Summer may be over, but that’s certainly no reason not to keep our fitness routines going all the way through the colder months (especially if you live someplace that’s warm year round, like us). Enter: Jessica Serfaty. Fashion model, comedienne, musician, dancer, and most importantly, your new never-ending source of serious #fitlife inspo. In the hopes of keeping you on your fitness A-game (we’ve got your back), we got up close and personal with Jessica to get to know exactly how she does it all. To stay up to date on Jessica’s adventures, join her army of fans by following @JessicaSerfaty on Instagram, Vine and Snapchat.
- Hip Hop
- Racket Ball
- Long Boarding
- Mountain Biking
Do you describe yourself as a morning person?
Truthfully, diet and exercise is a leading factor as to if I wake up at 6 or wake up at 9. When I am in a healthy routine, mornings come with ease and pleasure. I require no coffee to become sentient. I spring out of bed and I’m ready to interact with other humans.
What do you do to prepare for a job?
It differs from job to job. For fitness and swim shoots, the day before my diet will be strict and I’ll do a bit more cardio than usual. Fish, fruits and greens.
How about preparing for a work out?
I take a pre-work out powder to get pumped before some hearty gym time. Keeps me fueled.
I have my favorite gluten free toast and I use a little coconut oil in a skillet to crisp the edges of my bread. I fry up an egg with fresh garlic and Himalayan sea salt. Sauté some baby spinach. Add a little pesto and avocado to top it all off. Vavoom. You have yourself a hearty meal that will keep your energy levels up but won’t make you feel bloated.
Favorite Recovery Food:
100% Protein shake. Preferably with peanut butter and a banana, thank you. More protein and the banana helps to not cramp after your workout and stretches.
You mentioned that you do dance workouts. What are the body benefits?
I love dancing. I dance at home, on set, even at the grocery store. I have only been taking classes for about 2 years and I can say it’s by far my favorite way to burn calories. It’s such a great cardio and it targets most muscles. My abs, legs and arms are sore the next day.
What’s your go-to fitness look?
Tight shorts and a old cut up rock t-shirt. That’s if I’m planning on going pretty hard. For a lighter workout I’ll wear some cute pattern yoga pants and a fun sports bra. I’m sweet and sour so I have to get both sides out.
What’s your favorite music to listen to for motivation?
Anything heavy, whether it be rock or old school rap. I like to run to songs that lyrically line up with what I’m doing. So if it’s a song that makes that person feel like they are a “boss” or a song that refers to strength I find that it genuinely helps push me. I’ll stretch to a comedy podcast by Tosh.0 or an audio book.
3 Healthy Habits that you absolutely swear by:
Limu Seaweed – Its a liquid nutrition powered by a super-nutrient called Fucoidan. It helps with your immunity, joints, energy level, softer smoother skin and allergy relief.
The power of water. It is real. I drink AT LEAST half a gallon a day. On a good day I’ll get my whole gallon in. The trick to accomplishing this is to always drink out of a 1.5 liter bottle and don’t leave it in the fridge. It’s too hard to keep going back for small glasses or bottles. Not to mention keeping up with how many you have had. When you do a 1.5 liter you know It’s 2 bottles plus some. Done.
Power of mind. It’s incredible how mentally strong we can be when we put it into practice. Choosing to be happy and positive is a real thing people. When you start to feel tired or unmotivated RECOGNIZE that as a decision you made, and test out the waters of mind over matter.
What do you do to relax?
Breathing techniques. Release tension in your jaw. Take a 20 min power nap. Be in nature. Journal.
Words of advice for anyone who wants to get fit:
Make it easy for yourself. Preparation is the key to success. Know the importance of sleep, water, pre-work out powders, protein after workouts, eating healthy and most of all, consistency.