New year, new you, new fitness goals!
We get it, to the gym isn’t the thing you were most looking forward to in 2020, but here we are! But whether it’s weight loss, strength gains, cardiovascular improvement, or just general health and well-being, there’s no better day than today to kickstart your goals and become a happier, healthier you!
Not surprisingly, celebs have a TON to say about health, fitness, and nutrition! So we decided to share some fun, informative tidbits from them, knowing we’re all jumping back onto our fitness goals right about now!
Now obviously consult your doctor before going crazy with any of this stuff (duh!), but hopefully you’ll find some good A-list info and star-kept secrets from the world of fitness (below)! Enjoy!
Nick Jonas stays away from the gym whenever he can! / (c) Nicky Nelson/WENN
Going to the gym every day simply isn’t sustainable for Nick Jonas! So instead of forcing himself and hating it, he finds other ways to get exercise, like playing sports!
He told E! more about that:
“I hate going to the gym. I think everybody hates cardio to some degree. I’m not the kind of person who wakes up in the morning and can’t wait to work out. I kind of dread it, actually. I see it as a necessary evil. So, I started to include more fun activities instead of just going to the gym all the time. So it’s a ton of different sports that I play along with traditional workout stuff.”
Carrie Underwood feels like a new woman after taking on Tabata! / (c) WENN/Instar
For that fit feeling, country music star Carrie Underwood swears by Tabata training!
The super singer told Shape how the timed workout pushes her to her limits:
“My favorite workout is Tabata, which I can do at home in about a half hour. I’m in love with it! It’s hard, but it really works. I choose seven different exercises, like squats, lunges, or pushups, and do eight rounds of each – 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off for eight rounds. It really revs up my metabolism. When I’m done, I can handle anything.”
Valerie Bertinelli stays fit when she stays thoughtful! Interesting!! / (c) Adriana M. Barraza/WENN
Valerie Bertinelli has had a lot of success with mindfulness, and paying attention to what she’s eating — literally! She told Shape:
“It’s about taking the time before food goes in your mouth to be aware: Am I aware that I’m eating this? And am I eating it because I’m hungry or because I need to soothe myself?”
Drew Barrymore swears by moderation! / (c) WENN/Instar
Telling herself she can’t have something at all just doesn’t work for Drew Barrymore!
The actress told Shape how moderation has really helped her:
“I just think you should eat less of everything. A little bit less. I don’t want to live a life where you can’t have what you want; it just makes you want it more.”
Oprah knows the secret, y’all! / (c) WENN
Oprah Winfrey knows the secret — and the secret is that, well, there is no secret.
As she told Shape, you just have to put in the work if you want to see results:
“What I know for sure is this: The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal for this year is, you can get there—as long as you’re willing to be honest with yourself about the preparation and work involved. There are no back doors, no free rides. There’s just you, this moment, and a choice.”
Kate Hudson spends plenty of time focusing on her core! / (c) Nicky Nelson/WENN
For Kate Hudson, fitness starts right in the center — of her body, that is!
The shape wear icon told Harper’s Bazaar all about her highly specific exercise regimen:
“Sometimes I’ll just move around and dance around to kind of just sweat because I feel like I need to get things circulating. But I’m not hardcore about it. But my exercise go-to’s are Brazilian Butt Lifts — it’s just really, really concentrating on your core and your butt — and Pilates.”
JAY-Z And Beyoncé
The couple that plays together really does stay together! / (c) WENN
If your motivation is lagging, don’t try to go it alone!
Personal trainer Marco Borges revealed to E! how long-time clients Beyoncé and JAY-Z have found sustained fitness success by doing things together:
“They’re like every other couple, they love spending time together. They’ll work out together whenever it’s possible, whenever their touring schedules allow. They’ll [absolutely] jump in the gym together whenever they can. She’ll be running and he’ll be on a bike, or she’ll be jumping rope and he’ll be running.”
The Maroon 5 frontman loves how yoga keeps him fit! / (c) WENN
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine likes to keep things very zen!
The lean, sexy musician told Men’s Health about the importance of yoga for his overall fitness — and his mental health and well-being:
“Yoga has made me more successful. I love it and don’t know what I’d do without it. I have a hard time sitting still. I can be all over the map. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.”
Marisa Miller sure has a unique take on watching what you eat… / (c) Bridow/WENN
Marisa Miller sure has an interesting way to keep those junk food cravings at bay, as she told Shape.
And it’s so crazy, it just might work:
“Eating smart is all about having an awareness of your body. The most obvious way to do that is by seeing it. So when you’re trying to lose weight, spend more time wearing less. I don’t think I could eat a plate of nachos naked — could you?”
They don’t call her Jenny From The Block for nothing! / (c) WENN
Don’t mess with Jennifer Lopez! The Latina-licious lady loves to get her kicks in the boxing ring to stay fit and keep her confidence high, as she told Marie Claire:
“I’m like a fighter, going into the ring. I do my cardio and I do my workouts with the Tracy Anderson Method. Sometimes when I get home and I’m not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym. Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself.”
