I know, I know. The word twerk probably generates a negative (or even violent!) reaction because you’re automatically associating it with Miley Cyrus’ unforgettable performance on this year’s VMAs.
But don’t let that completely ruin your opinion of twerking- there’s actually a lot more to it!
If you’re wondering what exactly twerking means, let me help you out a bit. Urban Dictionary lists several fascinating descriptions of the word – my personal favorite being “to work one’s body, as in dancing, especially the rear end.” Can you paint that mental picture?
I was hiking with a friend last week who told me about a trip she and her mother recently took to North Carolina to visit her sister. During their visit, the three women decided to step outside of their comfort zone and take a class at a local studio that offered various “alternative” types of workouts. The one they signed up for was called Twerk It – and is exactly what you’d imagine. The instructor showed the class the art of twerking and all of the booty-shaking strength training and cardio that goes along with it! My friend said it was the most fun exercise class she’s ever done in her life and was totally shocked by just how much of a workout it was. (more…)
On Monday, the 19-year-old star tweeted a picture of herself looking quite grown up in a cropped white shirt and sheer, low-slung skirt. And we must admit, she’s looking pretty amazing as of late.
But cute outfit aside, we noticed her long and lean figure and washboard abs right away, which led us to wonder what the star has been up to lately when it comes to her diet and fitness routine.
We recently reported that Cyrus went gluten free earlier this year as a result of a lactose and gluten allergy. This change, coupled with a continued fitness effort, resulted in a noticeably trimmer figure.
Although this led some to speculate she was suffering from an eating disorder, the star defended her weight loss saying it was natural and purely a result of removing gluten and dairy from her diet – not from starvation. (more…)
Australian-born actor Liam Hemsworth is lighting up the news this week with his engagement to former Disney star and singer Miley Cyrus.
Cyrus, whose childhood has had several tumultuous turns and controversies, has grown up in the limelight following the lead of her country singing star father Billy Ray Cyrus.
Cyrus, 19, became most well known for her role as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel, but saw much criticism when she made a sultry transition into a saucy pop star in 2010. The star is reportedly working on her fourth studio album to be completed before her marriage to 22-year-old Hemsworth, which is rumored to be “very adult and sexy.”
Not surprisingly, the former Disney star has picked a proper suitor who’s seen nearly as much fame as she has herself. Born in Melbourne, Australia, to a family that seemingly breeds actors, Hemsworth began acting in his teens and moved to the U.S. in 2009 to further pursue his career. His most recent role as Gale in the Hunger Games catapulted him to fame. (more…)
The most recent buzz is that pop singer and actress Miley Cyrus has an eating disorder. But the real news is how Miley responded. She fired back just a couple days ago on Twitter saying, “For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It’s not about weight it’s about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!”
Miley’s frame is indeed petite. But it doesn’t seem there’s any need to speculate that she has an eating disorder. She’s been on top of her health in the past and even followed the 5-Factor Fitness plan back in 2010, which involved exercising five days a week in five minute intervals, eating five meals a day, taking five minutes to prepare your meals, all within a 5 week time period. Doing this and following the recommended diet program kept her in prime shape for performing. (more…)
Harley Pasternak is a Canadian personal trainer, author, and public speaker. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. and is possibly best known for his popular diet and fitness book, the 5-Factor Diet.
The 5-Factor Diet was originally only intended for use amongst celebrities. Some of the first clients to reap the benefits on this diet and fitness plan included Jessica Simpson, Kanye West, John Mayer, and Alicia Keys. Today, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus are also avid fans. The 5-Factor Diet is easy to do, doesn’t require lots of equipment, and does not take a long time (only 25 minutes of exercise each day). The 5-Factor Diet also has received great reviews from DietsInReview fans: 100 percent who have tried this diet liked it.