Weight: 117 lbs.
Residence: Los Angeles & New York City
Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud: @therealalilee
Muscle & Fitness: What brought you into the fitness world?
Ali Lee: I started doing gymnastics when I was 2 or 3. Then I was a ballerina for years. Being a full-time dancer made it easy to stay in shape, and I didn’t have to put too much effort into it. But once I graduated high school and had my “after high school summer”— you know, where everyone goes and drinks for two months straight— I was like, “Wait a minute. This is not cool, dude. I just gained, like, 20 pounds in one sitting.” That served as an awesome wake-up call.
What’s your training routine like now?
I train once a day, six or seven days a week. If I’ve got a photo shoot, I kick it up to twice a day. I do a lot of squats, but I also do a lot of strength band work, which is helpful when I travel because I can take the bands with me and work out anywhere. I also do a lot of work on what they call the VibePlate, a vibration platform that makes you feel every single muscle in your body.
You’ve got a new album coming out this year. What can you tell us about it?
I haven’t named it yet, but it has a single, “Sunsoaked,” which is on soundcloud.com and will be on iTunes soon. All the stuff you’ve heard and seen on YouTube is in my past. Dance pop was a fun style to do, but it’s really not who I am. I’m very much a laid-back, beach-personality hippie type, so now I’m definitely going to stick more with that style of music.