Although viewers got the inside scoop to Amber Marchese’s personal life on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, there are tons of things the cameras didn’t catch. From her passion for fitness to her upcoming children’s clothing line, the breast cancer survivor is more than just a housewife!

The reality star exclusively sat down with OKMagazine.com to talk how she’s spending the holidays with her family to her upcoming projects that you definitely want to look out for.

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OKMagazine.com: How are you spending the holidays with your family?

Amber Marchese: I have little ones in the house and they’re just so excited still. Everyone is very happy about Christmas and definitely in the Christmas spirit. Every year we go on a trip and this year we went to Hersheypark. They have this beautiful display for the Christmas holiday and it was a lot of fun. They met Santa and all the reindeers. Mrs. Clause actually came up to me and said, ‘I watch the show. I know who you are!’ I was like, ‘Okay Mrs. Clause, I know who you are too. I didn’t realize you get reception in the North Pole!’

OKMagazine.com: What are your favorite holiday traditions?

AM: Christmas Eve is a really big deal. So everyone comes on Christmas Eve and we have dinner and we go to mass. The next day it’s PJs all day long and playing with the toys that the kids got. There is no place I would rather be.

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OKMagazine.com: What are some projects you’re working on outside of RHONJ?

AM: I actually had a fitness consulting firm called Vici Fitness and I just merged with Revolutionize. The reason why I did that is because they share the same philosophy of working out. Going back to the basics, simplifying your work out, using weights, not being afraid of weights, debunking all the myths that you have to sit there running on a treadmill to lose weight. I just really love working out and I want to show people that you can sculpt your body at any point in time.

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OKMagazine.com: What’s one fitness tip you could give our readers?

AM: Lift heavy or go home, that’s my motto! Don’t be afraid of the weights and always increase. Don’t stop because if you could do even just five reps of a heavy weight, as long as you’re doing those reps eventually that heavy weight becomes easy.

OKMagazine.com: Tell us about your new children’s clothing line.

AM: I’m starting my own children’s clothing line and I’m working with my daughter. I know she’s only 6-years-old so she’s not going to be running the business or anything, but she has a very important opinion of what’s going to be a part of the line. Her influence is going to be very much into this project and I’m very excited to do this with her.

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