Ana Cheri grew up in California. She was active as a child who played soccer, ran track and was a cheerleader. Cheri went to cosmetology school and worked as a hairstylist, and she also has a Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She has platforms across all social media and her popularity skyrocketed after she appeared in Playboy in October, 2015. She was voted Maxim’s Instagram Girl of the Week. Cheri has written 3 books on health and fitness, and she has an activewear line called Want My Look. She also owns a gym in Santa Anna. Cheri is a brand ambassador for the supplement line Shredz and endorses many other products including Moskova Underwear and Monster Energy drinks. She has millions of followers on social media. Cheri is married to fitness specialist Ben Moreland. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.
Ana Cheri’s Diet
Cheri takes her diet very seriously. She eats healthy, nutrient-dense foods and skips the junk. She refuels every few hours, adding up to about 6 meals per day. She often prepares meals ahead of time so she doesn’t get stuck feeling hungry or tempted to eat unhealthy foods. She eats balanced proportions of animal protein, vegetables, fruit and complex carbs. She will occasionally allow herself to indulge in a cheat meal, but mostly she satisfies her sweet tooth with foods that are naturally sweet, like fruit.
- Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium-High Protein 50% 50%
Cheri eats a wide variety of foods to keep from getting bored. She also does a lot of her own cooking so she knows what’s going into her body.
Rise & Shine
Cheri often has water with lemon when she first wakes up to detoxify and improve digestion.
One of Cheri’s tips is to make meals the night before so it’s ready to go in the morning. She’ll soak oats along with a chopped apple and some spices in almond milk over night in the fridge and she has a healthy meal with no waiting.
Cheri likes a sweet treat as much as the next person, but she usually manages to satisfy it without diving into the ice cream container. She’ll make power balls from protein powder, oatmeal and peanut butter. Another favorite is protein pancakes also using protein powder and oats with egg whites and almond milk.
Some of Cheri’s favorite cheats are donuts, cereal and candy.
What to Eat
Herbs & Spices
What to Avoid
Cheri on Yams vs Potatoes
‘Mashed yams are kind of like mashed potatoes but they’re healthier for you. You get more nutritional benefit out of it.’
Cheri on Protein Guacamole
‘It’s the perfect party snack.’
Cheri on Pancakes Versus Waffles
‘I’d have to go with waffles. As long as there’s fruit on top.’
Ana Cheri’s Fitness Routine
Weight Train for the Win
Cheri recommends lifting weights as the most effective way to improve your fitness.
Focus on Your Muscles
Cheri says it’s important to pay attention to your body as you work, not be chatting on the phone or zoning out on social media.
Measure Your Progress
Cheri says it’s hard to know how you’re doing if you don’t keep track. Keeping a record and seeing your progress can also help motivate you to keep going.
Cheri usually works out 5 days a week, for an hour to an hour and a half. She changes up her routine every 3 months to keep things fresh.
Cheri likes to do high-intensity interval training (HIIT) because it offers a great workout in a short amount of time. It’s an excellent choice for weight loss too.
Cheri says rest and recovery are also key factors to fitness, and that you’ll achieve your goals faster if you get adequate rest.
An Ana Cheri Leg Routine
Warm up with 10 barbell squats. Keep abs tight, squat low and rise quickly. Breathe in at the top of each squat.
Tempo squat: 8 reps x 4 sets
Barbell hip thrust: 10 reps x 4 sets
Jefferson deadlift: 12 reps x 3 sets; superset w/ Romanian deadlift 12 reps x 3 sets
Donkey kicks: 10 reps/leg x 4 sets
Fire hydrants: 10 reps/leg x 4 sets
Upside down Vs: 10 reps/leg x 4 sets
Cheri on Using Bad Form at the Gym
‘Please people, don’t hurt yourselves.’
Cheri on her Physique
‘I work for it.’
Cheri on Rest
‘Rest is the key to fitness.’
Ana Cheri’s Supplements
Cheri is a brand ambassador for the supplement brand Shredz. She has a protein shake most days as one of her meals. Protein builds muscle, burns fat and fills you up.
BCAAs + Glutamine
Another supplement in the Shredz line is a detox vitamin and mineral complex with ALA, psyllium husk, echinacea and cranberry extracts that aid with digestion and immunity.
Also in the Shredz line is Burner Max that contains biotin, green tea extract and l-carnitine. It is meant to help you lose excess weight, and also increase energy for maximum performance at the gym so you can break through exercise plateaus.
Collagen is essential for strong joints. The Shredz version contains MCT oil and electrolytes to help keep your energy up while promoting fat-burning, suppressing appetite and helping you stay in ketosis.
Ana Cheri’s Lifestyle
Cheri considers sleep to be just as important as diet and exercise for good health.
Second Time’s a Charm
Cheri admits to having breast augmentation surgery. The first one didn’t go so well, so she went back again a year later to have them fixed up. She also did a Playboy shoot with her first set, and regrets it.
Match Made in Heaven
Cheri met her husband at a kickboxing gym and says they felt an instant connection. She says he is protective but never jealous.
Dream Come True
Cheri says she has long wanted to have her own gym, and she has accomplished that goal with her Be More Athletics.
Kitty Cat Concerns
Cheri says she used to pretend to be a cat when she was a kid. She adores her pet kitty and would save her first in the event of a fire.
Cheri on how to Deal with Panic Attacks
‘I used to get crazy bad panic attacks but I learned techniques to get over those and so I haven’t smoked weed in a while.’
Cheri on her First Boob Job
‘It didn’t come out quite that good.’
Cheri on her Best Non-physical Quality
‘I’m very kind-hearted. I’m very empathetic towards people.’
Cheri on her Mom’s Opinion of Cheri’s Work
‘My mom is extremely proud of me. She always wanted to be a model. I feel like she’s kind of living vicariously through me.’
Cheri on her Husband
‘It was kind of love at first sight.’