What do Kim Kardashian, Bethenny Frankel, Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Biel and Beyonce have in common? Aside from dazzling careers, money in the bank and closets bigger than most homes, they each have fantastic physiques!
Gone are the days of a boring workout! There are so many new and creative options to get fit, lose weight and tone up – all while having a fabulous time. I’ve done a little research and discovered the top celebrity workouts…
Uniquely mixing the elements of pilates and boxing, Piloxing is one of the latest exercise crazes to hit Hollywood! With studios popping up all over the world and a DVD too, this brainchild of Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer, Viveca Jensen, is all about empowering women – both mind and body. If you’re after the strength, speed and agility of boxing, combined with the flexibility and sculpting powers of pilates – Piloxing is one super fun workout you have to try! Celebrity fans include Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens.
A staple for many of Hollywood’s hottest celebs, including Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian, Sandra Bullock and Katie Holmes, Barry’s Bootcamp was voted “Best Celebrity” workout by Allure magazine and has been the topic of much discussion in publications like The New York Times, People, US Weekly and Vanity Fair. With studios in the US and UK, Barry’s Bootcamp has been operating since 1998. Combining intense cardio and strength training, each session is reported to burn a massive 1,000 calories! So if your current workout doesn’t include trainers who look like movie stars, night club lighting and the latest music, maybe you need to see Barry!
Heralded as “the most targeted body-sculpting workout”, The Bar Method integrates the fat burning of interval training, muscle shaping of isometrics, elongating attributes of dance and the science of physical therapy to create a workout that reshapes your body. Drew Barrymore has said it “just knocks your butt off” and other A-list fans include Dakota Fanning, Kelly Osborne, Denise Richards and Dita Von Teese. With studio locations and a range of DVD’s, The Bar Method is a fun new way to create long, lean muscles, reduce body fat, improve posture and your strengthen abs.
Having worked with people like Bethenny Frankel and LeAnn Rimes, this trainer to the stars has a series of dvd workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home. Kristin has created the S3 – Strong, Sexy + Svelte DVD, a series of three 25 minute workouts including YogaTone, Pilates and Yoga Flow. Plus she’s thrown in a five minute cardio blast at the end for good measure! If you’re after a long, lean, toned physique without leaving your lounge room – this may be the option for you!
Used by celebs including Gisele Bundchen, Gwen Stefanie and Jennifer Lopez, this total body workout was originally created by the US Navy Seals (yikes!) and focuses on strength, conditioning and functional training. TRX resistance training tools are portable and can be set up anywhere and everywhere… parks, hotel rooms, stairwells, garages – now there’s no excuses! With hundreds of exercises that build core stability, power, flexibility and endurance, it’s a great way to really get in-tune with your body and work at your own pace to achieve the results you want.
A worldwide sensation, chances are you’ve heard of this and it’s one seriously intense workout! But as they say… no pain, no gain. Fans include Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz and Madonna. A session includes things like cardio, weightlifting, kettlebell’s and plyometrics. As you progress, so does the difficulty level – a key aspect is learning to really push yourself. Quite a few of my friends are CrossFit devotees and they have become obsessed. I swear, it’s like a cult (or “community” as it’s called). Be warned… once you start, it’s all you talk about!
Which workout sounds best to you? Have you ever tried any of these?
What’s your favorite way to keep fit?
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Happy Wednesday to you all – the week is flying by. Have a fabulous day – and I’d love to hear your thoughts on these celeb workouts!