Confirmed: This Is How Australian Women Stay So Fit

Amanda Montell

Australian women: Why do  other countries see us as so much happier than them? Is it our gorgeous beaches? Our perpetual sunshine? The fact that almost everyone is naturally blonde? 

We have a few Aussies in our Byrdie L.A. office, and they're some of the most popular people for many reasons, not least of which is their delightfully chill vibes. This Aussie easygoingness seems to inform every aspect of life—fitness included. For example, when asked to summarise the difference between how L.A. girls and Aussies approach fitness, Sacha Strebe said: "In L.A., people are really into fitness but more in terms of trends, and people are more into the gym. Whereas in Australia, fitness is more of a lifestyle." In other words, while many have to make exercise this totally high-stress, neurotic thing, Aussies have a legitimately healthy attitude toward it all. (I said it, not Sacha.)

Keep scrolling to learn how we Australian women get in shape the sane, balanced way!

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