Las Fabulosas: Success
Ramona Braganza: The A-list Celebrity Trainer
By Robyn Moreno for Las Fabulosas
What do new mamis and Hollywood celebs haveÂ in common? When stars are on set or traveling the globe — just like new moms — they often have little extra time or energy.
Thatâ€™s why Ramona Braganza, a former NFL cheerleader and gymnast, developed her popular â€œ3-2-1 Training Method,â€ which is fast and uses minimal equipment — perfect for an at-home workout.
The workout is easy to follow: three sets of cardio routines (such as running, hiking and cycling), two circuits (such as situps and squat jumps), and one set of core exercises (such as pushups) — 3-2-1!
Braganza advises new moms to get back in the exercise game as soon as a doctor gives them the thumbs up. â€œMy clients, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry, both started working out gently after two weeks.â€
Braganza suggests starting with just 20 minutes of her hugely popular â€œ3-2-1 Baby Bulge Be Goneâ€ program, whichÂ focuses on strengthening core muscles for a flatter stomach. The idea is to get into a training schedule — a switch for mommies who havenâ€™t been working their abs for almost a year.
After getting into a rhythm for about a month, itâ€™s time to tackle weight loss. Braganza recommends cardio-intensive exercises, like dancing or kickboxing. Youâ€™ll then move into an hour-long workout to build muscle and tone your body.
Braganza cautions new moms to not burn too many calories, which can stop lactation. â€œMonitor your health closely, consume good-quality foods,Â eat frequently and stay hydrated,â€ she says. Youâ€™ll go from soccer mom to sexy mom in no time!
Robyn Moreno Â is a proud Latina of Mexican-American heritage, and has co-written, and co-edited two Latino-centric books: Suave: The Latin Male, a fashion book about Latino style icons, and Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting, an honest and irreverent anthology about life as
a modern Latina.