and funny accounts of her own fitness journey.




The first African American Female Principle Dancer to make it into the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty’s story is an inspiration to girls everywhere. Her account is a beautiful stream of motivation and stunning imagery.


FullSizeRender_2ASHLEY HART


The younger sister of supermodel Jessica Hart, the Pilates instructor and fitness model has made her own mark on the social media world with her quintessentially Australian brand of uplifting, active, and down to earth living. Her friendly, motivating vibe is all about girl power and living with intention.


FullSizeRender_3KARENA & KATRINA


These beach babes made their mark on the fitness world with a range of fitness guides and nutrition plans that made a healthy lifestyle accessible for anyone. Their feed is non stop inspiration in their signature high-energy, motivating tone of voice.




Creator of one of Sand & Smoke’s favourite activewear brands, The Upside Sport, Jodhi has not only made us all look a little more stylish in the gym but is also one of the first to celebrate the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes through her inspiring Be You campaign and sizing ranges which makes her collection available to everyone.


Cover image via Under Armour / All other images via Instagram

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