Celebrities Reveal Top Workout Tips That Help Them Stay in Shape

Have you ever wondered how celebrities manage to stay looking so good, even as they get older? Of course, having lots of money to be able to pay personal trainers and get the very best nutritional advice must help. Still, a lot of them also have to work hard in the gym, as well as avoiding all of the usual temptations like sweet treats and fast food to look their best.

Meghan Markle, March 2020. / Jennifer Aniston in January 2020. / Kerry Washington in September 2019. / Gabrielle Union in September 2019.
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Well, some of the stars we know and love have been revealing their secret workout techniques and gym routines to give their fans and followers the edge. From Alicia Keys to Courteney Cox, these superstar celebrity tips can help us all lose a little weight, gain a little strength, push our bodies a little further in the gym each day, and perhaps even start to look a little more like our Hollywood idols.

Kim Kardashian-West: Weighlifting

Image is super important for a socialite, reality TV star, and model like Kim Kardashian-West. A huge part of her success has been built on the back of her curvy figure and status as a fashion icon, so it’s only natural that she puts a lot of effort into looking good.

Kim Kardashian hitting the gym in February 2013
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Her top tip is weightlifting, which may come as a surprise to some of her fans. Kim may not have a bodybuilder’s physique, but since she teamed up with fitness trainer Melissa Alcantara in 2017, she’s been working out with weights 5-6 times per week. She does a lot of lunges and squats to keep her legs and buttocks firm and strong.

Jennifer Lopez: High-Intensity Interval Training

Singer, actress, and general superstar Jennifer Lopez has always looked good. Even as she’s gotten older, her abs have remained impressive, and her slender figure continues to turn heads around the globe. Many fans wonder how she’s managed to stay in such great shape over the years, and J-Lo credits a lot of her success to HIIT.

Jennifer Lopez is lifting weights on her patio
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HIIT or high-intensity interval training involves short but intensive workouts with lots of high-impact moves that really get the muscles working and burn off huge amounts of calories in short amounts of time. They take up a lot of energy but can help you achieve amazing results, as Jennifer Lopez proves.

Gigi Hadid: From Boxing to Ballet

Gigi Hadid is one of the most successful and stylish fashion models on the planet. Her look and figure have helped to make her so successful, but she has to work hard to stay in shape and carry on appearing on the covers of all those fashion magazines. To stay in the best shape, Gigi works out a lot.

Gigi Hadid with boxing gloves on
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She does everything from boxing to ballet, working out very intensively over and over again. She says that her workout secret is to do exercises she loves, stating that boxing doesn’t really feel like a workout because it’s so much fun. “When you’re boxing, you get so into it mentally that you kind of forgets what’s going on,” she said.

Halle Berry: From Yoga to Muay Thai

Halle Berry is famed for her amazing performances in movies like Monster’s Ball and X-Men, becoming the first African American woman to ever win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Now in her fifties, the star shows no signs of slowing down and looks just as good as ever, thanks to her hardcore workout routine.

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Halle Berry indulges in a range of exercises, including yoga, boxing, and Muay Thai. She likes to do jump rope skipping, often completing 500 skips in a row without stopping to work up a real sweat, but also enjoys more relaxing forms of exercise like stretching and always cools off with meditation and breathing exercises at the end of each session.

Gwyneth Paltrow: The Tracy Anderson Method

Gwyneth Paltrow built a career as a successful movie star before becoming something of a health and lifestyle guru in recent years, launching her Goop brand and earning a new legion of fans and followers in the process. To stay in amazing shape, Gwyneth Paltrow follows something called the Tracy Anderson Method.

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Devised by fitness trainer Tracy Anderson, this method combines elements of dance, cardio, and muscular structure classes. Paltrow says it’s the best possible workout for her, having been following the method for more than a decade and even investing in Anderson’s company. She takes classes every single day, with the workouts focusing mostly on cardiovascular health and general strength, without the need for much equipment.

Reese Witherspoon: Body by Simone

Reese Witherspoon is another beloved Hollywood star who has managed to maintain a super slim and enviable silhouette over the years. She’s in her forties now but looks absolutely fabulous and still has the body of a 20-year-old. She credits a lot of her success to Body By Simone workouts.

