Jordin Sparks has been known for her curvy body since the sixth season of American Idol. When she was 17 years old, Jordin was a size 14. The singer and actress remembers constantly feeling tired and sick by the time she was 21. Not feeling healthy and energetic was a big concern for her.
“I just wanted to be healthy. I remember thinking, ‘I’m in my prime. I should be happy and fit,'” she said at Huffington Post. That was the moment I decided that changes needed to be made.”
She ditched the naps and slowly started to work off the pounds. Jordin started her weight loss with walks around her neighborhood, then she started hiking, and then joined a gym. There she took Zumba classes because it a fun way to shed the weight. Jordin saw significant weight loss when she revamped her diet. She managed her portions and opted out on sugary snacks and drinks. (more…)
Zumba, the Latin dance-inspired cardio class, is more popular than ever. Millions of Zumba DVDs have been sold and classes are filled with people having a blast while they work to burn calories.
Zumba is a great and fun way to work your core, arms and legs, and to burn hundreds of calories a session, all while having fun. It’s no wonder that this craze has also gotten popular in celebrity circles.
This Latin beauty has dancing in her blood, so it’s a perfectly logical fit that Jennifer Lopez would be drawn to the Latin rhythms of Zumba. Recently she was quoted as saying in an interview with Redbook magazine that “As women, we tend to give away a lot. We take care of a lot of people, and we can’t forget to take care of ourselves. If that means once a week you’re going to go off without the kids or without anybody… get a facial even if your sister thinks that’s selfish, or join a Zumba class, or take a painting class, or whatever, you’ve just got to do it.”
The ageless Material Girl has been linked to various fitness and spiritual movements. Another entertainer known for her dance moves, Zumba classes are offered at Madonna’s Hard Candy gyms. (more…)
Singer Jordin Sparks had been looking more svelte recently, and TheHollywoodGossip.com reports that she has lost 30 pounds in the last year. Sparks flaunted a little black dress and a more muscular figure at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night In Phoenix.
There’s no word on how Jordin lost the weight, but she has talked about coming to terms to with her body. “I was a lot bigger and thicker than other girls,” Sparks told Seventeen.com. “I think the first time I got over that was when I did a little modeling shoot thing for plus size girls…I remember being in line and just being like, ‘All these women are so beautiful, all these girls are so beautiful and they are fine with who they are, why can’t I be that way?”