Meet Farron, Fitness Everyday Influencer

by Social Nature Team | November 27th, 2017

In this Social Nature Everyday Influencer Spotlight, we sit down with Farron Hicks, Marketing Automation Specialist and Co-founder of Wimmin Collective. Read below as she shares her secrets for staying healthy and feeling great while always on the go.

 

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Tell us about yourself! What keeps you busy?

I spend most of my time working at a San Francisco- based tech company out of our Vancouver office and when I’m not working, you can find me sweating at Tight Club (the best gym in Vancouver!), hiking somewhere in the mountains, or connecting ambitious women through my passion project, Wimmin Collective. I also love traveling so I try to explore new countries as often as possible. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit 26 countries so far and my favorites have been Indonesia and Japan!   

When it comes to advice, what do your friends turn to you for?

I seem to be the go-to friend for advice on where the new trendy spots are to eat, get a coffee, shop, or workout – even in cities outside of my hometown Vancouver, like New York!

How does it feel to be an Everyday Influencer?

It feels great! One of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling is to raid natural food grocers to look for new health products that I haven’t tried before. I love that Social Nature can connect you with products you’re interested in trying or products you’ve never heard of.

What types of natural products would we find in your cupboard today?

I always keep a tub of vanilla Vega Sport on hand, spirulina, apple cider vinegar, Vital Proteins collagen, and a handful of adaptogens to better manage stress (like ashwagandha, cordyceps, and reishi).  

How does #trynatural fit into your lifestyle?

I feel my best when I start the day with a green smoothie and drink a lot of water throughout the day. I’m usually on the go and out of the house for most of the day, so I like to have a Kind Bar or Vega Bar on hand for a quick snack between meals.

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Have you influenced any of your friends to try the products you’ve reviewed and shared?

After I tried the SoLo Energy Bar, I convinced our office coordinator to order them for the entire office for our communal snack selection. One of my colleagues had a memorable reaction, she said that they didn’t even taste “gross and chalky” like other protein bars.

Of the products you’ve tried through Social Nature, have you purchased any again?

I’m pretty sure I’ve purchased all of them! Each product that I’ve sampled through Social Nature is something I would have considered buying because they’ve all been in line with my interests, but it was nice to be able to try them beforehand so I could confirm that I actually liked them. My favorite so far has been the peanut butter Solo Bars!

“Each product that I’ve sampled through Social Nature is something I would have considered buying because they’ve all been in line with my interests…”

What do you love about Social Nature?

I love trying to health-conscious products. Plus, it’s actually fun getting the “you’ve been selected” email and getting your voucher in the mail.  

If you could wish for one natural product to try, what would it be?

It’s tough to pick just a few. I would love to try LesserEvil’s Avocado Oil Popcorn or Purely Elizabeth’s new nut butter granola.

Thank you for inspiring people to #trynatural!

Want to follow Farron’s journey? Follow her on Instagram @f_hicks and @wimmincollective!


Read more in our Everyday Influencer Series here.