Supermodel Brooklyn Decker recently partnered with Elle magazine to to create a DVD series called “Make Better.” The DVDs incorporate yoga, cardio, sculpting, fitness, fashion, and beauty – and promises to make you better in three short weeks. You may also recognize Brooklyn Decker from the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and from our previous posts!
“Make Better” Workout DVDs
The “Make Better” workout DVDs include Cardio Body, Beauty Sculpt, and Workout Yoga. Brooklyn Decker recently told MindBodyGreen, “The most challenging workout for me was the yoga. Cardio is definitely the workout that gets you sweating the most. But for me, the yoga took the longest to get used to. In fact, Tara Stiles [my make better yoga instructor] and I started working on yoga a month and a half before I started on the others. It was something that was unfamiliar to me and quite honestly, I didn’t think it would be challenging for someone athletic like me. I really couldn’t have been more wrong. It made me control and move my body in ways I never could before, and it was an amazing outlet for stress. Also, doing the yoga really enhanced my form and strength in the Cardio Body and Beauty Sculpt workouts.”
Even though Brooklyn Decker was already in great shape, she learned a lot from the “Make Better” series. She says, “I always knew that variation was key in getting the results that you wanted. But not until I was actively working on all three workouts did I see just how important it really was. I got to see my body transform before my eyes and THAT was what made all of my hard work worth it.”
Super Foods and Diet Tips
Brooklyn Decker was a healthy eater before she made the series, but still discovered the importance of nutrition. She says, “Nutrition is an amazing thing, and to learn about foods that not only taste good and are full of nutrients for your body, but that also directly affect things like the clarity of your skin, or the texture of your hair- that is something that all women need to know about!!”
She also learned about “superfoods” – foods packed with beneficial nutrients. Brooklyn says, “My number one favorite superfood is blueberries!! Oh my goodness, I could eat those things every single day if I had to. They are so delicious and full of antioxidants. Also eggs! Eggs are such a power food and don’t have to be boring! Oh, and I can’t forget coffee. I was thrilled to hear that coffee was a superfood (although, I think I abuse it and drink way over my recommended daily limit, but I figure I am allowed one vice).”
Although Brooklyn Decker follows a healthy diet she enjoys treats on occasion. She says her guilty indulgences are coffee and candy. When it comes to coffee, she says “I drink wayyyyy to much of it and that’s okay with me.” When it comes to candy, “I crave things like a 12 year old. Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, that stuff makes my mouth water. I could live without pizza or fried foods for the rest of my life…. but candy — no way!” And for her last supper? “Last Supper…hmm I would have the Beef Tenderloin Anti-Cucho from Nobu, truffle asparagus risotto and a big pile of candy…maybe start with the candy…oooh but now I think about it…maybe I would have Mexican! This is too hard!!”
The Importance of Mind/Body Wellness
Finally, Brooklyn Decker says, “Mind/body wellness is incredibly important to me. Not only is my career based on it, but it really is important in my day-to-day life. I’ve definitely had difficulties in my business — I’m not a toothpick, that’s just not how I’m built. For so long I tried to fit a mold that my business set for me. Eventually, my dad sat me down and said, “Brookie, you have to give yourself the best opportunity to succeed in this business, and that means being the best YOU that you can be. Not what anyone else tells you to be. That way, if you don’t succeed, you will know that you gave it everything you could.” It just made me much more relaxed inside, coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t typical and that was okay.”
For a review of Brooklyn Decker’s “Make Better” DVD series, check out this article by That’s Fit!