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Center of Attraction

BY Andrea Bennett | May 1, 2018 | Feature Features National

They're the preternaturally gorgeous people that walk among us, making glowing good health look effortless. It turns out that even naturally beautiful people keep a few secrets—and we found a few who would share.

Moe Razi-Mulcahy
She may look like the human embodiment of a perfect china doll, but the design force and busy mom of two doesn’t do a lot of sitting around on this chaise.

Moe Razi-Mulcahy will first describe herself as a wife to Truestar Health CEO Tim Mulcahy and mother to two beautiful daughters. But not only has the interior designer, whose firm, Razi Design, operates in Toronto and San Diego (she designed the interior for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ rented Toronto estate, among other high-profile homes), also achieved independent success, but she manages to stay healthy, fit and look better than her globe-trotting schedule should allow. She credits the Lagree Method, a Pilates-like workout, for getting in shape after her babies: “I’ve been doing it for seven years, three times a week, and it never gets easy!” she says. And one of her secret weapons is Dr. Matt Hubbard at True Chiropractic (4344 Convoy St., San Diego). For those who wonder how she gets that glow, look to her morning superfoods smoothie. To reinforce it? “I use Chantecaille Eau de Rose de Mai [$74] on my skin when it’s dehydrated.”

1 “I mix up my workout with Orange Theory, which is the only cardio class that motivates me to work out!” Orange Theory Fitness premier membership for $159 per month, multiple locations

2 “I love Chantecaille’s Rose de Mai for the dewy look.” Rose de Mai Face Oil, $185

3 “Most mornings, I take a shake of cacao, maca, bee pollen, protein powder, pineapple, greens powder and coconut water.”

4 “For my date nights or special events, I use this brightening under-eye mask.” Trish McEvoy Instant Solutions Triangle of Light Eye Mask, pack of eight for $68

5 “I use Bumble and bumble for smooth, soft, beachy hair.” Don’t Blow It, $31

Green Smoothie Photo by Isarapic/iStock

Shawne Merriman
The former San Diego Charger linebacker has a booming business, workout schedule and media appearances; in short, the busiest retirement schedule ever.

His nickname, “Lights Out” (earned in a high school football game), stuck throughout his NFL career, and now in retirement—a term Shawne Merriman clearly uses very loosely—it belies the friendly, charismatic personality that runs his Lights Out clothing brand, television appearances, a NASCAR partnership and commentator roles, family life and even his new five-house Poway development, The Merriman. (His own home is getting the ultimate gym, complete with a ring for MMA and boxing.) “If you can take the same discipline and leadership that you developed in the game, it translates to virtually anything you want to do,” he says—including shepherding his clothing brand to retail success (it sells in more than 200 locations of sports retailer Tillys, among others) and running his Lights On Foundation that has benefited homeless veterans since 2002. His day starts with MMA, circuits, cardio and stretching, and ends after appearances, interviews and office work, 14 hours later. He does break, though, for retail therapy (“I believe I’ve been to every Kiehl’s in the country”) and lots of vitamins. “I am the brand, so it’s a gift and a curse,” he says with a laugh.

1 “I travel with fish oil, krill oil and multivitamins, and my favorite pre-workout supplement is C4.” Cellucor C4 Original, $30

2 “I have three G-Shock watches that I rotate depending on what I’m wearing, and tan is my go-to.” Casio G-Shock, $150

3 “I’m in love with the facial scrub and cleanser from Kiehl’s.” Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, $22, and Energizing Scrub, $26

4 “This hat is listed under ‘Shawne’s Favorites’ on our site. Of course, I work out in Lights Out gear.” KO Patch Dad Hat, $25

5 “I drink at least a gallon of Perfect Hydration water a day.” Alkaline electrolite enhanced water, 12 bottles for $30

Stephanie Brown
With a comprehensive wellness routine that includes training for a marathon, eating from her own garden and giving back, she’s a model of well-rounded health.

Drinking hot water with lemon in the morning followed by meditation and some combo of hot yoga, Pilates, high-intensity circuit training and, oh yes, training for the New York City Marathon: It’s a regimen that lots of celebs love to say they keep, and Stephanie Brown actually does. The busy PR and marketing vice president for Manchester Financial Group is a fan of ClassPass ($95 per month), which accommodates her travel schedule with SparkCycle ($24 per ride), Yoga Six hot yoga ($129 per month) and more. The whole foods-loving health maven cooks from her own vertical garden: “I’m growing spinach, kale, parsley, mint and tomatoes!” she says. And she drinks a Doctor’s Orders green juice at Whole Foods each day (from $6). Brown serves on no fewer than seven charitable boards. But you should know that she’s an advocate of cheating—in a good way. A few dark chocolate almonds and a glass of cabernet round out a virtuous day. After all, she says with a laugh, “it’s good for the heart!”

1 “Hot yoga allows for a deep stretch and often helps me sleep better at night.” Gaiam Reversible Inner Peace yoga mat, $35

2 “I mix lavender and eucalyptus essential oils for rest and relaxation.” doTERRA lavender essential oil, $28

3 “I drink over 2 liters of water a day to flush out the system.” S’well Traveler Collection water bottle in Calacatta Gold, $35

4 “Every room in my home has a Voluspa candle in it, and I love fresh white flowers.” Maison Metallo two-wick candle in Gardenia Colonia, $16

5 “I love the idea of opening a high-end Japanese restaurant in San Diego one day, and I’m inspired by this lip color.” Tom Ford Lip Color in Open Kimono, $54

Bryce Smith
He’s the guy you want to train you… and listen to your story, rehab you after an accident or rescue you from a burning building!

On paper, Bryce Smith is a strength and conditioning expert on staff at San Diego’s Invictus Fitness. But meet this certified EMT and firefighter, coach, trainer, former Division 1 college basketball player and European League basketball player, and his paper bona fides barely scratch the surface. “One thing I took away from playing basketball professionally in Sweden is compassion,” he says. “There, people would ask, ‘How are your kids? How are you sleeping?’ and really listen to the answer.” A favorite achievement was helping a man rehabilitate from the broken back he sustained in a base-jumping accident—surgery for which revealed an aortic aneurism that necessitated open heart surgery. “His goal was to do a ring muscle-up within a year, and he got it before the year was up.” For his own workouts, Smith loves pre-workout formula Alpha Brain from Onnit ($35) and food delivery from Fierro’s Signature (meals from $13). “They help prepare my food each week and keep me properly fueled to train at a high level, recover fast and maintain lean body composition.”

1 “This muscle stimulator helps activate muscle fibers, loosen fascia and adds intensity to muscle contractions.” PowerDot Duo Smart Muscle Stimulator, $449

2 “This local company makes a convenient and nutrient-dense post-workout fuel.” Perfect Bar, eight bars for $24

3 “Lululemon makes the best pants and shorts—they’re the perfect length and made of antimicrobial fabrics.” ABC Jogger in Light Cast, $128

4 “For shoes, it’s always the Nike Metcon flyknit.” Nike Free x Metcon, $120

5 “Dior makes my favorite nighttime cologne.” Dior Sauvage, $92

6 “Leef Organics’ CBD tincture helps with muscle soreness, and their soap is my favorite body wash.” Nooks + Crannies CBD soap, $22

Photographed on Location at Aquavie Fitness + Wellness Club

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