For this episode of Brand New You, host Karen Taylor Bass—PR expert and CEO of thebrandnewmommy.com—braved the heat in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to get a star quality workout with celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins. Jenkins—whose roster of clients include Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Beyonce, LL Cool J, Diddy and music executive LA Reid—says those of us who skip or scale back our personal fitness routines don’t realize that staying in shape can help us stay sharp and on-point in our careers. And forget about telling him that it’s too expensive. “People say they don’t want to spend money on a personal trainer; but they don’t consider the fact that they may save themselves a lot more with healthcare costs and medications down the line,” says Jenkins, who is taking his infitness lifestyle brand global in 2012, expanding to Asia and the Middle East.
Here, Mark gives Karen smart nutrition tips and shows a few of his signature moves to help busy professionals get out, eat right and stay in shape.
VIDEOGRAPHER: Melissa Johnson