STAR FEATURED WORKOUTS
Halle Berry: Kickboxing Workout
Just weeks after giving birth to daughter Nahla, according to everyday health this James Bond girl and X-Men star got back into shape with an hour-long workout five days a week. Her strength training exercise program included abdominal and leg exercises. During each workout, she also performed three cardio segments that consisted of elliptical work, kickboxing, and either stairs or a hill climb. In addition to increasing strength, kickboxing workouts can also burn up to 450 calories per hour for the average woman. Try this basic front-kick move: Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees slightly and pull your right leg toward your chest, then point your knee toward an imaginary target and kick out with the ball of your foot. Repeat with the other leg.
Demi Moore: Bikram Yoga
Demi Moore recently revealed a new addition to her fitness routine: Bikram yoga, a form of yoga performed in a room that’s at least 105 degrees. This yoga is intense postures that will also make you sweat. Talk to your doctor before trying this program because pregnant women or individuals with high blood pressure might not be able to do these for safety reasons.
Hilary Swank: Pull-Ups
This actress is best known for her Oscar-winning roles in Million Dollar Baby andBoys Don’t Cry. To get in shape to play a boxer in Million Dollar Baby, Swank’s workout involved two hours of boxing practice every day. The amazing routine and body she got from training for these films really showcased a true athlete and fitstyle woman of today. One thing about pullups is cross your leggs so that you are stable and use more of your core to complete it.
Traci Kochendorfer: Resistance Bands
Traci K recently revealed that after injuries she wasn’t able to do much like she used to do as a pro fitness athlete where she was extreme in her workouts. She was in physical therapy for a while and has some permanent disabilities that require constant therapy from holistic approaches. At home workouts worked best for her and safety was important and found performing any functional-resistance pulley exercises with the interchangeable tubing system that easily attaches to the open-close tubing clip to a variety of accessories for a complete head-to-toe strength-building solution. The five levels of resistance are ideal for any training level and allow you to work your way up.
The kit also includes 3 mini bands in light, medium, and heavy resistances. Ideal for resistance training for floor-based lower-body conditioning workouts, each band is extremely flexible for standing movement drills and activities. The bands secure comfortably around the ankles, calves, knees or thighs to strength and tone legs, hips and glutes, or are great for therapeutic exercises after injuries. Check it out here