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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

Kendra Wilkinson Credits Atkins Diet With Helping Her Lose 40lbs

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Recently having her second child, and dealing with the issues of her split with husband and x-football player Hank Baskett, Kendra turns to the gym for strength!

It hasn’t been the most easiest time in Kendra Wilkinson life, being a newly single mom of two. The media went crazy when the news hit that her and her husband have split. But from the looks of it Kendra seems to be holding up pretty well! She is excited telling OK! magazine “I’ve got my body back!”. She recently showed off her post-baby body in a OK! magazine issue explaining exactly how she lost the 40 pounds!

She credits daily workouts and an Atkins diet for helping go from 175lbs to 135lbs in less than 3 months after having baby Alijah Mary.

OK: How was losing the wieght after your second baby different?

Kendra: It was tough little Hank, because i just assumed I was going to bounce back to being skinny again. And then I realized I don’t have the body type for that. So when I was pregnant with Alijah, I researched a ton of diets – I’ve never been on a real diet before!- and found that Atkins would be the best for me and my lifestyle.

OK: Is it hard to stick with your diet?

Kendra: I actually couldnt be happier with Atkins, because you can still eat your favorite foods; it just limits your carbs and sugar. Plus, it’s easy to incorporate into your routine. When I have a burger night with Little Hank, I can just skip the bun.

OK: Any other weight-loss tips you can share?

Kendra: Keep moving. If you’re a football fan, Sundays are a great excuse to say “I’m gonna sit on the couch and drink beer all day” Don’t do it! You can do some lunges and crunches with the game on too.

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Maria Menounos Covers Shape Magazine & Reveals She Is Ready For Kids!

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E! Networks new it girl Maria Menouno’s has a body to die for. But it hasn’t always been that way. In this months Shape magazine Maria Menounos talks about her 40 lb weight loss (that’s right). You may not remember seeing her that way, but she sure does. While in college, she packed on more the the freshman 15 but since has lost the weight and kept it off for good.

She recently penned a health and fitness book called Every Girls Guide To Diet and Fitness which instantly became a New York Times Best seller. In this book she reveals her weight loss secrets, one of them she calls her ABM strategy, which stands for “Always be moving.” This fits too well into her on the go lifestyle. But for the days she can’t make it to the gym she makes sure to take the stairs!

There was one more secret Maria revealed, while sharing some healthy lifestyle tips she told Shape magazine to Be brave!

 

“For years I was terrified of having kids. I was afraid I’d love them so much, I’d stop working completely. That all changed after I took a seminar with [motivational speaker] Tony Robbins. ..I had a profound , hysterical crying moment where I realized I was going to miss out on this enormous amount of love,all because of fear. I am finally ready to have children. How about that?”

 

Check out some of her other tips for healthy living;

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Idris Elba Flexing on Instagram

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Idris Elba is flexing on instagram training for his new film. You would think it was for Magic Mike 2 or Chocolate City by the way he is looking! Those chiselled abs and buffed biceps are working hard to look good in Bastille Day, where he will play a CIA agent.

Idris in this quick instagram clip is showing everyone how a movie star does barbell rollouts. This exercise works not only the abs, but lowerback and shoulders. This is a great way to switch up your ab routine from your everyday crunches and sit ups. 3 sets of 15 reps of slow and controlled barbell rollouts will definitely make you feel a burn and get you one step closer to have Idris worthy abs.

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[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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Britney Spears: Fit and Fab at 32!

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There is no doubt that Britney Spears is looking freaking awesome these days and that comes just in time as she announced her split with David Lucado (what’s a better way to make your cheating boyfriend jealous!).

In an interview with E! News, her trainer Tony Martinez works Britney out twice a week with him for 30-40 minutes.  Let’s also not forget that Britney still has her residency at Planet Hollywood that also keeps her in shape!

Tony always has Britney workout at the beach claiming, “It’s so calming and peaceful.  You can see the dolphins out there, and I try to make the exercises facing the ocean… It’s always at the beach and it’s always interval training.” 

Britney’s workout consists of:

1) Picking two interval exercises that use her whole body and adds workouts that uses her abs with 10-15 seconds rest between them.

2) Britney plays a volleyball game and if she loses she has to run to the ocean and back.

3) Crab walks and bear crawls in the sand; Britney gets on all fours and crawls thru the sand doing sequences of Crab walks, and bear crawls.

4) Cement mountain climbers“… forearms are against or lying on a cement wall and she is kneeling over with her feet on the Tony Martinez Core Discs, and [she] brings the discs toward the cement wall or toward me.”

5) Uses a Tony Martinez Band“… pull the band back and she does a reserve lunge with one leg and then again on the other side.”

Tony spilled,

“Her abs and legs look great because of all that work in the sand, and it’s easier on the joints.  One time we ran from pier to pier, which is four miles.  When we were done Britney said, ‘I would definitely do that again’.  She is tough, and she wasn’t even out of breath.  She is tough.  Her stamina is really great now.  She doesn’t get tired.  I’m the one huffing and puffing.”

Well now we know her secret to performing on stage without looking like she is breaking a sweat!

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.