Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pickin' on the Models Again

Is this Christine Day's son? I'm sure Lululemon has a bunch of really buff (sorry, dude) Ambassadors to pick from.


Here's a Beverly Hills Ambassador.


Here's the Zobha model. (He does look a little on the hungry side, though.)



Fit fitness professionals aren't that hard to find.  Here's one of my spin instructors:

She's 48, BTW.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh - let's be nice, maybe he was a little bloated. ;)

Makavelina said...

I LOVE the "hungry side" comment, that cracks me up :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

hehe!! Wow, your spin instructor is quite the inspiration!

ellie said...

I don't think that guy is bad! I guess I prefer men that are a little beefier and not so skinny...

Anonymous said...

Wondering if your spin instructor has children? Wow, she's amazing!

strawb3rries said...

I'm a spin instructor too, but I don't look anything like that ;) lol!

I don't mind that lulu doesnt use models who make me hate the way I look.

Anonymous said...

I think that you're being a bit rediculous. lululemon is about fitting ATHLETES- not exclusively fitness models. I don't see anything wrong with the first photo. Why would people want to buy clothes that only look good on insanely fit or "perfect" looking people? lulu is for anyone who wants to live a longer, healthier and more fun life, and whether that makes you a size 2 or 12, you should feel good in the clothes. I'm really disappointed that someone who loves lulu as much as you do can miss the whole point of their mission statement.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comment above. To be that judgmental of a model who is obviously not that large is not what Lululemon is about. It is about feeling comfortable in your skin no matter what your size. That's great that your spin instructor is that fit but 90% of females/males do not look like this.

Anonymous said...

90% of people don't look like this? Lol. I would go so far as to say 99.9% of people don't look like this.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:06 & 7:10.... personally, I'd rather look at people that I strive to be and look like. It's like opening those fitness magazines and seeing models that don't look like they put forth any effort to look the way they do. I'm busting my hump, so I'd rather see models that look like they do too. I find it much more motivating... "if you keep at it, you'll see results." I'm not a fan of the blond Lulu model because she looks naturally thin, yay for her, but I have to really work at it to be in shape and healthy, so I want to see some muscles and tone. I workout to be preventative of diseases that I'm predisposed to... but sometimes, I need more instant gratification and sometimes I allow that to be the vanity of looking good.

Kate said...

I'm not bothered by this in the least. For a company that sells clothing that is specifically intended to look attractive on slender people (yes, it's also good performance wear, but Lulu is not exactly courting larger customers), Lululemon does a pretty good job of not making their branding all about looks. It's there, certainly, but it's subtle.

LA, your spin instructor is in admirable shape and deserves to be proud of her muscles, but in truth that's the kind of look that discourages me from spending money on certain gyms, fitness magazines, and clothing brands. Although I like the way exercise has made me look, it's not the reason I work out. If a club or magazine uses a sexy-hard-body approach to advertising, I'm inclined to think they're shallow and take them less seriously.

Anonymous said...

your spin instructor looks overtanned, trashy and unsexy; bleh! I'd rather look "bloated" than look like a competitive musclewoman.

LuluAddict said...

I'm with anon 7:26 am - they don't have to be perfect or total muscle heads but Lululemon is selling ATHLETIC clothes. The other male models on the site are much more in shape - this guy is an exception. One reason I love the Athleta catalog is because they use female models with some muscles and put them in yoga poses - thus demonstrating the clothes won't reveal your belly, etc. I'm not a fan of the blond female model either - I would prefer a model with a bit more obvious muscle tone that looks like she works out.

My spin teacher is into fitness competitions so that is why she is so tan and posing in the blingy bikini. For some reason, they have to brown up to compete. She not usually than brown. I'm inspired by the great shape she is in, especially at age 48. I love seeing women my age in great shape - I find that very inspiring. I like to think if they can do it, so can I.

Lululemon has so many fabulous Ambassadors, I don't understand why they don't put them in the clothes and use them on the website. I love reading their bios and what brought them into the fitness industry.

