Well folks, it’s becoming official. It seems as if strong is finally the new skinny in Hollywood. CrossFit training has continued its success and becomes more popular every day with more than 7,000 CrossFit niche, or affiliate, gyms popping up around the U.S. and 30 in New York City alone.
The CrossFit workouts usually only last between 20-35 minutes, which may seem short, but the high levels of intensity will make it seem like a lifetime. Try flipping 200 pound tractor tires for 20 minutes straight and see if you feel like doing anything afterward.
It seems with CrossFit there’s been a bit of a role reversal – where everyone else found CrossFit first and the Hollywood set dove in, too. It’s usually us chasing their methods! One of the biggest star faces the sport has is Bob Harper. The Biggest Loser trainer even built his own CrossFit gym on the ranch for his contestants this season.
“I’m drawn to CrossFit because it is so well rounded and constantly different. I have found that CF has made me more fit than I have ever been,” Bob told us. “I believe in this style of working out so much that I incorporated it onto my show and have seen tremendous results. [It’s] definitely the way to go for me.”
Here’s a list of other stars who’ve been spotted getting in their quick and dirty WODs, too. (more…)
Valerie Waters is an American personal fitness trainer who lives in Los Angeles and has been offering fitness and workout regimes to celebrities for seventeen years. She is best known for being “Hollywood’s Hot Trainer,” according to US Weekly and for her amazing diet and fitness plan, Red Carpet Ready.
The Red Carpet Ready diet is a three-day detox program that helps uses lose weight rapidly, reduce bloat, and boost energy. The diet supplements are composed of three blends of herbs. There is not an exercise component to this diet.
Valerie has also created an exercise tool called Valslides. Valslides are portable foam or plastic disks that users can use to perform sliding moves that tone their abs, thighs, and butts.
Jessica Biel has one of the most envied bodies in Hollywood, and not because she is stick thin.
Biel rocks a beautiful figure that is both feminine and strong at the same time. She has muscles and curves in all the right places and she takes her health as seriously as she does her efforts to raise awareness about the global water crisis. In early 2010, Biel teamed up with environmental activists, like granddaughter of the late Jacques-Yves Cousteau and other actors, to trek up Mount Kilimajnaro in Tanzania to raise global awareness of the clean water crisis.
In last month’s issue of Glamour magazine distributed in the UK, Biel traded in her hiking boots for pumps to discuss her diet and fitness secrets.
Who isn’t worried about money these days? With job insecurity, stock market tumbles and rising energy costs, most of us don’t have the money to spend on expensive ways to get in shape. Well, thanks to celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters and the California Raisins, you can learn tips on how to trim both your body and your budget in 2009.
“Getting in shape requires will power, not spending power,” said Waters. “There are many simple ways to attain fitness goals through diet, exercise and simple planning that will slim your waistline without slimming your wallet.” (more…)
Gisele Bundchen and boyfriend Tom Brady enjoy her favorite treat, ice cream.
Their lifestyles are magnetic. Their beauty enviable. Their snacks sharable. Over-indulging in greasy or sweet foods could be considered an occupational hazard for these 10 famous faces. So they keep hunger at bay with their favorite snacks.
- Oprah is obsessed with organic blue corn tortilla chips.
- Katherine Heigl has a sweet spot for cherries.
- Angelina Jolie snacks on Cheerios. (more…)