Celebrity workout habits are not always the best place to look when it comes to figuring out the kind of exercise that’s right for you. (Stars! They’re not really that much like us…)
Models, for instance, are already #blessed with a certain physique (that’s why they’re models, guys), and it’s generally not healthy to compare your beautiful, unique body to theirs. Meanwhile, actors often get caught up in trendy workout fads or have personal trainers on call working out with them for hours a day to get in shape for a role. (We’re guessing you don’t have time for that between meetings.)
But some superstar celebs actually do show off down-to-earth fitness routines that can inspire you to incorporate more (and more effective) exercise into your life. And now that you can follow their lifting and lunging on Instagram, you can even imagine one as your new workout buddy. Because…why not?
Check out the healthy workout habits of these five inspiring celebs, below, and then use that inspiration to recommit to a solid schedule next week (or to try something new!).
Healthy Celebrity Workout Habits That Inspire
Michele is truly passionate about healthy eating, fitness, and self-care, starting with an egg-avocado healthy breakfast every morning. And her workouts are all about cross training: She’s a regular at SoulCycle but also loves super fun dance-and-strength training workout Body By Simone and CorePower Yoga, which incorporates strength and core work into a yoga flow.
I mean, of course Jen knows how to get fit while also staying totally grounded. Aniston has been practicing an athletic form of yoga with teacher Mandy Ingber for years. Yes, she presumably gets VIP sessions we wouldn’t have access to, but she also attends public classes like it’s NBD and also mixes it up with running, spinning, and dance cardio DVDs on her own.
Brie is a poster girl for the benefits of heavy lifting for women. She deadlifts well over her own weight and can do multiple sets of ten pull-ups. Um…seriously…that’s an insane number of pull-ups. She got there by lifting lots of heavy weight with trainer Jason Walsh. While you may not be able to afford Walsh, anyone can pick up a barbell and get to work, and Brie also and takes classes at Walsh’s Los Angeles studio, Rise Nation, where you could easily drop in for inspiration (and to even sweat alongside her).
Hudson’s fitness prowess is no secret; she’s got her own activewear line, Fabletics. When it comes to workouts, she loves switching things up regularly. But her go-to is Pilates, which she says challenges and changes her body like no other method.
The world’s most famous supermodel is no lightweight when it comes to fitness. She throws punches and kicks during Muay Thai sessions and balances out that intensity with Pilates and yoga. She also hits the gym regularly with her husband. Finally, she trains with Jill Payne, the creator of Spiritual Athlete, a method that incorporates mindfulness techniques like deep breathing and visualization into workouts. Payne’s program is available for us mortals online.
(Photos: Instagram/@gisele, @leamichele, @katehudson)