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Fit With Fallon: Mila J Talks Fitness, Beauty Secrets & Her Love For Ratchet Workout Music

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Mila Madness Weekend was in full effect, and I got to sit down with Mila J for an exclusive Fit With Fallon interview at the Reebok Lounge in Hollywood to talk beauty secrets, food faves, ratchet workout music, and I even broke a sweat working out with her and her “Mains”.

With a line up of events, Jahmila aka Mila J, started off her weekend performing at Cali Christmas for thousands of people. Still with a lot of  energy to spare, she was ready for her second event in which she worked out her fam, friends, and fans in LA at the Reebok crossfit lounge. Celebrity friends who were spotted at the event included NBA player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson and singers Jake and Papa.

There was a juice truck on deck, with free Reebok gifting for attendees, and a dj blasting Mila J’s hit songs like “my main.” Mila was ready with her trainer by her side to kick it.

Before we got the work out in, she kept it real with me when it came to how she always stays crop top ready, her secret to looking young, her favorite celebrity body and more. Check out the full interview below;

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FWF: Tell us about this Mila Madness weekend that has everyone going crazy?

Mila J: First let me say I’m from LA, born and raised here. So I just wanted to get out and  have everyone come out and mingle with the people…Have everyone come out, and just have fun, and do fun stuff.

FWF: How do you always stay Crop top ready and keep your abs?

Mila J: Ok here’s one trick honestly, if you always wear a crop top it makes you kind of stay in shape right because your always showing it your going to think twice before your about to pig out, you get what Im saying. That actually helps. like ok wait a minute. Even tho I love food… love junk food, everything, Soda is my big thing too. I shouldn’t drink as much as I do, but I do. I just think it’s because I dance so much and those rehearsals are long, just helps me keep it off so to speak, but yeah I workout with my trainer, I shoot for 3 to 4 times a week.

FWF: For every good turn up, you gotta turn down. How do you detox, or recover from a hangover?

Mila J: It’s weird I actually just discovered I like whisky. But yeah, you gotta recover with a whole bunch of water and try to get some sleep but that rarely happens unless it’s a plane ride.

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[Video] Fit With Fallon: Train Like An Athlete @ Xplode

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For this episode of Fit with Fallon, I wanted to step up my fitness game and look, feel and train like an athlete. I knew the perfect place to do so, and that was Xplode training center in Chatsworth where real athletes train.

I met up with Troy Lewis, a trainer at Xplode who trains athletes both on the pro and amateur levels. He worked with me on agility, speed, strength, plyometrics and core training. We used equipment that is not neceissarily found in your typical gym, like the vertimax machine, battle ropes, plyo-mats, and a sandpit with a bungee cord.

Below I broke down my complete workout and described the benefits of each exercise for both the athlete and regular person. I can honestly say this was such an intense workout. I was able to push my body to limits I have never pushed myself before. The facility does have your normal machines and equipment as well like treadmills, barbells, and smith machines, but it was definitely nice to switch up and use equipment I wasn’t very familiar with.

 

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Dynamic Warm Up: I began with a dynamic warm up which you warm up the body with a series of exercises and stretches to help with range of motion and fire up the muscles to help increase your performance. You never want to stretch while your muscles are not warmed up, this could cause injury. My dynamic warm up consisted of a combination of light jogging, side shuffles, leg kickback stretches, planks and push ups.

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Vertimax Machine: Next I used a platform device that provides low impact plyometric jump training called the vertimax machine, it helps with leg strength and explosiveness. Troy had me do a combination of squat jumps with both the resistance cables hooked on to me, and without. I also did sets of single leg split jumps with a set of the bands on and then another set off.

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Box Jumps:  I worked on my vertical jump doing box jumps. I did 3 sets of 20 jumps on 3 different levels of mats. Jumping on a stack of mats is much safer than jumping on regular plyo-boxes that are not padded. I have seen a lot of shins split open due to accidents doing this exercise. It was nice not having to worry about getting injured while doing this exercise. Read more

October 14, 2014

[Video] Fit or Fiction: Do itWorks Wraps Really Work?

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You have seen them all over instagram, and social media. Women (and some men) are wrapping for a thinner waist. But does it really work?

For this episode of Fit With Fallon I set out to find the answer. I sat down with itWorks representative LaDori McNeal to ask her exactly what the wrap is, how to use it, and how it works. As a personal trainer I am usually skeptical to any fitness fads or diet trends so I decided to put the wraps to the test and I tried it out for myself. I used 3 wraps over a 3 weeks span and what I found was truly a surprise.

Check out my interview, and results below;

 

FWF: It seems like every girl is wrapping! What is this application?

Ladori: It’s a cloth that has natural botanicals on it, and it helps to shrink your body fat. You can place it anywhere on your body, from the neck down. About 90% percent of the people that use the ultimate body wraps for the first time will see results in the first 45 minutes.

FWF: Wow! So what’s the difference between wrapping and waist training? Where (corset waist training) actually does have benefits, but there’s also some dangers. You can hurt your organs, your pushing in your ribs and it doesn’t look safe. Is this safe, and whats the difference (between the two)? Are their any dangers?

