Sports Minded Interview: Jackie Warner of Bravo's Work Out

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Beauty, brains, a six-pack any hot blooded male or female would kill for... Jackie Warner really does have it all. Her gym, "Sky Sports Spa," is widely recognized as one of the top gyms in Beverly Hills. Her show, "Work Out," was recently picked up for its second season on Bravo. She's releasing her own line of clothing soon, AND she's found a way to combat hidden calories with Aquafina’s newest product, "Aquafina Alive." I recently got to chat with Jackie about it all, here’s what she had to say about water, weights, and what to wear in the gym.

Do you find that hidden calories are the biggest challenge in trying to maintain a healthy and balanced diet for your clients?

Yeah, you know they really are. We have so many choices on the market today, consumers have to be very savvy and really read labels. Water is one of the biggest culprits, it’s surprising how high in sugar some of the beverages are. Vitamin Water for instance, which is one of the most popular products on the market right now, has around 30 grams of sugar in it! So I was surprised how low in sugar Aquafina is, it really is a go to.

What is your favorite flavor of Aquafina Alive?

The peach. I’ve been drinking it all morning. All the flavors are good, but yeah, my favorite is the peach. It’s also nice because we have our clients drink 3 liters of water a day and this is difficult. So it’s good to have something flavored for them because they like having something to switch it up to.

Obviously as a Professional Trainer with high profile clientele you have to be pretty disciplined in your own fitness/diet routine, but do you have any guilty pleasures you can share with us?

Ha ha ha! Absolutely! I have so many! Actually the philosophy we use, and have our clients go by, is that Monday through Friday you eat a very clean diet infused with nutrients. Saturday, you get a cheat meal: you eat the things you’ve been craving all week. Social drinking, for instance: you be really good all day Saturday, do your work out, and then you can have those martinis that night. It’s all about checks and balances.

What is your number one tip for clients who have plateaued or are struggling with motivation?

There is only one solution when a client plateaus: change the workout plan or routine. The trainer looks at everything, diet and forms of exercise, and will make changes to both. They may, for instance, add something like kick-boxing to the client’s plan. You also need to continuously raise resistance in your weight routine. If you’re not sore after, you’re not working.

Since this is a shopping blog, we’d like to ask: Where do you shop for your workout wear?

I make my own. I mean, I shop where everyone else shops: Barney’s or Bloomingdales or whatever. But for work-out stuff, really, I make my own.

Yeah, we noticed that you’re releasing your own clothing line soon, can you tell us more?

Well, I’ve really changed gears. I’m moving away from the lycra and yoga pants and toward a softer cotton look, sort of an Abercrombie feel, and the line reflects that. It has a sort of rock/punk edge that I like. It’s just more me.

So what is the release date for your clothing line?

It starts being available for my staff and on the show around October 6, we hope it will be publicly available in January.

Any last tips for our readers?

Be careful with the fat free stuff because a lot of it is really high in sugar. You can use sugar substitutes, but don’t over do it with these either. You know, don’t sprinkle it all over your salad or anything. Just one packet in a cup of coffee in the morning is fine, but take everything in moderation. This really is the key: everything in moderation.

Definitely some great tips in there, wouldn’t you say? Can’t wait to follow up on that clothing line! So stay “tuned” and I’ll be sure to tell you all about it! Enjoy this post? Subscribe to Stiletto Jungle and get free updates by e-mail or RSS. Take Stiletto Jungle with you wherever you surf with the Stiletto Jungle Connect Toolbar featuring Google search.

Hannah Foster is the Stiletto Jungle Sports & Fitness Editor. Hannah's current athletic pursuits include snowboarding, motocross, yoga, and avoiding the high school guys in the gym. She's played soccer, volleyball, and football competitively, loves swimming, hates running, and is certain being Captain of a 30 girl cheerleading squad gave her grey hair. Her degree is in biology/genetics.

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