Chloe Wilde, eTalk’s entertainment reporter and founder of online community Healthy is Hot, dishes on her workout and wellness routine.
In 2012, Chloe Wilde was knee-deep in a nursing degree at McGill, when imminent burnout forced her to take a sabbatical from school. On a whim, she decided to apply for the Much VJ search, and ended up taking home the top prize. She’s now a reporter for eTalk Canada, spending her days filming in their Toronto studio, covering cool festivals around the country, or jetting to LA or New York to interview Hollywood’s best.
Wilde’s wellness journey began around the same time as her eTalk Canada career, when she realized that the high-pressure media environment didn’t exactly lend itself to optimal mental or physical health. On the last day of the Much VJ Search, she posted a photo to Instagram with the hashtag #HealthyIsHot, a public promise to prioritize her health. Now, HealthyisHott.com has ballooned into an online community where Wilde and others share content on nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle.
We sat down with Wilde to talk about her go-to workouts, favourite wellness indulgences, and how everyone can steer their social engagements towards better health.
Walk us through your morning routine…
I wake up, chug water and take my pre-workout powder, MuscleTech’s Vapor X5 Next Gen, which helps with energy levels and muscle endurance. At 7:30 a.m., I head to F45 in Toronto’s Bellwoods neighbourhood, which is an eight-minute walk from my house. To balance that out, I do hot yoga three times a week at SÅANA yoga studio.
You have a hectic schedule. What keeps you sane?
I walk to work every single day. I cherish those 25 minutes, since it’s the only “alone time” I have all day. I use that time to express gratitude—to say out loud what I’m grateful for. It sets me up to have a really positive day.
What are some of your favourite wellness indulgences?
I’m a sucker for facials. I go to Dermalogica, and get one of their personalized facials. I let them use all their favourite toys on me, whether it’s dermaplaning or light therapy. It’s one of the few areas of my life where I relinquish control and let them do what they do best.
What wellness product can you not live without?
I love under-eye masks by Flawless by Friday, a Canadian company. I’ve always struggled with dark circles under my eyes. Their masks include ingredients like collagen and caffeine that help brighten the area. Sometimes I walk to work with them under my eyes, and I look proper nuts. Self-care is not always beautiful!
What’s one simple thing, in your opinion, that others can do to improve their health?
Steer your social engagements towards health. Instead of planning a dinner and drinks with friends, why not plan a workout and Sunday brunch? Finding time for friends is hard enough, so if I can meet friends and be healthy at the same time, it’s a win-win.