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These workouts involve a mixture of dance, strength, and stretching to offer a full-body exercise program that can really help you burn off a lot of calories. Also, Reese practices yoga in her free time and likes to go jogging around her local area regularly too.

Kate Middleton: Make Sports Fun

Many little girls grow up wanting to be a princess, but Kate Middleton knows that in reality, a royal’s life isn’t as easy as it seems in the fairy tales! She has all kinds of engagements throughout the year, as well as the responsibilities of a mom of three, but she still somehow finds time to work out any way she can.

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One of Kate Middleton’s top workout tips is to practice fun sports. She likes to play tennis, for example, as well as going swimming and skating whenever she can as well. These fun sports allow Kate to stay in shape without the need to hit the gym or follow repetitive workout plans.

Alicia Keys: Marathon Runner

Alicia Keys started composing songs at the age of just 12 and got her first record deal at 15. She knows what it takes to be successful in all aspects of life, including her general health and fitness, and even with a busy schedule and lots of shows all over the world, she makes time to work out.

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She’s completed several marathons over the years and says that one of her top tips is getting up early. She often sets the alarm for 5:30 am to give herself some time to train and keep fit before the day begins. She has a personal trainer too and likes to run and jog whenever she can.

Lauren Conrad: Kickboxing

Lauren Conrad first burst onto our screens when she was just 18 years old, appearing in reality TV show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Since then, her star has only risen higher and higher as she’s become a more prominent TV personality, fashion designer, and author too.

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Despite appearing quite dainty, Lauren is someone you wouldn’t want to mess with! One of her main workout styles is kickboxing. She works with a personal trainer on her kickboxing routines and can really pack a punch with her strong legs. Again, like many other celebrities, she’s chosen to work out doing something she enjoys.

Meghan Markle: Running and Yoga

Meghan Markle is a multi-talented star who became even more famous around the globe when she fell in love with Prince Harry and became a part of the British Royal Family. But even before her Royal Wedding, Meghan was in great shape and knew how to look after herself.

Meghan Markle doing a version of yoga's pigeon posture, or mermaid pose
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She’s always loved running and yoga, as well as Pilates, calling it the “best thing you can do for your body.” She’s had the same trainer for several years, and he’s helped her hone her exercise techniques over the years, carrying out full-body 45-minute workouts four times per week on average.

Carrie Underwood: Personal Trainer

One of the most beloved country artists of our times, Carrie Underwood, famously won the fourth season of American Idol and has topped the charts with subsequent song and album releases. She’s also a very beautiful and athletic woman who takes exercise super-seriously, working out often and never skipping an exercise session if she can help it.

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She’s worked with her personal trainer, Erin Oprea, for more than a decade now to stay in tip-top shape. She likes balanced, full-body workouts that get all of her muscles involved in the action like jumping lunges and one-leg deadlifts.

Jennifer Garner: Body by Simone

Jennifer Garner burst onto our screens in Alias before going on to become an even bigger TV and movie star in the years that followed, appearing in such classics as Dallas Buyers Club and Juno. She’s a wonderful activist, too, doing a lot of great work for early childhood education and helping to provide for kids all over the globe.

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When she’s not saving kids or starring in movies, Jennifer does a lot of Body By Simone workouts. She uses a lot of heavyweights to develop her strength and stamina, as well as to tone her muscles and to burn a lot of calories. You can tell from her nicely sculpted arms and abs that Garner does a lot of weight training.

Busy Philipps: LEKfit

Busy Philipps is famed for her appearances in shows like Dawson’s Creek, ER, Cougar Town, and Freaks and Geeks, as well as movies like The Gift and Made of Honor. She’s followed by countless fans on Instagram, where she often shares clips and snaps from her workouts. She likes to take LEKfit classes.

Busy Philipps with her trainer Lauren Kleban doing Lekfit
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LEKfit is a dance-oriented workout method that helps people stay slim and in shape with lots of low-impact but high-intensity movements. Busy’s approach shows how important it can be to find a workout style you really enjoy and stick to it.

Kourtney Kardashian: Personal Trainer

It seems like every single member of the Kardashian family is a fashion icon in their own right, including the beautiful Kourtney. And just like her sisters and other family members, she follows a strict diet and exercise plan to stay slender and sexy all year long. Kourtney Kardashian has been working alongside her personal fitness trainer, Amanda Lee, for many years.

