When you’re healthy and fit, people can see it. Not just in your body, but in your overall vibe and energy from the inside-out. Positive lifestyle habits are totally contagious! Try adding more into your life and watch them catch fire. Before you know it, you’re smiling from ear to ear, working out effortlessly, and maybe even inspiring others to do the same. We can’t think of a person who exemplifies this kind of naturally snowballing happiness better than Allison Holton.
She loves to be active, but doesn’t take herself too seriously. She does lots of different activities regularly rather than trying to stick to one regimen on repeat, and she’s not afraid to try something new. For Allison, maintaining healthy habits is fun. She doesn’t stress about it because to her it’s not a chore; she just does what feels good. And we dare you to say it doesn’t look good on her.
Want to take Allison’s simple, well-rounded approach to a fit life? Read her advice below.
Do you belong to a gym? Have a personal trainer?
My daily workout routine usually consists of two hours of ballet classes at night. The class starts with intense stretching, and then we spend a majority of the time learning choreography. On the weekends I get together with a group of friends (that happen to be nutritionists/personal trainers) and hike or hit up Equinox.
Are there any workouts you’re dying to try?
I’ve always wanted to get into mixed martial arts. I tried a jiujitsu class and it was really tough, but I’d like to give it another go.
You don’t believe in fad diets. Why not?
I believe eating healthy and staying positive is the best way find what people look for in diets. I don’t worry about what my body looks like. My primary concern is staying healthy and challenging myself with a good workout.
What about dietary restrictions on certain types of foods? (carbs, gluten, meat, dairy, etc.) Why or why not?
My diet is well balanced.. I don’t like to deprive my body of anything. My meals are usually small portions of different food groups.
What’s one exercise move that every woman should know?
SQUATS. I used to think they would make my legs/ butt bigger and bulkier, but that’s a common misconception. I recently got into lifting at the gym and I’ve noticed such a difference. Try it girls, trust me.
What’s your best-kept secret beauty trick?
My skin is really important to me, so I use a couple different products to keep it hydrated. I use Sephora’s First Aid Beauty cleanser and repair cream. Once a week I chill with an Origins charcoal mask on my face, and a Moroccan oil mask on my hair.
What’s the first thing you do to prepare for a job?
If my job starts early in the morning, I throw on an eye mask to reduce puffiness and redness.
How about preparing for a work out?
I take C4 (preworkout) before my workouts. And a mineral water mix during them.
What are some of your favorite songs to work out to?
I love the Weeknd and Ellie Goulding. I usually just Spotify between the two.
You seem like you’re happy all or most of the time, what’s your secret!?
I’m super lucky to be surrounded by my amazing friends. We are always adventuring. Surfing at the beach, snowboarding in Big Bear, and walking around Disneyland is my favorite! I’m always looking to find something new to try out
What’s your go-to fitness look?
Yoga has the cutest outfits, but I think running clothes/shoes are my go-to. When I put on my running gear, I can’t help but feel pumped.
3 Healthy Habits that you absolutely swear by:
Eat every two hours, get lots of sleep, drink lots of water and keep active!
Words of advice for anyone who wants to look and feel good:
Make small, achievable goals each day and tell yourself you can!
What is the best fitness tip you have ever received?
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