Top 4 Tips from Celebrity Trainers: How to Stay Fit

Whether you grew up with inspiration from Richard Simmons or Tony Horton, celebrity fitness trainers have been inspiring us to get up, get out, and get in shape for years. Let’s take a look at the top 4 tips from the celebrity trainers that you know and love / hate.

  1. Change it Up

Tony Horton, the star of the P90X series says that “variety is the spice of life.”

When it comes to your workouts, you need to be consistently changing things up in order to continue to see progress. Doing the same thing over and over again will result in a plateau. This is where you will cease to see the results you want.

The way to smash through a plateau is to alter your acute variables.

Try increasing or decreasing the following:

  • Sets
  • Repetitions
  • Weight used
  • Intensity
  • Rest time
  1. Crunches Don’t Result in a Strong Core

Jackie Warner is a blonde bombshell fitness trainer from the show Thintervention and one of her most memorable features is a rock solid core. She is a big proponent of the idea that you have to work on your total core and not just your upper abdominals. The way to do this is to arm yourself with the right exercises.

If you want to get a strong core, start adding these exercises to your workout:

  • Squats
  • Pull-ups
  • Push-ups
  1. Think it to Achieve it

Gunnar Peterson is featured in a number of fitness magazines and he’s on a first name basis with the Kardashians. The point he likes to drive home is that fitness is as much of a mental game as it is a physical one.

It’s important to believe that you CAN do something. It may seem cliché but the idea of mind over matter isn’t just hippie self-love. It’s based in science.

Building a strong mindset is critical to accomplishing your goals whether that includes getting a six-pack or learning a language.

Some of the best ways to reinforce this behavior include the following:

  • Print out motivating quotes and leave them around your home
  • Listen to motivating podcasts / videos each morning as soon as you wake up
  • Write down three things you are grateful for each night before bed

  1. Love Thyself

Speaking of self-love, that’s exactly what takes our number one spot.

Transforming your mind and body is extremely difficult.

You need all of the support you can get.

That last person you want working against you is… you.

Mandy Ingber is a yogi who has worked with female celebrity stars such as Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence. She is a big promoter of being kind to your mind and body, especially during the rough and rocky time of change.

Some of the best ways to cheer yourself on and be kind to yourself:

  • Write down one thing each day that you like about yourself
  • Allow yourself room to breathe after making a mistake (no one is perfect)
  • Give yourself a reward day (not necessarily junk food – make it an unforgettable experience like traveling or a workshop)


Tell Us What You Think!

Have you heard some great advice from a celebrity trainer?

Tell us about their words of wisdom in the comments section below!

All Things on Kutting Weight, Straight to Your Inbox

Recent Article

2018 The Year of YOU!

Happy New Year!  Now that the month of feasts with family and friends is over, it’s time to focus once again on our fitness goals and determine out how to sculp ourselves into the image we desire. We’ve all got...

The Benefits of Using Saunas and Sauna Suits

Saunas and Sauna Suits Who doesn’t love spending a few minutes in a sauna or steam room after a challenging workout?  Your body and your mind relax, the tension in your muscles goes away, your sinuses clear up, and you...

Burn Fat Fast: Starting a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few years, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen the word keto plastered all over magazines, websites, and supplements.  Short for ketogenic, this diet craze is sweeping over the nation and with...

Rhabdo: The Muscle Destroyer You've Never Heard About

Turn on any fitness infomercial or flip open any health magazine and you’ll notice a common trend: high intensity exercise. The days of the slow-moving treadmill are long gone and high intensity exercise is here to stay. Backed by scientific...

Women & Weight Lifting: 5 Ways Lifting Weights Can Help with Fat Loss

When it comes to weight loss, the LAST thing that women think about is going near the dumbbells and barbells. Traditional strength training programs that use iron clad resistance have long been associated with bodybuilders, power lifters, and all things muscle-related....

Exercise in the Morning for Better Weight Loss? Science Says...

When you think about the ideal training time, you can’t help but picture that washed-up boxer who wakes up before the sun rises. He drinks his shake and he hits the pavement, despite the temperature showing below freezing. The morning...

Here’s How to Use Eccentric Training to Increase Weight Loss Results

How are your weight loss goals coming along? Did you reach your goal weight before beach season started? Or are you still on your way to success? It may be Summer but make no mistake about it: people are still...

4 Weight Loss Exercises that Will Never Die (And Why You Should Use Them)

Pick up any issue of a popular health and fitness magazine and I guarantee that you’re going to see an exercise featured that is guaranteed to blast away fat and build muscle. Funny thing is that the following month, they...

3 Fitness Clothing Trends that Actually Work

Every year, the fitness industry rolls out the newest set of exercise clothes. Some boost performance, others help with weight loss… or so they say. There’s a reason that you rarely see the same exercise clothing trends around two years...

3 Diet Trends that Won’t Help You Lose Weight, Be Healthier

The rise and fall of trends in the fitness industry is like the passing of the seasons. Each year, some new diet or fad explodes all over the news and social media promising big results in a short amount of...

Targeting Belly Fat: Is It Possible? Here’s What Science Says

We all have that one spot that we want to lose a little more from. Sometimes it’s belly fat. Other times, it’s love handles. If only there was a way to zoom in and focus on fat loss in that...

Does Sweating More While Working Out Mean You Had a Better Workout?

We’ve all been there: Stepping out of the gym or exercise class covered from head to toe in sweat. We walk back to our cars feeling great. For many of us, that walk back to the car seems a lot...

Featured IN