Staying fit has always been a part of a celebrity’s life. Apart from having roles that require them to be in shape, they are always under the public and the media’s scrutinizing eye. So how do celebrities achieve and maintain toned bodies and abs? Here are some of their workouts:
Yoga has always been known to improve blood circulation and balance. However, it’s not just those things that yoga targets. Research shows that yoga helps improve mental health which is also part of your overall health. Doing yoga helps your mind relax and the environment is also more serene than other fitness studios. When it comes to physical health, there are yoga poses that push your whole body to the limit. Take, for example, Jennifer Anniston, whose yoga exercises are coupled with toning exercises which is a great way to keep her whole body fit.
Celebrities that swear by it: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Anniston, David Beckham, Kate Hudson, and Russell Brand
SoulCycle is a cycling class where the hottest celebrities go to for an intense upper-body toning in just 45 minutes. In just that short amount of time, you can already lose up to 700 calories which are quite a lot if you’re going to cycle a few times a week. SoulCycle is effective because of the intense workout that focuses on doing cardio. Don’t worry, there are breaks all throughout the 45 minutes, but once the music starts, you can bet that the instructor will keep pushing you to cycle your heart out. The party music and motivational words of your instructor add to the powerful and energy-filled vibe too.
Celebrities that swear by it: Katie Holmes, Ashley Tisdale, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Kelly Ripa
Whether it’s running for a few kilometers or running on a treadmill, this exercise has been a part of almost everyone’s workout. Why? Because running keeps your heart rate fast and is an effective way to fire up your cardiovascular system. It’s also one of the simplest exercises that can give you a lot of health benefits.
Running is simple and all you need are a good pair of running shoes and the will to run for a long time. What’s great about this is that you can run in the park and enjoy the sun or run on a treadmill like Taylor Swift does.
Celebrities that swear by it: Kevin Hart, Alicia Keys, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, and Taylor Swift
- Barry’s Bootcamp
Known to a lot of A-listers, Barry’s Bootcamp is a fitness studio that gives you comprehensive training in just one hour. One session includes 25 minutes of cardiovascular exercises and 25 minutes of strength training where participants get to use resistance bands, medicine balls, and weights. What makes the studio famous to a lot of celebrities is the energy that it radiates – it looks like a nightclub with a great playlist that will push you to keep going.
Celebrities that swear by it: Kim Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, Ellie Goulding, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Carrie Underwood
- Belly Dancing
Thanks to Shakira, belly dancing has become one of the most sought-after dance classes that celebrities go to to tone their bodies and exercise their abs. It’s not as easy as it looks because belly dancing isn’t simply moving your hips right and left. It actually makes use of your abdominal muscles and the struggle here is to move them without moving your entire body. Belly dancing is controlled dancing because the movement is only concentrated in the abdominal area. This means that your shoulders and legs should stay in place. Even though it seems difficult, once you get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself swaying and moving your hips naturally to the sultry music.
Celebrities that swear by it: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Fergie, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Shakira, and Rihanna
If you want to have a rocking body like the celebrities you know, then you can always try their workout routines. There are many studios that offer different packages and what’s great about these exercises is that you can always mix and match. You don’t have to confine yourself with just one exercise. You might even get better results if you complement one workout routine with another.