Kirsty Godso is a Nike Master Trainer — a trainer to models, celebrities and CEOs. She creates content for the Nike workout app, is an entrepreneur, a smartwater consultant… she does it all. KG’s Nike bio sums up her message nicely: work-life balance, enjoyable workouts and building up the athlete in every woman. We’ve rounded up a few things that make her our favorite person to follow on Instagram right now:
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This time of year gets crazy so I always try and remind myself of some key things: Don’t be so obsessed with the result that you miss the journey. Don’t compromise your long term for the short term. Things will come and go. Say no more than you say yes. Be selective. Comparison will destroy all of us if we let it. Sit with your discomfort, learn from it, and get over it. We’re all more beautiful than we imagine. Don’t make assumptions. Be above the bullish!t. It’s never too late to say you’re sorry. Forgiveness is one of the greatest cures. We are all trying to figure this life out. Be kind. Always. Life is a team sport ❤️
- Her Energy
Listening to Kirsty on podcasts like Whoop Podcast and Well & Good inspires and immediately energizes me. She is a self described “energy dealer” and talks about how to PYRO your life — lighting up that fire inside to chase your dreams and surround yourself with people that fuel you. This mindset turned into a movement: Pyro Girls, “an inclusive global collective that uses wellness of the mind and body as a vehicle to distribute positive energy throughout the world” and the name of one of her HIIT/yoga workouts.
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CUT THE SAFETY NET! A safety net is the same as a ceiling. It’s not there to catch you, it’s there to stop you. Sat down with @james_silvas to speak on the @bethatonepercent podcast. Tune in to hear our conversation on: Growing up with Nike, the power of language and internal conditioning, how to PYRO your life and chase your dreams and surrounding yourself with energy and people that fuel you forward. ⚡️✨ Link in bio. It’s long and I have an accent but #justdoit 😏 #letsgo #PYROGIRLS
She keeps it real. Her no BS attitude resounds with me as does her interest in basketball and lifting among other things that set her apart from your typical “instagram fitness model” type.
2. Her Body Philosophy
Kirsty’s consistent message emphasizes placing importance on what your body can do and how you treat it rather than how it looks. She has an athlete mindset: “I don’t care about steps. I’m not interested in calories. I want to know my ability to perform” (on WHOOP podcast). Now that, I can get on board with.
3. Her Squad
I somehow feel a part of Kirsty’s friend group at this point. The amount I’ve learned in 2019 from her about diet, workouts, and general wellness is matched only by following her fellow Nike Master Trainer and good friend Joe Holder (@Ochosystem). I found him through KG and in the same fashion find interesting and inspiring people whenever I go into the instagram rabbit hole of clicking through her friends. Also in KG’s squad and worth a follow: model @georgiafowler and social influencer/fashionista @livperez.
4. Her Style
Kirsty’s swag is undeniable. She has even designed her own shoe for Nike. I love following her instagram for athleisure inspiration.
5. Her Fitness Philosophy and Workouts
KG’s fitness philosophy is about finding exercises that each person likes to do then building in strength and athleticism. She encourages people to have a performance goal instead of working out to lose weight — striving to achieve something like doing more reps of X, or feeling fitter when you do Y, is a better way to stay invested. Personally I have found this mindset much more successful.