Staying in shape might be part of their job, but celebs are just as fanatical about their workouts as the rest of us. While some enjoy time of the mat, others prefer an outdoor run. Which of the below celebrities favors the same type of workout as you? Take this quiz to find out!
Some celebs are the poster children for getting in shape and maintaining toned physiques. But how they achieve their fitness goals differentiate across the board. While some are all about hitting the gym five days a week, others would rather play a game of basketball or go to a dance class. We've already tested you on a few famous females workout preferences, but now it's time for round two. Let's see how well you've been paying attention!
The champagne is chilled and our dresses are picked out — we defintiely have Oscars fever here at Sugar HQ. Coming off the heels of a spectacular Grammys performance, Gywneth is set to hit the stage at the Oscars to perform her number from Country Strong. It's just a few days before the show, and Gwyneth has been spotted hitting the gym — no doubt to make sure she's in top shape before the big awards show. We definitely can relate to Gwyneth and have been known to get in some last-minute toning exercises before attending a wedding.
If TLC's new show Sarah Palin's Alaska has proved anything, it's that the former vice presidential candidate is at home in the wild, and despite dramatic complaints, has serious stamina. Forget her infamous Photoshopped swimsuit pic, or Jo "Six Pack" — try these workouts inspired by her adventures on her show and you'll be showing off your own abs in no time.
So many stars out there, and so many with amazing body transformation stories to attest to the success of their preferred fitness routine. Which of the above celebrities matches your own fitness personality? Take this quiz to find out!
While most of Hollywood is all about getting fit, each star has their own way of staying healthy. Some love to run, others bike, and a few even surf. Do you know which workouts the stars count as their faves? Take my quiz and try to match the celeb to her workout.
Looking to rev up your workout? Borrow some techniques and tips from fit celebs like Renée Zellweger, Sandra Bullock, and more. These ladies have worked hard this past year sweating it out to achieve their impressive physiques, and their trainers have happily shared what they do to stay fit.
Celebrities aren't born with perfectly slim and toned bodies and some of them have pretty strict workout routines to get their bodies in shape. For fun, take this quiz to see if you can match the workout with the celebrity.
People are always
begging asking me what Jessica Biel does to look so fit, as if I know the girl personally or something. So when I come across anything related to what she does (or eats, or thinks about eating), I like to give you guys the scoop because, I'll admit it: That girl does look good in her jeans, but she looks killer in a bikini.
USMagazine.com has gotten inside information from Jason Walsh, Jessica's trainer, along with other notable celeb trainers on what the stars are doing these days:
- Change is good! Jessica Biel's trainer, Jason Walsh, likes to keep his client mentally stimulated. "I'm a big advocate of recreational sports and stuff. If someone can get out there, even if it's a hike or something like that, just to break up the monotony of going to the gym...I really like that."
- Hard work is even better. According to Walsh, Biel's workouts are intense. "We do full body movements. You are pretty much using as many muscles at once, which in turn will jack that heart rate up."
- Food is not the enemy. If you're out and about as Walsh recommends, you need snacks and drinks to give you sustained energy. He suggests "really organic and clean foods, all natural, like nuts." Also, "an amino acid drink, so that you're not burning up a lot of your muscle, or protein."
- Everything old is new again. Walsh loves to use medicine balls with his intermediate to advanced level clients. "Get a medicine ball and do a lunge with a twist while you are holding the ball. Those are great. You are activating so many muscles at once, and you are using those muscles over so many different plains."
- Healthy meals can be tasty. Harley Pasternak, who works with Eva Mendes and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, taught both of the actresses how to cook meals with some easy, healthy substitutions. "Breakfast would be whole grain bread French toast with egg whites and cinnamon. For a mid-morning snack, they'd do a mixed-berry protein shake. Lunch might be sweet potato tuna melt. An afternoon snack might be hummus with celery sticks. Dinner would be spaghetti and meatballs with spaghetti squash and meatballs made of turkey or chicken breast."
- Just because it's trendy doesn't mean it works. Pasternak doesn't do yoga or pilates with his clients. "Those are great forms of exercise for stability and balance, but neither one of those is going to change your body dramatically like training with weights does."
- The "F" word is not all bad. Rachel McAdams' trainer, Jerry Owen, says, "The biggest problem is that people are fat phobic. It¹s clinically proven that we need healthy fat in our diets. You need to eat a balanced diet but not be afraid of fat, like Omega 3 fatty acids like walnuts, olive oil and even coconut oil."
- Focus on your whole body - not just problem areas. Owens tells Us the best way to lose weight and tone up is "to blend nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. The body responds better. People get too wrapped up in doing isolated movement, like being very body part specific."
- All cardio and no lifting makes for bad workouts. "People get too cardio-crazy and need to do more weight lifting," says Owens. He explains that for many people on elliptical machines, "their heart Rate is about the same as if they were shopping around a mall."
- Everybody needs a break. Owens delivers the best news possible: working out for more than an hour is a "waste of time." He suggests gym-goers "take one to two days off a week: have a massage, make sure you get plenty of rest. The muscles actually change when they're recovering."