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Whether on a trip or in quarantine, Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez always prioritizes being active. This passion even led her to a ‘serendipitous moment’ with someone she considers a style icon.

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Working out has always been a fixture in Rosanna
Ocampo-Rodriguez’s life.

“I’ve been active for as long as I can remember,” Ocampo-Rodriguez
shares. At 8 years old, she was into gymnastics, and was a varsity swimmer and
a member of the cheerleading team in high school. Her passion for fitness and
active movement runs alongside her love for fashion, and can be seen in the
comfortable and practical pieces in her Le Weekend Sport collection. (“I
love Stella McCartney, Oysho and of course my own,” she says when pressed for
her favorite fitness wear brands.)

Ocampo-Rodriguez was into gymnastics as a child, and was part of her high school’s varsity swimming and cheerleading teams.

Chance
encounters

Currently,
the fashion designer counts HIIT classes, Latin dancing, and running as her
favorite exercises, a diverse roster befitting a dynamic woman.

Running
led to a highlight experience for Ocampo a couple of years back. “Just two
years ago I was jogging around Paris. It was the perfect autumn day and I was
able to catch a beautiful sunset while going around Place de la Concorde,” she
shares. “I ran into a celebrity who was so nice and down to earth, and
graciously agreed to a photo. She even chatted with me after. It was a
serendipitous moment!”

“I love Stella McCartney, Oysho and of course my own,” she says when pressed for her favorite fitness wear brands.

The
celebrity in question was Gabrielle Caunesil, who Ocampo-Rodriguez considers a style
icon. “Was totally caught off guard when I jogged past her
sitting in a cafe during my run around L’opera earlier—she was so approachable
and warm and downright friendly and humble to an absolute stranger who tried
hard not to gush—but failed,” she wrote in the caption of the IG post that marked the moment. “You even hugged me several times and I thank you for making this
already magical trip more unforgettable!”

The
moment also showcases how important it is Ocampo-Rodriquez to jog even when she’s
out of town. “If traveling to a colder climate, running shoes are a given and I
really look forward to exploring the city by foot.” Of course, this also comes
with exceptions as she adds that it depends where and when, “If I’m
going to a beach holiday, forget it!”

HIIT classes, Latin dancing, and running are Ocampo-Rodriguez’s favorite exercises.

Quarantine
fitness

The
pandemic has brought about changes and restrictions on traveling, fashion, and
fitness—and it was a tough adjustment for Ocampo-Rodriguez who counts the three
as big parts of her life. “I really enjoyed going to the gym and working out
with my trainers,” she says. “Working with a limited space was challenging to
get used to.”

Over the lockdown, Ocampo-Rodriguez got into pilates.

As
hard as staying active was during the early days of quarantine, she still says
that those little pockets of fitness helped her get through that tough and
uncertain period. Over the lockdown, Ocampo-Rodriguez was able to try new
exercises such as Pilates. She also prefers to use her body weight for working
out, which saves up on space.

Ocampo-Rodriguez shares that staying active helped her get through the lockdown.

For
Ocampo-Rodriguez, health and wellness is a lifestyle that permeates in every
aspect of her daily routine—From morning jogs to a healthy chicken wrap for
lunch. For her fitness goals this year, she keeps it simple, “[I] would love to
focus more on toning strength training.”

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