When you’re a Kardashian, taking care of your famous figure comes with the job.
Image source: Lacey Stone
So who do you enlist to help you keep your assets in A+ shape? For Khloé Kardashian, the answer is obvious: Lacey Stone.
The Los Angeles-based fitness guru co-stars on the TV show “Revenge Body.” And according to The Wall Street Journal, “No female trainer is hotter in America.”
What’s so special about Lacey? For starters, she delivers a unique mix of motivation, self-love, and results. Her goal is to take people from “I can’t” to “I can.” Lacey does that through an intense boot camp-style program that combines HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, meal delivery, and calorie-burning spinning sessions.
Healthline recently sat down with the celebrity trainer and all-around cool chick (her enthusiasm is contagious) to talk about health heroes, cheat days, and her signature program, 8 WEEKS TO CHANGE.
After all, if it’s good enough for Khloé Kardashian, it’s good enough for us!
Who has been your biggest influence and inspiration in your health journey?
My college coach was a huge influence in my health journey. I got a Division 1 basketball scholarship and I wanted to get playing time immediately. The older girls on the team were stronger and faster than me so I knew I needed to improve my fitness in order to play.
I worked so hard in summer going into my sophomore year, and when we did sprints on the track I came in the top 3. My coach was so impressed with my improved fitness and I learned that hard work and dedication pay off.
What’s your favorite way to relax and rejuvenate?
Every two weeks I get a deep tissue massage. I also try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night.
What keeps you going on tougher days?
I have the best group of friends. When I’m feeling low, all I have to do is reach out to them and I know everything will be OK.
What are the 3 most important parts of your daily routine?
I need alone time. I need several hours either in the middle of the day or at the end of the day when I don’t interact with anyone. I find I can refocus in the silence and really get in touch with what I need and want.
A huge part of my life is working out. I make sure to get in eight hours of sweat each week and two days of rest. Every day I make a conscious choice as to whether I’m going to sweat or rest. Most people don’t know it, but rest is just as important as working out. You can’t be good at one without the other.
What would you tell your 16-year-old self?
At the end of your life, it’s never about how much you accomplished. It’s about doing something you love and having fun with it. No matter what you do, make sure half of your day is filled with joy and laughter. You only live once, so make it special.
Is there one health trick or hack you can’t live without?
I think working out is the fountain of youth. If you can keep your body in shape and work out consistently you will feel better, be happier, and your life will last longer. Fitness is so much more than just looking good. It can be the difference between a good life and a great life.
What’s your favorite workout song?
That’s tough … “The Greatest” by Sia really pumps me up.
What’s your favorite healthy treat?
Oh, man … Justin’s single serve almond butter is pretty much everything.
What do you eat on cheat days?
I love a cheeseburger and french fries.
Who’s your health hero?
Olympians blow me away. They devote their entire life to the health of their bodies so they can compete at the highest level. I can’t think of anything more inspiring.
Tell us about your new program, 8 Weeks to Change
8 Weeks to Change is my intensive eight-week program designed to transform clients’ minds and bodies from the inside out. I do everything in my power to take a group of 20 people and change their lives by creating and maintaining a deep connection with each individual participant (added this because you want them to feel like this is a lifelong connection and not just for the duration of the camp).
Everyone in camp commits to 16 team boot camps together. The Team Days are specialized group training sessions that include heavy weightlifting combined with cardio and plyometric drills. Everyone must eat the Kleanla.com meal program, which is delivered to clients’ doorsteps in premade, perfectly portioned servings.
Aside from the group workouts, all participants must get 3 to 4 cycling days in at Flywheel during the course of camp. The most important rule? There is absolutely NO DRINKING.
I’ve found that when people focus on being the best version of themselves for two months, they don’t fall back into their unhealthy eating patterns once the program has ended.
For you, helping women get their bodies back is about much more than just fitness. Can you explain why?
Women aren’t allowed to express their anger and hurt the same way men are allowed to in today’s societal norms. Women have been taught to be “feminine” and being strong, for many years, was viewed as negative. When you can’t express your strength externally, you turn to something in order to deal with that emotional pain. This is why many women turn to food.
As a trainer, I empower women to take their strength back and stand up for themselves. I find that has a dramatic effect on their health and happiness. When women stand up for themselves rather than overeat or drink, it improves self-confidence and provides more motivation in order to get their bodies back on track.
Why do most of us get off track with taking care of our bodies over time?
Most 9-to-5 desk jobs usually entail work dinners and/or networking events with alcoholic beverages. Many people find it hard to resist eating badly or drinking in these instances, especially when denying these indulgences could seem rude or standoffish.
This results in overeating and drinking, which starts to add pounds to the waistline. Gym visits gradually decline because the worker is fatigued and flash forward to 10 years, when these people look in the mirror and say, “I need to get a trainer.”
What is the single most important thing we can do for our bodies?
When you’re tired, you are more likely to make bad decisions for your health than when you are in a well-rested state. These choices usually result in weight gain from a poor diet or exercise regimen, but more importantly, the body needs rest in order to maintain a fast metabolism and regenerate itself.
Getting enough rest is the single most important thing you can do for your body. It’s paramount that you listen to your body’s needs, especially when it’s showing signs of fatigue. The End.