Above Pic: From Fierce Lotus FB page.
Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, Heidi Moneymaker's film No Touching just had a showing at SDCC! Since our last interview in October, I have seen the film and asked the action Moneymaker to chat about her new Fierce Lotus brand and her thoughts on the film, this is a short interview and watch for a new one when John Wick 2 comes out! Time to go for the Money and chat with Heidi! Hiedi is a upbeat and positive person so all caps for her answers, deal with it!
DMR-I absolutely loved 'No Touching' curious as to your thoughts on the film?
HM-I AM SO PROUD OF NO TOUCHING. AS WITH MANY PRODUCTIONS, WE WERE TRYING TO SHOOT A WHOLE LOT IN A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME. WE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE THE FUNDS TO SHOOT THE COVERAGE OF THE FIGHTS I THOUGHT WE NEEDED, BUT WE MADE IT WORK AND IM REALLY HAPPY WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT. WE HAD A GREAT TEAM ALL THE WAY!
DMR-Is a feature film or series in the works?
HM-WE WOULD LOVE TO MAKE A FEATURE FILM SERIOUS WITH NO TOUCHING. WE ARE CURRENTLY SURFING THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT AND I GUESS WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
DMR-Fighting with Z Bell, on screen, in 'No Touching' describe some of the behind the scenes fight set up, and working with her.
HM-FIGHTING, ACTING, TALKING, HANGING, ETC. WITH ZOË IS ALWAYS THE SAME. AMAZING, EXCITING, AND LOTS OF LAUGHS. OUR SCHEDULES WERE REALLY TIGHT AND IT TOOK US A YEAR TO ACTUALLY PUT A SHOOT DATE ON THE BOOKS. WE HAD A FEW DAYS TO REHEARSE AND SHOOT SOME PRE SHOOT FOOTAGE. LUCKILY, WE HAVE BOTH BEEN DOING THIS SO LONG, WE WERE ABLE TO “GREAT” THE "DANCE" FAIRLY QUICKLY.
DMR-One final acting question, I noticed you have an acting roll as an assassin on John Wick 2 and of course 'No Touching' do you want to transition more into the acting realm in the future? Also I know it is kind of hush hush, anything you can share about John Wick 2 behind the scenes stories?
I REALLY DO WANT TO TRANSITION MORE INTO ACTING. I AM ACTUALLY HEADING TO CHINA TO PLAY A CHARACTER IN A CHINESE ACTION FILM THIS SUMMER. I DID PLAY AN ASSASSIN IN JOHN WICK 2 BUT I DON'T THINK I CAN SHARE ANY BEHIND THE SCENES INFO. I WILL SAY THAT THE MOVIE IS NOT GOING TO DISAPPOINT.
First off chat about the Black Widow workout video you did, it was really cool and fun, even I as a guy got into the exercises, who came up with it and what are some future ideas?
HM-I AM SO HAPPY YOU ENJOYED OUR BLACK WIDOW WORKOUT. IT WAS REALLY FUN TO DO. MY PARTNER IN FIERCE LOTUS, LISA NEWMAN, AND I HAVE CREATED A FITNESS PROGRAM FOR THE BUSY WOMAN OF TODAY WHO LOVES A GREAT SWEAT BUT IS SHORT ON TIME. OUR FULL BODY WORKOUTS ARE 30 MINUTES AND THEY EMBODY STRENGTH TRAINING, YOGA FLOWS, AND FILM FIGHT ROUTINES FOR THE CARDIO PORTION. WE HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME COMING UP WITH THE CORRECT COMBINATION OF MOVES TO GET YOU SWEATING, TONING AND LEANING YOUR MUSCLES, ALL WHILE LEARNING FIGHT SCENES BASED OFF REAL FILM FIGHT MOVES. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.
DMR-I noticed your Fierce Lotus brand has several diverse workouts, how important is it to diversify your training location as well as the movements?
HM-WE ARE FIRM BELIEVERS IN THE EFFICACY OF CROSS TRAINING. CHANGING YOUR ROUTINES KEEPS YOUR MUSCLES CONSTANTLY WORKING TO KEEP UP WITH THE NEW MOVES AND CHANGING YOUR LOCATION KEEPS YOUR MIND ENGAGED.
