Celebrities have motivation, determination and, most importantly, pressure. If you were in a movie that was opening in two weeks and two million people were going to critique how you look, you’d feel the same pressure to get to the gym. They don’t have time, and they don’t enjoy it because they have to deal with people pulling out their cell phones snapping pictures of them.
Check out which fitness classes and workouts stars are flocking to:
Celebrity Fans: Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, Chelsea Clinton, Kyra Sedgwick, Ashley Tisdale.
Famous for its mix of intense cycling and upper-body toning, with entire class pumping to the beat of heart-pounding music in a dimly lit studio while instructors shout out motivational sayings, it’s easy to become obsessed. While it may be one of the more expensive group fitness classes (prices start at $32 per session), it’s well worth it—you can burn up to 700 calories in 45-minutes!
Celebrity Fans: Kelly Osbourne, Drew Barrymore, Zooey Deschanel, Dakota Fanning, Ginnifer Goodwin, Denise Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lisa Rinna.
Combining ballet moves with core conditioning, yoga, Pilates, and weight training, Bar Method is a sure way to dance your way to a longer, leaner, tighter—and more graceful body. New clients can take 30 days of unlimited classes for just $100.
Celebrity Fans: Kim Kardashian, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Sandra Bullock, Katie Couric, Carrie Underwood, Amanda Seyfried, Christina Applegate.
With an estimated 1,000 calories burned per one-hour class, it’s easy to see why so many celebrities are flocking to get their classes of Barry’s Bootcamp. Voted “The Best Celebrity Workout” in multiple surveys, the high-energy, action-packed class with a killer playlist actually makes interval training fun. Every class is different, and you won’t be able to move after any of them but that is the point. Pricing starts around $15 to $24 per class.
Celebrity Fans: Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Hudgens.
Even though it’s been around for nearly 20 years, CrossFit is still sweeping Hollywood as one of the most intense workouts ever. The vigorous, heart-pounding circuit training combines weightlifting, cardio, kettlebell workouts, and more. With this type of routine, it’s not about how long you exercise, but how hard you do it.
Celebrity Fans: Kirsten Dunst, Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Alexis Bledel, Vanessa Hudgens, Heather Morris.
Piloxing is a fierce combo of Pilates and boxing. The star-crazed workout packs a serious punch when it comes to burning calories (up to 900 per hour-long class) and clocking in some fun at the same time. Each challenging session will torch fat, sculpt muscle, and whip you into awesome shape in no time. Studios can be found all over the U.S. and even Europe, with sessions starting at just $10.
TRX Suspension Training
Celebrity Fans: Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Natalie Coughlin, Jaime Pressly.
Celebs rave about this military-style, total body workout developed by Navy Seals. Enabling you to strength train anywhere, the strap and handle weight-training system will target every single one of your muscle groups, as well as improve your balance and flexibility. The type of workouts you can do are endless just expect to be really sore afterwards! Gear pricing is $199 for the pro kit.
S3: Strong, Sexy & Svelte
Celebrity Fans: LeAnn Rimes, Bethenny Frankel, Tina Fey
Created by trainer Kristin McGee, S3 combines three workouts for one body: dumbbell toning, Pilates core work, and power yoga. All three 25-minute programs feature yoga-inspired moves with yoga-inspired elegance. The best part? No need to fight traffic to get to a gym; you can do this total-body routine in the comfort of your own living room since it’s available on DVD. No excuses to skip this one!
Celebrity Fans: Eva Mendes, Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes
Slim and sexy stars like Eva Mendes have been flocking to Aerospace High Performance Center in New York City for fat-blasting classes mixed with shadowboxing, strength training, and jumping rope. This is the most savage and serene fitness experience on the planet. The blazing, rapid-fire workout will force every muscle in the body to battle against gravity while enhancing endurance, speed, stamina, power, coordination, tone, and strength at the same time.
Celebrity Fans: Shakira, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Beyonce, AnnaLynne McCord,
Who needs the same boring treadmill, elliptical, or StairMaster when you can belly dance your way to a hot body! Classes are popping up all over the country, thanks to this ultra-fun workout that tones the abs, tightens the hip area, and works the waist at the same time.
Celebrity Fans: Zooey Deschanel, Marisa Tomei, Liv Tyler, Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Olivia Wilde.
Hoop it up and burn seven calories per minute with the fitness craze that’s heating up Hollywood! Fortunately it’s so fun you won’t even feel like you’re exercising. The low-impact, tummy-toning routine will work the whole body – back, abs, arms, and legs and raise your heart rate to burn calories in a big way. Who knew child’s play could make such an awesome workout?
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