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Rockstar Health & Fitness with LP  0

They say there is no such thing as a coincidence. I believe it. I have been a big fan of LP for years, as I have watched her explode on the LA music scene. Her ability to command a room through her powerful performance and incredibly beautiful voice will leave you speechless. I have always wanted to interview her, especially when I found out she is a big fan of yoga. With her new album, Forever For Now, coming out June 3 on Warner Brothers Records, now felt like the perfect time. I spoke with her manager, who is a close friend, to see if there was anyway I could spend a few minutes with her, or maybe share a yoga class. Since we both have crazy schedules, I figured it would be next to impossible to set something up…and then two days later a “coincidence” happened. As I was about to begin my morning yoga class with one of my favorite teachers, Joan Hyman, I turned around and guess who was literally right next to me in class? You guessed it, LP!! We quickly laughed about the crazy twist of fate that had us side-by-side on our mats that morning. You learn a lot about someone through their yoga practice. What I learned about LP that day was that she is incredibly strong with a powerful, yet peaceful, presence. I was definitely impressed and inspired by her practice, just as I am by her music. With her powerful and unique voice, she has been described as a cross between Jeff Buckley, Florence & the Machine, and Janis Joplin with a style and sound all her own. She is equally gifted as a songwriter and has written songs for artists like: Christina Aguilera and Rihanna (including the song “Cheers”, which I worked at Island Def Jam Music Group. It was a big hit!).

When it comes to her health and fitness routine, we have a lot in common. Our favorite exercise activities are yoga and hiking. Depending on her schedule, LP tries to practice yoga three to six days a week and hike at least twice. When she is traveling, she takes her yoga mat on the road and streams the class from her favorite teachers…or hits local studios. The yoga pose she enjoys the most is triangle (same as me) because it doesn’t take a lot of effort and you feel the benefits throughout your body. It’s also good for working tight hamstrings. In addition, we have similar eating habits which are basically vegan with occasional fish, eggs, and cheese (as I like to call it a “veg-aquarium”). Her daily dietary supplement is Green Vibrance which she calls her “back up nutrition,” ensuring she gets all the greens and probiotics she needs. According to LP, “If you are on this earth you have to take care of yourself; you want your life to be the best it can possibly be.” We all benefit when someone with this much talent operates at the top of her game. Be sure to pick up her latest single, “Night Like This”, my favorite LP song, “Into the Wild” (which you will recognize from the Citibank commercial) and her new album, Forever For Now, ASAP! You will see what I mean about her mind-blowing talent. Visit her online at iamlp.com

Her favorite vegan recipe:

Lentil Dahl

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 heaping teaspoons turmeric
  • 2-3 teaspoons ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 whole green chili, grated, or cayenne pepper to taste
  • teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos to taste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups lentils

optional:

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3-4 handfuls baby spinach

  1. Soak in the lentils in spring water for at least 30 minutes (soaking decreases cooking time).
  2. Cook onion and garlic in a splash of coconut oil over med heat until soft.
  3. Turn down heat and spices and cook for five minutes.
  4. Add lentils with enough water to cover them, and heat to a boil, then simmer until soft.
  5. Add spinach and fresh cilantro if desired.
  6. Stir every ten minutes until done. Usually takes about 30 minutes to cook.
  7. Top with fresh coriander if desired.

 

Lori Talks With Deepak Chopra  0

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You know when you are in presence of greatness, you can just feel it. There was something really special about spending time with Deepak Chopra. His energy was calming, positive, powerful and inspiring.  Deepak is the author of over 75 books in 35 different languages and 25 of them have hit the NY Times bestseller list.

I have read many of his books and one of my favorites is “Seven Spiritual Laws to Success.”  I also love his new book “What Are You Hungry For?” It is amazing!  It’s based on the idea that if your life is not fulfilled, you are not going to fill it through your stomach.  It offers insight into the damage done to the body from the toxins in our food, as well as providing ideas for a healthier lifestyle.

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When my friend Felicia, who handles his PR, offered me the opportunity to interview him at his LA book signing, I couldn’t believe it! I have been a big fan of his work for years.  He has single-handedly improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world.  It was so fun talking to him and if given the time, I would have asked him a million questions.

