Who practices Pilates? An easier question might be, who doesn’t practice Pilates? Like many Hollywood starlets and a growing population of professional athletes, Pilates is for everyone! The reformer Pilates workout challenges your core and helps you to become longer, leaner, and overall more toned. Keeping with a regular Pilates regimen will get you sculpted abs, and a super sexy camera-ready figure. For this reason, and many more, celebrities are turning to the Pilates workout to get them in shape for celebrity events and movie roles.
Celebrities who LOVE Pilates:
Amanda Seyfried - Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer, may be Amanda's weekday workout, but the actress told Self Magazine that Pilates is her go-to on the weekend for "stretching and toning and being long and lean."
Anna Faris - When Anna hooked up with LA Pilates instructor Nicole Stuart, she thought she was the last woman in Hollywood to discover the workout! On Pilates itself, Anna told InStyle Magazine that “it completely changed her body.”
Cameron Diaz - Cameron's longtime trainer Teddy Bass says that Cameron uses a mixture of Pilates, cardio, and weight training to stay in shape: "That seems to be the best combination for women over 30," he explains. "Women need weight — it's great for building the butt. And elongation and smallness is tapped by doing Pilates." When it comes to Pilates, Cameron does a combination of mat work and reformer Pilates as well.
Mandy Moore - For Mandy, Pilates is as much of a workout as it is a way to keep her happy. The actress told Women's Health that she does Pilates three to four times a week and that it's one of the ways she achieves balance, good health, and happiness.
Megan Fox - During a red-carpet interview for the Golden Globe awards, Megan told E!'s Giuliana Rancic that she stays fit by doing a lot of Pilates — "an immense amount of Pilates" to be exact.
*PopSugar Online article - Celebrities Who Do Pilates On and Off the Mat: 15 Starlets Who Choose Pilates June 1, 2011 by MICHELE FOLEY
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