The Stars’ Secrets to Staying in Shape

May 24, 2013

Jennifer Aniston in We’re the Millers

Jennifer Aniston plays a super-fit stripper in the new movie We’re the Millers, and, although she doesn’t take everything off in her risque role, she does show a lot of skin. Being that Aniston is currently 44 years old, her super-toned physique is remarkable if not mind-boggling. So what is her secret to staying in such exceptional shape? She credits her friend and yoga instructor, Mandy Inger, as well as doubling her usual yoga hours. “You get up into my age and you’ve gotta do a little bit more,”  Anniston admits.

So what is it about Mandy Inger’s approach to yoga that makes it so effective? It begins with the belief that “You already have a perfect body!” Encouraging people to challenge any self-critical and self-judging thoughts about their bodies is where Inger wants her clients to begin. “…Love your body just the way it is. Remember, even if nothing changes, you are perfect just the way you are, and fitness and wellness is a celebration of your greatest gift. Celebrate your body!” Ingber says. This seems to be particularly prudent advice for aspiring actors who face such intense scrutiny on a daily basis.


Kate Hudson with son Ryder


Kate Hudson manages to maintain her svelte figure even though she’s now a mom with precious little time to pour into an exercise program. She emphasizes first off, “You’ve got to work at it… You gotta find ways to do it.” Hudson gets creative with her approach by kickboxing, sprinting, and squatting–all with her young son, Ryder, on her back! She also enjoys doing Pilates, pointing out she doesn’t like to get too structured when it comes to an exercise routine. Click here to listen to Kate talk more about ways she maintains a healthy lifestyle.






Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, Jimmy Fallon, Robert Downey Jr., Halle Berry, Megan Fox, and Katherine Heigl are among the long list of celebrity names that have worked out with Harley Pasternak. Pasternak is known to simplify health and exercise routines, and emphasizes the idea of remaining active throughout the day verses sitting at a job for hours on end with a 1-2 hour burst of exercise at some point in the day. To accomplish the goal of steady activity, Pasternak promotes the use of a pedometer along with resistance exercises. In addition, he’s big on the habit of smoothies and soups for healthy and quick meals.






Gwyneth Paltrow, always open about her health choices, has shared with the world many of her beauty secrets including her exercise program with celebrity trainer, Tracy Anderson. She was recently honored by People magazine, being given the title of “Most Beautiful Woman” of 2013–not an easy feat especially for a 40-year-old mom of two, with a prolific, star-studded acting career, owner of an e-commerce company, and a singer to boot! A predictable schedule helps Paltrow tend to all of her responsibilities–which includes a two-hour daily work-out routine when the kids are at school.


The entertainment industry has in insatiable appetite for gorgeous and healthy physiques. What do you do to maintain your edge in this competitive field?