One of the perks of working at FITNESS is getting the opportunity to workout with celebrity trainers. So when we heard Jackie Warner had partnered with Wisk and wanted to personally hand us a sweat-dripping, butt-kicking workout, we just couldn’t say no. After 30 minutes of nonstop circuits that left our thighs burning and core shaking, we took a breather to get the inside scoop from the star.
First of all, what a great workout! And we didn’t use any weights. If you only had 10 minutes and no equipment, what would be your quick routine?
I love to do a yard workout, something outside. I would tell you to sprint 50 paces, jump down and do sprawls. Here’s how you do it:
- Start in a standing position. Lower your hands to the ground and quickly jump back into push-up position.
- Shift your hips to the ground, then return to pushup position.
- Jump back to standing position.
So that’s a sprawl; it’s the name of my training technique. Do 15 of those in a row, then sprint 50 paces and repeat. Complete four sets – you could likely do that in about five minutes, and it’s really intense. So if you want to go for 10 minutes, do eight sets.
Why would you say that’s such an intense workout?
The sprinting is getting your legs in place and the sprawls are getting your upper body and core in place. Your whole body is being worked in a short amount of time.
For those who are just starting to workout, what tips do you have to help ease themselves into the gym?
You shouldn’t ease yourself into the gym if it isn’t something you like. Don’t force a type of training on yourself that you do not like because you will fail long-term. Go to Google and find something you’ve always secretly wanted to do. There’s a wealth of information and classes out there, as well as trainers, that will find that one thing you like to do, whether it be mat Pilates, bootcamp, Spinning, or Muay Thai. There’s so much out there. So find the thing you secretly want to do and do that.
What advice do you have for those who struggle with morning workouts?
I prefer morning workouts, but we all have an internal strength clock. It’s a biological thing; we’re all built with it and it’s a unique clock that allows us to be stronger through time periods throughout the day. Some of us are stronger first thing in the morning, some mid-morning and others in the afternoon or evening. You need to experiment with it to find out what’s best for you and try to workout within that time. For me, my strength clock is between 9am and noon.
So don’t feel bad if you’re not working out first thing in the morning?
No, absolutely not. The good thing about working out in the morning is that you’re burning all throughout the day, which is fantastic. And you release a lot of hormones in the brain, which can give you more of a balance throughout the day. But if it’s not for you, then it’s not for you.
Keep reading to find out which celebs she’s loved working with, and who she would love to train in the future!
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When celebrity trainer Jackie Warner recently dropped by the FITNESS offices—she’d dashed in between doing a TV segment and hitting some other morning meetings—she was fresh off the success of her latest book, 10 Pounds in 10 Days, and already on to the next big project. Fans who watched her Bravo TV reality series Thintervention With Jackie Warner will recall scenes where the fitness pro showed up in contestants’ kitchens and taught them to whip up healthy, don’t-blow-your-diet shakes. Turns out, Warner sensed a secret ingredient was missing. “I’d read a lot about protein powders and consumed them myself but I couldn’t find anything with all the all-natural, organic components I thought they needed,” she says. “I wanted whey protein powder with more than protein isolate. So I spent two years developing some myself.”
The resulting product can be found in her just-launched Wellness Collection, which also includes a multivitamin, a combo Omega-3,-6 and –9 supplement, flavored H20 boosters and 150-calorie snack bars. “Plus it tastes great,” adds Warner.
Before her morning workouts, Warner whips up a healthy shake (recipe below) with the vanilla bean protein powder. “It has the perfect combination of carbohydrates, fat and protein to fuel your workout, ” she says.
Jackie Warner’s Pre-Workout Protein Shake
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup frozen spinach
- 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla bean whey isolate protein powder
- 1/4 cup dry oats
- Water, added until shake reaches desired texture
Blend all ingredients, pour in glass and sip on the way to the gym.
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If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians, you know Kim recently discovered she has psoriasis, a common condition that causes irritation, redness or scaly patches on the skin. While she’s hoping she doesn’t have a breakout for her big wedding day tomorrow, she tweeted a pic of her “kinda funny & gross” heart shaped psoriasis earlier in the week.
Kim’s health over-share has perfect timing: August is Psoriasis Awareness Month.
We recently caught up with celeb trainer Jackie Warner, star of Bravo’s Thintervention and spokesperson for Fit in Your Skin, a campaign that’s spreading the word that exercise helps psoriasis sufferers.
“Many people don’t know that working out is very beneficial to your skin,” Jackie says. “Exercise helps your body achieve balance and has anti-inflammatory effects.”
It’s extra important for people with psoriasis to exercise regularly to benefit their overall health, too, notes Jackie, who watched her grandmother suffer from the condition. Those with psoriasis have nearly double the risk for metabolic syndrome—a myriad of conditions like high blood pressure, elevated insulin levels and extra belly fat that occur together and increase risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes—compared to the general population, according to a recent study in Archives of Dermatology.
If you have psoriasis, make sure you stay fit to keep your skin and your body in shape, Jackie recommends. Click here to learn how to get a free DVD featuring her 30-minute workout and nutrition tips.
(Jackie Warner interview by FITNESS editorial intern Danielle Paquette.)
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