DMR-Chat about the training book 'The Balanced Warrior' what are some of the goals and ideas in the book?
HM-THE BOOK IS ACTUALLY THE MANUAL TO BEING SUCCESSFUL IN THE FIERCE LOTUS FITNESS PROGRAM. WE DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF USING YOUR MIND AS A TOOL TO HELP YOU, RATHER THAN LETTING IT WORK AGAINST YOU. WE GIVE YOU TOOLS TO BEING SUCCESSFUL IN A NUTRITION PROGRAM AND EXCITING NEW TIPS ON FITTING IN GREAT QUICK WORKOUTS. WE BASICALLY GIVE YOU OUR PERSONAL SECRETS TO SUCCESS.
DMR-I realize that Fierce Lotus is for women, but I feel that guys can get a lot out of the workouts, do you have plans to adapt the workout for men, in the action realm and the regular sector?
HM-WE ARE DEFINITELY EXCITED ABOUT INCLUDING THE MEN INTO OUR FIERCE PROGRAMS. THE WORKOUTS ARE GREAT FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN NOW, BUT WE WILL EVENTUALLY DO A SEPARATE MENS PROGRAM. BUT, LADIES FIRST!
DMR-Chat about some of the products you and Lisa sell on the website including the organic lip balm and other beauty products, what prompted the Fierce Lotus brand to branch out, and what are some new ideas you have.
HM- WE CURRENTLY HAVE SOME GREAT HATS, TANKS, TEES, AND HOODIES IN OUR STORE. WE LOVE THE SAYING "TRAIN LIKE A GIRL" SO WE HAVE A PUT THAT ON SHIRTS, TANKS, AND HOODIES. WE ALSO HAVE SOME TANKS THAT SAY "WARRIOR", "INSPIRED", AND "FIERCE, BUT FLEXIBLE". WEARING THESE ARTICLES OF CLOTHING REALLY MAKE YOU EMBODY THE SAYING. TODAY I AM WEARING, "WARRIOR", BECAUSE IM DOING A FIGHT AT WORK . WE ALSO HAVE AN ORGANIC LIP BALM AND SOON, A TIME RELEASE, LONG LASTING SUNSCREEN BOTH CALLED "WARRIOR PAINT". WARRIORS GOING INTO BATTLE ALWAYS APPLY THEIR WARRIOR PAINT. WE TRAIN OUTSIDE A LOT AND WE MUST PROTECT OUR SKIN. AWARD WINNING DERMATOLOGIST, DR. LAWRENCE MOY, FORMULATED THE PERFECT SUNSCREEN FOR US. I FILM OUTSIDE IN THE ELEMENTS A LOT AND THERE IS NOT REALLY A POSSIBILITY FOR REAPPLICATION OF SUNSCREEN ONCE YOUR MAKE UP IS DONE. THE TIME RELEASE FORMULA IN "WARRIOR PAINT" ALLOWS ME PROTECTION ALL DAY LONG.
DMR-I hope that there are more partnerships with Marvel in the future for action workouts, but seriously I think it would be a great idea to perhaps do one for each action film you are on, curious as to your thoughts?
I THINK THAT IS A GREAT IDEA! WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE NEXT?
DMR-A Ms Marvel workout, and definite a Ms Bell one! Finally long term goals for Fierce Lotus, and the brand?
HM-WHEN YOU HAVE A TRUE PASSION FOR SOMETHING, YOU JUST WANT TO SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD. LISA AND I HAVE SPEANT OUR ENTIRE LIVES FINDING A BALANCE OF PROPER NUTRITION, FITNESS, AND STILLNESS. WE CALL THIS "BALANCING THE SCALE OF YOUR LIFE". WE CREATED FIERCE LOTUS TO SHARE OUR SECRETS WITH THE WORLD. WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE FEEL GREAT AND HAVE THE BODY THEY HAVE ALWAYS WANTED. WE HAVE A FITNESS PROGRAM TO LAUNCH SOON AND MANY MORE EXCITING THINGS IN THE WORKS I AM NOT AT LIBERTY TO SHARE AT THE MOMENT. STAY TUNED!
DMR-Thanks Heidi! Kick ass!
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