Kourtney Kardashian taking a selfie in the mirror standing on a mat
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The pair meet up every weekday for their workouts, and Lee always tries to mix up the movements and exercises in each session so that Kourtney’s body never gets too familiar with anyone’s exercise. By surprising her muscles with different moves, Kourtney’s workouts are highly effective.

Britney Spears: Yoga

One of the most successful and beloved pop singing sensations of all time, Britney Spears, has got us all dancing with classic tracks like Hit Me Baby One More Time and Toxic. Still, when she’s not performing or recording in the studio, she spends a lot of free time doing yoga.

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Britney says that yoga helped to bring some balance to her life and started doing it when she was on tour to relax. She does two-hour yoga sessions regularly, and this exercise helps to keep her body lean and flexible, as well as to give her great core strength too.

Courteney Cox: Tracy Anderson Method

Courteney Cox is famed for her role as Monica in one of the greatest TV sitcoms of all time: Friends. A style and fashion icon in the ’90s, Courteney Cox, is still regarded as one of the most beautiful and stylish women in the world in the modern era thanks to her commitment to following a healthy diet and getting plenty of regular exercises.

Courtney Cox and Christa Miller are wearing workout gear and jogging while filming Cougartown
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Like some of her celebrity colleagues, she chooses to follow the Tracy Anderson Method, which is also popular with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow. It involves lots of high-intensity movements and larger-than-average numbers of reps to really tone the muscles and burn off lots of calories quickly and efficiently.

Khloe Kardashian: BOSU Ball

The third Kardashian on our list, Khloe Kardashian, is probably the member of the famous family to have struggled the most with her weight. She’s had to put up with a lot of pressure and criticism over the years, even from her own family members, but looks utterly amazing these days, and it’s all down to her fitness regime.

Khloe Kardashian in a fitness room with a big ball, weights, and a jump rope scattered around her
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She likes to use a BOSU ball in her workouts to really muscle up her core and build her abs, as well as switching up her exercises to include everything from Soul Cycle to hot yoga, circuit training, and more. She never goes anywhere without a jump rope so she can do cardio anytime, anywhere.

Angela Bassett: Circuit Training

Angela Bassett is in her sixties now, but you’d never guess it from the way she looks! Her figure is still fantastic, and she clearly puts a lot of effort and energy into looking good, serving as an example to all of us and proving that it’s possible to stay youthful, vibrant, and utterly gorgeous even as we enter old age.

Angela Bassett and her trainer with her doing push-ups
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The Mission Impossible star says that her trainer, Corey Calliet, makes her workout five days a week and focuses mostly on circuit training. This involves performing each exercise for 30 seconds before taking a break, let your heart rate go down, and then getting right back into the next set.

Vanessa Hudgens: Soul Cycle

Vanessa Hudgens was once asked to put on 20 lbs for a role. It’s something that a lot of actors have to do now and then, and it can be so difficult for them afterward to burn off those excess pounds. Well, Vanessa Hudgens managed to lose her new weight in a matter of days!

Vanessa Hudgens working out
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She really likes the Soul Cycle, which involves stationary bikes and lots of loud music to keep you motivated. It’s a great way to stay in shape and have fun at the same time, and Vanessa says that, for her, spin classes don’t even feel like workouts at all. “It’s more like therapy for me,” she stated.

Kristen Bell: YouTube Fitness Videos

You don’t have to go to a gym to get in great shape. Just ask Kristen Bell! The beloved TV and movie star, who appears in shows like The Good Place, does all of her training at home. She says that she varies her workouts in accordance with her routine each day, but always tries to at least do a little bit of exercise when she can.

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Sometimes, it might only be a 10-minute routine that she finds on YouTube. Other times, she’ll head out to her driveway and sprint up and down it a dozen times. She recommends finding little slots of time throughout the day to move your body and burn some calories, rather than worrying about dedicating hours and hours to a fitness regime.

Taylor Swift: The Froggy

Taylor Swift might seem to be too busy topping the charts and wowing her fans all around the world with one live show after another, but she still finds time to hit the gym and stay in shape. She’s often spotted attending Body By Simone classes in New York City, as well as working with trainer-to-the-stars, Tracy Anderson.

