Let’s get this party started….
Ayorey Nottingham: Hans! What’s your favorite recipe for a healthy smoothie? (I’m not good at thinking about inspirational questions, haha!)
HANS: Half a cup of unsweetened Almond milk, half a cup of low fat Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp of natural, organic Peanut Butter, 30g of a Whey Choc. Protein powder, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and handful of crushed ice. Toss that in a blender and blend until smooth. I like to flex in the mirror while it is blending… usually for 2-3 minutes.
Bitchin’ Kitchen: What’s your FAVORITE pizza topping?
HANS: I enjoy pulled chipotle pork, jalapeños, and pineapple, with crumbled polish sausage. Oh, and topped with Romano cheese and drizzled with garlic olive oil. Fun fact: Did you know that Poland is one of the top 5 producers of cheese?!) All that on a thin multi-grain crust with pesto sauce.
Matt Milligan: Hans, how often do you work out?
HANS: My training varies depending on what projects I have on the go, but I usually like to hit the gym about 4 times a week. I usually hit each body part once a week, and try to keep my sessions with the weights to around 45min…but that, of course, is when I am not doing… 5 sets of 15 reps!!!!!
Jennifer Preece: Do you enjoy the outfits you wear in BK?
HANS: Currently, there is only one outfit…and it actually flies carry-on in a zip-lock baggie with me whenever I make appearances (true story). My current red tights are the same ones that first appeared in the web-series when BK was in its early stages. And yes, I enjoy wearing them… they hug my man curves perfectly.
James Gonzalez: What’s your sign?? LOL.
Bitchin’ Kitchen: Hans, we want to know what you wanted to be when you grew up. We’re just assuming your guidance counselor didn’t offer you “eye candy.” LOL!
HANS: Well, being eye candy is great…but I came from a sports background and envisioned myself playing professional sports. Football and basketball were my passions…and I actually began training to make a run at being on the Canadian National Bobsled Team (again, true story)…but the eye candy thing lured me into modeling.
Tina Fletcher: What is your idea of a romantic evening?
HANS: Well…it would start with a long walk on the beach, lit by the moonlight. The sand tickling the bottoms of my feet…then I would cook an epic meal. This 4-course meal could put even the most refined taste buds into a state for ecstasy. Then the evening would move into the bedroom…where I would slather myself with the most exquisite oils imported from Peru. Then I would do a 3-hour pose down in the mirror…then off to bed for 8 hours of sleep. I would not want to sleep in and miss my morning cardio session on the elliptical. Proper rest is important when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Marija Stojancheva: Hans, what’s your favorite Polish dish (& I mean food, like golumbki or kielbasa, not your favorite Polish chick :-D)
HANS: That is an easy one…my mom makes the best Nalesniki with cream cheese filling and strawberry topping. I will be enjoying this in a few weeks when I head home for the holidays. They are so delicious that sometimes, I will be eating them and get this urge to rub them all over my body. Then I realize I am at my mom’s dinner table and it would be very inappropriate and may be awkward…but then I do it anyway…and it is inappropriate …and extremely awkward.
Liz Pursh: Hans, do you have any advice for women interested in weight lifting? Many women are afraid they’ll get too bulky or don’t even know where to begin. What do you think is appropriate as far as weight/reps and protein/nutrition? Is it that much different than from a man’s regimen?
HANS: I get a lot of questions about training and nutrition from women…I would like to take this time to quickly dispel one of the most common myths on the subject for the female demographic…Ladies, you will not get huge muscles and look like a man if you train with weights. In my experience, women who train with weights and follow a proper nutrition plan will have a much easier time losing body fat and will take inches off as opposed to put them on. In fact, a number of studies have found that you will burn more total calories after a training session with weights, than with a cardio session of the same duration. So ladies, I will be seeing you in the weight room!
Ian Wilson: Hans, will you marry me? XD
Erin Virginia: Hans, what is your guiltiest pleasure in music? I mean, what music do you like, but don’t like to admit that you do?
HANS: C’mon, I am Hans…I only listen to the coolest tunes…like Justin Beiber, Vanilla Ice and Alanis Morissette. What else would I listen to to get psyched up for heavy leg training day?
Adam (Chef, Comedian & Wanna-Be Rockstar!): Hans, Do you eat chicken? Do you drive a SUV? –Adam
HANS: A Question From my personal hero, ADAM! The answer to both is …Yes. When I am not ripping around on my motorcycle, I drive an SUV. I also, consume exuberant amounts of chicken to keep my protein levels topped up to build and maintain my current muscle mass. Sending a quick shout out to Adam…keep doing what you are doing, little man!
Paula Pesapane: Hans, what’s your favorite movie? Are you the sensitive type or do you have to have guns ablazin’?
HANS: I like all kinds of films. A couple of my favorites are “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, “Goodfellas”, “Reservoir Dogs” and “City of God”. One of my favorite films of all time would have to be Jon Favreau’s “Swingers”…not sure if that is a guilty pleasure or not, but it is kind of a love story….and I am fully aware that the majority of my movie selections makes me appear like I am trapped in the 90s. Also, love the old school slasher films… cannot go wrong with an evening of Friday the 13th films.
That’s all, folks! Tune in next time, when Hans answers YOUR questions about the holidays! Right now, head on over to his Facebook page, hit the “like” button and commence drooling, er, we mean fan-girl/boying.