‘Work out for a higher purpose.’
Train with a specific goal in mind. Whether it’s winning a tennis match, losing weight for a milestone birthday, or running your first 5K, having a goal will elevate your motivation and increase your commitment. Interest fades when you make open-ended goals with no deadlines; the gym should be a means to an end. If you train and think like an athlete, you’ll work harder, and your body will change as a result.
— Jamie Milnes specialises in athletics-based workouts. His clients include Cindy Crawford, Natasha Bedingfield, and Penelope Ann Miller.
‘Do a super amount of squats for a great butt.’
I call this move the Ten-Squat Trick:
1. Place 10 playing cards about an inch apart in a line on the floor.
2. Bend your knees into a squat, lowering your butt, and pick up the first card only.
3. Step forward to the next card. Squat down and put the card you’ve just picked up on top of the new card.
4. Stand up. Squat down again, pick up one of the two cards, then stand up.
5. Squat down, pick up the second card, and stand. Now step up to card three. Repeat the sequence: Squat and put the first card down, then stand. Put the second card down and stand; now it’s a pile of three. Squat; pick one card up; stand. Squat; pick up the second; stand. And so on. Follow this pattern until you have picked up all 10 cards at the end of the line. For best results, keep your weight in your heels and your back flat when squatting, and do this exercise twice a week.
— Kathy Kaehler has trained Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian.
‘Strengthen from the outside in; nourish from the inside out.’
I believe in mindful exercise and nutrition. There are no mindless movements. Everything you do should have a purpose. Put your mind into each muscle you are working on to control the effectiveness of your workout, and into each bite of food you are ingesting. By doing so, you can self-police and self-correct. Take a moment, pause, and think about why you are doing something and what its effect will be. By shaping and toning your body on the outside, your inner core and internal self will become stronger. And by properly enriching your body with whole foods and key supplements, your inner health will appear externally. It’s the yin and the yang. Be conscious. Transform your life.
— David Kirsch’s clients include Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler, Ellen Barkin, and Anne Hathaway.
Now you know what the Hollywood stars know, we hope you have the motivation to keep working out and keeping fit and active.
Written by Ann Wycoff, this article originally appeared in Red Book magazine