Taylor Swift running
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Taylor says she was blessed with naturally long and slim legs but still has to work to keep them so slim. She says one of her favorite exercises is the Froggy, which involves lying facedown on the floor while squeezing a ball between your feet and raising your knees up and down slowly.

Jennifer Aniston: From Yoga to Battle Ropes

Jennifer Aniston barely seems to have aged a day since she appeared on our screens as Rachel in Friends way back in the ’90s. She’s still looking as gorgeous and slender as ever, despite blowing out her 50 candles recently. Like many other celebs, she likes to keep her workouts varied.

Jennifer Aniston out running
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One day, she’ll do some yoga. The next day, she might take a battle ropes class. The next day, she’ll take The Class by Taryn Toomey, which is a very popular modern workout that is specifically designed to target various muscle groups and help people become leaner, stronger, and fitter.

Nikki Bella: Barre

As a former WWE star, Nikki Bella is no stranger to the gym. She knows exactly what it takes to achieve peak physical fitness, and she knows how hard it can be to hit your targets and get the body you want. Her favorite form of exercise is barre.

Nikki Bella at WWE's WrestleMania in 2017
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In fact, she often talks about barre on her Instagram account and recommends her fans and followers to try it out. She does a few barre classes each week, as well as visiting the gym for other exercises too. She says that barre is a great way to get fit, keep your weight under control, and improve your balance and strength too.

Beyoncé: Dancing and Dumbbell Punches

Beyoncé has been wowing us all with her music and on-stage presence for many years now, and it’s incredible to see how, even as time has gone by, the stunning singer has still maintained a flawless figure. How does she do it? Well, Beyoncé has revealed that she spends a lot of time in Soul Cycle classes, burning vast numbers of calories on stationary bikes.

Beyoncé working out
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She also does a lot of dancing during her shows, which helps her to keep in shape while performing, and also does a lot of full-body workouts with moves like dumbbell punches, oblique crunches, and medicine ball sit-ups.

Serena Williams: Tennis and Ballet

Serena Williams is one of the world’s most famous and successful female athletes. She knows what it takes to be a champion, having won countless tennis tournaments over the years. Tennis is a grueling sport that can involve hours and hours out on the court for each match, so players like Serena need to have exceptional levels of stamina and endurance.

Serena Williams celebrates winning a point during a tennis match
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To stay in peak physical condition for those extra long tennis encounters, she spends a couple of hours in the gym after practicing for hours out on the court. Her workouts are super long, and she does a lot of cardio work to keep her heart and lungs in great shape, as well as practicing ballet for balance and flexibility too.

Venus Williams: Tennis and Treadmill

Along with her sister Serena, Venus Williams is another of the world’s most successful female tennis stars, having won many tournaments and proven herself to be one of the finest players in the history of the game.

Venus Williams during a tennis match
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Just like her sister, she has to do some very long and intense workouts to continue playing at the highest level. She likes to dance, saying it’s one of the most fun ways to work out without needing to hit the gym, and also says she likes to spend time on the treadmill too to raise her endurance levels.

Jenna Dewan: From Dance to Lunges

Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan has quite a busy schedule, and it can be difficult for her to find free time for workouts in between all of her career obligations and other responsibilities. That’s why she’s learned to work out whenever she gets the chance, without worrying too much about sticking to a schedule.

Jenna Dewan lifting weights
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When she gets some free time, she makes the most of it, doing intensive 15-45-minute workouts here and there throughout the day. Her exercise style is always high-intensity, high-energy to really push her muscles to the max, and most of her workouts involve dance, cardio, resistance bands, squats, planks, and lunges too.

Nicole Kidman: Cycling and Yoga

Award-winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in her fifties now but still has that slim figure and flawless silhouette that helped to make her such a big star in the first place. She’s got four kids and lots of responsibilities as a mother and a celebrity, but she still finds plenty of time to work out often.

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She says she loves to run, having grown up in a family of runners, and likes listening to Britney Spears tunes to stay motivated and push herself the extra mile. She also does a lot of at-home workouts like indoor cycling and yoga too. She says that anyone older who wants to stay in shape should focus on low-impact moves that don’t threaten their joints.

Lady Gaga: Bikram Yoga

Lady Gaga is another amazing celebrity icon who has always seemed to know the right ways to stay in shape, even as she gets older. As the years go by, the Poker Face still looks fabulous, and it’s all thanks to her commitment and dedication to a range of workout styles.

