Talk about an impressive guy: Olympian silver medalist hurdler Kerron Clement also holds the indoor world record for the 400-meter sprint, is ridiculously handsome (what? we’re all mostly girls here), and is even nice enough to share his personal playlist with us! He’s also combines some spirituality in his sports too: “Sometimes listening to gospel music for me puts me ‘in a zone’ before training or competing,” Kerron says. Interesting!
Bonus: After the songs, we reveal a little more inside dish on 26 year-old Trinidadian-born Kerron.
5 songs you love to warm-up to:
- “Rain on Us,” Earnest Pugh
- “Make me Over,” Tonex
- “Thats Why I Praise You,” John P Kee
- “Fantasy,” Mariah Carey
- “Always be My Baby,” Mariah Carey
5 songs that get you really motivated:
- “Dance (A*$),” Big Sean
- “Rack City,” Tyga
- “Fireball,” Willow, featuring Nicki Minaj
- “Ayy Ladies,” Travis Porter, featuring Tyga
- “Man Down,” Rihanna
Interesting Notes Kerron Told Us:
Q: Off the topic of playlists…what do you think makes you such a successful athlete?
KC: My will to overcome many obstacles in my sport truly fuels me to be the best. I’m determined to excel at everything that I do.
Q: Do you have a mantra and if so, what is it?
KC: “Make it happen.”
Q: What is your immediate goal in your sports career? What about down the road?
KC: My goal is to be both the Olympic Champion in the 400-meter hurdles and world record holder in that event. Down the road, I’ll take it one step at a time.
Q: Are you single? If yes, do you prefer girls who run?
KC: I’m single, but I don’t prefer a girl who runs—just someone who loves to stay in shape. Fitness is key to a healthy lifestyle.
Tomorrow, the follow-up to the popular surfing movie Blue Crush hits stores on DVD! We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek (which made us dream to have those surf skills) and meet with the film’s stars (who seem to be great pals in real life). We asked the ladies for their best surf tips for beginners, and to top it off, we had them team up to create a killer beach playlist!
Blue Crush 2 Starter Surfing Hints
- “Be safe and have fun! Know your boundaries when it comes to the ocean, but don’t be scared to get out there and give it a go!” —Sharni Vinson, also seen in Step Up 3D (Tara in the film)
- “At first you’re going to fall a lot. But keep getting back up! And always wear your leash—never get into the water without it attached. Have fun and watch your body transform. It’s such a great workout!” —Elizabeth Mathis, also seen in Unstoppable (Pushy)
- “Relax! Even if you don’t stand up on your first try, you can still enjoy being in the ocean. A lot of surfing has to do with muscle memory, so if you are relaxed and keeping in mind how you are feeling on the board you will learn a lot faster.” —Rosy Hodge, ROXY pro surfer from South Africa (Catherine)
- “It’s very daunting and scary to go into the ocean at first, but I got the best advice from our free diving coach Hanli Prinsloo: When being tossed and turned underwater or held under, instead of being frightened, just smile and acknowledge that the ocean is ‘playing with you.’ It’s easy to feel very small and powerless when you first surf, but if you switch your mindset it changes your experience drastically.” —Sasha Jackson, also seen on One Tree Hill (Dana)
Blue Crush 2 Star’s Surf-Friendly Playlist
- “Islands,” XX
- “Land Down Under (Acoustic),” Jason Mraz
- “The Lazy Song,” Bruno Mars
- “Pure Shores,” All Saints
- “Sun is Shining,” Bob Marley & The Wailers
Now tell us: What sporty movie inspires you to get up and move?
Ashlan Gorse has one sweet job: Covering the red carpet festivities at events including the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes. She’s also a correspondent for E! News, reporting on movie premieres, breaking entertainment news and the latest in fashion, beauty and fitness.
Now that the 2011 red carpet season has slowed down and Ashlan has had a chance to catch her breath, the down-to-earth journalist took time to tell us about staying chiseled for those couture gowns and the music that keeps her moving.
How do you get in shape for red carpet season?
Red carpet season is always so exciting. I watch what I eat for two weeks prior to each show and kick up my workouts. At the same time, I try to remember that it’s supposed to be fun and try not to stress about a pound or two!
What does a day in your diet diary look like?
I always eat breakfast—even if it’s just a protein bar or a hard boiled egg. I have to be at work at 6 a.m., so breakfast is at my desk. Lunch is a some sort of salad and dinner is filled with either protein or veggies. I’m trying to cut down on how much meat I eat and try to eat organic and local. It’s good for me and good for the environment. But I admit that I do indulge!