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10 Celebrity Trainers Dish Their Best Fitness Tips

The top celebrity trainers share their best tips for getting in shape.

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When it comes to women’s fitness, no expert can understand our bodies’ condition better than the fitness gurus who are also women. Here are ten of the most famous female trainer’s best tips:

10 Celebrity Trainers Dish Their Best Fitness Tips

RAMONA BRAGANZA

Clients include Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Kate Beckinsale

“One of the biggest fitness mistakes women make is just doing cardio. That leads to being ‘skinny fat’: looking thin but lacking definition. Doing strength workouts like Pilates and moves like squats and lunges twice a week help create sexy, lean muscles and give you a slight metabolism boost.

Alternating one or two minutes of cardio — whether that’s biking, running, whatever — at your usual pace with one or two minutes at a quicker pace burns fat faster than a regular workout.

For an even bigger boost, do interval workouts that combine strength and cardio, do 10 minutes cardio, then three or four strength moves such as lunges or biceps curls. Repeat two more times and you’ll get a full-body workout in less than an hour.”

10 Celebrity Trainers Dish Their Best Fitness Tips

HILARIA THOMAS

Yoga Vida fitness instructor and wife of Alec Baldwin

“Every single day do a little bit of yoga. Sun salutations, boat pose, forward bend, back bend, twists to each side to stretch out your belly, then finish in savasana.

You’ll be more in touch with your body and your senses so that when you put something in your mouth you’ll have less of a chance of overeating because you’re listening to your body and respecting your body. Your body does not want to be stuffed. It’s traumatizing. The connection will help you avoid ‘mindless eating’ while you’re sitting with people who emotionally stress you out.” 

NICHELLE HINE

Clients include Alexa Chung, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron

“I tell clients, put post-its on your bathroom mirror or on your front door or on the mirror on the visor in the car, that say, ‘If you’re not hungry don’t eat’ and ‘respect your temple.’ It’s a constant reminder to breathe and make a conscious decision about what you put in your mouth. So many of these things happen without even thinking. Also, so often you think you’re hungry but you’re not—you’re just thirsty. It’s incredibly important to hydrate.” 

JACKIE WARNER

Host of Bravo’s “Work Out”

“No equipment? No problem. You can get the same toning results using your own body weight as resistance. Unless you’re injured, it’s time to give up the girly ones with your knees on the floor. Real push-ups are truly the perfect upper body and core workout. They tone your chest, back, shoulders, arms and abs all at once. To do this, place your hands on the floor directly under your shoulders and stretch your legs out behind you. Pulling abs in and keeping your body in a line from head to heel, slowly lower yourself, then push back up. Even if you can’t manage more than three at a time, you’ll benefit.

Your body is very smart; it’ll adjust to any workout routine in six weeks, so you’ve got to switch things up. You don’t have to get a whole new routine to keep getting results — even making tiny tweaks like changing the order of your strength exercises will help.”

10 Celebrity Trainers Dish Their Best Fitness Tips

ANDREA ORBECK

Clients include Heidi Klum and other Victoria’s Secret models

“Not being fan of the term diet, I prefer nutritional choices. You can exercise correctly, stay hydrated and get rest, but if you don’t complement that with good eating, you’ll stay soft and doughy with strong muscles underneath. Learn about nutrition and modify menus. Replace unhealthy ingredients with healthy, plant-based options.”

Multi-task. While you’re standing at the sink doing dishes, use the counter to do a set of squats. Do 50 crunches every morning before you start your crazy day.

TRACY ANDERSON

Clients include Madonna, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez

“Of all of the holidays throughout a given year, the one that seems to give people the most anxiety about missing their workout (and packing on pounds) is always Thanksgiving. I am here to tell you to not worry, to enjoy yourselves tomorrow, and to eat all the stuffing and pumpkin pie that you need. It’s only one meal out of the year and our social and emotional connection to food is so strong and it is important to not deprive yourself of the family table. Don’t make 100 calorie stuffing, reduced fat gravy, or gluten free pie (trust me; you will go to bed wishing you had had the real stuff). Enjoy yourself, and on Friday, when you are ready for a little break, put on your workout clothes, and follow along to a post-Thanksgiving workout.”

10 Celebrity Trainers Dish Their Best Fitness Tips

SUE MOLNAR

Clients include Kelly Ripa, Jessica Alba, Chelsea Clinton

“Think preventatively. Instead of chowing down and then trying to go to the gym to work it off, go to the gym before you eat so you’ve already raised your metabolism. If you exercise for an hour it’s not just about that hour, you’re still burning more calories throughout the day. If you can get to the point where you’re doing a really vigorous hour of exercise in the morning during the holidays, your reward is that you just get to eat what you want and not feel guilty.”

