Ever wonder how celebrities stay in such good shape? Aside from following strict diets, many of them work out regularly and take fitness classes. For those who require extra motivation to exercise, the sense of community and a guided instructor can really help you achieve your goals. Here are a few of the top workouts rounded up by Shape.com that Hollywood stars swear by.
SoulCycle is a revolutionary indoor cycling workout that has taken the fitness world, including celebrities, by storm. Hollywood stars who are fans of the sport include Lady Gaga, Katie Holmes, Ashley Tisdale and Nicole Kidman.
This high-intensity cardio class combines intense cycling with upper-body toning. The entire class has men and women pedaling away in a dimly lit studio to the beat of heart-pounding music while instructors cycling on a stage help keep the class inspired and motivated. In a 45-minute workout, students get to do choreographed, high-resistance sprints and climbs with arm workout sections and cool downs, which can burn up to 700 calories in one session!
The Bar Method
The Bar Method is a premier body-sculpting workout that is becoming a favorite among celebs such as Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Anna Paquin and Zooey Deschanel.
This dance-based workout that combines ballet moves with core conditioning, yoga, pilates and weight training, aims to give students beautiful, lean, toned and healthy bodies. This way, students can dance their way to achieve a healthier and more graceful form!
Dubbed “The Best Celebrity Workout” by various media, this high-energy, action-packed class combines traditional boot camp-style workout routines with a killer playlist and red disco lights! The class is a favorite among Hollywood fitness gurus and has a loyal following from celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Biel, Sandra Bullock, Carrie Underwood and Amanda Seyfried.
The goal of the workout is to shock the body, so a session can have anything from high-intensity cardio, weight lifting. Guided treadmill runs and resistance training with elastic bands, body bars, and kettlebells. The result? Students can burn 1,000 calories for every one-hour class.