There is little doubt that Halle Berry has one of the best bods in Hollywood. No matter what role she’s playing or what outfit she’s sporting, one thing’s for sure…it’s impossible not to notice her phenomenal figure (heck, she even makes scrubs look good in her new flick New Years Eve, in theatres now).
If the New Year has you adding a “lean, mean, sexy body of my dreams” to your list of resolutions, then Ramona Braganza just might be your answer.
The celebrity trainer, who also boasts celeb clients like Jessica Alba and Anne Hathaway, trained Berry for three years, five days a week. As a heavily sought-after nutritional and fitness expert, Braganza was responsible for keeping Berry’s bodacious body in tip-top shape both before and after her pregnancy with daughter Nahla.
“Halle is a sweet, caring, genuine person who loves to give her focused attention to whatever she is doing,” Braganza says. “She is hands on and not afraid to get dirty – we once hiked around a lake that required us to do some bouldering and she didn’t mind one bit!"
The first step towards building a Halle Berry body is nutrition and hydration, which according to Braganza, is 50 percent of the equation.
“Eat as frequently as you can so your blood sugar level will not drop,” Braganza advises. “This will keep you from over-eating later."
As for hydration, Braganza recommends vitaminwater zero squeezed. “It has the added benefit of eight key nutrients from vitamin a to zinc, and at zero calories per serving it keeps weight-loss goals on track,” she says. “The hydration factor will also keep your metabolism revved up.”
In addition to her expert nutrition advice, all of Braganza’s clients train with her 321 Training Method, a workout that combines intervals of cardio training with intervals of circuit strength and core work.
“Even if you only have a half hour, this workout will not only be a fat burning one, but it will also increase your lean muscle tissue,” Braganza says. “And building muscle allows your body to become more efficient at utilizing the extra calories that you may have stored over the holidays.”
That’s why we were thrilled when Braganza revealed Berry’s workout so we can officially check that “lean, mean, sexy body of our dreams” off our resolution list – like, pronto. Read on for more!