Our partnership with award-winning designer, Yigal Azrouel continues this week.  Not only did Yigal create the “Fit for Fall” plan just for FITiST, but we spent some time at the Yigal showroom talking with him about his approach to fitness and wellness. Read below and get motivated.


Why is fitness important to you? 

Fitness is important because it helps keep me focused and it relieves some of my stress.


What are your fitness secrets?

 A massage can be just as good for you as a run.


 How is wellness part of your life?

 I make sure to eat healthy and work out as much as possible.


 What is your fitness regimen? 

I go for a run on the West Side Highway every morning. When the weather is bad I go to the gym and use the treadmill. Whenever I can I like to go surfing out on Long Island.


How do you stay fit and sane during fashion week?

I make sure to go for a run every morning and eat very healthy. I am up very late and don’t get to sleep much so it is important that I take care of myself.


What’s your reaction to the following quote: “Fashion is looking good outside, wellness is feeling good inside. It’s the new frontier of luxury.”

This is true. I design my clothes to make women feel great about themselves and confident. I think if you’re confident about the way you look that wellness and feeling good inside will follow.


Are you a FITiST?

Umm, of course!