Actress Jessica Alba was among the guests of honor at the fifth annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Mechanic: Resurrection star has had success in the business world as well as in Hollywood. Fitness and healthy eating habits are also big parts of Alba’s life.
The event featured entrepreneurs seeking advice on how to advance in their businesses. Alba joined Martha Stewart on stage to share her insights into the business world. The 35-year-old Alba is the co-founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company, which creates and sells non-toxic household products such as makeup, laundry detergent, and baby products. The company was recently valued at $1.7 billion.
Alba originally started The Honest Company after being frustrated that she couldn’t find clean and healthy products—so, she made her own. Alba also showed off her success at the gym at the Martha Stewart American Made Summit, where she displayed her lean arms in a sleeveless black blouse.
Jessica Alba’s Workout and Fitness Routine
Despite having a busy schedule, Alba finds the time to workout on a regular basis with trainer Ramona Braganza. The trainer to the stars also works with other celebrities such as Kate Beckinsale, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Jessica Biel. Alba also works with trainer and dance instructor Jennifer “JJ Dancer” Johnson.
Some of Alba’s favorite exercises include yoga, strength circuits, cardio, and core training. Her exercise routine combines strength training with cardio workouts. Alba performs the following 3-2-1 training workout with three cardio, two strength training, and one core workout. It includes exercises like jogging, dumbbell fly’s, dumbbell bench presses, dumbbell incline bench presses, triceps kickbacks, bicycle crunches, squats, forward lunges, dumbbell bicep curls, abs crunches, bosu ball knee tucks, forearm planks, and twisting planks. The workout takes about an hour the first time. After that, try to narrow it down to 40 to 50 minutes by increasing the intensity of the strength circuit.
Cardio I: Alba starts with a 10-minute jogging session to warmup. She then starts running to burn more calories.
Strength Circuit I: She performs strength training with arm, leg, or back workouts. Strength training between cardio workouts burns more calories than just doing them alone. Alba uses a two to three-pound dumbbell for resistance training.
Cardio II: Continue with 10 minutes of cardio, and exercise with a jump rope. Run outdoors or on a treadmill.
Strength Circuit II: For the second strength circuit, you will target similar muscle groups as the first strength circuit. You can perform back, upper body, and lower body exercises, and use small dumbbell weights for the weight training.
Cardio III: You will push yourself in the third cardio set, and you will reach total body exhaustion.
Core I: You will finish off the workout with three abs exercises that focus on balance, and the lower and upper abs.
Jessica Alba’s Diet and Healthy Lifestyle
Alba also sticks to a healthy diet plan. She avoids processed foods, white flour and sugar, and instead consumes a whole food diet with green smoothies, blueberries, kale, celery, green apple, ginger, cucumber, and spinach. Her diet also includes lean protein sources such as fish, tuna, meat, and grilled chicken. She also practices portion control, and will sometimes eat a small piece of cake.
Jessica Alba is able to balance her responsibilities with The Honest Company and a successful acting career. In 2016 alone she has appeared in Mechanic: Resurrection, Dear Eleanor, and The Veil. Alba is also best known for her roles in Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), Good Luck Chuck (2007), and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).
Valadez, B., “Jessica Alba and Sarah Michelle Gellar are polished and poised as they attend Martha Stewart’s American Made Summit,” Mail Online web site, Oct. 22, 2016; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3863204/Jessica-Alba-Sarah-Michelle-Gellar-polished-poised-attend-Martha-Stewart-s-American-Summit.html, last updated Oct. 23, 2016.