Elle Ferguson’s new fitness routine isn’t just about losing weight

“I've had a real wellness awakening”

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / August 12 2019

Elle Ferguson is constantly blessing our Instagram feed with lustworthy content (we mean, the woman’s tan is *always* on point), and lately you’ve probably noticed a slight change to the model and entrepreneur’s lifestyle of late.

Elle’s taken a keen interest in working out and it’s made a drastic change to her body, but not necessarily in the way you’d think.

“This year I've had a really big journey with fitness and exercise, and also my overall wellbeing,” she explained to us during our latest episode of the Get Lippy podcast. 

“What I realised was, for me to be the best version of me, I need to feel good. I can wear a tan, get my hair done, get my nails done, but if inside I actually don't feel the best version, then I'm not good for anybody really.”

Although Elle’s fiancé Joel Patfull is a former AFL player, she confessed she’d never really taken much interest in working out, “I'm not a runner. I've never run in my life… I'm engaged to a professional athlete and he is the world's best runner. I always call him Forrest Gump because he could just run and run and run.”

However, by staying focused and creating exercise goals, she’s surprised herself and seen the benefits ripple through all aspects of her life. “What it's resulted in is me actually being a better work person, a better partner, a better friend.”

“So, it's not only about, yeah, I've lost a few kilos and I feel a lot stronger, but I've had a real wellness awakening.”

To hear more about Elle Ferguson’s wellness journey, her expert tips for fake tanning and how to get her signature waves, tune into the latest episode of Get Lippy.

Elle’s not the only Aussie gal who’s lighting up our feeds with body positivity. Steph Claire Smith recently shared this very real before and after photo of her body.

How do you focus on wellness in your own life? Let us know in the comments below.

Main image credit: Getty

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).