Watch our Rockstar Health & Fitness EXTRA interview to find out what he told me about his healthy secrets and the importance of avoiding toxins in all areas including: food, relationships and environments.  You will also learn some other fascinating information that he share with me:

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The Quickest Way To Tone Your Tummy  0

We had a great time filming the latest Rockstar Health & Fitness episode with, The Charlies!!  They are adorable, talented and it was fun spending time with them.  It was also interesting learning about their Iceland homeland, where they are superstars.  The healthy popcorn they prepared was delicious. In fact, I’ve made it at home several times.  I was really happy that they choose one of my favorite core exercises: plank pose.  We use plank a lot in yoga because it is such a powerful posture.  The main benefits are that it tones the abdomen and strengthens the arms, wrists, legs and spine.  Learn more benefits about plank, a healthy popcorn recipe and fun facts about Iceland in the new episode of Rockstar Health & Fitness.

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Enrique Iglesias Featured In LA Yoga Magazine  0

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME I met Enrique Iglesias. His manager, Fernando, introduced us when I was working for The Firm, one of the most powerful management agencies in Hollywood. Enrique’s good looks and charm took my breath away when he immediately turned around and hugged me. He was one of our clients and we were about to release his new album. I was excited to be on the management team helping to oversee his US radio campaign. The time I spent working with Enrique was some of the most fun of my career so far. Together, Fernando and Enrique were beyond hilarious and they were the biggest pranksters I’ve ever met. I spent several overnight plane flights with them, sleeping with one eye open with my cell phone under lock and key. You can never be too careful when they are around! I have some classic stories about working with him and still find myself laughing at the memories.

Enrique is a global superstar, having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He is a multi-platinum selling artist in almost every country. In the U.S., he has a total of 69 #1 songs including 24 #1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart and 11 #1 singles on the Dance Club Chart. This rating beat out Michael Jackson for the most #1 singles on the Dance chart in Billboard history. His new album will be available in March and his new hit single “Heart Attack” is currently climbing the radio charts and available on iTunes.

Enrique lives an active lifestyle and loves playing sports, surfing, and swimming in the ocean (he conveniently has a house in Miami). He told me, “I actually don’t have a specific routine. I mostly do push-ups and bench presses when I am at home. When I am on the road, I go to the gym to exercise. My shows are very active and provide a lot of cardio exercise.” Enrique adds, “The main thing I believe in is eating healthy and playing sports to be active. Do something you enjoy, even a swim in the ocean.” I know his favorite food is spaghetti with bolognese sauce. It’s filling and packed with nutrients, especially in the following vegetarian version.

 

CLICK HERE for the full story in LA Yoga Magazine! 

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BIG SEAN-Born To Be Famous  0

Big Sean webSome people are destined to be superstars. It’s part of their DNA; you feel it. Having spent most of my life in the music business, I have been fortunate to meet many people with this quality as I work with some of the biggest artists in the world and help break new talent.

I met the talented and incredibly charming Big Sean a few years ago, and he has since been one of my favorite hip hop artists.  He started rapping when he was twelve years old, and by high school, he was winning competitions. A chance encounter with Kanye West, who agreed to hear the teenager freestyle, catapulted him into the big leagues. His 2011 debut album, Finally Famous, entered the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 –  his single, My Last, featuring Chris Brown, was a #1 smash!  He has also been featured on Justin Bieber’s As Long As You Love Me and several other recent radio hits. Big Sean’s career has exploded over the last two years, and so has his social media presence: he has 3.2 million Facebook fans, 4.2 million Twitter followers, one million Instagram followers, over 50 million views on YouTube, and more than 400 million views on Vevo. Big Sean just released his new single, Beware, featuring Lil Wayne and Jhene Aiko, to rave reviews. It is the first single off his new album, Hall Of Fame, which was released on August 27.

Big Sean has been a featured guest on my KIIS-FM interview series, Rockstar Health & Fitness Extra, and we have had several conversations about his healthy secrets. He had a great start on the health bandwagon from his mom. I met her at The Grammys; she is beautiful and lives a very healthy lifestyle. She taught him at a young age about superfoods, vitamins, and working out. He continues to follow her advice by taking plenty of vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, fish oil, and other supplements. As for working out, boxing is his favorite way to keep in shape; being in the boxing ring with his trainer helps to develop more endurance for his performances, especially when touring.

