Body Type: Athena

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!


ATHENA – (Drew Barrymore) the goddess of wisdom and war.
Shoulder and hips are the same but the waist is a bit bigger

The Athena body type carries most of the weight in the midsection.  You should focus on the foods you’re eating to lose body fat.   You should consume foods that are less in fat and more complex carbohydrates which can found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins.  Here’s a list of some of the foods that are great for your body type.

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cabbage
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Gluten free whole wheat pasta
  • 90 % lean beef or other meats
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Nuts

Cardio is best for this body type.  Another good choice would be the Bars Workout.  This system is based on ballet technique but in the format of a workout program.  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is another option for trimming hips down and creating flexibility.

Do you struggle with losing weight in your midsection?  Give these suggestions a try and let me know, in the comments below, how they’re working for you.  Next week we’ll be finishing up our series with the Artemis body type.


Veggie Bakeveggiebake

1 egg
kalamata olives
½ cup black beans
½ organic frozen peas, steamed
2 organic roma tomatoes, chopped
1 tps minced garlic
¼ cup organic raw cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in an oven proof bowl, except the egg and cheddar cheese.
  3. Crack the egg on top of all the vegetables.  Bake for 20 minutes or until the egg is cooked all the way.
  4. Remove from oven and top with cheese.

Workouts 3 to 4 rounds  

10 hurdle one legged jumps on each leg
10 air squats with throwing the medicine ball
10 high knees in place
10 alternating leg box jumps
15 skaters
15 frog jumps

Abs do 2 rounds

30 scissor kicks
30 wide knee squat hold
30 wide leg crunches

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