Meet The Model: Sam Cannon

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posted by Kate McCart

Meet Sam Cannon. Model, yogi and all round fitness fanatic, Sam was the star of this season’s SurfStitch Activewear campaign.

Read on to find out what makes Ms. Cannon tick. 

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Give us a brief rundown on the Sam Cannon story?

I make all decisions based on what will make me happiest! I have spent most of my adult life travelling and pursuing a career in health and fitness, specialising in Yoga and Pilates. I’m focused on living a happy life.

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Positive, supportive and loving.

Where are you based?
I currently live on the beautiful Gold Coast – my favourite place to call home.

You’re a yoga instructor, what drew you to this kind of work?
I’ve practiced yoga since I was 15 years old and have always enjoyed it. When I began travelling, I was always interested in practicing yoga wherever I was in the world – India, Mexico, LA… When I moved home I knew I wanted to share my passion with others.

How regularly to you teach yoga?
At the moment I teach 3 yoga classes a week.

Where would we find you when you’re not behind the lens or instructing yoga?
I like to go to the gym in the mornings if I’m not shooting early. Other than that, you’ll usually be able to find me soaking up some sun with my puppy at the beach.

Any other passions/hobbies/interests?
I’m very lucky I get to live my passions, hobbies and interests everyday! I’m very interested in the fashion industry, and  love health, fitness and nutrition. I love cooking too!

What pieces from the Activewear campaign will we see you wearing this season?
THE UPSIDE!! They can do no wrong! So stylish and made with such beautiful fabrics.

What’s been playing in your headphones lately?
I’ve been listening to the new track On Fire by CARMADA on repeat this week. SOOOO GOOD!

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Describe your morning routine?
5.30am gym class then coffee! Lately I’ve been making Acai bowls for breakfast, and usually check and send emails while eating it. I find it really hard to leave the house messy, so I’ll always do a quick tidy up before I leave.

What’s your ideal Sunday?
A day spent outdoors with my Fiancé. Beach, stand up paddle board session and a picnic lunch.

Your favourite holiday?
My fiancé and I spent 2 months backpacking around Central America… It was pretty epic! Surfing, scuba diving, waterfalls – endless adventures!

What’s next on your travel itinerary?
I’m taking a quick trip to Koh Samui, Thailand for a friends wedding in April. I think Hawaii is on the cards for the end of the year – hopefully catch Pipeline!

Tea or coffee?
Coffee.

Cats or dogs?
DOGS!

Black or white?
Black.

Summer or winter?
SUMMER!! I love winter fashion, however there is nothing better then salty hair, sunkissed skin and a summer dress.

Morning or night?
Morning!