Who are you?
I am Melissa Pizzuto, the Designer for Ultracor
What inspires you?
Creating what hasn’t been done in the activewear space, using innovative technology to bring another dimension to the design.
Where do you see Ultracor in 5 years’ time?
A fully realised lifestyle brand with swimwear, accessories, shoes, and definitely adding a men’s collection. It’s time to have a premium activewear line for men as well. Ultracor is here to dominate!
What has been your biggest career highlight to date?
As a brand, I feel like we are still a baby. Every step is a milestone. I’ve poured my heart and soul into this so both the challenges and opportunities are part of the journey I cherish.
Do you have any advice for people starting out in fashion?
In an oversaturated world of fashion, it’s important to have a fresh point of view. Being different is a good thing!
What’s the one item every woman should have in her wardrobe?
You will for sure stand out at the gym in our signature Knockout leggings, they’re a definite must have.
What are your style tips for dressing to the gym?
Wear vibrant and stylish gear to energise and motivate a good workout.
What’s your favourite healthy snack?
My go to snack is a banana with almond butter and chia seeds. I have a sweet tooth so this so satisfyingly delicious.
What do you indulge in on a cheat day?
Ice cream. Who doesn’t want a scoop of this yummy goodness?
What’s your workout of choice?
Pilates. It’s the opposite of everything my body does naturally. I lack flexibility and good posture so I feel like I’m always challenging myself after a Pilates class.
How do you motivate yourself when you don’t feel like working out?
Dress to kill. It’s a no fail!
Do you have any fitness goals left you would love to achieve?
It’s almost bikini season so it would definitely be my abs.
What do you do to relax?
A pool day is a perfect day to unwind. I’m a swimmer so this always feels like home.
What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
Our Creative Director, Michael Ball, told me never to take NO for an answer. It’s easy to get disheartened when you get turned down and to just give up. Believe in your abilities and continue working hard. His perseverance and confidence really inspired me to toughen up and keep going.
If there was a soundtrack to your life, what song would be playing right now?
Michael Jackson songs always take me to a good place!