I’m always seraching the web for videos on new exercises, but celebrity fitness coaches are my favorite. If they were good enough for Megan Fox, J Lo, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Jessica Biel and other hotties to work on their bodies, they should be good enough for the rest of us, right? What I love about these exercises, workout and diet plans, is the fact that they make you achieve your goal fast.
Celebs don’ t have a lot of time, but then again, who does? It’s the fact that they need to alter their bodies for different roles in just a couple of months that makes their fitness coaches work out a plan that gets fast results. Imagine having to bulk up to do Tomb Raider or something in just a few months, and then having to lose weight or get softer for a non-action movie role. These give you the opportunity to get quick results in just a month or so, if you work hard. Get that Hollywood body with these easy exercises.
Maybe the most famous celebrity fitness guru, Harley works with Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, Kanye West, Katy Perry and Megan Fox. The coach has tons of exercises that you can try out, but he also recommends that you do a lot of cardio. Walking, treadmill, running, riding a bike, climbing stairs, you name it. Check out his butt exercise that sculpts your legs as well.
Stand in front of a chair so that your back is turned toward it. Leave two to three feet space between you and the chair. Bend your right leg slightly and put your foot on the seat behind you. Keeping you back straight, bend left knee 90 degrees so that your right knee starts going towards the floor. As right knee inches toward floor, make sure the left knee doesn’t pass your toes. Return to starting position, and do ten reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets per side. Watch the video for more tips on how to get a body like Megan Fox.
If there is an authority on booties, it has to be Jennifer Lopez’s trainer Gunnar Peterson. He shows us how to get that booty that men all over the world are sighing over. Check out Peterson’s easy exercise that you can do at home with no props.
Stand with feet parallel, arms at sides. Take a big step backward with left foot.
Turn so your upper body faces all the way to the left, and pivot both feet so your left foot faces forward and your right foot faces out (heel of left foot is perpendicular to right). Lower hands toward floor over left leg, being careful to keep left knee in line with left ankle. Pivot back to center and repeat on opposite leg. Do 12 to 15 reps, then switch sides. Gunnar also shows us his other exercises in this video.
Green is the coach for “Teen fitness” magazine, and he’s appeared on Oprah, The Dr. Oz show, Highway to Health movies and others. Men and women everywhere love his no nonsense attitude towards exercise.
Stand with your feet apart slightly wider than your hips. Take a dumbbell in each hand, bend your elbows so your hands are almost to your face. Do basic squats while holding the weights, and keep your back straight and your tummy tucked in. It’s important to maintain the right body position while you do the exercise, because if you don’t, a whole other group of muscles will be pulling all the weight and your butt will feel no effect at all. Watch Donovan’s “Butt Blaster” workout video below for more tips and exercises.
Warner has her own TV show dedicated to fitness, in which she shows us how to work out celebrity style and get hot bodies in no time. In her show “Work out”, she shows us a ballet movement that lifts and tones the backside, but also your thighs and calves – the plie squat.
This calls for an outward rotation of the hips, so you’ll have to set the distance between your feet according to your body’s flexibility. Your feet can be kept together, or apart as far as they will go while allowing you to do the exercise. So start with feet together. Rotate your foot outwards, so that your toes point to the sides. Keep your back straight and your tummy in. Slowly squat down as far as you can go, and then come back up, your back still straight. Don’t let your hips and butt go back and out, since this will lower the effect. While you go down, your thighs do all the work, but when you come back up, it’s the back of your legs and your butt that pull your weight. When you’re back up, squeeze your glutes together. If you do the exercise with your feet apart, make sure your knees are always pointing directly above your toes to avoid adding pressure to your knees. You can also do 20 of these with your feet together, and 20 with your feet apart. Watch the video to see Jackie’s full body workout.
The pilates guru shows us how to get a firm, perky butt in just weeks by following her exercise plan. Since pilates is a full-body exercise system that uses a series of machines and other props, you will need an exercise ball.
