In preparation for her upcoming 90-minute Las Vegas show at Planet Hollywood, Britney Spears has been getting down and dirty with an intense exercise regimen. Last week, everyone’s favorite ex-girl next door shared a picture of her rockin’ bod in just a bikini. The public has always been obsessed with Britney’s weight fluctuations and style choices, so it came as no shock when the photo set the blogosphere abuzz.
Britney’s workout regimen is called “Trickeration” and incorporates interval training into sports like tennis and football. Interval training involves quick bursts of hardcore exercise followed by a long rest, like sprinting for 30 seconds and then jogging for a minute. Her trainer, Tony Martinez, says Britney has absolutely thrived with the strenuous sessions, and that she is a natural athlete.
During the 40 minute workouts, she’s apparently been serving the tennis ball like Serena Williams and can throw the pigskin with a Manning-esque spiral. In an interview with E!Online, Martinez said, “She is mentally and physically 100 percent ready for Vegas.” Details of Britney’s Vegas stint—which begins in December—are scarce, but it sounds like it will be a fast-paced and extraordinary affair. Here’s how other Vegas performers get in shape for their shows.
Believe it or not, the body requires a lot of maintenance just to get the vocal cords in tip top shape for a performance. Dominic Scaglione Jr. plays the lead role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, and to prepare for a show, he does yoga and gets acupuncture. Dominic avoids parties and alcohol, but doesn’t rest his voice too much to avoid vocal shock during a performance.
Shania Twain had success during her first run of “Shania: Still the One” at The Colosseum at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas earlier this year, and is preparing for another set of shows in October. To stay in shape between performances, Shania traveled to the border of Switzerland and Italy to hike the Alps. Man, I feel like a woman!
Cirque Du Soleil
It takes a special kind of athlete to be a Cirque Du Soleil performer, that’s why they seek out gymnasts, swimmers, BMX riders, and martial artists for their shows. Soleil performers go through high intensity interval training and avoid repetitive motions in strength training in an attempt to workout every muscle group. When you have to catch flying acrobats in midair, it’s important to have strength in all the body’s nooks and crannies.