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Jessica is our 2016 Olympic Hopeful and Sarah is our 2012 Olympian in Weightlifting. We're setting out to be "Pretty Strong" and we encourage you to do the same.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Why I decided to pretend I was a bikini model by Jess

Why I decided to pretend I was a bikini model by Jess

So, other than the designer of this amazing cheeky line is a good friend of mine and local business owner and I wanted to support her and help her anyway I could; I also saw it as an opportunity to overcome a fear.

I've purposely never tried on a cheeky (Brazilian style) bikini because of my body type. I'm by no means calling myself fat or out of shape but I'm also aware I'm not built like the models or surfer girls that wear them usually. When I saw the savage swim styles I knew after talking to Beth (the amazingly talented owner/designer) that it was important if for no one but myself to suck it up (and in) and put them on. Beth and I wanted to show everyone and anyone buying her bikinis that they can look good on any body type and sized person. It may have taken me 37 minutes to take my shorts off when we got to the beach but once I did and the camera started flashing and the other beautiful models were around me I realized even though I didn't look like them it doesn't mean I'm not beautiful in my own way.

The bikinis speak for themselves they're made to be able to surf in  and workout if you want. They may be small but they definitely don't move. If you like lululemon style/fit you'll love being a savage girl. Summer is coming and if I could try it and love it, you can :)

For more on body image and weightlifters go read my blog post for catalyst athletics:

And when your done go but your savage swim bikini at


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Cody the Clydesdale said...

amazing post here and on your blog which you posted a link to. Thank you for posting this.

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Update! Update!