New Year, #NewEpisode! We’re starting off the year with a brand new episode with personal trainer, Melissa Banos from The Inner Theory

Paulina and Bricia kick it all off by congratulating their dear friend and now California Assembly Member, Wendy Carrillo! Huge shout-out to her. Paulina also gets into the familia Velazquez’ movie of choice this past weekend: The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman (not ‘Jack Hughman’). Check it out, ladies! Also, Bricia fills us on on how Eduardo Jr. is feeling after being diagnosed with pneumonia. As A$AP Rocky would say, "it ain't safe, it ain't safe, it ain't safe, it ain't safe" but luckily Eduardo is doing just fine now. Stay strong, Eddy! 

Is your number #1 excuse for not working out, traveling? Not anymore. Our guest today, is a certified personal trainer in Los Angeles and a mother of two girls, ages 8 and 1. Melissa Banos understands first-hand the busy life of motherhood, the challenges of working out, and the “problem areas” of post pregnancy! After 17 years of helping hundreds of women create amazing results, The Inner Theory was born - an online, virtual group training program for busy women worldwide! Women can now workout in the comfort of their own home with an expert by their side!

She has focused most of her career creating core strengthening workouts that are low impact, highly effective, and create the results we want most - a flatter tummy, a slimmer waistline, toned glutes, a stronger pelvic floor, and much more. 

How it works: Using the Zoom App, you log into The Inner Theory’s virtual classroom at a designated time with everyone else in the class. You’re able to see her and she’s able to see you. While you work out, Melissa is able to provide personal motivation, correct your form and spot you when necessary. Hello, technology. 

What you get: 

  • Free trial run of either a one-on-one or group training

  • Sign up & receive a set of equipment: Body tape measurement to track your progess, resistance bands and recordings of the workouts, so you’re able to do it on your own time

  • Personal attention and relationship with Melissa

Quick Tip: Practice sucking it in; it actually engages your core! 

Melissa’s favorite exercises: 


Hip Curls



Front Plank 


Bridge (while doing kegels!) 



High Intensity: play some handball with your kids!

Thinking about going starting running again? Melissa recommends starting with really great running shoes, such as ASICS or New Balance

For more information about Melissa and The Inner Theory, you can find her on Instagram as @embrace_the_burn , Facebook as The Inner Theory and on her website theinnertheory.com.

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Pick or Tip of the Week

Visit theinnertheory.com & book your free training session today! Melissa  recommends getting your cardio in with your kids with an enclosed trampoline. Also, when you drink a smoother, chew it little bit first. To activate digestion, first sip, then mix with saliva and then swallow to get the most health benefits. 

Paulina is all about the faja life. Also, she explains to us how to properly get out of bed. Video here: 

Bricia is obsessed with her Ninja blender. Here is the list of ingredients of her smoothie every morning: Celery, spinach, banana, frozen pineapples, water, coconut almond milk, teaspoon of OGX FENIX™ Creamy Vanilla protein powder. 


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