Between this interview & today’s babes, I’m happy as a calm.
I mean…the Tone It Up! girls just GET it when it comes to fitness & balance.
& when I heard they wanted to collab, I seriously died.
If you don’t know who Katrina & Karena are then come out from the rock you’re hiding under & meet two of the most influential fitness ladies in the health & fitness community.
Ya. No big D, right?
Not only are they gorgeous sun-kissed, sex kittens but they’re balls-to-the-freaking-walls business women.
AKA 10′s. Smart, gorgeous, fit, healthy, funny…need I say more?
| Ummm…hi hotties!!! I adore you guys ; ). Ok, so introduce yourself: |
Hi! We’re Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up! We’re best friends, business partners and we live in Manhattan Beach, California. We started ToneItUp.com just the two of us, hoping to inspire other people to workout, be healthier and to reach all of their goals and aspirations.
| Tell us all about your amazing Bravo! show |
Toned Up is a docu-series on Bravo! TV about our lives as best friends and business partners. The best part about Bravo! is that they let us just be ourselves and carry on business as usual. You’re able to see our home lives, work lives and the challenges we face with each other building our business one lunge at a time!
| Best kept healthy secret? |
BUDDY SYSTEM! Is that a secret? Ha ha. We swear by having each other to workout and keep each other accountable. Our community is much like that, where if you check in, you immediately get a surge of motivation & support from other women.
We post our workout schedule every Sunday on Tone It Up! We like to do total body toning a couple times a week, cardio almost every day ( active rest days are walking, hiking or yoga, so it’s part of our lifestyle ) & we like to focus on body parts like arms, abs and booty at least once a week. You’ll see our weekly schedule here!
| Let’s talk protein powder— I heard your brand is amazing ( & I’m a picky bitch!! ). Tell us about it |
That’s great! All of our brand awareness is by word of mouth, so it means a lot that you already heard it’s amazing. Perfect Fit is our nutrition brand that includes our organic, gluten-free protein powder that is great for smoothies, baking and as a post workout recovery meal. It comes in chocolate or vanilla. We also have Perfect Fit multivitamins for women, protein bars, salad shakers, and a coconut electrolyte mix coming! You can see all of our nutrition products available here.
| How do you balance your booming business with health & fitness? |
It’s an every day lesson. We know that if it doesn’t happen in the morning… it won’t happen easily later in the day! Most days we do cardio first thing in the morning around 5:30 or 6 AM & toning whenever we can fit it in later in the evening. We also make sure our weekends are really active, so we’ll go on long bike rides, hikes, we’ll try new yoga classes or just go out dancing!
We love our wine, but a great minty mojito is perfection ; ).
| WTF’s in your bag? |
We always keep two pairs of socks and headphones in our bag… just in case! Those are the two most forgotten items in our gym bag. You’ll also find yoga pants, a good sports bra, a tank top, Perfect Fit Protein on-the-go packet, & lip balm! We also have an extra face wash & make-up bag so we don’t have to pack, unpack and re-pack.
Lately we’ve also been obsessing over dry shampoo and illuminator face lotions. Both will turn any sweaty mess into a glowing, fresh, ready-for-the-day girl.
| Beauty tip? |
Coconut oil! We love it in our hair, on our skin and for cooking It’s an amazing superfood with tons of superpowers!
| Let’s talk pets! Tell us about your latest struggle with your pet! |
We LOVE cats! A couple of months ago, Katrina pointed out to me that my cat, Monkey, was getting a little chunky. A plump cat may look cute-– but a few extra pounds on your cat are really a weighty issue. We’ve teamed up with Purina Cat Chow to encourage all cat people to take the “Why Weight?” Pledge. Cat obesity is a big problem – more than 58 percent of owned cats ( that’s 50 million cats ) in the United States are overweight & even more concerning less than 12 percent of owners realize their cat may have a weight issue.
Cat people can take the Purina Cat Chow “Why Weight” Pledge by May 2nd. Click here to learn more. It’s important to learn about your cat’s weight & taking simple steps to make a meaningful change in your cat’s life. We’ve taken the “Why Weight?” Pledge for our cat Monkey to ensure we help her maintain a healthy weight throughout her life.
| Best exercise to do with a pet? |
Monkey loves to play with a feather wand tour. We believe in a healthy lifestyle and often times your goals can be achieved with easy changes— & the same applies to your cat’s weight.
Some simple solutions to managing your cat’s weight include: measure out every meal, play on a regular basis, choose high-quality nutrition like Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight cat food, & schedule annual veterinarian visits. We also recommend adopting another pet to be their companion!
Not only is this smoothie deliciously creamy, it’s also completely Tone It Up Nutrition Plan approved. It’s velvety goodness brings you less than 250 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 20 grams of clean protein, making it perfect to recover after your Tone It Up workouts or to kickstart your morning!
Plus it’s packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 ( hello brain power! ), potassium, & here comes the best part….over 100% of your manganese and calcium for the day ( yes ma’am ). Cheers to your healthy bones and metabolism : ).
It was definitely Karena tested & Katrina approved!
You’ll love this creamsicle smoothie for summer:
Makes one serving
♡ 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
♡ 1/4 cup OJ, fresh squeezed
♡ 1/2 cup almond yogurt ( or Greek yogurt )
♡ 1 packet of vanilla Perfect Fit Protein
♡ 3 frozen pineapple chunks ( we used frozen pineapple from Trader Joe’s! )
♡ 1/2 frozen banana ( or 3 small frozen slices to add smoothness! )
♡ 2 ice cubes for the perfect amount of iciness
+ Directions: blend & enjoy!
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