Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels gives new meaning to the phrase "tough love." Sure, she's said things that some people have found controversial, but she continues to motivate people all over the country to get into shape and stick with the game plan. However you feel about Jillian and The Biggest Loser, you'll love clicking through all these GIFs all about this celebrity trainer's no-nonsense approach to health.
Celebrity trainer Valerie Waters and her Red Carpet Ready workouts are always in high demand. Luckily for us, she created a full-body strength circuit that can be done at home. Start incorporating this workout into your weekly routine, and you'll be able to hit your version of the red carpet in no time! Keep reading to see the six moves Valerie uses to get clients like Kate Beckinsale, Poppy Montgomery, and Jennifer Garner in shape, and find out which moves are Poppy's favorites when shaping up for a big night out.
Complete this circuit without resting between exercises. Rest one minute between circuits. Do it three times. What you'll need: resistance band with handles, a set of light weights, and the Valslide.
Between traveling and toning, our favorite celebrity trainers are always up to something; this week was no different! From weekend detoxes to positive affirmations, they gave us plenty of Instagram inspiration. Take a look at our favorite social snaps of the week, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Fitness on Instagram too!
Last night in NYC, we hosted a live Class FitSugar event with celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser of AKT InMotion. Over 150 of our readers joined us in a lovely loft space in Manhattan for an intense workout and refreshing cocktails — made with antioxidant-rich ingredients, of course! We hope to host more of these live Class FitSugar events, so stay tuned!
We streamed the high-octane dance cardio workout live, so you all could join in at home. If you missed it, here's the 35-minute live workout for you to try. Get a taste of how Anna trains her celeb clients Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker — it's full-on dance and beyond fun. The workout begins with an active warmup of plank jacks on the floor. Press play and get ready to sweat.
What's a girl to do when she can't afford a celebrity trainer? Simply follow them on Twitter! That's right: you can get all the positive talk and motivation from your favorite trainers like Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner thanks to social media. With a few posters, a couple of famous quotes, and some words of wisdom, you'll be ready to finish the week on a positive note. Click through to read a few of our favorites!
Thinking of skipping your workout today? Try this motivational tip from Viveca Jensen, founder of the Pilates-boxing-dancing hybrid workout Piloxing (a Hilary Duff workout favorite), to get you going: "Don't stress about where you are in your fitness level — just show up and work at your own pace," she recently told us. "Don't think so much about 'What if I can't' and 'Maybe next year I'm gonna get fit [enough] to get into an exercise class.' Do it because you can. Anybody can do it at their level," says Viveca, whose 60-day Piloxing DVD system ($80) comes out next month. The DVD features three 50-minute cardio workouts and two 15-minute toning workouts a week, along with a nutritional guide — just in time for bikini season!
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Yoga and fitness instructor Mandy Ingber helps keep Hollywood's elite, like Jennifer Aniston, toned and trim. Earlier this week, we treated some of our POPSUGAR Fitness readers to a Class FitSugar taught by Mandy at LA's SmogShoppe and sponsored by St. Ives. Since we know you all can't hop down to Southern California for a yoga session, we are highlighting a few of our favorite moves from the class, along with Mandy's words of wisdom.
Stay tuned! Later this Spring we will have two new 10-minute Class FitSugar workouts featuring Mandy.
Going from work to workouts, our favorite celebrity trainers are always up to something; this week was no different! From shooting segments with stars to sharing their favorite clean eats, there was plenty of Instagram inspiration to keep us motivated. Take a look at our favorite social snaps, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Fitness on Instagram too!
On the current season of The Biggest Loser, trainers Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels, and Bob Harper continue to push contestants toward their goal of a healthy life. And even though season 14 isn't over, it's already offered plenty of tears and triumphs as the trainers help their respective teams break past mental, physical, and emotional boundaries. Even if you're not a contestant, there are still a lot of valuable lessons to be learned from the tough group of trainers.
Celebrity fitness guru David Kirsch has trained celebrities like Kerry Washington, Heidi Klum, and Kate Upton. When it comes to developing a fitness regimen for his clients, he recognizes there's not a one-size-fits-all rule. "Everyone's body responds very differently," he says. After chatting about how Kate Upton prepared for the Sports Illustrated cover shoot this year, David and I had the opportunity to discuss his biggest gripes with the way some women train.
With all his clients, David strives to "accentuate curves in a feminine, sexy way, and not bulk their flaws. That's probably the number-one mistake I've seen." He doesn't believe in heavy weight training, and depending on someone's body type, he doesn't hold back about his feeling toward Spin: "For someone like Kerry [Washington], for someone like Kate [Upton], Spinning to me — no matter how en vogue — is not appropriate for what they want. For anyone who has a predisposition for bulking muscle legs, you're not going to do it [Spin]. It's knowing what you need to do for your body type."
If you've hit a weight-loss plateau or have lost motivation at the gym, David suggests that you "reevaluate what you've done up until that point. I always say, [get] stark naked first thing in the morning, [and] go to the mirror. Do a full body assessment: What do you see? What do you like? What don't you like? Then come up with a plan."
Above all else, David wants everyone to "embrace the beauty you have. Not everyone is meant to be the perfect size four or two. Not everyone is going to be Kerry Washington or Kate Upton. It's really about loving yourself, making the changes you can make, and embracing them."