Somehow, Kate Hudson has managed to do what most of us only dream of doing. She’s an actress, mom of two, and businesswoman (she owns her own line of workout clothes, Fabletics.) But despite her busy, on-the-go lifestyle, she is also able to stay in fantastic shape. Her secrets? Pilates, calorie counting, and maintaining a positive attitude. Lucky for us, Hudson’s willing to share some of her diet and workout secrets. If someone as busy as Hudson can stay in great shape, we should also be able to as well!
Workout Hudson Style
Hudson is a huge advocate of Pilates. In fact, she credits her Pilates workouts for the fantastic abs she always seems to have. Her long-time Pilates trainer, Nicole Stuart, has worked with Hudson for years, helping to perfect her to-die-for body. Why is Pilates such a great workout? It focuses on your core, but also works the entire body — front, sides, back, midsection, and trunk — and pulls everything in and together, Stuart told Shape. It’s really an all-over workout that will create a tighter, more toned and stronger body. You’ll stand taller, feel more confident, lose inches, and get a leaner, longer look. Stuart says you’ll feel different after 10 sessions, and you’ll begin to look different after 20.
Per a Shape interview, Stuart reveals a few of Hudson’s key workout secrets. “We do Pilates for an hour, three times a week. If she’s prepping for something, it will be more. We always combine cardio — like a mile run — before a Pilates class. On off days, she’ll meet me for yoga or a spin class.”
Ready to give Pilates a try? Stuart recommends the following workout, per Shape. All you need is a Pilates mat (and lots of water.)