Lady Gaga working out on her Pilates reformer
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She does a lot of Bikram and hot power yoga to stay flexible and keep her stamina and endurance levels high. She also has a really extreme ab routine, doing tons of crunches to take her core strength to the next level, and does plenty of workouts with TRX bands, which are great for at-home strength training.

Kylie Jenner: HIIT

One of the youngest billionaires the world has ever seen, Kylie Jenner seems to be successful at pretty much everything she tries, including health and fitness. When the social media star and fashion model isn’t busy snapping perfect pictures or promoting her various products, she does a lot of high-intensity workouts.

Kylie Jenner in a pose that looks like she's about to start running
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She’s really into HIIT training and likes to focus on continually switching between different moves and exercises to keep on pushing her muscles to the test and never letting her body get used to anything. She likes to go paddleboarding and does a lot of walking, too, seeing it as a great way to spend time with her daughter while also keeping fit.

Eva Longoria: Weight Training

Former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has always been famous for her figure. Still, after having a baby, she knew she’d have to work hard to regain her pre-pregnancy figure. As we can see from recent photos, she’s done a fantastic job! Eva Longoria does a lot of weight training.

Eva Longoria trying out some toning exercises in an Instagram story
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In fact, she says she does “very serious weight training” due to the unique benefits it can provide. Even though many people think lifting weights is only for people who want to bulk up, it’s actually a really effective way of losing weight and toning the muscles too.

Cindy Crawford: Circuit Training

Cindy Crawford is in her fifties but looks a day barely over 30 thanks to her phenomenal workout routine and dedication to staying in shape. She works together with her personal trainer, Sarah Hagaman, three times per week, to look and feel her best.

Cindy Crawford holding weights working out
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Usually, Cindy’s workouts involve a lot of circuit training, with moves like lunges and squats repeated over and over again, along with some weight training too. Even when she isn’t working out, Cindy likes to stay active with hikes and bike rides, sharing precious moments with her friends and family while also burning calories.

Ciara: Tabata

Ciara does it all. She’s a singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. She’s got a super busy schedule with all of those different responsibilities, but she finds plenty of time to follow a strict and unique exercise plan. A lot of Ciara’s workouts involve Tabata.

Ciara working out
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This is a kind of HIIT training that involves doing eight rounds of 20 seconds each time, with just 10 seconds of rest in between each round. She also does a lot of plyometrics, which is focused around lots of high-intensity jumping exercises. Thanks to these intense methods, Ciara burns significant calories in short periods.

Pink: High-Intensity Workouts

Pink is one of the most successful popstar personalities of all time. Always fun to watch, she’s known for her immense on-stage presence and countlessly catchy tracks. She’s also a mother but has managed to shed her post-pregnancy pounds and stay in the shape of her life, even as she gets older, and it’s all thanks to her super long and highly intensive workouts.

Pink at the gym
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When she’s getting ready for a show, Pink will work out for over four hours straight. And even when she’s not on tour, she shows the same high levels of dedication to working out. She goes to the gym five days a week, doing everything from high-intensity treadmill training to hot yoga too.

Kelly Rowland: Pilates

Kelly Rowland came to fame as a member of the classic pop group, Destiny’s Child, before going on to launch her own solo career and enjoying success with hits like Work and Like This. She’s also moved into TV, becoming a presenter and actress too. In short, she’s experienced a lot of success and still has a figure to flaunt, just like she did back in the ’90s.

Kelly Rowland working out
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She says that Pilates is one of her favorite exercise methods, saying that it was a massive help in keeping her core strong and aiding her in shedding those post-pregnancy pounds after having her son. Just like her former bandmate, Beyoncé, she also enjoys Soul Cycle workouts.

Lucy Liu: Pilates

Famed for her roles in films like Kill Bill and Charlie’s Angels, Lucy Liu is no stranger to tough workouts. Back when she was preparing for some of her more physically demanding roles, she’d work out for up to eight hours in a single day, five times per week!

Lucy Liu doing Pilates
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Now she’s a little older, she has learned to adjust her workout methods to suit her body, turning to Pilates as a great way to maintain core strength, flexibility, and high stamina levels without putting too much pressure on her joints. She also likes hiking, swimming, and yoga classes.

