It’s way past 9p.m. and while most Williams Island Family’s are relaxing in their luxurious homes, Missy Elliott, resident hip hop/R&B recording artist, is living up to the title of her hit song Work It on a spinning bike in the Spa with fitness supervisor Mohey Elsayed.
Thanks in part to a rigorous exercise program and optimal nutrion plan designed by Elsayed, Elliott has lost over 50 pounds in keeping with her commitment to lower her weight along with the risks associated with hypertension. The story behind how she’s improving her “fabulous” shape and enjoying a “fabulous” life at Williams Island is now part of a VH1 series entitled The Fabulous Life of Hip Hop Super Stars airing through April.
A VH1 film crew recently visiting Williams Island conducted an Interview with Elsayed , who revealed what it’s really like to train a versatile performer, producer and composer who just won and MTV “Best Video of the Year” award and is currently headlining the Verizon Ladies First Tour with Beyonce Knowles and Alicia Keys.
“Missy runs on the treadmill and lifts weights,” Elsayed explains. “We also do kick boxing, spinning, as well as choreographed ‘dancersize’ - sometimes all in one session…and she’s often here at the Spa seven days a week.”
About a year and a half ago Elsayed was originally contracted by Elliott’s management office in New York and invited to meet with her for the first time at her South Florida recording studio.
“My first impression of Missy was that she was incredibly humble and a very nice person,” Elsayed said. “After losing a lot of weight on her own, one of her goals was to tone up, so I suggested a different mix of exercise modalities. Missy was very open minded to the ‘cross training’ concept and because she is so focused on success, we started to see great result in just a short time.”
In Elsayed’s office in the Williams Island spa his own success is evidence of that of his clients who have given him a striking “before/after” photos to display the walls are also adored with his impressive credentials including certifications from the international fitness association and renowned spinning master Jonny G.
Now its after closing time at the Spa, but Elliot’s distinctive green Lamborghini is still parked out front. Inside, she’s is spinning at lightening speed with Elsayed to the beat of a favorite song from her album Under Construction - and the sign “Caution women at work” could be posted on the exercise studio door. “Missy is an incredibly hard worker and she is dedicated to continual improvement,” Elsayed said.
Although missy Elliot always makes sure to express appreciation to the people in her life that support her and collaborate on her albums, the following special message to Elsayed stands out on one of her CD covers. Recognizing him for helping her stay in “fabulous” shape: “Thank you for making my thighs toned!”