MANDY INGBER

Clients include Jennifer Aniston, Brooke Shields, Helen Hunt

“My indulgence trick is to eat treats that are only homemade. That eliminates a lot of the holiday sweets that are packaged. Also, speak to yourself in a positive way and reinforce what you are doing well. Don’t focus on the cookie you ate last night. Focus on the fact that you did 30 minutes of cardio today. Write a list of what you are doing well like visiting relatives or leaving the party early so you could wake up and meditate.”

JILLIAN MICHAELS

Host of “The Biggest Loser” and “Losing it with Jillian”

If you want to lose weight, you have to do it the right way. I’ll tell you right now: Skipping meals or following an extremely low-calorie diet is not in any way, shape, or form the answer for losing any amount of weight. Extreme calorie deprivation only sets you up for yo-yo dieting, or ‘weight cycling’. Your weight will continue to go up and down for the rest of your life…

The way to be healthy and lose weight is not to ‘diet’ but rather to make a lifestyle change. Shift your thinking from merely ‘cutting back’ to simply eating proper portions of the right foods. Whole, nutritious foods will repair, nourish, and support every cell so that your body will work for you and not against you. Be good to your body and it will be good to you!”

10 Celebrity Trainers Dish Their Best Fitness Tips

VALERIE WALTERS

Clients include Jennifer Garner, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel

“Train early and you may just feel a little bit virtuous the rest of the day. It doesn’t have to be long but you do need to bring some heat to it if you want it to count. Focus on the protein and veggies and go easy on the mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie. I’m not saying you can’t have a little of everything, just start with the protein and veggies. You will fell less bloated later.”

“Publically pre-commit. Write out your day-after plan and post it somewhere. The act of writing down what you are going to do tomorrow means you don’t have to think about it. Just get up, put on your workout clothes and follow the plan…

When you are writing your pre-commitment, be sure to include the ‘why’. Why are you going to workout? Why are you going to ditch the leftover mashed potatoes and get back on the plan? Is it so you can rock your skinny jeans? Is it so you can look hot on New Year’s Eve? Maybe you just want to feel healthy & strong or be a good example for your kids. The bigger your ‘why’ the more power it has.”

Rebecca Ariane Givens is Urbanette's Beauty and Health Editor. She is an expert in all things related to beauty, holistic health, organic food, toxins and fitness. She is a part-time model and nutritionist who grew up in Canada and now lives in Brooklyn, with her boyfriend David.

78 Comments

  1. Joyce McAllister

    This is really informative. But I need someone to push me to be motivated! Can someone push me out of the bed? Haha

    • Oxi Harger

      I can do that! Haha! And I’ll tie you and bring you to the gym if you need me to.

  2. Francis Vest

    I can eat while jogging. Hahaha! Is that counted? Kidding.

  3. Edna Badillo

    when you want to start a diet but nachos is your fave. This is so hard!!!

    • Helen Boone

      I also love nachos! Especially when there a lot of cheese in it!

  4. Steev Smith

    Good thing my wife is all game about going to the gym and working out! Something we could do together as a bonding.

  5. Maddi Lemmon

    I’m inspired by those “whys”. I’d like to do my own list.

  6. Ofelia Ruley

    Hmm. How to have a flatter stomach? Haha! I must resist eating pizza. Those pepperonis only add my weight. BUT HOW TO STOP EATING PIZZA AND ICE CREAM?!💔

  7. Gives me good insight on what I should do when I start my changing my diet and going to the gym

  8. Andrea Jones

    I can multitask! I can eat while working out! hahaha

  9. Joss Butler

    I’m gonna show this to my girlfriend. She always complains that she gains weight. But when we plan on going to the gym, she would always say that she’d rather eat that go to the gym.😒

  10. Zoraida Martin

    Push ups are really hard! I can’t get up to 3.

    • Carmen Griffin

      Me too! My maximum is 5.

  11. Della Martin

    I can workout in the morning after I woke up. But when the weather is cold, it’s hard to get out of bed.

  12. Rosalia Russell

    I’ve been going to the gym for almost a year now. At first, it was really hard, you really need to have a motivation to surpass those first few months.

  13. Elizabeth Gonzalez

    You don’t have to starve yourself. You just have to learn to control your cravings.

  14. Jossen Row

    Then why some of those VS models are so skinny like they aren’t eating a thing! They look like anorexic or something.

