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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Celebrity Trainers' Top 15 Workout Secrets

1. WORKOUT IN THE MORNING
"You'll boost your metabolism for the day. If you wait, something else will come up." -Teddy Bass
*Celebrity clients: Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Lucy Liu

2. DO CARDIO FOR AT LEAST 40 MINUTES
"Yes, a 15-minute burst is better than nothing, but it takes 35 minutes to burn off blood sugar before your body can start metabolizing fat." -Andie Hecker
*Celebrity clients: Ginnifer Goodwin, Natalie Portman, Kristen Bell

3. DON'T OBSESS ABOUT THE SCALE
"You need a way to monitor your body, but clothes are a better indicator. Every week, try on the same pair of jeans." -Ramona Braganza
*Celebrity clients: Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Kate Beckinsale


4. DON'T WATCH TV ON THE TREADMILL OR ELLIPTICAL
"You don't work out as intensely, which means you burn far fewer calories than if you go hard for that same amount of time." -Tracy Anderson
*Celebrity clients: Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie

5. MAKE TIME FOR FITNESS EVERY DAY
"Doing a little bit all the time is so much better than doing a lot once in a while." -Gunnar Peterson Celebrity clients: Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara



6. INDULGE-A LITTLE
"I don't like banning a food completely, because then you'll crave it the most." -Teddy Bass

7. MOVE YOUR (ENTIRE) BODY
"You burn more calories when you work your upper and lower body at the same time. Jumping on a mini trampoline while doing different ballet arms, using a weighted jump rope, or swimming for 20 minutes are all good options." -Andie Hecker

8. SNACK SMART
"Fuel yourself 20 minutes before a workout with a protein bar. But don't down a sports drink or coconut water after-you'll be drinking calories when water would be fine." -Tracy Anderson


9. UP YOUR INTENSITY
"You can't keep doing the same Spinning class or 20-minute jog and expect a different result." -Teddy Bass

10. LOSE THE LIQUID DIET
"Don't do juice fasts or cleanses-they're not effective, sustainable, or healthy." -Harley Pasternak
*Celebrity clients: Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox, Katy Perry

11. RETHINK YOUR GOALS
"Instead of jumping rope for ten minutes, do it for 100 jumps. If you measure accomplishment by time, there's no incentive to go harder." -Gunnar Peterson

12. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
"Working out five days a week is great; six or seven isn't better. Your muscles actually react better when they have downtime to recuperate." -Ramona Braganza

13. WALK WHILE YOU TALK
"You're more likely to eat when you're sitting than when you're moving around." -Harley Pasternak


 14. SWITCH UP YOUR WORKOUT
"Muscles get smart and strong fast, so change your routine every ten days. It takes that long to make a change in your body, but over time a workout gets static and less effective." -Tracy Anderson

15. BE ACTIVE ALL DAY
"It's not only what you do in the gym, but also what you do the other 23 hours a day. Take the stairs, park far away, or get out of the cab and walk." -Harley Pasternak

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