Meet the Real Women Behind the Core to Coeur x Daub and Design Collab

Meet the Real Women Behind the Core to Coeur x Daub and Design Collab


The Daub and Design x Core to Coeur Interview Series: Part I

What is your name and age?


Catherine C2C Instructor wearing the Biker Shorts and Savannah Crop in Fig

Madison Page C2C Instructor wearing the Biker Shorts and Savannah Crop in Lilac

Anna Core to Coeur instructor wearing the DAUB Pocket Legging

Carol Robbins Core to Coeur Instructor wearing Riley Leggings in Flamingo and Alex Tank Top in Raspberry

Maria Teresa Core to Coeur Instructor wearing the Riley Legging and Taylor Bralette in Teal

Lexi Owner of Daub and Design

What is your current movement practice?

Catherine: One of my own movement practices is teaching five Restorative Exercise classes each week. Moving on the mat with students sets me up to move better in everything I do off the mat. Walking is my all time favorite meditative movement practice. I love SUP (stand up paddle) and get out on the water at least a couple times each week.

Madison: Right now, my movement practice is a lot of walking, sitting on the floor, and lying down. I try to take a Pilates or movement class when I’m not working, about 2 or 3 times a week.

Anna: I teach Restorative Exercise, ELDOA and yoga. My recent practice includes online classes with a variety of movement teachers and regular restorative and yoga nidra. Off the mat, I use a dynamic workspace during office hours and am up for almost anything outdoors. From barefoot adventures walking, hiking, rock climbing, and gardening to cold dips and snowboarding for winter.

Carol Coeur to Core Instructor wearing Daub biker shorts and Savannah Crop in Fig

Carol: I teach Restorative Exercise (Nutritious Movement certified) and I’m also certified in Pilates and Yoga but I don’t teach them. I do yoga for myself mainly with Jules Mitchell. I also walk as much as possible and sleep and dwell on the floor (furniture free) so I get a lot of movement that way.

Maria: My movement practices are running, trail running, hiking, military boot camps, yoga, ballet, lyrical and musical theatre dance, Aerial (lyra/silks), active recovery, pilates and competitive obstacle (OCR) races.

Lexi: I had always been active throughout my life but there have definitely been times with my career where it’s been challenging to keep it consistent. I swam competitively and played softball as kid and loved running and weight training as a young adult. In university, I moved towards yoga to help with stress management and finding a sense of calm. This past year I began training with a personal trainer weekly and committed to training 3–5x times a week on my own. For me, fitness is about finding the movement that works for you in each stage of your life. Sometimes you don’t have the energy or time for one activity that used to suit you and that’s okay. Try something else as long as you keep your body moving in some capacity.

For me, fitness is about finding the movement that works for you in each stage of your life. — Lexi

How did you get into teaching movement and wellness?

Anna C2C instructor wearing pocket legging in steel

What is the hardest part of self care?

Madison Page C2C Instructor wearing the Biker Shorts and Savannah Crop in Lilac

Catherine: I fell in love this year! And my sweetheart and I decided to move in together. I learned that it’s never too late to find love.

Lexi: I’m usually in DAUB (obviously!) because of the fit and feel of the fabric. I choose the fabrics to be comfortable and help you feeling comfortable and strong. The last thing I want to think about during a workout is if my pants are falling down or uncomfortable. I really want to be able to focus on either my form or practice. I’m looking for items that are breathable and let me move. We’ve got a new Ribbed Collection that I’m obsessed with coming out this July. Right now you’ll find me in the Bike Shorts to keep cool.

Do you enjoy loose or tighter fitting clothes?

Catherine: I need to wear tighter fitting clothes to demonstrate body position while teaching. When I’m walking or paddling, I like looser, lightweight tops and bottoms.
Madison: Both.
Anna: It really depends on what I’m doing. Both tight and loose have their applications, especially when climbing or teaching. Whatever I’m wearing, the fabric has to feel nice against my skin — these Daub leggings get 4 stars! I also really want my clothes to keep coverage in the right spots but not restrict all that movement!
Carol: Both! It depends. Often when teaching I need to show my position so tighter fitting clothes are called for. When I am relaxing and moving for my own sake, I usually pull on my baggy stretchy pants.
Maria: Fitting.
Lexi: Definitely a mix of both. I find I feel most comfortable when I balance tight with looser fit — either loose top with leggings or tight top with a wide leg pant. I have a bust and hips so it’s nice to have some shape with my clothing. My favourite outfit right now is our Bike Shorts with the Alex Tank which is fitted at the bust and loose in the mid section. I often knot it in the front and let the back hang down.

Is it important to you to be able to move well in your clothes?

Catherine: Very!
Madison: Super important. If I can’t breathe I can’t wear it; I’ve busted every pair of the crotch part of my pants. I really wish companies would make more durable pants that you can wear in many different kinds of settings.
Anna: Absolutely and not just for the arms and legs either — I don’t want my breathing and core performance hindered by cinching at the waist.
Carol: 100% If I am restricted in any way I can’t get those clothes off fast enough.

Maria: Yes!
Lexi: Of course! It helps with confidence and fluidity of movement. I’m a believer of wearing what feels good and non-constricting. Our organs and body needs space to do their work!


Catherine: My life requires casual clothes that can move with me, exactly where I want to go. I don’t have anything in my closets or drawers that would restrict me in any way. Even my “fancy” clothes are soft, stretchy and colorful.

Madison: Because it can be really helpful in relation to anxiety and also encouraging my body to move more if I create a good environment. Good clothing has the power to set me up right where I am more inclined to move when I wear it. Especially working from home — get OUT of those pjs girl.
Anna: Because we [humans] were designed to be free to move in all the ways so the coverings we choose don’t need to interfere.
Carol: I like what Katy Bowman said recently about clothes — she was talking about kid’s clothes and how we have clothes for them to play in and clothes for more formal times. We don’t call those clothes “sedentary clothes.” But that’s exactly what they are!
Maria: You should be able to move your body with freedom.
Lexi:Clothing has always been a way to express ourselves and for women it hasn’t always been about being able to move freely. Historically, many items have done the complete opposite. Luckily times have changed and fashion has evolved to allow us the choice of comfort. Comfort does not have to be about sacrificing style. You can absolutely be comfortable and look pulled together.

— Maria

Do you notice anything different about the way you move in certain clothes?

Madison: A huge thing is being able to sit down easily. When I am wearing tighter jeans or skirt it is impossible to sit down. I think about how that impacts all the things my body needs to do well in order to function well for the remainder of my life.

Where can people find you?

Catherine: My website is I’m @yourmovementproject on IG and FB. Soon to launch a weekly blog on aging well! No link yet, but folks can find it by joining my mailing list. I teach weekly virtual classes on my Core to Coeur digital studio.
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