Milk and Honey magazine interview with Equinox personal trainer on health, fitness, and nutrition!

Equinox PT

M&H Staff
04/15/16

Equinox Fitness Clubs are a far cry from your 'Average Joe' gyms. Accompany the Hollywood-elite clientele with state-of-the-art facilities, and you'll find yourself in workout-Disneyland.

Chloé Levray, a Los Angeles Equinox personal trainer, knows her stuff. From her trendy hair to her trim frame, everything about this woman shouts: health, strength, vigor, and control. The posh Chloé Levray was kind enough to give M&H some insider tips and tricks on becoming and staying fit.


Advice for us wanting to get into better shape?

My number one advice would be to start slowly and be safe. A lot of people get very excited to start their fitness journey and go all out for about one month but then get burned out. Especially when starting a fitness routine, the body gets sore and tired more quickly, so you want to really create a program for yourself that is progressive. The other element is safety. Make sure that your body is prepared for the movements that you want to accomplish. If you want to squat, for example, make sure that your core is strong enough, your hips are mobile enough and booty is activated.

Describe your diet!

I am a pescatarian, but mostly plant based. I eat wild caught salmon maybe once per week and cage free eggs from time to time, but the rest of the time I consume a plant-based diet. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and beans.

  • Breakfast is usually dried oats with almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and a little almond butter. I throw in hemp and chia seeds in there sometimes as well!
  • Lunch is usually a plant based protein shake with vegetables and some sort of starch like sweet potato or brown rice.
  • Dinner is either salmon or a plant based veggie patty, raw veggies, and a small quantity of a starch.

Milk and Honey magazine interview with Equinox personal trainer on health, fitness, and nutrition!

How did you get interested in fitness?

Health and wellness has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up playing sports and in different athletics like gymnastics and ballet. After that, I got more into the organized sports like softball, basketball, volleyball. I knew that going into college, I wanted to study something having to do with the body and how it moves, so that's when I looked into sports medicine. I started to become very interested in nutrition when I was in high school and really got hooked when I was at Pepperdine!

Favorite healthy snack?

Two of my favorite go-to snacks are raw veggies and hummus and brown rice cakes with either hummus or almond butter.

Milk and Honey magazine interview with Equinox personal trainer on health, fitness, and nutrition!

Typical day?

Oh man, a typical day! I have clients all morning, so I usually do a workout early afternoon and then have more clients in the afternoon/early evening. Your schedule varies so much in this (personal training) industry, sometimes even day by day, so trying to find a routine for yourself is challenging, but super necessary if you want to keep your sanity!


Milk and Honey magazine interview with Equinox personal trainer on health, fitness, and nutrition!