This is actually a picture from April, 2 but it wasn’t till now that I noticed Miley’s shoes… She’s wearing Shape Ups! Skecher claims that the Shape Ups tone your calves, legs, butt, abs & back and improve your posture & balance. Plus, they improve circulation. But from what I’ve read about them: don’t expect any miracles though. They won’t make you able to skip the gym. Just consider them as an extra to wear on the treadmill, to the grocery shop, walking the dog etc.
Do you own a pair of Shape Ups? And what do you think about them? Let me know!
Most women gain some weight during their pregnancy. But Mariah Carey seemed to gain a whole lot more. After giving birth to twins in April 2011, Mariah Carey managed to lose 30 lbs and got down to a healthy US size 6 (UK size 10). The star credits Jenny Craig’s structured eating plan for her weight-loss success, along with a workout routine that helps her stay toned. Gracing the cover of Shape Magazine in tiny shorts and a crop top, she told the magazine:
“I put on 70 lbs. but if you look at me in pictures you’d think it was more like 9,000 lbs. I have a lot of empathy with people who have to lose a lot of weight.” Mariah also talked about the mental struggle to lose so much weight, telling Shape, “I remember thinking at the time: ‘I’ll never look or feel the same again.’”
Who wouldn’t want a body like Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio? Luckily, fitness expert Leandro Carvalho, told Shape Magazine how she got that great booty, plus he talked about how he started working with Alessandra. It all began 10 years ago when she approached Carvalho:
“Alessandra was looking for a program to specifically target and tone her butt without bulking up her legs,” Leandro Carvalho says. “She wanted her legs longer, her thighs thinner, and her butt toned and tightened.”
As a result, Carvalho’s world-famous ‘Brazil Butt Lift’ was born and since then, celebrities, supermodels and Victoria’s Secret angels alike have been flocking to the innovative Brazilian trainer to learn his secret on getting one awesome butt. About his workout, Carvalho says:
“You’re doing cardio at the same time that you’re using muscles and sculpting the body. All you need is your own body weight. My workout tones your bum bum, but keeps your curves so you can stay sensual and feminine.”
Check out the Brazilian ‘bum-bum-booty’ workout (video) after the cut!
Hollywood hottie Brooklyn Decker’s workout secrets on keeping fit are revealed in Shape Magazine. The former Sports Illustrated cover model and now actress has often spoken out about her health in the press, admitting she has to really work at it. Obviously good genes play a role in her fabulous figure, but it’s refreshing to hear she’s struggled with weight and body issues just like the rest of us.
“She is very coordinated and likes to push. Brooklyn works hard and has fun while she’s at it,” says veteran celebrity trainer Jade Alexis, who worked with the sexy supermodel-turned-actress for an Elle Magazine workout DVD.
As for workouts, Alexis says both strength training and cardio is a must. In preparation for the DVD, Alexis and Decker did a series of cardio circuits, mixing drills, and movements from basketball, soccer, tennis, and boxing.
“Cardio will keep you lean, strength training will keep you strong and toned. Brooklyn is very athletic and picked everything up quickly, especially the boxing!” Alexis says
After the jump, I’ll reveal the routines Alexis did with Decker!
Thanks to pop star Miley Cyrus, the health and nutrition world is buzzing about a gluten-free diet as a means to lose weight. There are lots of different opinions and some of them are quite harsh. Let’s take a closer look at the whole gluten-free-diet-debate.
Gluten is found in grains like wheat, barley, and rye; and it gives baked goods the chewy texture that most consumers find desirable. Diets excluding gluten are recommended for people with celiac disease, but don’t expect avoiding gluten by itself will encourage weight loss. Any diet too high in grains raises blood sugar, which encourages fat storage. People on gluten-free diets can consume a variety of grains and starches (rice or potatoes, for example) that raise blood sugar. (Source: Policy Mic)
Does that mean you’ll gain weight if you’re on a gluten-free diet? No, not per se. Everyone is different and has different responses. But if you start a gluten-free diet there’s indeed a possibility you’ll lose some weight… How you may wonder? Continue reading
American Dancer Julianne Hough shows off her ultra toned bikini body on May 8th in Miami. In 2008 the Dancing With the Stars champion told Shape Magazine she works out nearly five times a week, because there are certain areas that dancing won’t tone. “I still stretch and do crunches, lunges, and arm moves just about every day”.
More pictures (+3) after the jump