We’re excited to continue our blog series, Client Q&A! Each month we will interview a Physique 57 client that we find inspirational. This month we are featuring Heather Thomson, star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York and founder of Yummie, a form-enhancing apparel collection designed to make you feel beautiful and rock what you got. Here, she dishes about her new active line, which of her RHONY costars would enjoy pulsing at the barre, her #1 tip to living a healthy lifestyle and MORE.

Bonus! Physique 57 has partnered with Yummie to celebrate the launch of their new active line. Click here and enter to win a getaway to Miraval Resorts, get outfitted in Yummie’s active line and hang out with Heather Thomson. Plus, first and second prize include barre goodies from us!


Congratulations on your new active line! Tell us about the collection and why you created it.

Thank you! I’m very excited about launching my Yummie Active Line! I created the collection with the modern woman in mind —we’re always on-the-go and need clothes that can offer us versatility and can get us from point A to point B without having to schlep excess gym bags and extra stuff. Yummie is a collection of essentials that are meant to be worn together mixed and matched and the active launch is just another initiative in my mission to help keep women looking and feeling their best. I can rock my Yummie active pieces while working up a sweat in the gym, from the airport to the office or to race my kids on our lawn in the Berkshires after a bit of grocery shopping without having to change for each activity. The Yummie by Heather Thomson Active collection keeps me put together and looking stylish throughout all of the scenarios life may throw your way.

Many people travel to get inspiration for their collections. How do you begin your design process?

My design process often starts with my own needs which are ever changing as a woman. I put most of my focus on creating solutions for today’s women—I’m always thinking, about versatility and about what we need to feel confident every day. I know that filling any voids in my own wardrobe will translate to others and that in designing essentials that help us to look and feel better helps us feel confident and a confident woman can conquer the world after all, can’t she?

You recently took a barre class with Physique 57 Co-Founder and instructor, Tanya Becker. What was your favorite part of class?

Yes! I loved training with Tanya. It was a great way to kick start my day and get my body movin’ with focused exercises and great stretching! I felt long, lean, right after—and those floor exercises really wake up your core!

Out of all the ladies from Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York who do you think would rock it at the barre and who do you think would run away, possibly crying?

The barre is right up Kristen’s ally and Lu would rock out a class too! They are both fit and like a good workout. Carole would run….writing is Radzi’s cardio!

What is your go-to Yummie outfit to wear to a Physique 57 barre class?

Every piece in the Yummie Active collection is perfect for barre! For a Physique 57 class – I might wear a Mia bra under a Diana seamless tank with my Jocelyn Capri. It offers 360 degrees of compression which keeps me looking tight and right in front of all those mirrors! I’ll also bring our Vera jacket for post workout…it streamlines my look and keeps me styled and layered for the trip home or wherever I may have to run next!


What do you want your Active Collection to say about you?

I’m never in one place for too long and need to look and feel good wherever I go! Yummie is a collection designed to a support the ever changing needs of the modern woman’s on-the-go lifestyle while delivering on versatile options, designed for confidence to keep her looking and feeling good throughout her busy life every day.

What is your #1 tip to living a healthy lifestyle (besides exercising, of course)?

Eating healthy, staying hydrated (I love coconut water), getting enough sleep –which is never easy, and a lot of laughter, always does the trick of course.

Thanks again to Heather Thomson for taking the time to chat with us! We love learning more about you beyond the barre. Want to connect with Heather? Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Love Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York? Make sure to tune in to the RHONY reunion show tonight at 9pm ET.