In Thintervention, trainer to the stars Jackie Warner of the Bravo series Work Out does what she does best, kick butt and inspire drastic lifestyle changes for her overweight clients who are struggling to lose weight and get healthy for good. Warner pushes contestants to the limit at her gym and inspire them with intense workouts at amazing locations. Not sent to a weight loss camp or facility, instead Warner works with them in their real lives surrounded by the everyday distractions and stresses of family and work, making the chances for long-term success greater.
In typical Warner boot camp style, she will accept nothing less than full commitment to change and will confront those that do not show her they are sincere with their fitness goals.
This successful entrepreneur and television personality has transformed the fitness world and garnered lots of fans along the way. Physiquespeak recently sat down with Jackie to get the inside dirt on this controversial new show.
We know that the goal of Thintervention is physical fitness, but we hear that therapy plays a large role in the process. Would you consider this â€œmentalâ€ exercise? Also do you feel this plays as important a role as the physical?
Mental exercise is a great way to describe therapy, and in my opinion itâ€™s as important an exercise as the physical. Mental exercise is a huge part of my program. Teaching clients self-talk, turning negative self-loathing to self-loving is a key component of Thintervention.
Did Jeana of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” heal from her divorce and “RHOC” drama before committing to your program? How did you help her?
Jeana had healed from her divorce when we began working together, but she was still feeling the effects of low self-esteem. I think our work together helped her by showing her how to love herself again and find ways to be happy being alone with herself.
What would you say is the most important change for people who are looking to get in better shape, for those who already work out, and also for people who are new to working out?
Donâ€™t do something you dislike. If itâ€™s a struggle to get yourself on a treadmill, find something else that will motivate you to workout, like boxing or a dance class. Find things or classes that you have always wanted to try and surround yourself with healthy people. I like being around people who are into fitness and health because we can talk about it and it keeps you motivated.
Do you worry that the contestants will perhaps take healthy eating and exercise to the extreme and end up developing disordered habits? If so, how do you prevent that from happening?
No, Iâ€™m not worried that my clients will take it to the extreme because I teach them how to live a healthy and balanced life. Itâ€™s about knowing when and what to eat in moderation. The goal is not to think about food. I teach my clients to eat to live, not live to eat.