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How these twins turned their vegan lifestyle into a career

How these twins turned their vegan lifestyle into a career

The twin sisters and twinpreneurs behind Om Twiins, Eileen and Gillian Reichert, have built a business around their vegan lifestyle.

As you will learn from this interview, these two are passionate about changing the way people perceive the vegan diet. Mix that with with some good ol' twin power and you can understand how this duo has already made the impressive strides that they have.

We had to know more about the secrets behind their success and how being twins have affected them in their venture. Read on to be inspired by these two twin sisters. 

Who are you and what do you do?

We are are Eileen and Gilian Reichert better known as the OM TWIINS, we are proud Mexican vegan personal trainers 

How did you get started?

It all started about 4 years ago, Gilian was ready 1 year vegan (but scared of weights) and Eileen was into crossfit at the time and trying to get Gigo back to eating meat (little did she know lol).

Thanks to informational documentaries and other speeches Gilian turned Eileen vegan too and we both really got into weight training and decided to get certified and do it for a living. We quit everything and took a leap of faith, we started sharing our journey online and Om Twiins was born the rest is history. 

Om Vegan Twins in Bikini Twinning Store

What should everyone know about vegan living?

It's the single most beneficial decision you'll ever do, not only will it have a positive impact on yourself but also you'll be the active change to help animals and the whole world!! Sounds amazing right? Well this is just the beginning... 

What's your favorite twin moment?

We shared an amazing Twiin moment this past August 2017, we took the stage together in the bodybuilding event Mr. Quintana Roo Miss Bikini category and took home 1st and 4th place!!

First time vegans had attended this show and took the gold!! In the video you can see Gilian's loving reaction when Eileen wins 1st place we couldn't help it and we hugged on stage with tears on our face!! 

Om Vegan Twins in Bikini Twinning Store

Do you see being a twin as a strength or weakness?

STRENGTH ALL THE WAY. We don't know how people manage to live life without a twin.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about twins?

That we are or should be the "Same" . We have suffered from comparison all our lives... 

When you argue, how long does it take for you to become friends?

Oh man, we can be ultra mad at each other and 2 seconds after like nothing happened loving and holding hands ... very confusing and weird for some people. 

Is there any advice you wish you had received from other twins growing up?

Yes, to not let this comparisons get to us, in our "teen" years Eileen was always called the BAD/Fun twin and Gilian the GOOD/Boring twin , this separated us, boxed us and we kinda lived up to this labels. Thankfully we found balance and we enjoy doing everything together again! 

 Om Vegan Twins in Bikini Twinning Store

Twin rapid fire questions:

Who is the bossiest?

Eileen - I'm the oldest.

Who is the messiest?

We both are fairly neat, but maybe Gilian is messier. 

Who is most active on social media?

Both, Eileen manages Facebook account & client service. Gilian is more active on our Web page and only one on Snapchat and we both handle the Ig account. 

Who is the more shy twin?

Gilian used to be... but now it depends on the situation lol. 

Who is the more adventurous twin?

Eileen! Currently traveling through Asia. 

Is there an evil twin?

It's caged inside Eileen though all under control. 

Thank you, Eileen and Gilian! We are so excited to see fellow twins having so much success and following their true passions. It is very inspiring to see that hard work pays off. Kudos to you! Can't wait to follow you in the years to come! 

Make sure to check out the Om Twiins' website and Instagram.

We love getting to know to fellow twins and this one is a part of our twin interview series (check out the others, including with the Dancing With the Stars Slater twins here and Refinery 29's Lucie Fink and her twin sister Allie here)

Twinning Store was established by twin sisters K & E in Los Angeles in July 2017. We sell clothing for twins, because twins rule! The store is made for twins by twins. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 


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