Celebs definitely flock to the basics when it comes to fitness; yoga, Pilates, and running are all popular ways for Hollywood to stay in shape. Celebs are also stepping out from behind their personal trainers to try out some of the hottest fitness classes in town. From spinning on poles to balancing on bars, check out which classes celebs are flocking to, and what famous faces you might see if you take these classes yourself!
In the latest issue of Marie Claire, Amy Adams tells the mag that she is not as innocent as people think. She even cuts loose by conducting the interview while pole dancing. No, the actress is not at a strip lounge; she's taking a class with Sheila Kelley, founder of the S Factor.
If you're not familiar with the S Factor, it's essentially a pole dancing workout that has quite a few celebrity fans — Martha Stewart has even tried it! Fans of the workout say it's a great way to tone muscles, firm the body, increase flexibility, promote weight loss, and elevate energy levels. Amy, 35, thinks it's also good for unlocking "your inner erotic creature." Mostly though, she's using it as a way to drop the baby weight, "I'll do anything to get off of that treadmill."
Have you tried this favorite celeb workout?
I'm loving this clip of Martha Stewart going completely outside of her box by doing a pole dancing workout with S Factor founder, Sheila Kelley. Check out this clip as the domestic diva gets down and gyrates her hips in full workout gear. Despite not being able to slide upside down on the pole, Martha did finish with an impressive leg lift.
If you've ever wanted to try a pole dancing workout but were too afraid, you've got no excuse now. If Martha can do it, so can you. In her own words: "She's got me on the pole. Woo-hoo!"
Is one of your fitness goals for 2010 to step out of your fitness comfort zone? Are you ready to work with a pole?
Now that you're engaged you're going to be attending a lot of parties in your honor: Engagement parties, showers, bachelorette parties, etc. Nothing can kill healthy eating like a wedding shower complete with a plate full of potato salad and cake.
To make sure you don't overindulge this wedding season, here are a few tips to keep you from stressing over eating at parties:
- Don't show up on an empty stomach. Have a little something healthy at home, this way you won't feel the need to stuff your face upon your first sighting of the buffet table.
- Have a say. Chances are the person planning the party may ask what kinds of foods you'd like to have there. Ask for healthy options as well as typical party fare.
- Make sure you eat. I know this one seems obvious, but everyone wants to talk to the bride and sometimes it's hard to get a bite in. Chances are your body is already running on low fuel as it is and the last thing you want is to get sick because you're not getting enough nutrients. Can't break away from Auntie Emily telling you about her bunions? Ask a good friend or mom to fill a plate for you with lots of healthy (and yummy) stuff.
- Drinking can be your worst enemy. I'm not saying don't drink, but drink in moderation at these parties. A drunk bride can be a little unsightly, not to mention the added calories you'll be getting from that 4th vodka tonic.
- Party games anyone? Parties do not have to only consist of drinking and eating. Ask the planner to plan activities that get everyone moving and burning off a little of that ganache. Pin the veil on the bride anyone?
- Don't be too hard on yourself. This one is important! These parties are meant to be fun. If you splurge and have a few extra pieces of cake, it's OK...besides you didn't want to be rude, now did you? Just promise yourself you'll hit the gym for an extra 5 minutes the next day.
Lindsay showed off her continued distaste for undergarments in NY this weekend. Linds, who could never be described as modest, seemed pretty comfortable playing a stripper in the upcoming film I Know Who Killed Me, thanks to Sheila Kelley's popular strip tease-based work-out, S Factor. The starlet isn't the only celeb who likes to work it while she works out -- Kate Hudson is also a fan of S Factor and takes classes in LA. The program is about so much more than dirty dancing; it's focused on body toning and self-confidence (though we can't imagine knowing the moves is a bad thing). Curious? FitSugar has teamed up with S Factor to offer you a free introductory class at the studio closest to you!
Okay, completely unrelated but equally important: don't forget tomorrow it's trivia again! This week we're keeping it all in the family (that's your hint so study up). Three lucky winners will be signing off with a fab PopSugar t-shirt so we'll see you in the chatroom at noon PST!