    • Karen Abeyta

      Yeah. They don’t look healthy to me. 🙁

  15. Connie Schmidt

    Discipline is a number one priority.

  16. Brett Lee

    To sum some of this, you have to eat healthily and have a regular workout routine.

  17. I’m in need of a workout buddy!

  18. Maxine Ford

    Woah. I never thought of doing working out while doing some household chores. Good idea!

  19. Esther Devine

    I’m gonna research those trainers! It’s guaranteed that they are great.

  20. Joan Morales

    Could one of them train me? Pleaseee huhuhu 😢

  21. Brittany West

    These are fantastic advice! I could really learn from it!

  22. Lisa Bryson

    I hope to find a great trainer that has a lot of patience in me. Hahaha😂

  23. Eloise Ferris

    I like it when they gave the advice not only for people who go to the gym but to those who also workout at home.

    • Deanna Woods

      Yes, it gives options for those who have no time to go to them gym.

  24. Genie Mackenzie

    You need to have discipline with yourself.

  25. April Henry

    These are all good tips! Reading them makes me motivated.

  26. Ann Amos

    This is huge! These are trainers of models and stars that give us advice! I love it.

  27. Donna Mack

    Now that I have all these advice, I wonder when will I have the motivation to start! Hahaha

  28. Rebecca Bogert

    I need to find me some good trainers! I really want to get fit, not because I want to look sexy, but I want to be healthy.

  29. Barbara Burchfield

    Wow. These are all good advice! 😲

  30. Kelly Milone

    It’s hard to find the right trainer. 🙁

  31. Morgan Reed

    I always think how Jeniffer Aniston maintains her sexy body despite her age. At her age, some celebrities gain weight, especially after giving birth, but look at her, still hot as a young lady.

  32. Quin Meri

    I love reading your articles because it gives me a lot of knowledge. I’ve been wanted to read articles how to be slim, and how to lose weight. My girlfriend would be much happy about this.

  33. Eloise Ferris

    Oh, no. I skipped my gym today, and I read your article. Maybe I can make up to it by doing home workouts. Hihihi. Sorry!

  34. Cries Moris

    I want to share this article with my girlfriend who always eats a lot, especially on her PMS. I can’t stop her whenever she craves for food, and if I don’t give it to her, she will get mad at me. I love her, but her health is important, especially for a guy like me who loves working out.

    • Genie Mackenzie

      It’s sweet that you are the concern for your girlfriend’s health.

  35. Martin Juyes

    I let my girlfriend read your article while she’s eating a whole box of pizza, without giving me a piece of it. After she read this, I saw the box of pizza at the counter, and she’s already gone. I checked her workout stuff, and it was already gone too. Hihihi.

  36. Betty Campbell

    Diet? I don’t do that, I eat what I want. Why would I stop myself from eating if that makes me happy? If eating makes you happy, do it.

  37. Ava Lewis

    Yoga? I can’t even lift myself when waking up. I don’t know if I can bend myself during Yoga.

  38. Mildred Davis

    The reason why I want to lose weight is that I can’t use my old clothes anymore. I have to attend a party, and buying tuxedo will cost a lot, and I don’t want to rent.

  39. Carrie Bleau

    I’m the unorganized type of person, and I don’t think I will be consistent in working out and eating healthy food. Lol.

  40. Jesse Wyss

    I was going to eat another slice of pizza while reading this, but my conscience stopped me. Haha!

    • Katherine Donnelly

      At least, you can control yourself. Way to go!

  41. Hena Taylor

    My God! I punished myself in depriving myself to eat, then I will read articles like this that it’s fine to eat? No way. NO, NO WAY!!!

  42. Paul Daiz

    My wife always teases me that I now have the DAD BOD. I know that I drink too much beer, and I don’t eat healthy food. I want to change my lifestyle, and she shared this article with me. Thank you Urbanette. You did a great job here.

  43. Ana Brose

    I started doing cardio for 30 minutes, and now I’m doing workout 1 hour per day.

  44. Louise Rose

    Working out an hour before going to sleep is also beneficial. It can help you get better sleep.

  45. Olivia Parker

    Wow! Thanks, Urbanette! I’m researching how to lose weight, and I read this one. Thanks!

  46. Artur Piterson

    Hi, I just want to confess something here. My girl is starting to gain weight, she eats a lot of orf carbs, and there’s nothing I can do about it. I don’t want to hurt her, but what will I do? I know that her body figure is not important if you do love the person, but for her, her body figure is important.

