Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Pep Talks from Jillian Michaels

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

In the TV pitching industry, there is a term MOP: Most Often Pitched. In my world, I just crossed a threshold into more of an MOI: Most Often Interviewed. And lucky for me, the person topping my list is the wildly fit, talented and wise Jillian Michaels, whom I recently interviewed for the November 2016 cover of Health magazine.

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She has a lot of insight on eating healthy (of course) and staying fit (duh)–even getting your body back after a hiatus like a pregnancy, injury or the holidays. But as always, she also has some big thoughts on conquering life itself. As my favorite quote of hers this month says:

The middle is the answer to everything. If somebody asked me, “What is the secret of life?” I would say, “Middle.”

Here’s my full story Jillian Michaels: “I’ve Taken a Lot of Punches But I’m Still Standing” which is in Health magazine on stands now. Click it or grab it and find out what advice Jillian would give her younger self, what she really thinks of millennials, and the 3 best pep talks she’d give us in our worst moments of self-defeat. Though my favorite part is listening to the advice she gave her young daughter before her first day of school. I just may have to use some of that myself…

-Amy

 

Healthy Home-Cooking with Giada DeLaurentiis

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

e466edf52622de43_health1016covsubs This month, for the cover of Health magazine’s October 2016 issue, I had a fun and insightful conversation with Giada DeLaurentiis — chef, TV host, cookbook author, children’s book author, restaurant owner…oh my, the list goes on. She was full of fun stories, great tips and suggestions on how to make home cooking easier, healthier and tastier than ever.

You can read my conversation with Giada on Health.com, Giada DeLaurenttis: “I’ve Never Been a Takeout Girl” and follow along as we talk about what lesson she still uses most from cooking school, what she thinks of cooking shortcuts like canned beans, and her flavor obsession of the moment…which is now on my shopping list.

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And if you want a truly interactive experience, sign up for Health magazine’s No Takeout Challenge, which offers one new recipe per day, prep ideas and shopping lists, plus (the best plus) Giada’s encouraging video tips for making meals at home that are quick, flavorful and easy on your wallet. Sounds #yum to me.

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—Amy

Alex Morgan: Kicking Ass

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

I love talking to kickass women, and this month, it was Alex Morgan, forward for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. We talked for the cover of the July 2016 issue of Health magazine.

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We got to talk about all the good stuff: How she warms up, works out and stays fit as she kills it on the U.S. team that won a gold medal and a World Cup championship. And we also talked about the important battle she and her teammates are waging in the fight for equal pay and comparable field quality for the women’s team — fair pay for fair play.

You can read the full fun and inspiring story on the Health.com site: Alex Morgan: Gold Rush. And you can also pick up the issue on stands and get a small taste of her awesome story here.

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—Amy

Hannah Davis Gets HEALTH-y

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

HannahTOC_Page_1This month, I took a long gorgeous drive up to Malibu to meet Hannah Davis, who was wrapping up her photoshoot at an insane rented house overlooking the ocean. I sat with Hannah—model, television host, swimsuit goddess and all-around cool chick—on the outside patio while we talked for Health magazine all things health, fitness, food, Project Runway Jr. and weddings (she’s engaged to Derek Jeter).

Here’s a taste of the story. You can read the full interview at the Health.com site, Hannah Davis: I Don’t Want to Go to Birthday Parties and Not Eat Cake.

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—Amy

Pretty Little Health Cover with Ashley Benson

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

FHEALTHAshleyBensonCOVERor the cover of the March issue of Health magazine, I sat down for the second time with Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson.

We met up at the Sunset Towers Hotel for lunch and talked all things squat-doing, party-going, food-eating, anxiety-beating, and happiness-making. You can read the full story on Health.com: Ashley Benson: You Have to Become One with Your Own Body. And the magazine is on newsstands now. For a taste of how gorgeous she looks and how real she is, here’s a sneak peek of the March 2016 issue.HEALTHAshleyBensonCOVER

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—Amy

Jillian Michaels: “I Don’t Believe In All or Nothing”

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Time and again, Jillian Michaels is one of of my favorite people to interview.

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Jillian is a font of excellent health, fitness and—best of all—life experience. And this sit-down with her, for the October 2015 issue of Health magazine is yet one more dose of her best.

When we met on the set of her new show Sweat, Inc., (which premieres Sept. 20th on Spike TV) she talked about fitness at every decade of your life, surviving failure and marriage equality. And her “trick” for approaching something you fear is my favorite advice yet — it’s at the end of the story, which you can read in full here on the Health.com website.

Do yourself a favor: Read. Enjoy. Go for it.

—Amy

Sophia Bush Seizes the Day / HEALTH Magazine

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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I guess it’s fall, then. My first autumn cover is for the September 2015 issue of Health magazine, where I sat down for coffee one morning in West Hollywood with Sophia Bush.

Formerly of One Tree Hill, she’s now one of the stars of the NBC show Chicago P.D. and engaged in more than a few charitable organizations. Loved her. Love the piece. Hope you agree.

You can read the full piece here — Sophia Bush Seizes the Day — on Health.com’s website.

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—Amy

Shay’s All That: Shay Mitchell in Seventeen Magazine

Monday, July 20th, 2015

For the August issue of Seventeen magazine, I met up with Shay Mitchell in Hollywood to talk to her about her inspiring, happy life.

SEVENTEENShayCOVERShay is one of the stars of Pretty Little Liars, with a huge fan following. And during our long chat, it was a joy to see that she is using her platform for good—encouraging young women to find their confidence, spread their wings, and help others.

Especially fun for me: Talking with Shay gave me the opportunity sit down with the fourth and final Pretty Little Liar. (You can check out my interviews with the other three girls as well: Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Troian Bellasario.)

Grab a copy of the August issue now to read the full story, and grab a taste here.

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—Amy

Tracy Anderson: How to Get Summer Abs

Monday, July 20th, 2015

I guess I just can’t get enough of Tracy Anderson.

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In addition to my cover story for the May 2015 issue of Health magazine, where I sat down with Tracy to talk about what led her to starting her successful fitness enterprise, I also got to talk to her for another issue of Health magazine. This time, we chatted about all things abs for the special summer issue: Flat Belly Now.

The issue includes my sit-down with Tracy about the best food and workout moves for a summer stomach.

The special issue also includes ab-happy outtakes of some of my other celebrity interviews—including my sit-downs with Rebecca Romijn, Hilary Duff, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and The Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstrom.

Grab the issue to read it all.

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—Amy

Ashley Tisdale’s Big New Life

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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One of my recent sit-downs was with actress and producer Ashley Tisdale for the June 2015 issue of Health magazine. HEALTHAshleyTisdaleCOVER1

The former High School Musical and Disney star is currently running her own production company—”Blondie Girl Productions”—and starring on the TBS comedy Clipped. Color me impressed by her energy, humor and can’t-lose attitude.

Check out the full cover interview called Ashley Tisdale’s Big New Life on the Health magazine website or grab an issue on stands.

 

 

—Amy