Many celebrities on both the big screen and small make a habit of keeping their bodies in tip-top shape. When simple exercises — such as jogging and weights — leave them in a rut, some famous faces turn to less traditional methods to challenge their bodies and prevent boredom. While many of these Hollywood fads are not worth your time — or money, for that matter– a few workouts sticking around this year may actually be be worth looking into. Here are five celebrity workouts worth giving a try.
1. Aerial Fitness
Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Pink (as displayed at the Grammys), and Reese Witherspoon, are taking their workouts off the ground with aerial fitness. Said to help with weight loss, building lean muscle, and improved flexibility, this workout is performed using two strips of fabric that are hanging from the ceiling. The classes are full of crazy in-air exercises and besides the health benefits, the workout promises to be incredibly fun.
2. Modo Yoga
In 2014, hot is out, and cold is in — when it comes to yoga, that is. A favorite of Katie Holmes and Russell Simmons, Modo Yoda — also known as cold yoga — promises a calm, safe environment free of the steamy “hot box” found in Bikram yoga. With temperatures set under 100 degrees, these classes can help reduce stress and anxiety, burn calories, and improve posture and flexibility. Modo Yoda also provides an environmentally-friendly studio using all natural cleaners, paints, and floors in house.
3. Dance-Themed Workouts
A favorite of Nicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, and Courtney Cox, dance workouts promise to work the entire body while burning lots of calories in the process. Thanks to the popularity or Zumba classes, hip-hop classes, and even TV shows like Dancing With The Stars, gyms across the country have been focusing more on dance classes, and are now incorporating strength training with the dancing to double the calorie burn so you see even more results. These workouts are a great way to boost your energy improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Spinning classes continue to gain momentum this year, promising an endorphin-packed calorie burn with lots of sweat and tears. Now, cycling is getting even more intense with Flywheel — an indoor spinning class that combines climbs, descents, and weight-training, all while peddling away to your favorite upbeat tunes. The workout is said to be addicting and has attracted the likes of Sofía Vergara and Jessica Alba.
5. Trampoline Workouts
If you enjoyed trampolines as a kid, you’re in for a special treat with SkyRobics. The indoor trampoline park Sky Zone is attracting celebrities such a Julianne Hough, who come in to burn calories and build muscle with this low-impact, high intensity workout. Safe for people of all ages, this workout helps with weight loss, can reduce stress, improve heart health, and detoxify the lymphatic system. Madonna and Victoria Beckham are also fans of the trampoline and even helped boost the sales of mini-trampolines across the nation once they admitted to jumping.