Marie Claire October 2017 Feature: #Fitspo Interview With Hui Mathews
Hui Mathews talks about juggling motherhood, running her fitness brand and still finds time to fit in trail running! Proving that having balance needs not be as daunting as one would think, find out what challenges and motivates her.
Marie Claire: How do you start your day?
Hui: Rolling around in bed with my baby Asha! Once a week I try to start it with a trail run.
Marie Claire: What challenges you?
Hui: Juggling two full time roles: being a mother to my one-and-a-half-year-old baby (without full time help) and building my brand and business Ash Be Nimble, while trying to find time to train for my next trail race, attempt to cook twice a week for my husband and have some sort of a social life!
Marie Claire: Favourite spots for hiking?
Hui: Bukit Kiara – there are 20-30km worth of trails stretching between Kiara, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Hartamas, Bukit Lanjan and Pencala! There are small streams, dense jungle areas, steep climbs, swift descents, rocky and sandy bits. The best part is that its five minutes from home. If I have time to travel, I love Cameron Highlands.
Marie Claire: How do you stay motivated?
Hui: I always ask people to work out with me – I hate running alone! You know that accountability of not letting someone else go alone as soon as you’ve invited them or said yes to their invite to run together! Also I want my baby girl to love the outdoors and get used to being active!
Marie Claire: What’s a workout attire you can’t live without?
Hui: Ash Be Nimble sports bras – especially the ones with clasps at the back make it easy to put on and take off and Ash Be Nimble Adeline series of leggings & shorts – we have side pockets which make them easy for putting cards, cash and phones in!