TV SHOW: Workout

14 10 2008

Survivor, Big Brother, Amazing Race … I’ve watched them all but none have been exciting enough for me to schedule my life around them!  (Hey!  Pick up your jaw!).  Not until I tuned into the 2nd season of Workout.  Click on picture for the Slice TV Synopsis of the docu-series.

Workout Season 2

Workout Season 2

3 reasons why I’m addicted to this show:

1.  Ongoing Inspiration & Motivation

A self made millionaire by the age of 22, Jackie founded Sky Sport and Spa in 2002, a multi-discipline concept facility providing personal training, chiropractic care, exercise therapy and nutritional counselling all within a glass-enclosed penthouse space featuring a 360 degree view of Los Angeles. 

 Season 2 featured Jackie Warner’s relationship adventures, business challenges and her personal life paths.  Jackie has multiple relationships with various females and each show chronicles her thoughts on these experiences.  We also watched her launch a clothing line with lots of roadblocks along the way and she handled it with patience and focus.   (Although I truly felt her rage when she received a terrible looking batch of clothes from her manufacturer!!)  I also discovered that Jackie is gay, that her father committed suicide as a result of mental illness and that to ensure that she stays sane,  she falls back on her best friend for advice and on her knowledgable counsellor for guidance.

Her openness and honesty as a business owner, trainer and coach, friend and gay woman truly make her an inspiring and motivating individual to watch.   In season 3, we will apparently see Jackie launch her protein bar and shake line. 

2.  Fitness Realities

A successful, savvy and confident 40 year old Jackie Warner is an exceptional health and fitness role model.  An elite personal trainer (she charges $400/hour!) and founder of Sky Sport and Spa, Jackie demonstrates in each show the importance of life balance, gaining an awareness of the factors that impact our health and the significance of focusing on the choices we make when working out and choosing our next meal. 

In a March 2008 interview with, Jackie gives a great interview on some common but often overlooked fitness realities.  For example,  the biggest fitness myth is that you can lose weight by skipping meals.  I agree.  By doing so, you put your body in starvation mode so that at your next meal, your body will store it all as fat in preparation for the next starvation.  Do not skip meals!  Eat small nutritionally dense foods to keep you satisfied and alert.  Her piece of advise for when we cheat?

“If you cheat, realize it’s just one day and go with it.  When it happens to me, I just allow myself to eat like a pig because I know there’s something in me that wants that food.  So I just overeat to the point of where I’m so disgusted that I want to be good the next day.  So I would say don’t have a little.  Don’t just have waffles.  Have waffles, ice cream and the cookies!!”

3.  Diva Drama

Each episode demonstrates the every day life of various trainer/client relationships, trainer/trainer interaction and how Miss Jackie keeps it all together.  This all equals …. drama.  And not just soap opera drama but diva drama!  (C’mon, what do you expect, the show takes place in Beverly Hills, California!)  And if it’s one thing that adds the “watch me next week” factor… it’s drama…

  • gossip about the boss dating her…  no her!!
  • jealousy between trainers not for client attention but for Jackie’s attention!
  • new heterosexual male trainers causing a testorone boost in the studio (Jackie does not like to be tested!);
  • and Jackie takes her girlfriend home to meet mom

Juicy!  Haven’t watched it before?  Click here and/or here for an excellent write up to update you.  Jackie and her trainers return for the third season which airs every Wednesday at 6pm PT on Slice TV.


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