Celebs know how to stay in shape. One of the reasons for this is that they have access to the best trainers money can buy.
Here are 5 great tips from these sought-after trainers free-of-charge. Start making use of them today!
1. Do it early
Teddy Bass, trainer to the likes of Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Christina Applegate, recommends that you train early in the day.
It is the one time when no other commitments get in the way of exercising, plus doing your exercise on an empty stomach may be better for fat loss and muscle gain than exercising when full.
2. Fat loss really gets going after 35 minutes
Trainer to Natalie Portman and Kristen Bell – Andie Hecker – says that you should do cardio for at least 40 minutes as the first 35 minutes are spent burning off blood sugar.
Of course, this time period is shorter if you are following tip number 1 above.
3. Use your clothes to monitor your progress
Ramona Bragnaza – trainer to Jessica Alba and Anne Hathaway – says it’s best to forget the scale and rather use a particular pair of jeans or dress to monitor how well you are doing with your weight loss.
Try the item on at the same time every week and check how the garment feels on you. Is it looser in certain places? Tighter? How does that line up with your goals?
4. Consistency is key
Halle Berry and Kim Kardashian trainer Gunnar Petersen recommends doing exercise every day rather than two or three times per week. It keeps your body in fat burning mode and builds a lifestyle of exercise, making fitness a habit.
Just remember not to go super tough on yourself every day as your body does need time to recover. To take care of this, make sure you have a variety of different things in your routine and alternate through them over the course of a week.
5. Avoid boredom
Celebrity trainer, Haley Pasternak, recommends staying active even while not exercising as you are more likely to eat unnecessarily when you are sitting still or bored.
Try to stay on the move and occupy your mind at all times.