From Jennifer Aniston to Halle Berry. How Do They Manage to Look So Good?
Poking around the usual web sites today I came across an article where Kim Lyons, former Biggest Loser trainer, was talking about how when she trained with Jillian Michaels, Jillian would not cut her any slack on a treadmill workout. She said Jillian would have her do level ten at 10-miles-an-hour. Wow. By my calculations that comes to a six minute mile! Now I totally feel like a slacker.
But it peaked my curiosity enough to explore what some of my favorite celebrities do for their workouts. You’d be surprised at some of them. Here’s the low-down on my six favorite female celebs and what they do to stay in shape and looking great plus a video of three core yoga exercises you can do at home.
From Yogalosophy and Budokon to Parking The Car Farther Away In The Lot – Here’s The Scoop.
Jennifer Aniston – Jennifer was recently voted best body by Yahoo/Fitness Magazine. According to the survey, both men and women agree that Jen has the best body. She even beat out Beyonce and Halle Berry.
Jennifer is a big fan of yoga and credits her trainer, Mandy Ingber, with bringing the “Yogalosophy” workout to into her life. “Yogalosophy” combines true yoga poses and traditional toning exercises for a serious strength and flexibility workout. You can check out some clips from Mandy’s “Yogalosophy” on you tube and purchase the DVD at Collage Video.com for $9.99 plus shipping.
Jennifer also does cardio three times a week either on the treadmill or elliptical and practices Budokon with Cameron Shayne, a star trainer. Budokon is a form of martial arts. Watch an excerpt from Cameron’s Budokon Strength and Balance DVD here.
Mary Helgenberger – Mary has always been my favorite and I’m sad that this her last season for CSI Las Vegas. She’s such an intelligent, low-key gal, plus she looks amazing in those tight black pants, leather jacket and heeled boots when she’s working out in the field on CSI.
Mary’s workout consists mostly of yoga two to three times a week and some free weight exercises in between. She also says she meditates which is helpful for maintaining mental and emotional balance.
Valerie Bertinelli – Some of us remember Valerie before her “Hot in Cleveland” fame when she starred in “One Day at a Time”. Not only were we fascinated by her tumultuous marriage to rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen, but even more so with how she maintained her baby-face, good girl image through the years with the rock star.
She’s had her battle with yo-yo dieting and was recently the poster girl for Jenny Craig after losing 40 pounds on the popular weight loss plan. Nowadays, according to Fitness Magazine, her workout consist of jogging a one-mile loop around her house wearing a weighted vest. She even has a plan that she is dedicated to doing when she’s on the road which she shares on youtube.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Julia is most known for her role as Elaine on “Seinfeld” and more recently Christine on the “The New Adventures of Old Christine”. As Christine she plays the owner of a Curves-type all-women’s fitness club, where, ironically, she never works out.
Julia, at age 48, was on the cover of Shape magazine in April, 2011. You might think she would have a crazy rock-star workout routine, but mostly it’s working about five days a week on an elliptical in front of the T.V., or running outdoors and Pilates.
Sharon Stone – I would guess she’s in the gym five days a week doing some hard-core stuff but she’s quoted as saying she works out only as much as she has to. The exact program is not revealed. She says she takes the stairs instead of the elevator and parks the car farther away from the door when shopping.
Since I wasn’t able to get any ‘real’ information about Sharon, I could have left her out but I thought she was worth mentioning. Just because she has decided not to dish on the what she does or does not do she’s still one of my favorites.
Halle Berry – At 44 Halle is stunning and thank goodness doesn’t mind sharing her fitness regime. She follows Harley Pasternak’s 5-Factor Fitness plan which consists of cardio, strength training for both upper and lower body and core-training exercises. Halle also does kickboxing and hill climbing on the stairs or elliptical.
I visited the 5factor.com web site but it doesn’t give much insight into the actual program unless you sign up. The sight does give an extensive list of star clients including Lady Gaga, Dido, Katy Perry and John Mayer, so I’m betting it’s worth it.
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Just in case you’re motivated to try some rock star-style yoga, I’ve added a video from PopSugar Living of of three easy moves that target the abs and core.