this month, in honor of our Guest Editor, model Lily Aldridge, (who’s been known to visit this studio) we’re sharing wellness mini-sessions from Justin Gelband, the co-founder of modelFIT. This NYC studio has both top models and fitness fanatics sculpting and sweating their way to runway-worthy bodies. Along with co-founder and nutritionist Vanessa Packer (check out her lifestyle site bonberi!), Justin has turned modelFIT into a premier East Coast studio top bodies are flocking to for unique, individualized health programs.
The studio has five different fitness class formats. Last week, we shared Justin’s two-step abs exercise (that requires absolutely zero crunches!) based on the Sculpting class. Today, we’re breaking down a movement from modelFIT Dance Cardio that studio fanatics are obsessed with. Don’t be fooled by how simple this move is! Learn the move, get sweating, then cool down with this supermodel-worthy juice from Vanessa…
Justin Gelband’s 3-Step Dance Cardio
Master the movement, repeat on end to Beyonce tune of your choice…
Stand with your legs hip-width distance apart, knees slightly bent and arms bent at chest level- palms facing out.
As you shift all your weight to your right leg, straighten your left leg, and point the foot. At the same time, straighten and raise your right arm at 45 degrees while extending your left arm out horizontally.
Bring arms back to starting point, shift weight to center, and reverse sides. Repeat 15 times.
Vanessa Packer’s BONBERI BEET JUICE
2 medium red beets
1 large carrot
2 stalks of celery
A generous handful of spinach
A 1-inch knob of fresh ginger
Half a lemon
A couple of springs of cilantro, mint and parsley to taste (optional)
Sprinkle cayenne pepper (optional)
Juice and enjoy!