Secrets From A Celebrity Trainer: My Interview With Ramona Braganza, Trainer to Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, and Ashlee Simpson!

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Ramona Braganza is a beautiful person inside and out. She’s known for training the likes of Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Ashlee Simpson (to name a few), and when you meet her, it’s obvious why anyone (famous or not) would be blessed to have this woman as a fitness coach. She is kind, approachable, and her training method is simple yet effective. I’m convinced it is as much her warm demeanor as it is her fitness program that have attracted Hollywood clients and regular folks alike, through her DVD’s and book.

When Ramona agreed to sit down with me to chat about fitness, I was super excited. A fellow Canadian by birth, her impressive resume includes years of training as a gymnast, dancing for the Oakland Raiders, and competing as a fitness model. This is all in addition to years of training in Hollywood, where she racked up an impressive roster of famous clients. We met in Union Square a few weeks ago when I was New York, where Ramona is living while she trains actor Michael Weatherly (formerly of NCIS) for his role on the CBS TV show Bull, which began airing this month. Read on to learn more about Ramona’s fitness philosophy, her balanced approached to healthy living, and her 3-2-1 Training Method.

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How To Prevent & Reverse UV Damage + An Interview With A World Renowned Dermatologist

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Applying my VMV Know-It-Oil before Retin-A

Most of us are interested in knowing what we can do to keep our skin looking beautiful for life. A big part of achieving this is preventing and reversing UV damage caused by sun exposure (tanning beds in high school anyone?).  I’ve researched the impact of UV damage on skin, and what we can do to prevent it at length, but I still had some questions. I was lucky enough to snag an interview with world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Verallo-Rowell to find out exactly how to prevent and reverse UV skin damage, as well as clear up some confusion on daily UV exposure and whether people with dark skin need to wear sunscreen.

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Italy’s Finest: Talking Wine & Entrepreneurship With Top Chef Fabio Viviani

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Fabio Viviani is a stunning example of someone who took the American dream and crushed it. So hard in fact, that he did it twice. After losing a substantial life savings shortly after arriving in America, he turned around and built $65 million dollar restaurant empire. Fabio’s perseverance and vivacious personality made him a sought after contestant for Top Chef, but he’s one reality show star that you won’t see fading into oblivion anytime soon!

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MM.LaFleur: Revolutionizing Work Wear + Q&A With A Fashion Tech CEO

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MM.LaFleur CEO Sarah LaFleur and I at the San Francisco Pop-up Shop, August 5, 2015 (on Sarah: The Rachel dress, on Jill: The Hanna dress).

“Live with purpose. Dress with ease.”

MM.LaFleur is revolutionizing the world of women’s work wear, with their groundbreaking business model and designs based on feedback from real women. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine, MM.LaFleur is making a big splash in the world of corporate fashion.

Read on for game changing advice on how to look chic with minimal effort every single day, and to hear about how CEO Sarah LaFleur created a unique business by tapping into a widespread need, neglected by the fashion industry. Also, the MM.LaFleur Pop-up shop is in San Francisco until August 17, 2015!

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