Madrid Personal Trainer David Hughes reveals How the celebrities stay so fit and trim. Now Even when someone like Gisele Bündchen or Beyoncé pops out a baby, it seems like they are back in peak condition in no time at all!
While many celebrities will credit some of their “success” to wardrobe items like Spanx, we can learn a lot about fetching that ideal feminine figure by learning about the everyday tactics celebrities employ to stay fit – and have fun while doing so!
Cameron stays active by golfing and surfing, which keep her abs and arms rock-solid. She also does at least 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical, treadmill or bike each day to keep her legs in shape.
Jessica uses elastic bands around her ankles to increase the burn on her lateral raises. She does 15 reps per side and then does 40 minutes of sprint sessions on a running track.
Jessica does 30 minutes of cardio, Monday through Friday. She does her crunches on a Bosu Ball to improve her balance and work her transverse muscles.
Reese loves running and hiking, but she takes her workouts one step further. For instance, she hikes backwards to vary the muscles she works and carries five pounds weights with her everywhere – all the while adding in squats and bicep curls as she moves.
Nicole enjoys taking classes to get trim in a group setting. She’ll do 55 minutes of Pilates one day and an hour of Spinning another day.
Eva changes her workouts, reps and sets each and every week. Her trainer never lets her do precisely the same things twice! She understands that it takes variety to trick the body into continuously losing weight. She also likes to power-walk with her friends in the Hollywood Hills, eat a variety of foods, and drink plenty of water.
Demi is very athletic and prefers to burn her calories snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter, or biking, running and rock climbing in the summer. This method also prevents her from hurting one overused muscle as she grows older.
To train for Match Point, Scarlett did 45-minute sets of lunges, squats, chin-ups and push-ups, three times a week. She performed these basic exercises as a circuit, with no rest in between.
Heidi got her post-baby body back into shape with yoga several times a week. She also uses a stability ball at home and does stair-climbs to burn calories in the comfort of her own home.
Brazilian women are not only known for their bikini waxes, but their perky behinds as well. You can lift, build and tone like the best of them – in just five minutes a day! Brazilian Trainer Leandro Carvalho recommends the following exercises to get a trim, toned and strengthened derriere in time for summer bikini season.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, put your arms straight out, point your toes slightly outward, and bend down as deep as you can. As you bend into a squat, make sure your knees are behind your toes, your tailbone is tucked in, and your glutes are contracting. Hold at the lowest point for two seconds and return to starting position. Do 20 reps and spend 20 seconds pulsing at the bottom of your last rep. You will feel the burn! That’s how you know progress is being made.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart again, but this time pointing your toes forward. Squat down until your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Then, step your left leg back into a deep reverse lunge. Put your right hand down to the floor to keep perfect form, while raising your left hand in front of your face, palm out. Return to starting position and alternate sides for 20 reps.
From conventional “starting position,” lunge forward with your left leg until your knee is bent at 90-degrees. Then, push off the floor with both feet, switch your legs in mid-air, and and with your opposite foot forward in a lunge. Alternate sides and continue to do this for 20 reps.
This time, stand with your feet together, toes pointed forward and arms at your sides. Shift your weight from side to side, bending your knee at a 45-90 degree angle. As you bend, count 4 seconds and draw your leg back in to switch sides.
Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides. Lean back into a squat, keeping the weight on your heels and jut your right leg straight behind you, while extending your arms forward and elongating your body. Think of yourself as about to take a dive into a swimming pool. Bring your right leg back in and switch sides.
While these exercises may sound incredibly basic, they’ve worked for many of the best Brazilian butts out there, so give it a go! If you’re not getting the results you desire on your own or if this all sounds like Greek to you, then stop by our fitness boot camp for a free trial and get a few pointers from the pros!