Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are leading professional dancer, actress, media personality, dance choreographer, style icon, television star, performer in films, television & concert tours and a mother? How you manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional lifestyle?
Ms. Allison Holker: Being a working mother has always come with its challenges. As you are always on the quest for the right balance. Balance will be different in every household, and I’m fortunate enough that my daughter enjoys the work I create and also chiming in with her opinion. She loves to come to help me at work, she helps with the choreography, ideas and will help me pick my outfit for instance. But as a mother I have always promised my daughter Weslie and myself that the energy I put into work I will double with my daughter. I believe in quality time, when I’m with my daughter it’s about her. We discuss her life, friends, her schooling, we play board games, go to activities. I give her my full undivided attention and we create wonderful memories. Communication is key in our family. My daughter has helped shape me into the women I am today.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you shall like to share?
Ms. Allison Holker: I love exercising in many different ways. MUSCLE CONFUSION.
Daily warm up (CARDIO) 20 mins
Weightlifting 45 mins
Cool down 10 mins (stretch)
Focus on one body part each workout
I also love SOUL CYCLE, yoga, pilates, and TRX training.
I am an ONNIT ATHLETE www.onnit.com
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Allison Holker: I am gluten, diary and soy free. I feel like a new women letting those out of my diet.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Allison Holker: Thank you. The trick to my skin is my facialist ELLE LEARY. Women get a facial once a month and I promise you won’t regret it, and At night I use MURAD products. As for my hair I sleep with it in a braid every night.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and budding professional dance girls who all are your fans and shall like to know from you for their climb to ladder of success in the field professional dancing?
- BE CONFIDENT
- BE BOLD
- BE THE BEST
- BE YOURSELF &
- BE PROACTIVE
Don’t wait around for a chance, create your chance. -Allison Holker
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us your experience of performing in 2002 on the opening and closing ceremonies at the Utah Olympics?
Ms. Allison Holker: I performed with earth wind and fire during the closing ceremonies. The energy in the arena was electrifying like nothing I’ve ever felt before. There was love and respect being shared and shown to every race, culture and athlete. I was honored to be a part of something so special.