Lie flat on your back, with lower legs and feet on the ball, toes pointing up, your knees straight. Rest your arms on the floor away from your body to get stability during the exercise. Using your abs and butt, lift your hips from the floor so that your body forms a straight line. Don’t lift your hips too high to avoid putting too much pressure on your lower back. Your shoulders should remain on the floor. Now use your feet to draw the ball towards you, until your feet touch the back of your legs. Hold your breath in, then roll the ball back with your feet, exhaling. Repeat 20-30 times, and check out the video for more butt toning pilates exercises.
This celebrity trainer has also worked with Megan Fox. Is there a trainer in town that this girl didn’t go to? A couple of years back, Craig designed a program called “Booty lift” for a client, and these exercises have become fitness must-haves.
Craig swears by the lateral lunge. It’s an easy exercise with no weights or other props, and you can do it at home. If you want to do it hard- core, hold weights in hands during the whole exercise, but it’ll work just fine without them, too.
Stand with your feet slightly apart. Take a big step to the side with your right foot, and lower your body in a squatting position, back straight, your left leg also straight. Go back to starting position, then lunge with your left foot to your left side. Do at least 20 of these to each side. Lunges can also be done to the front or back, if you want to work out your whole legs and different muscle groups.
George works with actresses such as Megan Fox, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore and Meg Ryan. These are all seriously hot ladies of different ages and body types, so George’s plan can work for anybody. If you want to lose weight, his diet and exercise plan consists of 1,200-1,600 calories a day, six days of cardio and strength training, not skipping breakfast and eating six small meals a day.
“You need to keep your body fueled throughout the day. Don’t go into diet mode and starve! Eat small meals, aim for good calories and less processed food, and don’t skip the strength training. It won’t bulk you up, it will instead make your body work like a furnace, burning all the fat while building lean muscle tissue,” says George.
So, George doesn’t recommend any exercise in particular. When he worked with Megan Fox for her role in the Transformers movie, she did hours of cardio and rode a stationary bike for miles and miles. Make sure this gets into your fitness routine so that you will build up heart rate, stamina and work your whole body, booty included.
Powell is well known as the “Extreme makeover: Weight loss edition” fitness guru. He’s worked with Hollywood royalty for years, and he shares his tips and tricks on his website. He also has a program called “Total Body Transformation”, in which he aims to show people how to change their lifestyle, eating and exercise habits. Powell wants us to make and maintain healthy routines, but here we’ll just settle for his favorite booty exercise – the deep squat.
“In order to maximize stimulation of the glutes, the crease of your hip must be below the top of your knee when you reach the bottom of the motion.” says Powell.
Stand with knees slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart, and toes pointing slightly outward. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Extend your arms forward as a counterbalance. Press through your heels back to standing position to complete the movement. Do 20-30 reps.
You may remember Rachel from the Real World show, in which she kicked both male and female competitors’ butts. This seriously fit lady shows us how to get a perky, hot butt with an easy exercise.
Get down on the floor, and lie with your back straight, arms to your sides. Bend your knees so that your feet are firmly planted on the floor. Keeping your shoulder blades on the floor, lift hips as high up as they will go, and squeeze your glutes together when you reach maximum height. Lower back to starting position, then repeat. Do at least 30 of these a day and you will be feeling the effect in a week!
Hollywood hottie Jessica Biel has praised Zim’s workout publicly, saying that this is the program that helped her get the body of her dreams. Zim is one of the most famous Hollywood coaches, and you can find plenty of tips and advice on his website zimfit.com.
You’ll need to go to the gym for this one. Lie face down on the leg weight machine, and place your feet under the part that lifts the weights. Hold sides for balance. Bend your knees so that you are bringing the weight towards your butt and back. Do this slowly, and then lower it slowly back to starting position. This will lift and tone your butt, and also solve any back leg issues that you might have. Works like a charm!
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