This week’s StyleMama has the grace and physique of a ballet dancer, but the strength of three marines. Nicole Sedmak is a world-ranked kickboxer, who is drawn to extreme sports. Her advice to moms trying to get themselves in shape is to make every minute of your workout count and push yourself past the point of comfort. “I just turned 40 and I’m not going to let the numbers scare me down. It’s mind over matter and when you push yourself to do things that you never thought possible, you make the greatest strides in personal growth and personal empowerment.”
Home: Pasadena, USA (Originally from Northern California)
Children: 10 year-old son
Occupation: Nutritionist and personal trainer for CATZ.
How does she look so darn good?
Nicole was a competitive kickboxer for 8 years and went to the world championships 4 times and placed 2nd in 2002 and 2006. It was during that time that she started doing CATZ, a boot-camp type cross-training program for pro, college, and elite athletes. More recently, she has ran three marathons and just competed in Tough Mudder (a “spirit crushing” event originally designed for British Special Forces), which she vows she will never participate in again!
What’s she wearing?
Top: Planet Blue
Necklace: Me and Ro
“My style is California casual. I wear a lot of workout clothes and shop at lululemon almost exclusively. Otherwise, you’ll find me in jeans with boots. “ – Nicole Sedmak
Stefan Studer is an international photographer who hails from Switzerland and splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Studer has captured supermodels and icons on camera from Gianfranco Ferre to Oliver Stone. His work has been featured in publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, GQ, W Magazine, German Vogue, Rolling Stone, NY Times, LA Times Magazine, House Beautiful, and House & Garden.