‘Move. Nourish. Believe.’

(The Philippine Star) - February 23, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Amanda Griffin-Jacob is not only a top model and a fashion icon, she is also a dedicated wife, doting mother, TV host and book author.

In all these roles, Amanda ensures that she takes care of herself so she can do more. Her secret: maintaining a fitness routine to keep her healthy and happy as well as fit and fab.

Her husband David and adorable sons Kalon and Kieran are on the top of her priority list. Motherhood seems to suit Amanda that she recently launched Project Mom, a book she co-authored with friend and fellow model Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. In Project Mom, Amanda and Bianca give their readers practical tips on how they can turn motherhood into the best “project” of their lives. It is a bible for modern women who aim to be modern moms.

Amanda also took to cyberspace her musings on motherhood. Her website, Glamomamas.com, chronicles her journey on this wonderful time of her life.

“‘Me’ time is essential for my well-being. It is so important to take a break once in a while. It doesn’t need to be a long weekend getaway or a trip abroad. Activities such as Bikram yoga and running are enough for me,” says Amanda. “Women need to realize that in order to accomplish the many tasks on our plates, it is vital to carve out time to take care of ourselves.”

Just like a true fashion icon, Amanda’s style is also reflected in her choice of apparel and accessories in her fitness activities. “When I do yoga, comfort and style are key. My number one criteria for yoga clothes is that they let me move around comfortably,” she says. “I love to move in style. You can look great while sweating it out. You just have to find comfortable pieces that make you feel good about your body.”

Amanda swears by Lorna Jane, a line of activewear for women who love to move about in style. Guided by its three-pillared philosophy, “Move. Nourish. Believe.”, Lorna Jane encourages women all over the world to be the healthiest and happiest they can be by embracing fitness as their way of life.

Amanda also invests in quality fitness accessories including her very own Manduka mat. “Manduka is my only choice when it comes to yoga mats. It does not slip and it is lightweight, making it easier for me to bring my yoga anywhere.” And when she feels the need for a refresher, Amanda enjoys drinking in her Klean Kanteen bottle. Klean Kanteen is a reusable and lifetime-guaranteed water bottle that “transforms one’s drinking experience.”

Certified Calm is a fitness clothing line that exclusively distributes Lorna Jane in the Philippines and houses sought-after fitness brands including Manduka, Klean Kanteen, Easyoga, Beyond Yoga, ToeSox, Onzie, Yogitoes and Rogiani Couture Fitness.


(Certified Calm stores are located at Two Parkade, Bonifacio Global City and 3/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall. For more information, visit Facebook.com/CertifiedCalm or follow certified_calm on Instagram and CertifiedCalm on Twitter.)

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