Kendall Jenner: Bodyweight Exercises

As one of the world’s most famous and successful supermodels, always being photographed and admired by people all over the globe, there’s a lot of pressure on Kendall Jenner to maintain her flawless figure and sexy image. Incredibly, she doesn’t actually spend that much time working out.

Kendall Jenner doing yoga on a rock in front of the ocean
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She says she can blast for her favorite workout routine in just 11 minutes! It involves lots of bodyweight exercises like planks and crunches, and this just goes to show that you don’t need to dedicate hours and hours to your exercise. Sometimes, super short and intense routines are the best method.

Julianne Moore: Ashtanga Yoga

Academy Award winner Julianne Moore is a huge believer in the positive power of yoga, both as a form of exercise and as a way to relieve stress and enjoy a happy, peaceful life. She first learned about Ashtanga yoga when she was in her thirties, and ever since then, she’s made it a part of her regular routine.

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She says that other kinds of yoga just don’t work for her, but Ashtanga is just right. She says she doesn’t do it every day but tries to do at least four sessions each week. She also does a lot of walking around her home city of New York.

Kerry Washington: Pilates

Scandal star Kerry Washington wows us all with her fantastic acting abilities, but also her gorgeous figure and slender silhouette. She, like a lot of other female celebrities, says that Pilates is one of the very best exercise systems you can choose to follow., explaining that it helps her stay fit without any risk to her bones or joints.

Kerry Washington working out on large gymnastics metal bars
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“Pilates has allowed me to be focused on my appearance and my health in ways that are not abusive or critical,” said Washington, who works out up to four times a week with her personal trainer. She always ensures that her workouts target every muscle group in the body for maximum results.

Constance Wu: Running and Yoga

Fans will recognize Constance Wu from her roles in TV shows and movies like Fresh Off the Boat and Crazy Rich Asians. As well as being a star on the screen, she’s an icon on the track! She loves to run, clocking up to seven miles almost every single day.

Constance Wu out for a run posing on a trail near a waterfall
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Running is an excellent form of exercise that almost everyone can do, without the need for expensive equipment or costly gym memberships, and it works really well for Constance. She also likes to do yoga classes and lots of ab exercises to keep her core strong, joking that she’s been trying to get a six-pack for many years.

Jessica Alba: Hot Yoga and the Gym

Some people struggle to get up early in the morning, but for Jessica Alba, it’s one of the best ways to stay in shape. The star and businesswoman usually wakes herself up at around 5:00 am to start the day with a hot yoga session. She says this is the perfect start to her day, giving her energy and setting “a good foundation” for her.

Jessica Alba showing off her arm muscle at the gym
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She also regularly visits the gym, sometimes multiple times in a single day, often using equipment like kettlebells and resistance bands to keep her upper body toned while also doing squats and lunges for her legs.

Troian Bellisario: Jumping Exercises

Entertainment lovers may recognize Troian Bellisario from such shows as Pretty Little Liars, as well as movies such as Ciara and Feed. She’s a beloved actress, as well as a doting mother, and after having her first child, she knew she’d have to work hard to shed some of those extra pounds she’d picked up along the way.

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She shared her fitness journey on Instagram, showing her workouts involving lots of jumping exercises such as squats and wide-leg jumps, as well as jump rope sessions. Fitness experts all agree that jumping exercises are some of the most effective around.

Kate Hudson: Fabletics

Award-winning actress Kate Hudson is famous for her roles in movies like Almost Famous and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and still appears in films and TV shows regularly. She also set up her very own fitness brand, Fabletics, and has written books about healthy living.

Kate Hudson working out on a large grey ball
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Clearly, Kate knows a lot about leading a happy and healthy life, and she says that Pilates is absolutely one of the very best fitness methods for people to try out. She loves how expansive it is, saying that it allows you to try lots of different moves and exercises that work out many different muscle groups throughout the body.

Brie Larson: Rock Climbing

Brie Larson has always been in great shape, but it was when she was asked to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Marvel that she really decided to up the ante with her gym sessions. Thanks to her hard work, Brie can bench crazy amounts of weight and has also gotten into rock climbing.

