1. With summer just around the corner, what is your favorite workout to slim legs so they look fabulous in shorts?
My absolute favorite leg workout is classic Pilates- it lengthens thighs in all the right ways. For some reason, Pilates results are so flattering on the female body. I notice a huge difference with two to three days a week of Pilates. I also like mixing in cardio- think elliptical, hiking, and/or tennis. And of course, I teach Pure Barre and that has changed the shape of my thighs in all the right ways.
2. I know a lot of people are curious about juicing these days, what are your thoughts?
Anyone that reads my website knows I love juicing. It's a great way to get nutrients in when you're on the go. I recently completed a juice cleanse that completely kickstarted my metabolism. My favorite juice can be found here: it tastes just like lemonade! If you juice at home, I recommend the VitaMix. Usually, I'll add ginger, lemon, and garlic to my juice.
For desserts, I snack on raspberries stuffed with dark chocolate, rolled oatmeal melted with dark chocolate chips and a scoop of almond butter with cinnamon, or Ciao Bella's all-natural ice cream (I am borderline obsessed with their Key Lime flavor).
4. What are your favorite music artists that inspire you to work out?
Some of my favorites include: Nero, David Guetta, Madeon, Kaskade, The Nervo Twins, Foster the People, and/or Empire of the Sun. For my two favorite playlists click here and here.
5. I am always needing coffee to jump start my morning, but honestly what is a more natural way to get the morning boost?
I enjoy my one cup a day. Typically it's Starbuck iced coffee with a splash of soy, no sweetener, with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. It jumpstarts my day. If you're looking for a healthy option, start with a kale smoothie with pineapple, berries, and a splash of OJ or Mighty Leaf Green Tropical Tea (amazing!). I also love Starbucks iced green tea with no water, and a splash of passion fruit tea (w/ no sweetener too). Vitamins always work for energy too; I get B12 shots every month too.
6. Have you found any makeup that will last through a workout sesh?
To be honest, I am not too big on makeup while I am working out. I like clean skin with sunscreen & some tinted moisturizer. Since I want to break a sweat I prefer to go sans makeup. But Bare Minerals makes some great products that are all-natural and workout friendly.
I was telling you all that Pure Barre was a-mazing for your thighs!!
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