Jake’s first loves were rock climbing but now teaches yoga while stressing the importance of movement. We caught up with Jake to find out more and learnt that he may indeed win the Innermost award for having the healthiest breakfast we’ve ever come across.
“My father was in the Army, which kept us moving during my younger years but it also granted me opportunities. As soon as I was able to walk, my dad was taking me up mountains to ski – safely strapped between his legs of course! That’s really where my interest in health and fitness began. Growing up, I got into rock climbing as well as art and design. That interesting balance between the physical and creative was combined when I discovered yoga. Maybe it was impatience (or overconfidence) but when an opportunity came up to undergo yoga teacher training in Thailand, I decided to go despite very little yoga experience. During training, I realised yoga offered far more than just the physical and it encouraged me to make yoga a permanent part of my life. Today, I feel stronger, more mobile, and more flexible than ever. Yoga has also taught me patience, dedication and perseverance. Nutrition is also an important part of my health and fitness philosophy, and I try to nourish my body with fruits, vegetables, protein, superfoods, and various spices and herbs. In parting, my advice is to remember that your body becomes better at whatever you do, or don’t do. If you don’t move, your body becomes better at not moving. But if you move, your body will allow more movement and that’s where I’ve found some of my happiest moments.” – Jake
Q1: Favourite Innermost Blend & Booster?
Blend: The Strong One (Blend No.1). An awesome way to finish a workout and to maximise my muscle gains.
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Q2: What’s your hustle?
I’m a yoga teacher and graphic designer. Each one of these roles serve as different creative outlet for me, but they’ve both helped the other develop and thrive. Both of my vocations align strongly with the person I am, and also allow me to live my ideal lifestyle.
Q3: What do you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
Move every damn day! Yoga is a huge passion and through that, moving my body dynamically. It’s become an integral part of my daily life. I like to mix it up!
Q4: What does #liveinnermost mean to you?
Live a life of integrity and greatness.
Q5: Usual breakfast?
I generally start the day with lemon water and a few supplements. I then make a big green smoothie: kale, spinach, spirulina, mango, banana, almonds, hemp seeds and almond milk.
Q6: Biggest health vice?
Granola – crunchy, chewy, sweet goodness!
Q7: Your last workout?
Budokon Mixed Movement Arts Training. A combination of yoga, animal locomotion, calisthenics and martial arts.
Q8: What’s on your bucket list?
Learn how to surf.
Q9: Favourite inspirational quote/words?
“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” – Cameron Shayne
Q10: Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
My vision is to be recognised in the wellness sector as a leader in my chosen paths. Budokon, Yoga, movement and design. And with my travels and teaching, join other communities who are thriving in their chosen fields to create and learn from one another by means of retreat hosting. Documenting this with online content, social media and also larger scale, to TV and film. To inspire one person is great, but to able to take that and pay it forward on a huge scale is what I want to do.
You can find out more about Jake’s movements at www.jpwyoga.com, check out his graphic design skils at www.jakepaulwhite.com and of course follow him on Instagram (@jake_paul_white). You can also click here for Jake’s carefully constructed workout playlist.