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Director of Cowshed Talks Being Fit & Bendy

posted on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 | find under Nutrition

To celebrate the launch of the Sweaty Betty Cowshed collaboration, we caught up with the luxury beauty and lifestyle brands Director, Christina Russillo, to find out what makes her tick...

Q: Tell us a little bit about what you do at Cowshed?
A: As Director of Cowshed, I oversee our global spa expansion with some exciting new upcoming openings in Mumbai, Istanbul, Chicago and New York.  I also pioneer the new product development at Cowshed and have introduced Maternity & Baby; Cowshed’s Living collection; Slender Cow, a new functional range of products and treatments to trim, tone and tighten; as well as Cowshed’s first foray into fine fragrance with a new range of perfume oil roll-ons.
Q: What’s the best part of your job?
A: I love that every day is different and throws up new opportunities and challenges. 
Q: What’s your favourite way to workout?
A: I prefer to be outside when I am working out. I really enjoy running around Hyde Park in London.  Exercising outdoors is much more rewarding than inside a gym and really helps to focus my mind.

Q: What is your PB?
A: Surviving 90 minutes in 42 degree heated room doing Bikram Yoga.

Q: What is your powersong?
A: Golden by Jill Scott.

Q: What is your favourite product from the Sweaty Betty Cowshed collaboration?
I think the Bendy Cow Gift Set is a beautiful collection. It features a relaxing room candle and bath & body oil with essential oils of lavender and eucalyptus to help you unwind.

Q: Are you a Fit or a Bendy cow?
A: Both. I practice yoga every week alongside a powerful workout to look after my mind and body. Mental wellbeing as well as physical wellbeing is just as important.

Q: What do you do to escape the world and relax?
I usually head to our Clarendon Cross Spa for a Cowshed massage using our Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Body Oil to relieve any tension and follow it with a glass of California wine from Napa Valley to unwind.

Q: Does Cowshed have any exciting new products in the pipe line you can tell us about?
A: This year, we launched an exciting new functional range of products and treatments called Slender Cow. We’ve already seen great results from this range as our customers can see real tangible results after using the products or having the treatments and next year we have exciting plans to expand this toning range of products.  We have also just recently launched a collection of delicately fragranced Perfume Oil Roll-Ons. These are the ideal hand-bag accessory for Christmas parties and the perfect stocking filler. Next year we have a very strong pipeline of product development and spa openings, so watch this space.
Q: What is on your Christmas wish list this year?
The top of my Christmas wish list is spending time with my family when I’m visiting them in the states.   
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