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Thursday, July 17, 2008

trendy celebrity workouts

while getting dressed this morning, i happened to catch a feature on the today show about trendy celebrity workouts, one of which -- of course -- was yoga. talking about the benefits of these workouts and how they can be incorporated into our routine were today host natalie morales, fashion expert jill martin from us weekly, and fitness expert fred devito from exhale spa (which has two branches here in LA: one in venice and another in santa monica).

here's what they said:

From yoga and pilates to boxing and even ballet, celebrities are doing whatever it takes these days to stay in shape. A lot of stars are doing all kinds of different workouts, not just the usual cardio. They're always in the spotlight, constantly being photographed, so of course they want to look fit.

When people think "yoga", they think they're not getting a really great workout. Not only is yoga good for you physically, but also mentally. It really slows you down. Blackberries are not allowed, so for celebrities that's good.

Reese Witherspoon tries to do it every day. Jennifer Aniston, a huge yogi, said her legs got stronger, her arms got leaner. Madonna, does it, too. Their bodies have become more sculpted, more long and lean.

There are great benefits to yoga, not only emotionally, but physically. It's mind, body, and spirit. When you're practicing yoga, it helps you to release stress. You're focused on your breathing, you're flowing through postures, and it's really great for flexibility, which keeps your body youthful. It's a tough workout -- you can burn up to 250 calories an hour!

click here to watch the today show video: Try a trendy workout


Blogger Marilyn P. Sushi said...

250 calories an hour??? I could have sworn you lose less calories than that doing yoga but either way, it's still very beneficial. :)

7:07 PM  
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9:44 PM  
Blogger joni said...

i'm sure you don't lose anything close to that in a restorative class, but i'd say that i've lost at least that much in a strong vinyasa flow or power yoga class. or it would be nice to think i did after doing all that work!

9:46 PM  

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