Recently celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Lady Gaga and Vanessa Hudgens have been seen attending Pilates classes to help maintain their svelte figures.
The wonderful thing about Pilates is that it is suitable for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level. It is beneficial for dealing with specific health conditions, injuries and postural problems and is also very effective in toning your muscles to give you a leaner, firmer, longer and stronger figure.
SportsShoes in-house Pilates expert, Emily Wilson, explains how Pilates can help you get in shape.
Tony Bennett: staying positive everyday has an enormous impact on your mind and body. I truly think life is a gift. Pilates Rehab works great for Lady Gaga…Looking Good.
Tony Bennett: I exercise regularly and try to eat healthy as much as possible. My wife, Susan, always makes sure I have good, healthy food. Most of all, I think the most important thing is I try to stay positive everyday and avoid stress as I think stress has enormous negative impact on your mind and body. I truly think life is a gift, so I am happy to be alive every day and to be able to appreciate people and nature. I always try to learn something new each day.
Lady Gaga is recovering…with Pilates and is looking great! Gaga exercises a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio, Pilates or Yoga five times a week. She does copious amounts of abdominal curls to keep her tummy toned and trim.
Gaga also eats a healthy, balanced diet and swears by a 5 Factor Diet, which involves eating five times a day (two meals and three snacks). These five meals must fall into these five categories: low-glycermic carbs (low GI), lean protein, fibre, healthy fats and sugar-free beverages. Gaga is also allowed one treat day a week. The famous singer loves to snack on salsa with grain chips, turkey slices, coconut water, hummus and tofu.
The Candice Swanepoel workout mixes boxing, running, spinning, resistance bands, Bosu balls, weight lifting, circuit training, Pilates, and yoga together. Most of her workouts last for 75 minutes, and she goes twice daily when getting ready for a shoot.
“I love Pilates. It was created for dancers, and it works all the muscles that you don’t work as a dancer. It makes these muscles stronger and it’s a really good, complete exercise. And I love Yoga, but I haven’t done it for a while.” Penelope also likes to do meditation and has another beauty and health secret. “What I do is sleep.” Her sleeping record, she says, is 17 hours, although she normally manages to get eight. “But I’ll do 10 or 12 hours if I can.”
The 40-year-old actress credits the Mediterranean diet and Pilates as key to regaining that stunning silhouette.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell revealed the secret behind her famous figure this week.The British model posted a snap on WhoSay of her morning workout regime with the caption: ‘Morning darling stretch and Rise davehigginspilates.’The caption refers to Naomi’s favorite London trainer, Dave Higgins, who founded studio TenPilates; the pioneers of dynamic Pilates, a more intense form of the popular exercise class.
In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, the supermodel recently revealed pilates as an essential part of her morning routine in between juice drinks and herbal tea.In the picture Naomi poses on a pilates reformer bed, costing over $2000; but if you’re a pilates beginner and don’t want to remortgage the house in the name of exercise we’ve got three essential pilates exercises to get you started on the path to your very own supermodel body!
Smoken Hot Kate Hudson shared her workout regime on how to achieve her beautiful body. I would do 45 or 55 minutes of cardio then an hour of Pilates or yoga, three times a week.Kate has been working with the same personal trainer and Pilates instructor for 15 years, Nicole Stuart. Above in blue Kate Hudson shows off her sculpted legs in purple playsuit as she supports fiance Matt Bellamy at iHeartRadio music festiva
Stuart. explains why Pilates “It primarily works your core, but not just the front. You’ll work the entire body—front, sides, back, your whole midsection, trunk—it pulls everything in and together. You’ll become tighter, more toned, and stronger. It makes you stand taller, makes you have more confidence, makes you more grounded. You’ll lose inches and get that leaner, longer look. After the first 10 sessions, you’ll feel different. After 20 sessions, you’ll see a difference!”
Mick Jagger has survived a wild and crazy rock-star’s carrier that has “been the ruin of many a poor boy”. He has changed his evil ways and today at 68 is living a healthy Senior Pilates lifestyle. He even practices ballet to keep himself limber.
Jagger has curbed his drinking and maintains a diet that consists of wholegrain bread, potatoes, rice, beans, pasta, chicken and fish. He reportedly also uses some supplements regularly that includes Vitamins A, C, D and E as well as B complexes, cod liver oil, ginseng and ginkgo biloba.
Mick Jagger Says That Yoga, Pilates and Exercise Keep Him Young.
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There may not be another player in the NBA who works as hard as Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who knows pushing through the pain barrier is the key to improving his strength and conditioning.
Kobe Bryant of the U.S. Basketball Men’s National Team during his pilates workout at training camp. “Bryant is in the best shape of his life. He’s dropped eighteen pounds, has totally revised his diet, and is traveling with his own personal Pilates instructor. Leaner, longer, firmer, and stronger. Above Kobe works out on the Pilates Reformer. Pilates has been the exercise of the rich and famous and people in the know for decades. Men and women alike praise Pilates workouts for enhancing their performance on and off the playing field.
“ I do Pilates and yoga to stay in front of the curve. I feel like it’s helping me. Does it work for everybody? I don’t know. I’m not a guru on how to be in the best condition. Let me sit here and tell you that. But it works for me.” - LeBron James, Miami Heat
“Pilates has been great for my core and will help my strength when I’m down low in the post. Other guys won’t be able to move me off a spot easily.” – Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers
Kidd finished a close second in league-wide MVP voting and thinks Pilates deserves some credit. That’s why he says it’s a good bet that in the injury-riddled NBA, “Pilates is not going to be a secret for long.” At 34, Kidd had one of the best season of his career. It is unusual that a player his age is still considered one of the best at his position in the world and has actually improved as of late. But that’s what Pilates does for athletes that are looking for the edge.
There is simply no better workout for building deep internal core strength, developing long and lean muscles that are resilient under stress, preventing injury, and for fine tuning mental focus and deep core strength .
This allows the body to move from a center/anchor that enables Pilates Buff Jason Kidd, arguably the best Point Guard in the world , to seemingly defiy gravity and continue playing long and strong.