Celebrity lifestyles can often seem very unlike our own, particularly when it comes to their physical appearance. With the resources to get the best in physical training from world-renowned fitness gurus, training like a celebrity doesn’t seem realistic. But that’s not always the case.
While they may have access to cutting edge facilities and equipment, their trainers know that there’s no reinventing the wheel. Exercise is largely what you make it. That means if you’re willing to work hard and be disciplined, simple workouts can be the most effective. Staying fit is never easy, but it can be simple. Here are eight celebrities, and the exercises they do that you can try out for yourself.
The California girl says she likes to go ride her bike in the towns on her tour stops. Perry says she dresses up in disguise and hands out free tickets to her show. While we can’t hook you up with your teenage dream of seeing Katy live, we can recommend throwing back to the pre-teen days of riding your bike.
Kevin Hart may not take himself too seriously on stage, but when it comes to fitness his workout is no laughing matter. Trainer Ron Everline tells bodybuilding.com that jump rope is an integral part of Hart’s circuit training. We didn’t call it circuit training when it was hop scotch, hoola hoops and double dutch back in elementary school; maybe that was why it was so fun.
With two kids, Fisher is rarely in need of an exercise partner. In order to stay high-energy and healthy, she tells Fitness Magazine that outdoor workouts like swimming and hiking are fun, healthy ways she stays active with her children. With summer and warm weather ahead, start thinking about ways to take your workout to the great outdoors.
There’s never been a more fitting name for an actor than the 2008 Sexiest Man of the Year. Jackman, who made Wolverine look more intense on the big screen than he was in the comics, was famously disciplined with his diet for the role. Weight lifting was a major part of his exercise routine, and the holy grail of lifting—also known as the bench press—was his go to chest workout. If your gym doesn’t have a way for you to bench press, you may need to find a new one.
While training for her role as Black Widow in The Avengers, Johansson implemented power-building exercises, according to trainer Bobby Strom. Specifically, she used kettlebells and weighted lunges to get that superhero look on the silver screen. Nowadays, nearly every box gym has kettlebells. There’s also available online if you prefer to work out at home.
It won’t surprise you to hear The Rock does some pretty intense weightlifting, but what you may not expect is how strict his cardio regimen is. Johnson may look like a brick, but he’s cut like a sculpture and cardio is a big reason for that. It doesn’t get any more basic than going for a run, but there’s a reason it’s so popular. Even movie stars know you can’t beat good old-fashioned cardio.
Working out with kickboxing guru Jeanette Jenkins, Keys likes to get physical when she burns calories. Kickboxing is a killer, total-body cardio workout and it’s great for anyone—not just the Manhattan-born Girl on Fire. With YouTube and an open area, you can try this out at home, or drop by a local studio if you want hands-on support.
Gyllenhaal essentially trained like a competitive boxer for the role of Billy Hope in Southpaw, so that means a heavy dose of endurance-oriented cardio and body weight exercises. In an interview with bodybuilding.com, Gyllenhaal says pullups, dips, planks, and pushups were all a part of his daily workout routine. These are things Homer Hickam could do in between rocket designs.
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