Anonymous said...

this guy looks unathletic? how can we tell? the stomach is cut off about and inch or two up and the pants are baggy. are we supposed to discern his level of fitness from his feet and hands? i'm confused.

Anonymous said...

He looks fine to me. People with huge muscles freak me out! Many people work out without gaining huge ammounts of muscle tone! I doubt most women would want to have huge man like muscles, and I know many women, myself included, would not be attracted to some guy who looks like he is on steroids. This is lululemon, not some gym wear line on the Jersey Shore!

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Lululemon makes all these form fitting flattering pants for women, but they don't make any for men. I'm an avid runner and have hoped for a long time for men's Lululemon running tights. I could envision them being both sporty and for causal use - just like the women's line of tights. For now, I guess I'll have to use Adidas or Nike tights. So...please...you can make it in time for spring!

Anonymous said...

If you think he needs to hit the gym harder... I feel sorry for your husband.
Many (MANY) men are very fit, and don't have an 8 pack... I think that the shot is a bit unflattering as all you can see is just a bit of his stomach, but in now way would I have thought, man... lay off the burgers...

Anonymous said...

Your spin instructor looks amazing and at 48, that's inspiring! Where does she teach spin? I also live in the Orange County area (Ladera Ranch) and would love to take a class from her. She obviously knows how to train to be fit :)

Anonymous said...

Anon at 11:50 - Lululemon made men's running tights this past fall. You must have missed them....

Anonymous said...

I couldn't disagree with your opinion more. One of the things that I value most about Lululemon is their authenticity. I like that the Lululemon models look like real people who go to the gym, run or do yoga. They don't look like people who live at the gym who are obsessed with the way they look. I am sure your spin instructor is a very nice lady but I don't want to look like that when I get to be that old. She looks trashy with fake tan, fake nails and fake boobs. I know this is what people strive to look like in California but I think it is unfeminine and unsexy. I think healthy looks beautiful and she does not have the healthy amount of body fat to make her look like a woman.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:36 pm - She teaches at LA Fitness in Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills. I'm not sure if she teaches elsewhere. Email me - lululemonaddict@gmail.com - and I will give you her Facebook and website info. She does training, also. She competes in figure competitions so that is why she is ridiculously buff.

Anonymous said...

so she competes in figure competitions, in other words in this photo she is dehydrated to make her form more defined. She is at or below 5 percent body fat which by medical standards is anorexia for women witch means her cycle is closer to that of a Kung! women who wonders African desserts eating bush foods then a healthy women in the developed world. hmm I think I agree with the first Anonymous comment about your ridiculousness. I think for a company who strives to support healthy living modals should look well healthy.

LuluAddict said...

I don't think it's ridiculous to expect an ATHLETIC WEAR company to use models that have some muscle tone, particularly in a man where it's so much easier for them to develop visible muscles. The same guy is modeling the Vital Tech Shirt and, frankly, he looks soft. There is no way he would ever model for another clothing company.

I know a lot of you drink Lululemon's marketing Kool Aid and think they are being "authentic" by not hiring real models and just using the mail room guy to take photos but to a lot of people it smacks of cheapness and amateurism. Lululemon's photos are still not well-lit or posed, making it very hard to tell what the clothes really look like. If they offered free return shipping I wouldn't harp on it so much but they don't, so unfortunately a lot of people have to take a chance on ordering something with partial information, making feedback on Facebook and the various blogs so important before they pull the trigger on a $70 top and $100 pants.

As for my spin teacher, she is in no way anorexic. She is a professional in the fitness industry who is supremely fit. Not everyone want to look like her but I admire her dedication and effort.

Anonymous said...

Your spin teacher is not supremely fit. I want to see her do what women of Crossfit do in the Crossfit Games then I'll believe you.

Fit does not equal a skinny woman who looks like she hasn't eaten real food in days. Plus those fake boobs don't say "I am healthy, fit, athletic & comfortable in my own skin".

The comment that said California likes this look...maybe just in LA or Orange County where fake is admired.