"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…" -Marianne Williamson
I have been training the talented and beautiful Eva Mendes for a few years now in NY, LA or on location. She has kindly written a few words about working with me to share on my upcoming website. “Training with Erik Hansen is a must when I come to NYC! He knows how to keep me fit and toned without creating bulk. He tailors the workout specifically for my body and I love the results.” Thanks Eva! (at ADD*LIFE)
Chocolate Thunder Smoothie: 1 cup almond milk, 2 bunches of spinach, 1 banana, 1/4 cup raw shelled hemp seed, 1/4 cup cacao powder, 3 ice cubes. Makes 2-3 servings. (at Spanish Harlem Kitchen)
The Single Leg Deadlift / Bulgarian Split Squat Superset is for my money the best way to target the glutes and hamstrings and develop a round, firm butt. I use this superset with clients like Eva Mendes and Melanie Fiona for a feminine, sexy and athletic physique. Start with 10 reps of each, on each leg, for three sets, working your way up to 15 or 20 repetitions. Concentrate on form and posture when you add these moves to your routine 3 times a week. For more of a challenge add the medicine ball to the movements.
The unconventional hero, Pootie Tang juice. 2 oranges, 2 lemons, 3 carrots, 1/2 bell pepper, 2-3 inch piece of ginger, cayenne pepper to taste.
Evolution of a Headstand by Helene Traasavik
The Hulk Smoothie: 2 Bunches of Kale, 2 Cups of Almond Milk, 1 Peeled Fuji Apple, 1 Avocado, 1 Banana, 1/2 Cup of Raw Shelled Hemp Seed, Garnish with Chia Seeds. Makes 2-3 Servings (add a few ice cubes if you like it colder). Juicing is a great source of nutrients, but blending allows you to also keep some of the healthy fiber you lose when you juice. #hulk #smoothie #instafit #instafood #healthy #fit #food #fruits #veggies (at the blender)
One of the most beautiful and sincere books I’ve ever read. I had just finished writing a book proposal for ADD LIFE and was on a flight out to LA to work with a client. A thought crossed my mind that it would be really cool if I were to be seated next to a writer that I could possible ask a few questions or gain some valuable insight from, when I found myself seated next to a very kind woman, whose daughter happened to have a successful career as a health writer for just about every relevant publication and whose brother is a meditation guru and the author of this wonderful book. #attraction #addlife #joy