We caught up with Sweat Cosmetics Co-Founder and CMO, Leslie Osborne. As a former sponsored professional athlete, model, trainer, spokeswoman and ambassador for Puma, Leslie has ample experience in the lifestyle arenas. Now, she is using her passion for fitness to empower active women to find joy and beauty in the sweat.
What does ‘finding joy in the sweat’ mean to you?
I find so much joy in sweating! I love the feeling of my sweat starting to drip down my face. For me, it means that it's that moment where I am pushing through something. I love the feeling after I am done sweating, like I can take on the world. Sweating is part of my day, every day. And it brings me so much JOY.
What is your health/fitness philosophy?
Well, it has changed. In my former life, I was a professional soccer player for ten years. I lived and breathed the game of soccer, traveled around the world and lived out of two bags. Everything I did was monitored and evaluated (fitness, nutrition, mentality) so my health/fitness philosophy was always about taking care of my body. That was my #1 priority. I needed to be in the best physical condition possible to help me perform at my peak. However, after retiring, I look at my health and fitness from a different perspective. I now get to choose what I want to do for a physical activity that day and what foods I feel like eating. No more pre-game meals where I was forced to eat pasta, chicken, and veggies! Fitness and health are a way of life. For me, it's all about balance.
How does living an active/athletic lifestyle add joy to your day?
Living an active lifestyle brings me so much joy. I’ve been active since I was a little girl. I owe a lot of that to my family. And after retiring from professional soccer, I can choose how I stay active. I love exploring new places, hiking new mountains, running new trails and sweating in new yoga and Pilates studios. Wherever I am or whatever I have planned, I will always find time to be active!
How has Sweat Cosmetics impacted women’s views on being active?
Sweat is all about embracing and empowering the everyday woman. We built products that are low maintenance and easy functioning. Women are consistently on the go and whether or not they workout. We have products that are going to protect your skin and withstand anything your day throws at you.
If you had one piece of advice for living a happy/healthy life what would it be?
I have a few pieces of advice!
- It's all about balance
- Find a partner that will hold you accountable in your workouts and healthy eating.
- Make fitness and health part of your lifestyle. Make habits that become a routine!
Meet Sweat Cosmetics Co-Founder and CMO, Leslie Osborne. As a former sponsored professional athlete, model, trainer, spokeswoman and ambassador for Puma, Leslie has ample experience in the lifestyle arenas. Now, she is using her passion for fitness to empower active women to find joy and beauty in the sweat.