Jessica Biel likes to keep things as boring as can be… for a reason! / (c) WENN/Avalon
Jessica Biel has a phenomenal body — but everything she did to get it was completely run-of-the-mill!
She told Marie Claire all about how staying consistent (and boring!) has kept her fit:
“For me, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, having a healthy diet and staying away from alcohol are musts. It’s so boring, I know, but doing those things really helps.”
Ellie Goulding finds success when fitness is fun… and different! / (c) WENN/Instar
Ellie Goulding has loved to run for a long time now, and it’s been great!
But she told Reveal that she likes to mix it up from time to time, so she doesn’t get bored:
“When I was 18, I woke up one day and decided to go running, like Forrest Gump! But now I mix it up a lot. I do boxing, yoga, gymnastics and a lot of intense cardio workouts, too. Recently I’ve been putting on music that has more of an epic, orchestral feel to it, like Hans Zimmer. You can pretend you’re running away from the apocalypse!”
Sometimes, as Jillian Michaels knows now, you just have to take it easy on yourself. / (c) WENN/Avalon
Jillian Michaels has certainly earned her reputation as the toughest of celebrity trainers, but ironically, as she told Shape, much of her day-to-day success comes from giving herself a break:
“Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring. Today, instead of picking yourself apart in the mirror or with friends over drinks, start seeing your ‘imperfections’ as unique traits that give you character and dimension—because that’s exactly what they are.”
Justin Bieber doesn’t like to do the same thing over and over! / (c) WENN/Instar
Gotta keep his figure looking sexy for new wife Hailey!
Pop superstar Justin Bieber told E! how he opts for lots of strength training, broken down across muscle groups to avoid over-use injuries:
“I workout with my personal trainer, Patrick Nilsson, five days a week for about 45 minutes each. We do three-day splits: back and triceps one day, chest and biceps on day two, shoulder and legs on day three and abs on every other day. I’m not on a special diet, but I do try to watch what I eat. I do eat unhealthy sometimes!”
Iggy Azalea gets a little here, a little there, and before you know it, voila! / (c) FayesVision/WENN
Iggy Azalea is a busy woman, and she doesn’t always have time to go to the gym for an hour or two!
She told HotNewHipHop how important it is for her to create small workouts for herself throughout the day:
“When you’re a woman, you try to make time for the gym, and for a big workout routine. I find with what I’m doing, that seems impossible. If you just take the time to do some squats, and also some sit-ups every night before you go to bed. That’s the best thing. Just don’t skip it, like brushing your teeth.”
Khloé Kardashian Takes The Long View
Khloé Kardashian takes the looooong view! / Nicky Nelson/WENN
It’s been a long road to fitness for Khloé Kardashian, as she jokingly told People in an interview about her exercise history.
Clearly, she has a good sense of humor about it all, but more importantly, she always sees the bigger picture:
“My fitness journey will be a life-long journey. Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be. I’m not where I want to be, and who knows if I ever will be. But I am healthier than ever, and due to my consistent workouts, I am slowly seeing results. Hi baby abs! I see you! I hope to meet your other ab friends soon! Yes, I’m talking to my muscles. I’ve never met most of them before.”
Jennifer Hudson makes sure she’s aware of everything that’s going on with her body! / (c) WENN/Avalon
Jennifer Hudson knows fitness is more than just the exercise or the nutrition — there’s a mental component here, too!
She told Shape all about her journey to mindfulness, and how it has helped her health:
“The key thing is figuring out what your issues are, and it’s really never about the food. You have to be real and honest with yourself. I had to stop and look and ask myself, ‘Why do I want this? What is the real reason?’ At times it was comfort food like chocolate. I love chocolate and I realized it relaxes me, so when you acknowledge what the issue is, you can control it better.”
Michael Jordan can’t quit! / (c) FayesVision/WENN
Just because you’re the greatest basketball player in history doesn’t mean everything physical is always easy forever!
Michael Jordan told Shape how much of a role resiliency can play:
“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Rihanna is better off with professional help and support. / (c) Derrick Salters/WENN
Rihanna has an incredibly busy schedule — and with it, she needs accountability! She told Elle that the best way for her to ensure that is by working with a professional:
“Cardio is the key. I have a personal trainer who travels with me if we have a big event coming up. I work out every day but I need a trainer to motivate me.”
Jessie J begins with the end in mind! / (c) WENN/Avalon
We get it, nobody ever feels like going to work out.
But once you get started, as Jessie J explained to Reveal, the feeling at the end of the workout is totally worth the work:
“It really makes me feel positive. It releases endorphins, and I never really used to believe that until I started working out. You do really get this sluggish feeling before a workout where you’re like, ‘Oh I don’t want to do it’, and you might feel a little low. But you do a workout and it gives you that pick-up. It makes me feel alive.”
There you have it, Perezcious readers!
So many ways to get fit and feel better in the New Year!
Now, to get off our butts and get started… Yep, that’s the hard part… No, seriously, we’ll get up soon, just five more minutes on the laptop first, mmmkay?! LOLz!
But together, we can all do it! And we believe in you!
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