[ Sara & Chris ]
Chris is a fantastic trainer. Sara, Bri, Elena, & I have been working out with him for about two years & each session is an experience. We laugh, we complain, we sweat, we complain some more. He definitely pushes us to our limits [ his frog jumps kill us every time ]. We’re all obsessed with him because he’s studied how Victoria’s Secret models achieve those long, lean abs, legs, ass, etc.; we probably ask him a million training/diet/health questions each time we train. Enjoy!
+ Introduce yourself.
Chris Law: Pisces, Personal trainer, volleyball coach/player, yogi, & surfer from La Jolla that currently resides in Solana Beach.
+ What’s your background with fitness & diet, specifically for women?
CL: I’ve been training women for the past five years from ages seven to seventy-seven. I have a degree in exercise science. I have extensively studied in the fields of nutrition, yoga, Pilates, aerobics, & functional fitness training for athletes. Since I train 99% women, my experience is in helping women reach their physiological and fitness goals. I always measure my clients weight, body fat, & circumferences. The proof is in their accurately measured results!
+ Best, most efficient workout to lean a woman’s bod out?
CL: 4×3 functional fitness circuit training at least two times per week. I’ve been using this training style for the past five years. It leans the body out using body weight & requires almost zero equipment. One appropriate fitness band is all you need! Or you can use no bands & get creative for those hard to train muscles.
Putting on lean muscle, not dropping weight, increases your bodies metabolism causing you to require more calories daily which leans you out fast as long as you maintain the same caloric intake [ use a calorie counter application; the MyFitnessPal app works well! ].
+ Let’s talk Victoria’s Secret Angels; I know you studied them…tell, tell.
CL: I actually studied what training methods & dietary guidelines that actresses/Victoria’s Secret models have used in the past & also, what they currently use now to achieve their undeniable results. The reason being is that you cannot photoshop a runway model or actress in a film. I found many similarities in their training/diets & made my clients uphold those standards. But of course, I tested them on myself first.
Simple truth is that the Victoria’s Secret Angel’s train hard doing many traditional body weight exercises such as lunges, squats, & push-ups, at least two times per week. They also eat very simple reducing to cutting out all alcohol, dairy, &/or processed sugars.
+ What should a diet look like for a girl who wants to tone up fast?
CL: my recommendations are as follows…
– Eat ONLY whole, clean foods.
– No processed foods sugar or alcohol.
– 4-6 meals/snacks per day
– Examples of meals: oatmeal with fruit, sliced apples w/ almond butter, fresh fish w/ steamed veggies & brown rice, cucumber slices & almonds, &/or a spinach salad w/ tofu or lean meat.
+ Biggest secret you’ve learned through training?
CL: diet is EVERYTHING. You want to be fit- train hard. You want to be lean- eat impeccable!!!
Number one food/drink that puts weight on women?
CL: alcohol & processed foods, especially SUGAR.
+ Best healthy snack?
CL: boring, but vegetables.
+ Quick, skinny tip?
CL: cut out all processed sugars & added sugars for seven days to shed body fat immediately [ including all “healthy” sweeteners & artificial sweeteners ]. Your taste buds will come back =).
+ Easy exercise @ home workout to tone up your ass ; )?
CL: step back lunges.
+ One word to describe your favorite, stellar, fantastic workout group?
+ To book a training session with Chris, e-mail Law1176@yahoo.com.