Body Type: Hera

Each and every person has their own body type designed specifically for them.  Through your fitness journey you may at times get frustrated with figuring out what type of diet you should be on or what workout program best meets your body’s needs. While there are certain foods you can eat or exercises you can do to help with weight loss be mindful that there are no shortcuts when it comes to being healthier or losing weight. Being healthy and going through a weight loss journey is a lifelong change and commitment.  As we learn about the four different body types remember that each and every one of you are made beautifully!

HERA – (Jennifer Lopez) the goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, & family.
Shoulders and waist are narrower than hips

The Hera body type benefits most from eating more complex carbs such as: whole grains, barley, brown rice, quinoa, couscous, and raw oats with the continual adding of fruits, veggies, proteins, and some dairy into your diet.

This body type should focus on building and toning legs.  By doing leg exercises the results you see will be toning and slimming of the hip line.  Bodyweight cardio will help tighten and tone the abdomen, legs, and hips.  The best workout program that would help burn fat as well as toning the muscle without bulking up would be kick boxing, Pilates, and hot yoga. These programs focus on flexibility, endurance, strength and toning of the major muscle groups while using your own body weight and strength, yet burning a lot of calories through these exercises.

If this is your body type and you have had success with these type of workouts, let me know in the comments below.  Next week we will be talking about the Athena (Drew Barrymore) body type.



Banana Iceyicecream

1-2 whole frozen bananas
12 oz unsweetened almond or coconut milk
75-85% percent dark chocolate morsels
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder

  1. Peel bananas and place in a sandwich bag.  Freeze over night.
  2. Place frozen bananas in a blender with almond milk.
  3. Start blending.  About halfway through add in the protein powder and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour/scoop into a bowl and top with chocolate chips.


4 to 5 rounds

12 leg windshield wipers
8 mountain climber on each leg
12 leg lower knee tucks
60 second of side plank hold
12 Burpee into squat jumps
10 lung walks on each leg
10 Push-ups 3 sec down and 3 second up slow tempo
15 v-ups with light dumbbells
Finish with 1-mile bicycle on the elliptical fast pace.

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