Brie Larson with a shake from shake shack after a morning run
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She shares clips and images of her exercises on Instagram, stating that rock climbing is one of the best ways to develop total body strength and immense endurance levels. She’s not wrong, as rock climbers have been rated as some of the toughest people on the planet.

Jada Pinkett Smith: Bodyweight Exercises

Just like her husband Will, Jada Pinkett Smith does a lot of regular exercises to stay in great shape, and she often shares clips of her workout routines with her fans and followers on social media. One of the workouts she shared with fans generated a lot of buzz and encouraged many people to give it a try for themselves.

Jada Pinkett Smith doing yoga
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It involved wall mountain climbers, alternating knee crosses, walk out and ins, walk planks, squat jumps, and more, and the best part of all was that she didn’t need any equipment, relying solely on a wall and her bodyweight to work out.

Gabrielle Union: Plyometric Workouts

Gabrielle Union first appeared in ’90s teen comedies like 10 Things I Hate About You, before going on to become a leading player in shows like Being Mary Jane. Unlike many of her celebrity colleagues, she doesn’t attend many fitness classes and doesn’t feel the need to have her own personal trainer most of the time.

Gabrielle Union posing at the gym in front of the weights
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Instead, she does a lot of workouts on her own, at her own home. There, she indulges in everything from plyometric sessions to running, cycling, and Pilates too. She puts a lot of focus on working out her arms, of which she is very proud, calling them her “moneymakers.”

Maria Menounos: Pilates and Wrestling

Maria Menounos has done everything from being a TV personality and businesswoman to getting involved with professional wrestling as a WWE ambassador. With such an active lifestyle, she burns a lot of calories simply through her work, but also does plenty of gym work and exercise on the side.

Maria Menounos doing yoga
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She actually used to be quite a bit heavier than she is these days, losing 40 lbs through hard work and chronicling her journey in the book The EveryGirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness. She does a lot of Pilates, as well as wrestling, MMA work, indoor cycling, and more. She encourages her fans to buy fitness trackers to monitor their calorie counts and motivate them to move more.

Zoe Saldana: Short-Interval Workouts

Between Avatar, Star Trek, and the Marvel movies, Zoe Saldana has been in some of the biggest blockbusters of the last decade. She’s a woman with an immensely busy schedule, often having to do 16-hour workdays, so she says she doesn’t really like the idea of spending too much of her free time in the gym or working out with a trainer when she’d prefer to be seeing friends and family.

A collage of Zoe Saldana at the gym and working out at home next to her pool
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Instead, she opts for a less strict approach, merely working out in short bursts when she gets the chance. She likes to do 20-minute interval sessions, either at home or at the gym, making some basic moves like squats, running in place, and carrying a medicine ball around.

Miley Cyrus: Ashtanga Yoga

Miley Cyrus must be one of the most photographed stars of recent times. It seems like the spotlight is always on the young singer, and that must put a lot of pressure on her to stay in shape, but she’s still managed to maintain impressive levels of physical fitness, as shown by her ever-present abs.

Miley Cyrus doing Pilates on a Cadillac reformer
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She does a lot of Ashtanga yoga to stay strong and flexible, as well as spending a lot of her free time outdoors. She enjoys plenty of activities such as hiking in nature and practice pilates now and again, too, to keep her muscles toned and her silhouette slender.

Margot Robbie: 100 Situps a Day

One of the most talented actresses working today, Australian star Margot Robbie has appeared in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, earning herself two Academy Award nominations along the way. She’s always been in great shape, but some of her movie roles have forced her to work extra hard in the gym.

Margot Robbie exercising in the grass near a large tree at the park
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When she was preparing for I, Tonya, for example, she had to train four hours a day, five times a week, to build up enough muscle strength to successfully portray an Olympic athlete. She started most of her days with 100 sit-ups to improve her core strength.

Blake Lively: Personal Trainer

Like a lot of other stars and celebrities, Blake Lively can afford to have her own personal fitness trainer. She works with Don Saladino five to six times every single week, and Don prepares a range of intensive, engaging, full-body workouts for Blake to follow to push every single muscle in her body.

Blake Lively with her trainer, Don Saladino, at the gym
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Common moves in her exercise sessions include one leg deadlifts, push-ups, rows, and kettlebell swings, but if ever she has to miss a workout for one reason or another, she finds at least 10-15 minutes each day to work out on her elliptical.