Jessica Alba has been killing it with her toned arms and the perfect abs, which is a fruit of the rigorous workout she undertakes. In a interview with women’s health magazine, Alba’s long-term trainer Ramona Braganza spilled the tea about getting in shape Alba’s style.
The brain behind Hollywood’s most good looking celebs, Braganza opened about the exercise schedules followed by Alba. But pretty much like everyone, she first spoke about how the pandemic affected Jessica Alba’s workout regime. ‘Covid has disrupted many routine exercisers, so Jessica’s goals right now are to get back into a regular workout schedule, maintain weight and muscle tone, and to use exercise as a way to reduce stress,’ Ramona explained.
With her busy work schedule at her natural baby and beauty brand The Honest Company, Jessica Alba alternates morning (7am) and evening (6pm) sessions five times a week. ‘Mixing up evenings and mornings is a good idea for variety, and also allows for proper recovery’, says Ramona.
And not just that, Braganza makes sure to keep her clients motivated by curating a variety of workout schedule. ‘To keep the workouts interesting for Jess, I mix up the strength training exercises in a variety of ways’, explains Ramona. ‘Sometimes it’s reps and others it’s timings.’ Ramona follows her 321 Training Method with Jessica, which combines bursts of cardio with strength training circuits.
Speaking of the necessity of warm-up exercises, Jessica Alba and her trainer ‘do a variety’, including sun salutations and dance, to keep things fun.
And what makes the workout even more interesting?
“We always have music on,’ Ramona tells WH. ‘Sometimes when the gym is absolutely not what Jessica wants, we will go outside and walk the hills near her home,’ reveals Ramona.
However, for Jessica Alba, workouts don’t only mean physical maintenance. She swears by the mental health benefits that come along. ‘Epsom salt baths, massages, and meditation all help Jess unwind, as well as time with friends during recovery days,’ Ramona says.
While a healthy body is a result of the food we eat, Jessica Alba takes her nutrition seriously.
‘Nutrition is something Jessica does herself as she knows her body well’, Ramona says, and she makes sure she eats healthily and maintains hydration. Alba takes a balanced and healthy diet with whole foods, like lean proteins and fresh vegetables, and opts for nuts or dried seaweed when she feels like something salty and fruits if she’s having a sweet craving.
Last but not the least, the most important part of Jessica Alba’s workout includes the recovery period.
After alternating her morning and evening workouts, ‘the most important thing to Jessica for recovery after workouts is to stretch and using her Theragun,’ explains Ramona. ‘Sore muscles will prevent good workouts the next day and she has learned how to take care of that through self massage.’
Wondering what has been Jessica Alba’s biggest fitness challenge?
‘Jessica’s biggest fitness challenge was during and after her first pregnancy as it was something new for her body to get used to’, Ramona revealed. ‘Allowing for the changes that were happening during pregnancy included some exercise that kept her physically strong for childbirth.’