In today’s stressful life, being fit & healthy is truly considered a blessing. We all look up to different celebrities for their stunning bodies and wonder what their fitness secret is. As we all know merely acting skills are not sufficient to survive in Hollywood. The celebs have to create the image of an idealistic body. After all they are style icons for the young generation! Let us take a look at some of our top Hollywood divas & how they manage to remain in perfect shape at all times. It’s not just about weight loss but overall health and fitness. Their fitness secrets are about to be revealed!
“I work out almost every day, at least five or six days a week. I do 40 minutes of cardio: spinning, running, the elliptical, or a combination of all three. Then I do Pilates one day a week, and I do yoga in addition to that, three days a week. I try to mix it up. I take 8lb [3.6kg] weights with me whenever I’m staying in a hotel. It’s always good to do arm exercises when you’re watching television or talking on the phone. I also love to stretch before I go to bed, and usually throw in a couple of sit-ups,” she told the US edition of InStyle magazine.
“Fifteen years ago, I tried the Atkins diet with my dad and we both lost weight really quickly,” she said. “And I’m still doing it. I still have my cheat days, but when you’re feeding a baby you can’t really starve yourself,” Kim told People after giving birth.
“I don’t believe in starving myself. I’ve never done it, and I never will,” Campbell told Shape. “I’m even more active when I’m juicing, doing both yoga and Pilates every day.” She said her eating plan is clean, and she starts the day with hot water with lemon and an intense yoga session.
Interval training is her fitness secret. It fires up metabolism and burns more fat. Courteney’s trainer, Michelle Lovitt, varies her cardio between the elliptical and treadmill. Michelle also keeps Courteney’s body guessing with resistance-band and power-plate strength training. One should give this interval training routine a try. It combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles, so you’ll burn more fat while toning up.
The 39-year-old SoCal native sculpts her long legs and tightens her tummy by joining trainer Teddy Bass in the gym—three or four days a week, 60 minutes a session—for either Pilates, cardio, weight training, or a mix of all three! And although this girl loves food, she has no problem cutting out white sugar and alcohol to slim down before big events. Pilates workout combines the body-sculpting benefits of Pilates with fat-melting cardio training.
As for diet, Kate’s trainer Ashley Conrad recommends eating five times a day—making sure to include lots of lean protein.When Kate’s not running after her two sons, Ryder and Bingham, she catches a Pilates session or dance class. She’s also a fan of Core Fusion, a mix of yoga, Pilates, ballet, and strength training.
For her role as a ballerina with a bad attitude in the Oscar-nominated Black Swan, actress Mila Kunis had to transform herself into a professional dancer in a very short amount of time. The already-slender actress also had to lose weight. Within no time she dropped below 100 pounds. “The preparation was: get as skinny as you can, as fast as you can,” Kunis said, in an interview with MTV. “I danced seven days a week, five hours a day, and was put on a 1,200 calorie diet-for a total of five, six months.”
The supermodel told Vogue Australia that while she loves food, she recently cut out a lot of red meat, since she didn’t crave it anymore. “And since I cut it out I have noticed how much lighter and better I feel. It’s not that I wouldn’t [ever] have it, I had lovely lamb chop the other day on the barbecue, it’s just changed. And I’ll have fish or chicken.”
It seems like yoga and pilate is getting trendy these days. What do you think?