Blockbuster movie season has officially begun. Though there are many, many reasons to see the following films, these action-packed summer movies feature some of the hottest celebrities in the world. If you use A-listers as your guiding light at the gym, see how can you combine your workout with your favorite new movie.
The secret? Almost all of these stars rely on strength training to get trim, lean, toned arms, legs, booties, and bellies. Strength training is not only one of the biggest trends in fitness this year, it’s one of the very best things you can do for your body. Yes, even women. Even two days of weights a week will make a difference in how you feel and look. If you need inspiration to get started, this list has a lot of muscle.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Everyone has been talking about Age of Ultron lately, and why shouldn’t they be? The sequel to 2012’s The Avengers has certainly earned its buzz. Wondering how you can get in superhero shape yourself? Grab a kettleball and wield it like Loki’s hammer. I mean–try not to hurt anyone or yourself–but your arms will thank you later.
Turkish Get Up Full-Body Kettlebell Workout
The buddy-comedy Hot Pursuit stars two of the hottest actresses in the world: Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. It would be stellar to have either of their bodies, but to match their workouts, you’re going to want to focus on your squats. It is safe to say that both sexy ladies have very nice backsides. Work those glutes, guys.
Lower Body Blitz Workout (more…)
The Red Carpet is the it place to be in Hollywood tonight, as millions tune in to play judge and jury for best and worst dressed! We’re usually bombarded by images of thin women and those bordering on too thin, but tonight it seems the red carpet is hugged by curves. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, and Reese Witherspoon are just a few women flaunting and embracing their curves – from breasts to hips! We love Hollywood’s slow departure from stick-thin back to a look that honors real women. You are in favor of this look, too.
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After drinking your water and getting plenty of exercise, buddying up is typically one of the top diet tips that experts offer. It provides accountability, someone to use as a sounding board, and someone to offer endless high fives when you need them most. It’s not just something we all use out here in the real world as it seems the Hollywood set believes in “diet buddies,” too.
Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom delivered their third child this year, seem to have buddied up to support one another in getting back to their pre-baby bodies. According to reports from FemaleFirst.co.uk, the moms speed dial when their insatiable sweet tooths attack.
And since they’re practically neighbors, the two have been seen attending Pilates classes together.
If anyone is taking diet advice from Hollywood, we’d say this is the place to start. Forget the pills and potions and partner up instead!
“When dieting, there are many people who may unintentionally tempt you to break your commitment to healthier living through peer pressure. A diet buddy can be your support in these situations and other tempting scenarios,” explained Brooke Randolph, LMHC, our resident mental health expert. “Food can be closely tied to our emotions and mental functioning, so a diet buddy can also provide emotional support and commiseration.” (more…)
As speculations were continuing to rise that Reese Witherspoon was sporting a new baby bump, the news finally broke that she’s pregnant with her third child – which will be her first with husband Jim Toth. We couldn’t be more excited for the happy couple.
Reese, who turned 36 just last week, already has two other children – Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8 – both of which were from her first marriage to actor Ryan Phillipe. The two were married for seven years before a very public and painful split in 2006.
Regarding the split, Witherspoon admits to being too young when she married Phillipe, and that the timing just wasn’t right. But that it was an excellent learning opportunity for her to really find out what it means to be a partner in a marriage. And that being married was far more difficult than she thought it would be. On the upside, it seems Witherspoon has take the lessons learned from her first marriage and applied them to her second, which seems to be flourishing. (more…)
Ashley Borden is a personal trainer who currently offers private training and group classes in Los Angeles, CA. In 2008, she co-authored Your Perfect Fit with Paige Adams-Geller. This book combined fashion, fitness, and food tips and received high reviews. In 2010, she released her most recent workout video, Core Balance DVD with Gaiam.
Ashley battled an eating disorder in her youth. When she was 18, she learned to balance her life with nutrition and exercise through Overeaters Anonymous.
“After having such a profound recovery experience, I felt inspired to share my insight on exercise and nutrition with others,” she said.
So, her work as a personal trainer and fitness expert began. Ashley spent three years teaching fitness and exercise classes at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico. Today, she leads private fitness and wellness retreats in Newport Beach, CA, at the five star Pelican Hill Resort. During these four-day long retreats, participants enjoy personal training sessions, spa treatments, and meals, all of which follow Ashley’s S.O.S. Food Plan.
The courtship between yoga and Hollywood stars doesn’t show any signs of losing steam. Recently, actress and mother Reese Witherspoon revealed to Shape magazine that in order to stay in shape, she is a regular at YogaHop classes. In addition to her usual jogging and hiking routines, Witherspoon finds time to sneak in these 90-minute action-powered classes that set yoga postures to hip hop, rock and pop music for an invigorating workout.
While many yoga practitioners prefer to down-dog in silence, YogaHop classes provide the same stress reducing and calming effects of traditional yoga classes but to music. (more…)