Sweat Diaries

Barre Classes and Fancy Skincare Treatments Get This Fashion Consultant Through the Week

This week's Sweat Diaries peeks into the life of Fox29 style director Alisa Frederico.


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Fox29 style director Alisa Frederico loves a good barre session, so much so that she’s installed a barre in her home. / Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each Sweat Diary, we ask one Philadelphian to spend a week tracking everything they eat, all the exercise they get, and the money they spend on both. Want to submit a Sweat Diary? Email mfischer@phillymag.com with details.
Who I am: Alisa Frederico (@dressing_jane), 40, from Newtown

What I do: I am a wife, a mother, and a personal stylist by trade. I consult for Fox29 as well as do on-air fashion segments for them. I am also a fashion ambassador for the King of Prussia mall and do lots of fun events and shows locally for Bloomingdale’s. I am on the road almost every day, shuttling back and forth between clients, meetings, appointments — you name it. My day is never the same and can change on a dime. Thank god for my mom because she is always there to save the day for me when I need help with the kiddos!

What role healthy living plays in my life: Healthy living plays a huge part in my life. Looking good on the outside isn’t as great as feeling amazing on the inside (so cliché, I know). However, the hour per day I work out allows me to not only feel strong physically but gives me such mental and inner clarity as well. I love food, so working out daily also never makes me feel bad about indulging. As I approached 40, one thing I really started paying attention to was my skin. I have a great daily and weekly program I do and have incorporated monthly laser skin treatments. And I committed to drinking more water every day.

Health memberships (and what they cost): Unlimited monthly membership to Barre3 Newtown ($135 per month). I also pay $20 per class for the occasional Core Power Barre Fishtown session and $100 per private, in-house session with yoga and barre instructor Deanna Teufel.

Monday

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Frederico makes an appearance on Fox29 to talk about Academy Awards fashion. / Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

5:30 a.m. — My alarm goes off.

5:45 a.m. — I drink a cup of coffee and pack lunches for my two daughters, Gianna and Francesca.

6 a.m. — Before showering, I check in with Good Day Philadelphia, the morning news team at Fox29.

7 a.m. — I hit the road!

8:30 a.m. — Segment prep for Good Day Philadelphia.

9:30 a.m. — I’m on air talking Academy Awards fashion.

9:45 a.m. — I grab an almond milk latte ($4.50) from OCF Coffee at 3rd and Market streets.

10 a.m. — Next is a dress fitting for Alex Holley, the co-host of Good Day Philadelphia. I’ve brought bundles of dresses for her as on-air wardrobe options.

11:15 a.m. — Clif protein bar. I live off of these. I always have them in my bag or car since I am shuttling around so much. Crunchy peanut butter is my fav!

11:30 a.m. — On-site client meeting to do a spring closet overhaul.

2:15 p.m. — Pick up my youngest, Francesca, at school.

2:30 p.m. — Yogurt and granola at home.

3 p.m. — Home office to attempt catching up on emails.

4:30 p.m. — Barre3 Newtown for an amazing class with owner Lauren Ziel.

6 p.m. — Family dinner! I subscribe to Hello Fresh for three meals per week ($60). This seriously has saved me so much time and wasted money. I don’t have the time to plan weekly meals, so they do it for me. I love to cook for my family, and this still gives me the ability to do that. Today’s meal was pesto panko chicken with roasted potatoes and a mixed green salad.

6:45  p.m. — Homework with my oldest daughter, Gianna.

7:30 p.m. — Kids’ bedtime routine.

9:30 p.m. — Collapse in bed and scroll through all my favorite fashion and lifestyle sites — Women’s Wear Daily, Intermix, Revolve, OOTD Magazine, Big Drop NYC, etc.

10:30 p.m. — Lights out.

Daily total: $64.50

Tuesday

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Frederico goes to Core Power Barre Fishtown for a barre session whenever she can. / Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

7 a.m. — Wake up. Standard Good Day Philadelphia Check in. I check in on them all every morning, even if I am not working there that day. I will be texting them while the show is happening! Or making notes to follow up later.

7:30 a.m. — Coffee with Natural Bliss almond milk creamer. Hazelnut is my go-to flavor! I also prep my daily water bottle, which includes two scoops of Vital Proteins collagen powder and an Emergen-C pack.

8 a.m. — Morning hustle of packing lunches and getting the kids off to school.

9:30 a.m. — First conference call while en route to the city. Apple’s AirPods are life changing.

10 a.m. — Second conference call.

