It is no secret that celebrities and supermodels put themselves through a lot to get a fabulous physique that can make any girl envious. The credit for their perfect figure goes to personal trainers, chefs, nutritionists and maybe a good plastic surgeon or two – all the things that regular women can’t afford.
However, if you really want to step into the shoes of your favorite celebrities, here are a few heart-pumping group fitness classes these women are a huge fan of, that you can join as well!
Celebs who love it: Jennifer Aniston, Hilary Duff, Emma Stone
Apparently, the secret to Jennifer Aniston’s slender frame is a sweat-breaking cardio class called Rise Nation which uses a vertical climbing machines for a full body workout. The 30-minute class, a masterpiece of Trainer Jason Walsh, uses different levels of intensity to burn fat and build stamina.
Clients go through phases of walking, running and then climbing where they use their own momentum and strength to push the belt at a steady pace. The popular class is offered in a Los Angeles studio and is divided into three different levels ranging from beginner to advanced, so that anyone can join.
Celebs who love it: Hailey Baldwin, Ashley Graham, Karlie Kloss
If you follow Ashley Graham on Instagram, you’ve probably gained from her hefty dose of fitness posts that she is a huge fan of Dogpound, a gym that recently opened in New York City but has already amassed a long list of A-list clientele including supermodels like Hailey Baldwin and Karlie Kloss.
If you wish to join this popular gym and give your favorite celebrities a run for their money, be prepared to perform a lot of pushups, hammer throws, sprints and other hardcore exercises that will whip you into shape in no time.
The NW Method
Celebs who love it: Kate Hudson, Martha Hunt, Lais Ribeiro
Who knew that yoga and Pilates-loving Kate Hudson also took a high-energy dance class called NW Method, created by Nicole Winhoffer, a fitness instructor who has worked with a number of celebrities including the Material Girl singer Madonna. The heart-pumping class combines a number of dance and fitness moves to tone your triceps, legs and abs – no wonder it is such a hit with celebrities like Martha Hunt and Ellen Pompeo.
Celebs Who Love It: Michelle Obama, Selena Gomez, Katie Holmes
Photo: Lea Michele says that she starts off her day with a morning spinning class at SoulCycle
An indoor cycling class offered in over 70 different locations in the U.S. has taken Hollywood by storm – even Michelle Obama says that she’s a huge fan! The intense workout session uses music as a guide to switch up the tempo and the resistance, but clients can also expect to have a great upper body workout using dumbbells while they’re paddling away on the stationary bike.
SoulCycle isn’t just any ordinary spinning class; instructors add various choreographed moves such as pull ups, crunches and planks for improving core strength.
Tracy Anderson Method
Celebs who love it: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham
What do celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham have in common apart from an amazing physique even in their forties? They love to get their sweat on in Lena Dunham’s Tracy Anderson Method.
The fitness class focuses on smaller muscle groups that are often neglected while working out with the aim of reducing stress and anxiety. The workout routine changes every ten days to keep them engaging and challenging for the clients.
Celeb Who Love It: Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid
Photo: Gigi Hadid warming up for her boxing workout at Gotham Gym
The Hadid sisters have taken over the modeling world by storm and, apparently, the secret to their long, slender limbs is a 45-minute boxing session with trainer Rob Piela at the Gotham Gym which doesn’t just help you master different boxing moves like uppercuts, cross punches, jabs and kicks, but also acts as a fun way to torch calories.
Body By Simone
Celeb Who Love It: Taylor Swift, Sandra Bullock, Chrissy Teigen
Simone De La Rue, the talented trainer who has been whipping celebrities into shape, has choreographed a range of workouts for her group fitness class. The exercise routines range from full-body cardio using trampoline, intense dance sessions and other choreographed movements for sculpting abs, arms and glutes.
Body by Simone is a two-month strength and transformation program offered in various locations in L.A. and New York.