Ladori: There are no dangers, the only thing we suggest is that you wait 3 days before using your next application. When you do ultimate body wraps, what your doing is shrinking the bodyfat on any area it doesn’t have to be just your waist. On your thighs, your butt, some women even use it on their boobs to make them more perky! It’s endless.

FWF: If you do do things like this don’t let this be the one all, end all, be all. Make sure you are taking care of your body by working out and eating clean. This (product) can help results happen faster, but I wouldn’t rely on this alone.

Ladori: I like to wear this at night, because I can just put it on drink my water and go to sleep and in the morning when I wake up I am happier than ever because I see results while sleeping.

 

Ladori then showed me exactly how easy it is to put the application on. I chose to put it on my stomach, because

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October 10, 2014

[Video] The Biggest Loser Recap: Episodes 4 “The Lottery” & 5 “Sidelined”

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The challenges are getting tougher by the episode! This week on Biggest Loser season 16 episode 5, the contestants on the show are sidelined!

The redline is back as well, and whoever falls under the redline during the weigh in is immediately eliminated (so theres no voting elimination process, you don’t make the cut your going home!)

Now the sideline is all about the challnege, and whoever wins the challenge gets to choose one member from one team to sideline during the weigh in. This means that the person who is chosen to be sidelined will not be able to weigh in for the week which could be good or bad for their team depending on the player.

With a challenge that is literally making contestants pull their weight across a 600 foot long zipline that is 10 stories high, and an injury that could cost the blue team their fate, this is one episode you def want to talk about!

Check out my Afterbuzz TV Aftershow recap of this weeks Biggest Loser episode below to hear the complete breakdown;

 

 

 

Last  weeks episode “The Lottery” is really a gamble! One lucky (or not so lucky) person got to go home to be with his/her Read more

[Video] Fit With Fallon: Antigravity Yoga

 

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In this episode of  “Fit With Fallon” I headed over to Crunch Gym in Burbank, CA. to try a new yoga class that’s getting all your favorite celebrities high. Anti-gravity yoga is a combination of dance, yoga, pilates, and calisthenics all done while suspended in an air, hanging hammock. It’s a great workout that gets you in shape and helps with realigning your back from the compression of gravity. Watch as I channel my  inner acrobat during a personal session at Crunch gym!

I met with Sahara, Crunch’s anti-gravity yoga instructor, so she could explain to me the benefits of this class as well as show me some of the moves.

Just to brief you, I have taken various yoga classes before such as  regular yoga and bikram yoga but boy was I in for a surprise with this class. As a former competitive gymnast I was definitely up for the challenge and excited to try something new. There were moments during the class where I felt scared, relaxed, and even thought I could fly! Check out the interview I did with Sahara below, followed by step by step breakdown of the moves she taught me.

 FWF: Can you tell us more about this anti-gravity yoga class?

Sahara: Well antigravity is a distinct program that decompresses the spine, that help revitalizes the nervous system, and helps your body move more freely and easier, as opposed to traditional yoga on the floor.

FWF: Some people tend to shy away from yoga because they feel like they’re not going to get a good workout, they’re not going to get their heart rate up, they’re not going to break a sweat.

Sahara: There are various levels of fitness involved in this fitness program. There’s a cardio aspect, a fitness aspect, and a traditional workout aspect.

FWF: Any tips for beginners?

Sahara: There are no beginners, there are no advanced students, the poses are what they are and it’s a matter of trusting yourself and allowing yourself to let go of any judgement and have fun!

 

Cardio: She started me out with a quick cardio routine on the hammock to get my heart rate up. I was instructed to lock my hands into the ropes and quickly do jump squats lifting up my own body weight. After 10 reps, I started to break a sweat.

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Fitness: I asked Sahara if she could show me some of the cool acrobatic type of moves that I have seen circling the web. These moves are called “dual moves” because the first part of the move will help decompress the spine and the second part included more fun, Circus Soleil type moves which stimulates the brain and revitalizes your entire nervous system that releases hormones that make you happy and sexy 😉

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[Video] Biggest Loser Recap: Bye-Bye Jillian on “Opening Day”
September 13, 2014
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[Video] Biggest Loser Recap: Bye-Bye Jillian on “Opening Day”

  Last night was the premiere of The Biggest Loser season 16. And it was a little bitter sweet for many, Super trainer and star of the show Jillian Michaels did not return this season. As one of the host on the official Biggest Loser recap show on Afterbuzz TV (you can check it out […]

[Video] ‘Fit With Fallon’ Goes Hydrobiking
August 31, 2014
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[Video] ‘Fit With Fallon’ Goes Hydrobiking

There’s nothing worse then getting bored with your same old gym routine. It can sometimes feel like the gyms walls are closing in on you while your literally going no where running on that treadmill. This is exactly how I had been feeling, so I decided to switch it up and head outdoors to have […]

Fallon Mercedes is a Celebrity Fitness Reporter.

She is a Certified Personal Trainer who has years of experience in Entertainment Reporting.

Putting her two passions together fitness and celebrity news, she created a unique concept, blog and show called “Fit With Fallon” that educates and inspires individuals to get fit in an entertaining and fun way.
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