Staying fit and healthy is never an easy task but spend a week with the gorgeous Aishwarya Ajit Gordon and you know exactly where to go and what to do to keep your body in shape. Masala! did exactly that and had the exclusive chance to get up close and personal with the host of the new TV series ‘Body and Mind’. The locally produced lifestyle and wellness show featured some of the region’s biggest health, lifestyle and fitness destinations and experts. From healthy cooking recipes, nutritional guidance and fitness classes to detoxifying spa treatments, the show had it all – right in the heart of the city. Together with the YouTube diva, we explored new joints around town and found out how she stays in shape!
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DAY 1 – THE INTENSE WORKOUT
‘I personally love CrossFit workout regimes. It’s a great way of getting fit for all age groups, body types and varying fitness degrees,’ says Aishwarya. CrossFit is known be an intensive workout, focusing on ten recognised fitness domains: increased power, speed, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
Sitting on a machine for an hour doing repetitive moments will not help maintain any progress made over time. Whereas these group programs in CrossFit are built around the ideology of minimising machinery and maximising proper muscle-making workouts. ‘It’s a really intense, raw and a hard-core workout. It helps build strength and is very different from other workout regimes – this is definitely more heavy duty,’ summarises Aishwarya.
INFO: CrossFit Sands, Motor City Dubai, +971 4 420 7997.
DAY 2 – DETOX DAY
Aishwarya is a strong believer of healthy eating and detoxifying once in a while. ‘Detox is a very loosely used term by many and the internet is filled with different diet plans that sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. I decided to clarify this once and for all,’ explains Aishwarya. According to nutritionist Mitun De Sarkar, detox is about steering clear of processed or packaged foods and instead indulging into fresh produce and organic foods in the diet. Because of our busy and fast moving lifestyles, it becomes important to detox our bodies and our colon once in three months to refresh our system.
Aishwarya’s Detox Diet
7:00am: Soak in the sun for some Vitamin D and drink hot water with lemon.
7.30 am: Sip on coconut water with chia seeds.
8:30am: Have a bowl of organic steel cut oats with almond milk and berries.
10:30am: Green juice with spinach, kale, rocket leaves, watercress and green apple for sweetness.
12:30pm: Have a bowl of quinoa salad with sweet potato, kale, spinach, beet, sprouts and sunflower seeds drizzled with extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil.
2.30pm: Turmeric tea for detox.
5.30pm: Make a bowl of soup made from slow-cooked warm cabbage, celery and parsley. Have a salad made with baby spinach, boiled brown lentils, pistachios, grated fresh coconut, red and yellow bell peppers drizzled with organic apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Steamed salmon or seaweed instead of lentils can also be added.