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Ramona Braganza

Ramona Braganza is a celebrity fitness trainer whose clientele includes A-list stars like Jessica Alba and Halle Berry. Ramona’s practices a fitness philosophy that she has coined as 3-2-1. Her philosophy is designed to get you ready mentally, get you set physically, and move you forward emotionally to reach your goals. You can download Ramona’s app, 321Ramona, to train like a star.
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1 Exercise For an Amazing Back, Shoulders, and Arms

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January 21, 2015 at 1:57 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - 1 Exercise For an Amazing Back, Shoulders, and Arms

On awards night, like the Oscars, it’s not often that a trainer is called in last minute to do a workout. But rare occurrences do take place  I was the lucky trainer in that position a few years ago.

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Topics: Fitness

The #1 Secret Formula for a Hollywood Body

Posted by Ramona Braganza

January 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - The #1 Secret Formula for a Hollywood Body

As a celebrity trainer, you can probably guess the most popular question I get asked: “What’s the secret to losing weight?” I’m here to tell you that there are no secrets. There are no magic pills. There are no magic cleanses. There is, however, a formula. And trust me, you’ve heard of this formula before.

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Topics: Weight Loss

3 Must-Know Weight Loss Tips from a Celebrity Trainer

Posted by Ramona Braganza

January 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - 3 Must-Know Weight Loss Tips from a Celebrity Trainer

If you’re reading this, you probably want to lose weight. Many of us go through phases in our lives where we want to lose anywhere from five to twenty or maybe even thirty pounds. It can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. All you need to do is set yourself up for success. Once you have a plan to be successful, I have no doubt, that you will be successful.

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Topics: Weight Loss

The First Step in Building a Hollywood Body

Posted by Ramona Braganza

July 3, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - The First Step in Building a Hollywood Body

How many times have we marveled at how quickly actors can drop weight or bulk up for a movie role? How do they do it?

Hard work, dedication definitely play into their success but the Hollywood Body that you see on the big screen often begins with a body-brain connection that sets the tone and defines the goal.

Take celeb moms Jessica Alba, a client of mine, who dropped twenty-five plus pounds post-baby in a short time. Her goal to loose weight amplified once she accepted a photo shoot that had her wearing a bathing suit, just two and a half months post-delivery! With the stakes high she took things seriously. Her positive healthy mind was a driving force in the process!

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Topics: Diet, Fitness, Women's Health, Men's Health, Wellness

The Number One Celebrity Weight Loss Weapon

Posted by Ramona Braganza

June 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - The Number One Celebrity Weight Loss Weapon

I’m just going to come out and say it – the secret to weight loss is water. And no – there are no tricks or hidden meanings in this secret. We all know we need to drink water, but often don’t understand the specifics of why. And though we all know we should drink water, it’s overwhelming at how many people are living a dehydrated life. You need to form a habit to drink more water. Accordingly, not paying attention to how much water you drink daily could be jeopardizing your chance at weight loss.

My Advice to Clients

This is what I tell every client: water has no fat, no calories, no carbs, and no sugars. Coffee dehydrates the body. Juice and sodas need to be reserved for special occasions. For daily hydration, you must drink water.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Women's Health, Weight Loss, Men's Health

Get Motivated to Workout

Posted by Ramona Braganza

June 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Get Motivated to Workout

As a celebrity trainer in Hollywood I have been around some of the most beautiful women in the world. You might find it comforting to know, that behind all of the glitz and glam that comes from being in front of the camera, even my celebrity clients have trouble getting and staying motivated to be in their best shape.

After having trained for The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson was thoroughly exhausted from the strict workout routines and dieting that came with the movie and decided to abandon her routine and diet for an entire month! Soon after, I had to prep Scarlett for her next film, Under the Skin. How did we get back on track? By getting back into the swing of a routine, one step at a time. I started Scarlett off with half an hour workouts and followed the following three tips:

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Topics: Fitness, Women's Health, Men's Health

Four Ways to Get Healthy on a Budget

Posted by Ramona Braganza

May 12, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Four Ways to Get Healthy on a Budget

It may seem that being in the best shape of your life requires having money to hire a personal trainer or a personal chef – but this simply is not true.  Even my A-List clients, like Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway do not wish to spend big bucks on getting healthy. Many celebs, just like you and me, are on the go, have to take care of their families, and want to be hands on with meal preparation and working out.

I promise you that you do not need to have a lot of money, or be a celebrity, to get into the best shape of your life. Let me explain how you can get into a healthy shape on a low budget.

Tips for Getting Healthy on a Budget

1. Bargain Shop

You may not want to pay a monthly gym fee, get locked into a contract, and go through the hassle that comes with joining a gym. Why not try to create your own gym at home? Now, this does not have to be a pricey project. Instead of purchasing brand new equipment look for deals online. Many classified websites,

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Topics: Fitness, Weight Loss

How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Ice Hockey

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Ice Hockey

One of the more favored sports at the Olympics is ice hockey. Men's Ice hockey has been a part of the games since 1920, whereas women's ice hockey joined the Olympics in 1998. At the Olympics, ice hockey was originally only intended for amateur athletes. However, in 1998 professional hockey athletes, like players from the NHL, were allowed to compete.

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Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Alpine Skiing

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Alpine Skiing

Four thousand years ago, before it was a sport, skiing was an important means of transportation. As a sport, downhill alpine events require the most courage. Alpine olympic athletes reach speeds of 40-50 mph, sliding down steep terrain with verticals of up to 1000 meters! Talk about an intense sport!

Ramona Braganza's Olympic Alpine Skiing Tip:

To train like an olympic alpine skier, balance and stability are crucial. Unilateral training helps improve the core and stability. Unilateral training focuses on training one side of your body at a time. An easy way to train like an olympic athlete is to incorporate some form of unilateral training into your workouts, such as a single-leg dumbbell row.

To perform a single-leg dumbbell row you will need one dumbbell. Lean forward on your right leg so that your back is flat. You can choose to lean with the support of a chair in front of you. Hold the dumbell in your right hand and extend the left arm to the floor. Your palms should be facing in and your leg should be grounded into the floor. Ideally, your body should be in a T shape. Draw the weight back up, by slowly bending your right elbow, so that it is aligned with your torso. Hold for a moment. Repeat for 12-15 reps.Switch arms and legs and repeat. You should complete three sets.

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How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Curling

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Curling

Curling originated in 16th century Scotland when the Scots started sliding rocks called “loafies" on frozen lakes and marshes. In the 1830s, the game came to North America when Scottish immigrants immigrated to Canada and the USA. It was officially recognized as an Olympic event in 1998.

Ramona Braganza's Olympic Curling Tip:

Stamina, balance, and flexibility are key when training as an olympic curler. Flexibility is something most of us can use help with. Practice dynamic stretches (moving stretches) at the start of your workout and finish with static stretches (held stretches) at the end of a workout to increase flexibility. 

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Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

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