“I try to work out as much as possible, although sometimes it is difficult with my hectic schedule. But whenever I do, I function better, which makes life better,” explains Big Sean.

Big Sean also mixes in some weight training, and when he’s traveling, his high energy performances provide additional cardio exercise. He only eats organic food, and his favorite healthy vegetarian meal is a salad with organic greens and eggs. This is his favorite quick and easy recipe:

  • Chop up some organic romaine lettuce, tomato, red peppers, and asparagus.
  • Add a splash of balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and mix.
  • Top the salad with a chopped hard-boiled egg. (Non vegetarians: Add sliced warm grilled organic chicken, if you desire.)
  • Serve.

Lori & Big SeanBe sure to catch Big Sean on the road this year promoting his new album, Hall of Fame. The album is a perfect addition to your workout playlist and is available on iTunes, along with his single, Beware. You can find out more about Big Sean here: UKNOWBIGSEAN.com and follow him on Twitter: @BigSean and Facebook: facebook.com/uknowbigsean.

Lori Rischer is a veteran music business executive, the KIIS-FM health and fitness spokesperson, and a yoga instructor. Rockstar Health & Fitness shares the healthy secrets of celebrities. Check out her weekly blog at:KIISFM.com, keyword “Rockstar” or: LoriRischer.com

 

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Rockstar Health & Fitness EXTRA With IGGY AZA  0

 

Having spent my entire adult life in the music business, I have seen thousands of artist showcases.  I have to admit, I am jaded and it is not easy for an artist to really blow me away. I went to see Iggy Azalea perform a few weeks ago and all I can say is OMG!!  Not only did she blow me away, I have not stopped talking about her since the show.

Iggy moved to the US from Australia when she was 16 years old.  She did whatever it took to work hard and build a life around music.  She cleaned hotel rooms, worked in restaurants and during that time she was continuing to work on her music.  Her incredible beauty is breathtaking and it’s no surprise that she is a top model for the Wilhelmina agency.  But it’s her live performance and amazing musical talent that will blow you away!!  Her ability to rap and dance left me speechless.

Her body is a beautiful work of art, a true inspiration. Her fashion style, on top of everything, takes it all to another level. I couldn’t connect with her fast enough to learn her healthy secrets and how she keeps her body in such beautiful shape.

The video for her single “Work” is a must see and the song is perfect for your workout playlist. Here is what I learned from Iggy when we were hanging out at KIIS-FM. Keep an eye out for Iggy Azalea…..she is destined to be a superstar and definitely has what it takes!!

Read more: http://www.kiisfm.com/pages/healthandfitness.html?_show#ixzz2dZwSyvAL

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Lori Rischer Recaps The Awareness Film Festival  0

The Awareness Film Festival in Santa Monica was incredible.  It was such an honor to host the closing night program and to be a part of an event that is striving to make a difference. As part of a healthy lifestyle, dedicating your personal time to issues important to you helps create balance and gratitude.  Thank you to, Heal One World, for putting together so many wonderful films that create awareness on important issues.  The first step in effecting change is through awareness.  I was fortunate to see and learn about a few select movies that I highly recommend….such as:

See Me: The movie takes place in a South African orphanage where the kids were given disposable cameras with which they then took pictures of their lives.  We get to see the world through their eyes and WOW…..they have so much pride and gratitude.  Their creativity and excitement in using a camera was heartwarming.
G-Dog.  There are no words to describe how moved I was by this movie.  I have been a volunteer working with kids in South LA for over 10 years so this was close to my heart.  The movie is about Father Greg Boyle,who started Homeboy Industries to help gang members reform and rebuild their lives.  He works by a powerful idea: “Nothing Stops a Bullet like a Job.”  Over the years, his unstoppable compassion has turned around the lives of thousands of gang members. He has come up with an international model of positive change…that really works.  He teaches us that a little compassion and love go a long way.  This is a must see movie!!
Awakening World: Have you ever wondered about the purpose of life or what is love? That’s what filmmaker Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover through interviews with renowned authors, leaders and globally recognized artists.  I had a profound moment of clarity during this movie.  Years ago, my father was in a very serious and horrific accident that left him in ICU for weeks.  While he was lying there hooked up to all kinds of tubes he realized the meaning of life was about “who you love and who loves you.”  In this movie, one of my heroes, Marianne Williamson, said the exact same thing.  I was incredibly moved and reminded about the power of love.
One Track Heart, The Story of Krishna Das:  Since my world is based on music and yoga, he is an icon to me.  His music is in every yoga class I teach and once helped me out of a panic attack on an overnight train in India.  He heals the world through his music.  It was fascinating to learn about his struggles and his journey.  Not too mention, he was once the lead singer of Blue Oyster Cult….who knew?
In addition, I was moved by the awards ceremony that I also hosted.  Being able to meet such amazing people that in their own way are making a difference, was a powerful experience.  We need more people like them to open our eyes and our hearts so we can take action.  Action to create positive change and help others along the way.
Here are the award winning movies:

