15 Celebrity-Approved Workouts
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to double down on your
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to double down on your fitness goals and revitalize your workouts. If you’re looking for a way to mix up your routines or you are searching for the perfect fitness class, you can jumpstart your personal fitness with these effective workouts from celebrities you love.
AIR Aerial Fitness
Famous fans: Jamie Chung, Vanessa Hudgens and Sarah Hyland
AIR is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that combines elements of Pilates, ballet, yoga and conditioning for a full-body workout that’s beautiful to watch and fun to perform. This aerial fitness program uses aerial hammocks to suspend the body, giving core muscles a vigorous workout.
AIR fitness gyms also offer extra classes that teach the fundamentals of aerial training to anyone who wants a better foundation or more confidence using hammocks. If you want a non-traditional workout that sculpts and tones the body, AIR Aerial is the workout for you.
Famous fans: Natalie Portman, Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid
Ballet Beautiful is a ballet-inspired fitness exercise that combines art and athleticism to make you lean, fit and more flexible. Former ballerina and Natalie Portman’s trainer, Mary Helen Bowers, created this customizable fitness routine for men and women who wanted access to the strength and grace professional ballet classes offer.
Famous fans: David and Brooklyn Beckham, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Oprah
Indoor fitness cycling has been a popular workout since its inception in the early 1990s, and SoulCycle takes that idea to the next level. In addition to cycling, each 45-minute class involves professional coaching, core work and hand weights to give you the transformative full-body workout you need. SoulCycle is the workout that revolutionized indoor cycling, and it promises to keep you lean and in shape.
If you’re looking for a great cardio workout, give SoulCycle a try. Anything Oprah gives her stamp of approval on is worth checking out!
Famous fans: Reese Witherspoon, Hillary Swank and Katie Holmes
Kinetic Cycling is an excellent, addictive workout born from Los Angeles’ cycling scene. Although similar to SoulCycle, this primer spinning class draws its inspiration from more traditional indoor cycling fitness trends. The primary focus of Kinetic Cycling is cardio, and you’ll burn a lot of calories during each 50-minute session.
Kinetic gyms emphasize harnessing positive energy and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere. If you’re new to indoor cycling or want a rewarding cardio workout, Kinetic Cycling is the right choice for you.
Famous fans: Ludacris, Izabel Goularta and Jennifer Lopez
TRX is bodyweight workout that helps you lose weight, increases your flexibility and helps you develop strength and balance. This workout uses a special type of equipment called the TRX Suspension Trainer, a portable training tool that uses your body weight and gravity to execute several exercises.
TRX is a celebrity favorite because it’s also a great workout for developing core fitness. If you want to lose weight while getting stronger, TRX is the workout for you.
Dumbbell Water Bottles
Famous fans: Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson
If you’ve ever wanted an effortless way to exercise without going to the gym, you’ll want to grab a pair of dumbbell-shaped water bottles. These bottles combine hydration and fitness so you can exercise on the go and quench your thirst at the same time.
They’re inexpensive, portable and you can adjust their weight at any time. Just add water!
Famous fans: Nina Agdal
If you have weight-training experience, then you’ll be familiar with rowing machines, also known as the “erg machine,” which tones the body and burns fat quickly. Boutique rowing studios like Row House and CityRow in New York City offer indoor full-body rowing sessions.
Participants complete exercises on different rowing machines that target various parts of the body. It’s the perfect fat burner and the ultimate conditioning workout.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Famous fans: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lea Michele and Kristen Bell
Rock climbing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of working out, but you can use this recreational activity to burn calories and build strength. You can use a harness or a rope, or try bouldering (climbing ropeless). Regardless of how you scale the rock face, you’ll get a full-body workout that leaves you feeling on top of the world.
Famous fans: Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Jessica Biel and Hilary Duff
Rise Nation is the hottest new fitness trend to come out of Los Angeles. It’s only a couple years old, but it’s already dominating the fitness world and changing how people look at group exercise. Rise Nation offers half-hour classes of intensive climbing using the VersaClimber, an adjustable ladder-like machine.
At Rise Nation, you’ll burn over 20 calories per minute, which is more than twice the calories you burn in conventional spinning classes. But Rise Nation isn’t for the faint of heart. You’ll be sore for your first few sessions, but the fitness reward is more than worth it.
Famous fans: Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift
If your goal this year is to achieve the same lean, super fit physique your favorite celebrities have, then ModelFIT is exactly what you’re looking for. ModelFIT is a low-impact workout that emphasizes injury prevention and proper form through repetition, warm ups, cool downs and stretches, to give your figure that coveted lean look.
Famous fans: Avani Modi and Harley Pasternak
Bokwa is the fun, invigorating dance fitness alternative to Zumba that celebrities have fallen in love with. Bokwa is a cardio-heavy workout that blends step aerobics and South African-style dance-inspired hip hop. Bokwa isn’t choreography, so you won’t need to memorize dance steps to join in.
Rather, dance moves are based on letters or numbers. Once you understand the fundamentals of each step, you can add your own personal flair. Although it originated in L.A., Bokwa is extremely popular in India’s Bollywood scene.
Famous fans: Dita Von Teese, Amy Adams and Jessica Lowndes
Pilates ProWorks Studio in NYC offers outstanding workouts that combine the rigor of kickboxing, core development of Pilates and conditioning of yoga into a single, powerful fitness class. This beautiful combination strength, core and balance training is the perfect fit for anyone who wants to leave their sessions feeling aligned and invigorated.
Nike Training Club
Famous fans: Dennise Lazaro, Aubrey Miles and Iya Villania
The Nike Training Club makes personal fitness their top priority, and whether you join their live sessions in Manila, try their Nike+ spring marathons in NYC or use their amazing app at home, you’ll have access to workouts endorsed by prominent personal trainers and celebrities alike. At the Nike Training Club, you can train with outstanding fitness instructors during 60-minute strength or endurance classes.
Famous fans: Hugh Jackman
Gotham Gym is a boxing gym that promises to make you as lean and fit as your favorite celebrities and models. At each hour-long session, Gotham Gym’s professionally trained instructors will teach you boxing fundamentals like proper form and footwork, defense and punching techniques. Depending on the class level, you’ll burn anywhere from 400 to 800 calories per session.
Famous fans: Shakira and Kelly Ripa
If you need a way to get into shape quickly and effectively, AKT InMotion is your fitness solution. The AKT program pairs HIIT and circuit training with Pilates, yoga and dance cardio to give you an all-around high-energy workout. The AKT program is unique and always evolving, so you can get the results you want and never plateau.