Los Angeles, CA – Physique 57® Founders Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi and Tanya

Becker are today’s Renaissance Women. Not only do these two women take on the roles of mother, wife and savvy business owner, but they are the definition of a balanced team in a trendy and ever changing industry.

See below for an idea of what a typical day looks like in their lives.


What does a typical morning look like for you?

Tanya: Between 6:30-7am my twins Faith and Clark wake us up by jumping into bed with my husband and I along with our French Bulldog Cookie. 8am large Cappuccino, then breakfast of either Greek yogurt or protein shake. 9am take or teach a Physique 57 class.

Jennifer: I have 3 kids, ages 2-9. My mornings are organized chaos. My nanny of nine years arrives at 7:30amand together with my husband we feed and dress the kids. I take my son to school and my husband takes my daughter. Our 2 year old stays home for a day of fun activities with his nanny and little friends. By 8:30am I am buying my green juice and hard-boiled eggs then head to my office on 57th Street. Luckily my business day is a lot less chaotic!


What’s your favorite lunch spot?

Tanya: Juice Press, hands down.

Jennifer: I am a big fan of Juice Press too! The Mother Earth and Heaven on Earth shakes can get me through any day and thank goodness they deliver to anywhere in the city. If I am really lucky, I can grab lunch at Hu Kitchen. Hu is organic and offers a completely delicious variety of dishes-major fuel for a busy day and tough workout.


Favorite song to listen to while working out?

Tanya: Foreigner- Feels Like The First Time. It’s such an uplifting song. It gets me through our thigh exercises every time.

Jennifer: I have to admit that after all these years Britney Spears still gets me to work harder in class. Guns and Roses’ Sweet Child of Mine is also a favorite.


Favorite guilty pleasure?

Tanya: Nutella. It works on just about anything 😉

Jennifer: Grilled cheese and pancakes are my “cheats.” At least I choose whole wheat bread and whole wheat pancakes so I am not THAT guilty.


Favorite movie of all time?

Tanya: All About Eve. Betty Davis is beyond amazing. Acting at its best!

Jennifer: I have two: Flashdance and Working Girl. Their inspiring and powerful messages contributed to who I am today.


Favorite post workout drink or snack?

Tanya: Heaven on Earth shake from Juice Press. Excellent mixture of protein and carbs.

Jennifer: Green juice, ginger tea and/or Kashi Pumkin Spice bar.


How do you unwind after a long day?

Tanya: The way it started, with the family. We have milk and cookies, watch some cartoons, and snuggle. After the kids are in bed, my husband and I try to watch something funny. Right now we enjoy watching Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

Jennifer: Assuming the routine goes as planned, putting my kids to bed is very relaxing. Reading stories, snuggling in bed, and hearing about the kids’ day is calming and peaceful. I have a hard time not falling asleep in my daughter’s bed, that is how relaxing it is… or maybe that’s just how tired I am.