Jessica Serfaty

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Staying in shape can be a challenge for anyone. That’s why we love flipping through the pages of Shape Magazine for fitspo, healthy recipes, and workout tips to keep our heads in the game- even when that Starbucks croissant is calling our name! This fall Shape teamed up with Jessica for a feature that delves into the science behind core workouts and the best moves to strengthen and tone. As an added bonus, if you’re as into athletic wear as we are, you’ll love the new outfits showcased from Lululemon, Nike, Tory Sports, and other fave brands. Keep scrolling to see how Jessica gets her sweat on– we’ll be busy perfecting our tabletop butt kicks!linebreak

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Photographer – Rony Shram Website / Instagram

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We didn’t think this summer heatwave could get any hotter– until we saw Chiquelle’s latest lookbook with Jessica Serfaty. The ‘Poolside’ collection combines simplicity with daring cuts and playful detailing to irresistible effect. We can’t wait to get our hands on their Mesh Bikini Set, and the Fiji Swimsuit, which promise to be show-stoppers at any beach excursion. With a sun-drenched summer ahead, we’re not wasting any time snagging a few new ‘kinis before they’re sold out. If you’re a fellow sun-worshipper and can’t wait to get to the beach this weekend, check out Chiquelle Swim before you pack your beach tote(and sunscreen)!

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How every lady should walk down a ladder. 💁🏼 like a QUEEN

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Photographer – Filip Shobot Instagram / Website

Makeup Artist – Ivana Shobot Instagram / Website

Hairstylist – Vladimir Simic Instagram

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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.

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  • Yoga
  • Hip Hop
  • Surfing
  • Bouldering
  • Racket Ball
  • Long Boarding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowboarding

 

q&a

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.

Best Breakfast:

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.

Have a kick ass #Sunday

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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.

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Kate Hudson may be the daughter of a beauty legend, but that doesn’t mean she automatically won the genetic jackpot. Kate has to work hard for her hot bod, just like the rest of us. A lifelong fitness fanatic, she admits that she often struggles with being mindful, centered and motivated with workouts in the middle of her crazy hectic life (we hear you, sister). Inspired by the amazing benefits of a long-term healthy lifestyle, she wanted to create an athletic brand that wasn’t just practical for working out, but was also a source of motivation to keep working out. And we think she’s done a pretty darn good job at doing just that.

The Fabletics pieces are fashionable, functional and, well, don’t even get us started on the butt-lifting effect of the leggings. Yeah, you read that right, Fabletics leggings are actually BUTT LIFTING (#micdrop). The patterns are bright and fun, and the designs are anything but basic. We’re talking crisscrossed straps, peekaboo cutouts and mesh for dayys. The way we look at it, if you look good, you feel good, and feeling good totally makes you want to take your routine to the next level, and then the cycle just starts on over again. So put your best foot forward, take your ratty old gym clothes to the nearest Goodwill, and invest in some more fashionable options that get you excited about gearing up for a good sweat. With Fabletic’s genius VIP membership subscription (which is free), you can get your hands on brand new Kate-approved fitness outfits every month at 40% off!! Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, at the very least, sift through their Summer 2015 Lookbook featuring Jessica Serfaty for some top quality #fitsperation.

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Photographer: Michael Khachadoorian
VP, Creative: Talitha Peters
Art Director: Tina Fine
Stylist: Nikkie Tavdi
Sr. Producer: Julia Lieberman
Production Coordinator: Amanda Guiney

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Have any nick names?
Arkansas, where I’m from.

What’s one type of clothing you could never live without?
Blazers and tennis shoes.

Ice cream or fro-yo?
Ice cream cookie sandwich all the way!

What’s your favorite market to work in?
Swimwear… On location 😉

Spotify, Pandora or iTunes; and what’s on it right now?
Spotify 100% and lately it’s been a mix of Alt-J (gearing up for Coachella) and Bill.

How do you think your friends would describe you if we asked?
If Lucy ball and Jim Carey had a baby…

Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m one of the fastest tree climbers around. Magnolia trees are my jam.

What’s your favorite thing about being on set?
Hands down, craft services.

What inspires you?
Obsessive creativity.

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