8 Celebrities Share Their Fitness Secrets
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016
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Perfectly toned arms, washboard abs or a rock-hard backside, most celebrities know what their best asset is and work hard to keep it that way. So what are their secrets? We asked, and it turns out the fittest stars like to change it up. “Celebrities have started to take a much more holistic approach to their bodies. So it’s not just about being thin anymore; it’s about being strong and healthy in both body and mind,” said celebrity trainer Juliet Kaska, owner of JK Zen Fitness and Vionic Shoes spokesperson. But it’s not all go, go, go, according to Kaska, whose clients include Kerry Washington, Karlie Kloss, Ali Larter and Pink. She advises taking time to recover after a tough routine. “In this way, your body can get the most of the workout. I recommend Pilates, yoga and meditation.”
One look at NBC’s “Telenovela” star and executive producer Eva Longoria and it’s obvious staying in shape is a priority. “Oh my god, I do everything!” she told us. “Pilates, I do SoulCycle and I’m a runner! So, I’m constantly doing something.” Working out helps the multitasking actress and producer (there’s that other show she executive produces, “Devious Maids”) maintain her busy schedule. “It gives me energy in the day. When I don’t work out, I actually feel lethargic,” she said.
We talked to veteran actress and activist Jane Fonda at the TV Critics Press Tour about how amazing she looks at 78 years old. While the fitness icon is done with creating exercise videos, she still loves to exercise. “I won’t do any more DVDs! But I walk, I climb mountains -- I just do them slower and easier,” she said. “Everything now is slower. Being able to keep moving is wonderful for me.” And it’s full steam ahead for Jane: Her popular Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” will have its second-season premiere on May 6.
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Sometimes you need extra support, which is why svelte actress Elizabeth Rohm (“Joy,” “American Hustle”) heads to Live In Fitness whenever she can. “When my schedule allows it, I love intense, immersive workouts like the ones Eric Viskovicz crafts at Live In Fitness,” she said at the Fit Club TV Grammys event. “But in between those visits to Eric, I rely on the classics: body-sculpting classes and basic weight training mixed with hot yoga.”
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She may no longer be an Olympic athlete, but staying healthy is still on Caitlyn’s mind! “Eat your Wheaties!” she quipped at the TV Critics Press Tour, a reminder that Bruce Jenner was famously on the cereal box in the ’70s. “I don’t really exercise like I used to,” acknowledged Jenner. “I go for morning walks. I try to eat properly -- the best I can, anyway.” Starring in her own show, “I Am Cait,” starting its second season on E!, must require some caffeine hits. She admits, “I just should stay away from the Starbucks a little more.”
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This is one busy woman, co-hosting “Hollywood Today Live” on Fox, acting in a recurring role on Syfy’s “The Magicians,” working with Hillary Clinton and spending time with her children. Which is why she struggles to make time for fitness. “Pilates is what I have always done -- and cardio!” she told us at the GBK Oscar Gifting Suite. “If I can do it three times a week, then I feel like I am on the right track! It’s hard when you have mommy stuff and work…. I really try to prioritize my time so I can work out.”
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When Jane Krakowski is not drinking orange juice in her Tropicana commercials, the “30 Rock” star is headed to Broadway for “She Loves Me” and can be seen in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Yep, pretty busy. “This year, between balancing a job and being a mom, it’s about just finding the time to work out,” she said. “I have been doing a lot more yoga too. Ashtanga, Iyengar -- whatever is being offered.” That’s not the only fitness trend she’s into. “For the past few months, I have been eating vegan…. It seems to work better for my body,” she revealed. “I feel the difference, like I am using everything that I am eating versus things just living in there!”
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This Wilson brother will soon be starring in Showtime’s new series, “Roadies,” and because he has a few shirtless scenes, the popular actor is back in the gym. “I like jogging, but not every day. I will go to the gym and get some exercise,” he said. But he’s trying to make working out a habit because he notices the impact exercise has on his mood and mobility. “Now that I am getting a little older, I want to be in good shape, whether I am shooting or not!”
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It’s all too easy to get bored on the treadmill, but “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews has found a gym that continues to capture his attention: Unbreakable, owned by Jay Glaser of Fox Sports NFL Insider. Crews, a former football player, said, “A lot of pro athletes go there -- the trainer works us out like you wouldn’t believe. It’s a mix of low-impact, high-motion yoga moves, and it wears you out!” Wondering how the actor gets his impressive physique? He told LIVESTRONG.COM: “I get up in the morning and I lift weights first. Monday I work shoulders, Tuesday is chest, Thursday is back and Friday is legs. On Wednesday I do that mixed workout at Unbreakable. Saturday I do some kind of workout, and Sunday I do a run.” Tired from just reading that? Us too.
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