Maksim Chmerkovskiy dishes on what keeps him fit and his upcoming dance tour
By: Magdalena Guillen
What better way to wake up than with 'DWTS' Season 18 champion, Maksim Chmerkovskiy?
The Latin ballroom dancer chatted with AOL exclusively during Beverly Hills' Culinary Week as he sipped on Nespresso coffee, and dished on what keeps him fit, healthy, and his upcoming dance tour with his brother Val.
Chmerkovskiy's "Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way" tour is only weeks away, and he and his brother have had an incredible time putting their team together for the tour, but they're most excited about about actually getting out there.
"I am looking forward to towns we normally don't get to go to," said the dance champion. "Towns like Kansas City, to say a big thank you to all the fans. The tour would not be possible without the fans."
See images of the pro dancer serving up coffee during Beverly Hills' Culinary Week:
Prepping for the tour hasn't been all about dance practices either. The veteran dancer said it's also about keeping his body in great shape too and he does that by cooking a lot of his own meals.
"My mom is an amazing cook and my grandma had a farm," said Chmerkovskiy. "We always had dairy [products] around." One of his favorite and easiest go-to meals? "Couple of sausages and hard-boiled eggs," he said. "You add some toast, coffee -- takes less than 10 minutes."
His secret recipe to the perfect cup of coffee? You can find it exclusively on the Dysh app under the pro dancer's name.
Although these days he passes on the toast. The star recently gave up bad grains and prefers a healthy choice such a rye toast because, "it's less inflammatory and not as bad for you."
"You have to feed yourself with only the best things," said Chmerkovskiy.
After he gets back from his tour, prying minds wanted to know if taking a judge's seat at the "DWTS" table would be an option. "That is a very serious question," he dished before glazing over the topic.
It looks like only time will tell.