10:45 a.m. — A high-intensity barre workout ($20) at Core Power Barre Fishtown. Susan Bacharach is truly like no other. I try to plan my days around getting to her class if I can. She is seriously Philadelphia’s answer to Tracy Anderson. Actually — BETTER!

Noon — Clif bar.

12:30 p.m. — Color and cut ($200) with Jillian Susten at Gloss Studio.

2:15  p.m. — School pick up.

2:30 p.m. — Homemade tuna and egg salad on Wasa crackers with sliced cucumber and Sriracha. I put Sriracha on everything!

4:30 p.m. — Dance mom shuttle. Take kids to back-to-back dance classes.

6:45 p.m. — Dinner out ($60) with the kids at Giuseppe’s Pizza in Richboro. Salad for me and chicken cutlets for the girls.

7:30 p.m. — Homework with Gianna before the kids shower and go to bed.

8:30 p.m. — Weekly full skincare routine: Wash face, apply toner, roll entire face twice with a dermaroller, reapply toner, do a mask, use collagen spray, and finally use firming cream!

Daily total: $280

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Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

9 p.m. — Jump into bed.

Wednesday

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The lobster burrata at Rittenhouse’s Scarpetta. / Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

7 a.m. — Wake up. Coffee, water prep, and GDP check-in.

8 a.m. — Morning hustle of packing lunches and getting the kids off to school.

9:30 a.m. — Barre3 Newtown.

10:45 a.m. — Chocolate chip Clif bar.

11 a.m. — On-site meeting at Bloomingdale’s Willow Grove Park. We are already working on the details of our upcoming spring fashion shows!

12:30 p.m. — Dermaplane appointment ($150) with Meaghan Lavelle at Refresh Wellness in Newtown. I try to get this done every six months. It removes the top layer of dead skin and leaves your face feeling soft and refreshed.

2:15 p.m. — School pick-up.

2:30 p.m. — Cascadian Farms Oats & Honey Granola cereal with one percent milk and sliced banana while answering emails, emails, emails!

4 p.m. — Shower and get ready to hit the road.

5 p.m. — Out the door and back down I-95.

6 p.m. — Dinner and drinks at Scarpetta ($66) at the Rittenhouse Hotel.  Do yourself a favor — order a Palermo to drink and the lobster burrata as well as the spaghetti squash to eat. You will thank me!

8 p.m. — Event at the new Fitler Club.

Midnight — Good night!

Daily total: $216

Thursday

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Frederico gets an IV drip once a month. Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

7 a.m. — Wake up, coffee, water prep, pack lunches, and get the kids to school.

10:45 a.m. — Core Power Barre Fishtown ($20).

Noon — Conference call with Revivals Boutique about spring event prep and salad ($10) for lunch.

1 p.m. — Pico laser treatment ($800) at Jefferson Dermatology Associates. This treatment has been absolutely amazing for my skin. It has helped to reduce the appearance of fine lines and sun spots and aid in collagen reproduction.

2:15 p.m. — Client meeting, which includes an amazing spicy kale salad from Sweetgreen!

4:30 p.m. — Quick IV drip ($125) at Glo Derma Aesthetics & Wellness. Since I am on the go all the time, I get a monthly IV drip to help boost my immunity and energy level.

6 p.m. — Family dinner out ($60) at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar in Newtown. My favorite Greek salad — the dressing is to die for!

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Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

8 p.m.  Office time. Organizing spring fashion segment ideas for Fox29.

10:30 p.m. — Dive head first into bed.

Daily total: $1,015

Friday

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La Colombe’s almond milk latte is Frederico’s go-to drink in Fishtown. / Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

7 a.m. — Wake up, coffee, water prep, and GDP check-in. Morning hustle of packing lunches and getting the kids off to school.

9:30 a.m. — Private in-home barre session ($100) with Deanna Teufel. I am so obsessed with barre I had one installed in my home gym.

Noon — Clif bar.

12:30 p.m. — I film a promo video with ETC Creative for Core Power Barre Fishtown.

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Photograph courtesy Alisa Frederico

2 p.m. — La Colombe almond milk latte ($5). It’s a must if I am in the neighborhood.

6 p.m. — Friday pizza and wine night at home with the fam! My absolute favorite honey mustard chicken pizza ($20) from Original Dominick’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurants. I could never give up pizza.

Daily total: $125

Weekly Totals

Money spent: $1,700.50

Check-ins with Good Day Philadelphia: 5

Barre workouts completed: 5 plus a barre promo video

Wellness treatments undergone: 3

Cups of coffee drank: 7

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