Celebrity fitness tactics that work

Celebrity fitness tactics that work

Let’s talk about celebrity fitness tactics. Are you inspired by magazine stories about celebrities’ fitness short cuts? Are you envious of the sculpted physiques of movie stars? If you answered yes, or if you simply wish to learn a few insider celebrity secrets, then keep reading because I’m going to share some celebrity fitness tactics with you!

First, let me assure you that you don’t need to have a full-time nutritionist or fitness trainer on hand to achieve your own celebrity fitness status. Hard work and dedication are the keys to success to achieve your dream body.

Here are my some dos and don’ts of four common celebrity fitness tactics. We are all celebrities in our own lives so let me help you get started on your own path toward achieving your personal celebrity fitness goals.

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Celebrity fitness tactic 1: Crash diets

Don’t: Resort to using any dangerous nutritional tactics. Many celebrities rely on last minute plans to get ready for their big screen debut, and with a few million dollars at stake combined with the promise of fame, it’s not surprising that they will go to extreme measures. Engaging in practices such as long arduous cleanses and starvation is a terrible tactic, unless directed to so by a physician.

Why: Any extreme dietary measure will only give you temporary results. There are many health risks associated with extreme low calorie diets, and the long term health risks are just not worth a temporary slim waist.

Do: Take a good look inside your kitchen cupboards and reassess your eating habits. Finding your own personal caloric balance that allows you to lose weight while still providing your body with essential nutrients is the best and safest way to slim down. Take a look at Susan Bowerman’s short video showing what 100 calories can look like so that you can start to make informed food choices.

Celebrity fitness tactic 2: Extreme fitness boot camps

Don’t: Jump straight into a seven days/week intense exercise routine. I can hear you sigh out loud with this advice because we always think that more is better. However, this is not always the case when it comes to fitness. Yes, headlines might say your favorite celebrity worked out twice a day for hours at a time while eating like a mouse but what they don’t share is the pain and suffering that often accompanies such intensive schedules. Many rely on pain relief medicines and I’ve read of many cases where celebrities are hospitalized for exhaustion. Just because something appears to provide magical results don’t be too quick to believe it because, chances are, it’s just another temporary fix. Trust me when I say there is no quick fix.

Do: Steadily increase your fitness routine, because in order to get continued results you must increase your workouts. Our bodies are very good at adapting to increased physical demands. When something starts to feel easy then work a little harder. If you are new to exercise, start out by focusing on your exercise duration. As you become fitter, you can begin to adapt the intensity of your workouts to get more results in less time.

Celebrity fitness tactic 3: New fitness tools

Don’t: Buy every new gimmick or fitness tool or believe that you can wrap yourself into a state of improved fitness with bandages or shaking machines. It’s easy to think that just because there is a fit celebrity on the box, then it must work. However, it’s highly likely that the cover model prepared for the photo shoot with traditional fitness techniques first!

Why: Gadgets can look much more appealing than the hard work and sweat associated with exercise, but honestly ask yourself this question: when can you achieve anything without doing some hard work first?

Do: Invest in some inexpensive fitness essentials such as hand weights, resistance bands and a yoga mat. There are many incredible new tools on the fitness market that work, but before buying, assess each new tool and try to see how practical they really are. If they are based on the general principals of fitness such as cardio, flexibility, endurance or strength, they may be worth a second look. Alternatively, if they promise improved fitness from standing still, they will most likely waste your time and money.

Celebrity fitness tactic 4: Gym memberships and personal trainers

Don’t: Spend more money than you can comfortably afford on a gym membership or a personal trainer. Just because the stars do it doesn’t mean that regular folk need to spend a fortune each month.

Why: If you choose something that you can’t afford – and even worse don’t use – then it’s too easy to drop the gym membership deciding that fitness is too much effort and costs too much. That needn’t be the case – a jog around the park or an at-home workout routine can help build fitness just as much as an exclusive gym. I fully believe in the power of personal training, but some insider advice will suffice if you can’t afford one.

Do: Discuss your financial situation with a trainer and work out a sustainable plan to get you in peak shape. If you have a set budget, let your trainer know because most of the time they will find a way to work with you. As fitness trainers it is our job to teach you the basics, help you stay motivated and most importantly help you to train safely. A good trainer will help you transition to working out on your own.