TV Star Workouts
TV Star Workouts
Courteney Cox Arquette on Cougar Town
49-year-old actress Courteney Cox Arquette stays toned the old fashioned way. "I work pretty hard at it. I eat well and I exercise all the time," Cox Arquette has said. "I'm an avid 'worker-outer.' I also like to swim and play tennis." While running used to be her exercise staple, the actress now mixes things up with resistance bands, leg weights and dance aerobics.
INSIDER TIP: "My clients prefer Power Pilates machines to tone, tighten and get red-carpet ready in less time," says celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, who has worked with Cox Arquette. "They get a full, targeted workout in as little as three 30-minute sessions a week."
TRY IT: Find a power plate machine near you or buy one now at powerplate.com.
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz on Melrose Place
- Just two weeks after Ashlee Simpson-Wentz gave birth to son Bronx, she began the 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone program with celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza. The plan includes cardio and strength training segments that gradually increase in length and intensity over a three-month period. "Ashlee wanted to get rid of her belly bulge as most new moms do," says Braganza, who has also helped Jessica Alba and Halle Berry get back into post-pregnancy shape. "She also wanted to tone her arms and reduce body fat overall."
- INSIDER TIP: "Challenge yourself by adding abdominal exercises and extra reps or resistance," says Braganza.
- TRY IT: 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone: 3 DVD Package, $87; at 321babybulgebegone.com
Rebecca Romijn on Eastwick
These days Rebecca Romijn's fitness routine includes caring for twin daughters Dolly and Charlie and putting in long hours on the set. When she does have a spare moment, the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model squeezes in a Pilates class or jumps on the elliptical machine. "After a couple years of modeling I started working out, but I never felt good," Romijn has said. "When I turned to Pilates I began to feel strong, flexible and healthy. It's empowering."
INSIDER TIP: Keep yourself motivated with a breath of fresh air. On the weekends, Rebecca and husband Jerry O'Connell go on hikes with their girls.
TRY IT: 10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body, $11; at amazon.com.
Hilary Duff on Gossip Girl
To prepare for her guest spot on Gossip Girl, Hilary Duff upped the intensity of her workouts with private Pilates sessions and Piloxing (a cardio-infused combination of Pilates and boxing). "We kicked her workout up a few notches," says Duff's instructor and Piloxing creator Viveca Jensen. "Hilary likes to focus on toning her arms and strengthening her abs."
INSIDER TIP: "I definitely recommend that people try Pilates in any form," says Jensen. "Piloxing creates core strength (great abs!), plus you'll get toned legs like Hilary's."
TRY IT: Piloxing DVD, VPilates, $20; at Vpilates.com
Elle MacPherson on The Beautiful Life
Model-turned-actress Elle McPherson works with her long-time trainer, James Duigan, to keep her famous body fit both on and off-screen. She keeps things interesting by combining cardio workouts and meditation with a healthy eating plan.
INSIDER TIP: The actress takes fish oil supplements help keep her enviable mid-section toned and trim. "They're great for helping your body burn fat," Duigan says.
TRY IT: Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements, Finest, $9; at Walgreens.com.