  47. Wilma Moore

    Sometimes, the reason why people can’t do their workout routine is that they are too busy. There are ways if you want to stay healthy even if you are busy. If you have used gallons at home, fill it with water, and use it as weights.

    • Monique Malick

      No, you’re not busy when it comes to your health. Always make time to exercise because your body needs it.

  48. Britni Baynes

    Last time, you posted about body shaming, right? THIS IS THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR THAT PROBLEM! We can stop body shaming if we start to discipline ourselves. These trainers are professional and look at their clients. Following their tips will not lessen your humanity, so why don’t we give it a shot?

  49. Oh. Now I know! I’ll try to workout first before eating. What I always do is that I eat before working out, and then eat again after. I thought it’s just fine because I burned them already, but I guess there’s a better way.

  50. WTH. HAHAHA! I am ashamed of myself because I can’t do even 20 crunches a day. What’s wrong with me? I tried playing sports, but sports is not my thing.

  51. Jessi Agusta

    Water therapy is very effective. I lost weight because of that, but of course, I mix it with exercise to have a better result. It’s not about the diet plans you have, but how you control yourself when it comes to eating.

  52. Jeni Morgan

    I bet these trainers are professionals, look at the celebrities that getting their services, they have an amazing body. I tried working out for a month, it was great, but my body is not that type of body. I hate working out!!! Hahaha!

  53. Ashley Perez

    Hmmm… These are what your clients do? I don’t think so.

  54. Joyce McAllister

    Don’t deprive, but control yourself. I know how hard it is to control your eating, but it’s the right thing to do. I don’t deprive myself, I eat a burger, as long as it is organic, I will eat it. I also eat pizza every week, that’s the kind of cheat day I have, but I’m still healthy, and fit.

  55. Kathryn Diego

    Thanks, Urbanette! I’ve been waiting for articles like this one. You see, I can’t afford to get a trainer, just to lose some weight. Articles like this will help us to lose our weight, just how these celebrities lost theirs.

  56. Classie

    Jennifer Aniston is a goddess! Look at her, does she looks old? No!!! I’m so in love with Jennifer Aniston, I always watch her movies, and series, especially F.R.I.E.N.D.S. She still looks the same from that series, and until now.

  57. Kathryn Gibson

    Cmon, they are celebrities. I am sure the price of these trainers is as much as your wage for a month.

  58. Sherry Manust

    So, I should ditch my diet program, and start eating whatever I want? All I can see in this article is we should eat what we want, and stop depriving ourselves. If that’s the case, I’m eating pizza tonight, and go work out tomorrow.

  59. George Sumanta

    I promised myself last Thanksgiving that I will pursue my diet and workout. 2017’s Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and I never start working out or eating a healthy meal. I’m doomed

  60. Michelle King

    I’m doing Yoga, and I don’t believe in diet too. We can eat whatever we want, but we should look for it too.

  61. Richard Armendariz

    I also don’t believe in the diet. Why would you make yourself suffer not to eat if you can eat? I have this nutrition table that my nutritionist gave to me. I can eat meat, and carbs as long as I can control them, and intake them with my limitation. I always tease my girlfriend because she’s on a strict diet, while I can eat an organic burger.

  62. Jessie Fernande

    50 crunches? Hahaha! Oh my, I only do 20 crunches, and my body is giving up already. I can do 50, but I don’t think I can manage to walk, or maybe stand up on my own. Lol.

  63. You know what? You are right. We shouldn’t abuse our body because it is our temple. I know it is hard to control ourselves, especially if there’s a lot of food in front of you, but think about our body. I love to eat, but I love my health more than anything else.

  64. Lusi Martin

    My mom also recommends me to do Yoga. I do some cardio, and squats, but I never tried doing Yoga.

  65. Jenifer Jeni

    At last! An article about wellness, I waited for it for a long time, and you finally made an article about getting fit. Thanks, Urbanette!

  66. SallySummers

    No matter what your fitness routine may be, make sure you look good doing it!
    You can even speak with a stylist for tips on the latest fitness styles, fitting and more!

  67. ramanp31

    Hi
    I am 75kgs but am still weight proper with my age and height. The belly just sops. I need to know how to burn this extra fat..and get a leaner regular body

  68. Andrea Geller

    My dad currently weighs 200 pounds. I wanna help him lose weight cause he’s now experiencing lots of complications. Can anyone recommend a weight loss program that’s not too stressful?

    • Gigi NY

      i think he’d better see doctor first. a nutritionist or something. they can tell him what diet is suitable for him. dont just jump into a diet program without consulting a doctor first.

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