Our pick of 10 celebs who will inspire you to be comfortable in your skin. Here’s how they got it right.
The word ‘Beyoncé’ is synonymous with curves and confidence. Queen Bey’s sturdy posture and strength are a result of her workouts and incredible dance moves. The secret to her killer thighs? Jumping lunges, plié jumps, pelvic lifts and reverse-squat kicks. Three sets of this routine on a regular basis, along with other basic cardio and weight exercises, might make your legs feel numb but it will also give you the confidence to attempt Bey’s moves.
Khloé Kardashian regularly keeps us updated on her fitness and health progress on her Instagram account. The reality TV star was once bullied because of her weight, and credits her body transformation to regular workouts. Coached by celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, Khloé follows an intense workout plan that focuses on different areas of the body on a five-day cycle. Her commitment to her workout plan, Gunnar believes, is what has granted her such inspiring results. ‘She never cancels. It can be a night where she’s short on sleep. It can be a day where she has an engagement for that day. She may have something at 8 — then we’re going at 6,’ he said.
The secret to this 42-year-old mother of four’s supermodel body is incorporating exercise into her everyday life. Her advice? ‘My best advice to readers is to work out with a buddy. They keep you motivated and get you out of bed. I think it’s also important to set goals.’ Instead of sticking to a rigid gym routine, Heidi spends her time outdoors jogging, hiking with her dogs and playing with her children. Heidi is proof that staying fit doesn’t have to happen while slaving away at the gym.
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Struggling to find a balance between her life as a writer and actress and her wellness, Mindy made it a priority to incorporate some exercise into her busy lifestyle. Mindy has admitted that she’s not that enthusiastic about exercise, but makes an effort to work out and motivates herself by going to work in her workout kit to mentally prepare herself for exercise. And even if that doesn’t happen, at least she looks good trying!
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After the media has criticised her for being ‘chubby’, Selena has come out more confident and comfortable in her version of sexy – and we’re loving it! With a sweet tooth and a love for junk food, it’s impressive that the singer and actress stays in such great shape. To keep her fitness levels up and to prepare herself for upcoming performances, Selena attends dance classes which include a mix of ‘Pilates, ballet and some light weight work, mixed with various core shaping stretches and a series of strengthening isometrics.’
Jennifer is surely the envy of all her friends, boasting a healthy and fit body at the age of 46. The newlywed thanks her commitment to yoga for her toned legs. She follows a healthy diet but doesn’t deny herself the joys of the occasional junk food indulgence. On working out, she says she lets her body to decide – ‘You know what, there are days I go ‘I can’t’ and ‘I don’t want to,’ and I think you just have to listen to your body. So sometimes you just don’t work out.’
Georgina has paved the way for plus size models showing the world that a curvaceous body is beautiful. Walking comfortably on runways and posing confidently in swimsuits, she shows us that beauty is not only found in a size 6. So what does she do to maintain her ideal body? She shares her fitness secret saying, ‘I like to box because it’s fun and a good way to release stress. I don’t count calories or monitor everything that goes into my mouth — life is for living not counting!’
Actress and writer Lena Dunham has proved that exercise can make you happy and keep you healthy – physically and mentally. Alongside celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, Lena is managing to deal with her OCD by following an active lifestyle. ‘To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did,’ she said in an interview.
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No celeb fitness list is complete without Cameron Diaz. With her rock hard abs, long legs and active lifestyle, Cameron is a great motivator. Her trainer, Teddy Bass, shares some of her training secrets with us, saying: ‘Women need weight – it’s great for building the butt. And elongation and smallness is tapped by doing Pilates.’ Cameron’s workout plan contains a mixture of Pilates, cardio, and weight training. ‘That seems to be the best combination for women over 30,’ Bass advised. Cameron has shared her secrets to a healthy lifestyle in The Body Book.
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