The Rockettes

It’s that time of year when tourists flock to New York to see one of the city’s oldest traditions – The Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. These girls have no doubt kicked their way into our hearts, and we’re pretty sure you’ve wondered what they’re eating, making, and doing to stay healthy at some point in your potato-head lifetimes. That’s why we sat down with four of them – Karilyn Suratt, Sarah Grooms, Logan Reginato and Eleni Gavalas – for answers to what makes those kicks go up and down…

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KARILYN SURRATT

“The security guys around here call me pizza girl, because I always have pizza. That would be ideal, if I could eat like that all the time. And I can, during Rockette season, because we do 100 shows a season, so you do need to have a super carb load that you can pull from.”

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ELENI GAVALAS

“I’m a big sleeper. It’s really important that you get eight plus hours of sleep and drink lots of water. I drink a lot of water – and coffee!”

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LOGAN REGINATO

“The Christmas Spectacular is incredibly difficult for us Rockettes, but so rewarding. We do up to 300 kicks per show, sometimes up to five shows per day. Everything that goes into my body needs to help me out for this very athletic show […] I’m a big fan of smoothies and protein shakes. I love acai [in smoothies] right now; that’s my go-to. I put chia seeds and flax in there as well. It’s literally dessert to me.”

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SARAH GROOMS

“I’m a vegetarian so it’s really important for me to get a lot of protein in. I wake up and I have cheesy eggs for breakfast, everyday, and a multi-grain english muffin with peanut butter.”

Read our interview with Broadway star, Kelli O’Hara or this interview with Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry.