fresh face friday – making plans for down under

skiing or snowboarding is a great workout

Michelle skiing up Mount Hemlock.

New to the team, Michelle will be ‘liaising’ between the Store Support Centre here in Vancouver and our merchandise planners Down Under! When our winter product hits the floor in the stores in Vancouver, Australia is just rolling into summer. It’s essential to plan the merchandise so the right product hits the floor at the right time, since nobody wants to rock around in a Da’Bomber jacket in 40 degree heat! Find out some more about Michelle and what it takes to be an Australian Liaison at lululemon athletica.

a goal you've achieved that you're proud of?

I completed the Victoria Marathon! Prior to finishing the race - I had my doubts it was possible for me to run 42km. My goal was to just make it across the finish line. Throughout the entire run it was a roller coaster of emotions. I met a woman who compared her first marathon to giving birth (something I have not experienced). I was truly inspired to be sharing the road with elite athletes and a wide range of runners - I pushed myself harder than I ever had before and that last km of the run was completely exhilarating. Crossing the finish line with my cousin was a very proud moment. Chris was beside me every mile of the race and I couldn't have done it without him.

what is one of your biggest passions?

michelle from lululemon

Michelle and her boyfriend Mark at a wedding in Mexico.

Spending time with my boyfriend, Mark - we inspire and support each other every day. It makes me happy to be sharing the adventure of life with him and knowing that we will be sharing our lives and growing old (making the most of our Carlsberg years!!) together. I am also passionate about my friends & family. Who better than your loved ones to keep you focused on what is most important in life? - "It doesn't matter where you go; it's who's beside you that counts".

baby yogi in the making

I appreciate every moment and the opportunity to experience life and love through the fresh eyes of my niece and nephew, they are my constant reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.

what is your favourite way to sweat?

Early morning runs along the seawall are my favourite. It is the best way to remind myself of this amazing city (Vancouver) that we are so very lucky to call home! Any chance to enjoy the outdoors - snowshoeing & skiing in the winter, running, going for a ride on my cruiser pedal bike or conquering the Grind are what keep me going in the summer - this year stand up paddling is on my "to do" list!

working out in the heat

Michelle and Mark posing post sweat on a tropical hike.

how does your role elevate lululemon?

I am very excited to take ownership of my new role of Australia Liaison. Not only am I a new addition to lululemon but my role is brand new as well! A big part of this position will be to keep the Australian merchant team in the loop on all the exciting development that is happening at the Store Support Centre here in Vancouver. I will be the eyes and ears for the AUS team, enabling them to elevate and expand their business in our growing market of Australia while I learn more about the challenges that they are faced with and working as a team to make the most of their business.

Michelle has been a most welcomed addition to the Store Support Centre. Her love for sweating combined with her passion for athletics and goal setting has made her a perfect fit (similar to our Groove Pants). If you think you would be a great fit find out if your career goals and professional background match up with any of our current possibilities on the lululemon careers page!

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This girl has grown in confidence, happy with her lifestyle and a real joy to say a Mom couldn’t ask for a better daughter. Go Girl!!

Comment by Louise NYC — July 21, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

Not only is Michelle an inspiration to us all she is a loving and caring addition to our family! Michelle goes non-stop with our kid’s hosey rides ect… she gets us moving and we love her for it!! We are so proud of you and love you with all our hearts!! Lulu you are so very lucky to have such a special girl on your team!!! Love you Chelle

Comment by Karen — July 21, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

we are lucky to have her! She will be in great company amongst our other hiking, traveling, life overs!

Comment by Rebecca Peel — July 25, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

Thanks to Michelle and the Australian merchant team! As an Australian, I’m used to seeing things available online or in US / Canadian stores that are not available locally. I was recently very excited (perhaps too excited) to see products in my local store (Perth) that had only recently appeared in the US / Canada, some of which weren’t yet online.

Thanks for keeping us Australians up to date with new releases. It’s a welcome change.

Comment by sanda — August 19, 2010 @ 12:57 am

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