Milan’s extensive knowledge of combat sports combined with over 5 years of coaching and personal training has allowed him to create a completely unique fitness-boxing program that is both fun and challenging. Milan designed the Prevail program to empower his clients while improving their physical health in a safe, supportive environment. He's a huge part of the community at Prevail, encouraging his clients to be the best they can be and really gives them his all. Milan is definitely one of the hardest glowing guys we know.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Milan Costich
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC
WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: My days are very active, so I always start off my day with a big breakfast. First, a protein/super food smoothie. Then, about 30 minutes later, I’ll eat some scrambled eggs, avocados, berries and a Green Genie vegetable juice that consists of kale, spinach, ginger, apple, celery, parsley, romaine and lemon juice from Beverly Hills Juice.
LUNCH: I usually don’t have time to prepare lunch myself, so I’ll pick up something close to the gym. I like to do chicken kabobs and Greek salad.
DINNER: One of my favorite meals is sushi. Living in Los Angeles, I have so many great options. My dinner of choice is to grab a sashimi or traditional sushi dinner and drink a Big Ten vegetable juice.
SNACK: Homemade Acai Bowl with all the fixings: shaved coconut, goji berries, cacao nibs, strawberries, banana and granola.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Tonnarelli pasta with sausage and shaved black Italian truffles.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? Terroni. Love their pasta, pizza and wine!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Terroni’s grilled calamari salad, tonnarelli pasta with sausage and shaved truffles, a good bottle of red wine to share with good friends.
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK? Unfortunately I don’t get to cook too often, but I make a pretty mean turkey chili, and when I’m feeling fancy, sautéed scallops, baked broccoli and mashed potatoes
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP? Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIME? I like to start every morning with a 20 minute stretching routine to wake up my body. Then, I’ll typically train in either Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or take a class at Prevail. On especially ambitious days, I’ll incorporate one more workout that is purely focused on strength and conditioning. All in all, I typically get 8-10 workouts in a week.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? I don’t really have a specific skincare routine. I try to exercise regularly, get a lot of nutrients from my food, drink a gallon of water per day and get a good night’s rest every night.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
1. Favorite books, especially one on survival
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS/HEALTH GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach
Teddy Atlas – boxing trainer
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?
1) "Just like heaven" – The Cure, I’ve loved this song for as long as I can remember
2) "Pop That" – French Montana, always gets me pumped up when I’m working out
3) "I Got a Car" – George Strait, good song to drive to
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? An Omega watch from my father.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. I’m blessed in the sense that I’ve gotten to live a lot of perfect days, especially recently. Opening Prevail Los Angeles has been my opportunity to contribute something positive to my local community. I work with people that challenge me and that I truly appreciate and enjoy being around. Our members are amazing, and I love that I get to support them in their pursuit of self-excellence. All of these elements make for a perfect day: connecting with people I care deeply about, contributing to the success of others, learning & growing, physical exercise and challenges. I try to spend a part of each day connecting with loved ones, even if it’s just a 10 minute call with my sister on the East Coast.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? I think when you’re truly happy, grateful and at peace with the life you live, it radiates.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? I’m a lifelong practitioner of Martial Arts, and the ability it has given me to express myself is invaluable. I love so many forms of art: dance, film, writing, photography, and architecture, and I think the common thread is that they all serve as an outlet for expression and creative growth. Throughout everything I do, I like to maintain a focus on authenticity, learning, and humility.
Photography by: Brian Lehrer