Grand Jury:

Feature Doc:            420 – The Documentary

Feature Narrative:    Home

Short Narrative:        Hark

Short Doc:                Wheelchair Diaries

Music Video:            Alchemy

 

Audience Award Winners:

Feature Film:            Driving Blind

Student Program:     There is No Place for You Here

Youth Program:        A Quest For Peace

Read more: http://www.kiisfm.com/pages/healthandfitness.html?_show#ixzz2dZyHaJbC

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Ludacris Shares His Rockstar Health & Fitness Secrets!  0

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is an amazing and multi talented artist. He is not only a rapper, musician and actor but also an entrepreneur, philanthropist and business man. During his career, Ludacris has sold over 20 million albums in the US and has won three Grammy Awards.  On top of his success in the music world he has also made a successful transition into acting.   He has been in numerous movies and TV shows.  I loved him in the movie CRASH!! That is the movie in which he won the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards.
He has a new song “Helluva Night” from his latest mix tape and is in the new movie “Fast and Furious 6“.  While he was recently doing press at the UMG headquarters, he stopped by my office to say hello.  I was excited to learn his healthy secrets so we grabbed the camera to share them with you.  Here is what I learned from the witty Ludacris……

Read more: http://www.kiisfm.com/pages/healthandfitness.html?page=2#ixzz2dZzcohlU

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REVIEW: Wanderlust Yoga In The City Los Angeles  0

The big Wanderlust event, Yoga in the City, Los Angeles, was an absolute blast!!  I was TRULY honored to be invited to host the all day event that included the best teachers in Los Angeles!

We literally took over the Santa Monica pier with 1,000’s of yogis plus amazing healthy food and drinks.  A special shout out to my friends at LYFE Kitchen for not only feeding me for the day but sending me home with a care package that will keep me eating healthy and delicious food for awhile. Also, thank you to my wonderful friends at LuluLemon for the great outfit.  I LOVE my new Wonder Under yoga pants.

During the event, there were three yoga classes: starting with Bryan Kest and Cristi Christensen.  Bryan took everyone through a powerful and grounding meditation, then Christi kicked it into high gear with her fantastic energy and incredible workout.  The next class was taught by Mia Togo and Ashley Turner.  They are the kind of women I respect and would like to hang out with on the weekend.  I love their energy, message and philosophy.  Their class was just like them….beautiful and inspiring.

The final class turned into a giant dance party.  It started with the arm balance king, Brock Cahill, aka the gravity cowboy. The class was then taken to another level when MC Yogi and DJ Drez took the stage.  Not only was MC Yogi hysterical to hang out with, it was clear his energy spread to the students as they where all on their feet dancing and singing.

The entire day was magical. The energy of the festival and the crowd was fantastic. It was clear that everyone who showed up was doing something healthy and fun for their body, mind and spirit. What a day!!   Be sure and catch next year’s Yoga in the City, LA.  I will definitely be back!!

 

Here is more information on Wanderlust and the teachers:

Wanderlust: http://wanderlustfestival.com/

Bryan Kest:http://www.poweryoga.com/

Christi Christensen:http://www.cristichristensen.com/

Ashley Turner: http://ashleyturner.org/

Mia Togo: http://www.miatogo.com/

Brock Cahill:http://www.gravitycowboy.com/

MC Yogi:http://mcyogi.com/

Read more: http://www.kiisfm.com/pages/healthandfitness.html?page=2#ixzz2da0UsWeg

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