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Celeb Workouts Proven to Drive Weight Loss

From Kim and Kate to Halle and Eva, here are the go-to workouts of your favorite fit stars. 

Celebrities have access to the top trainers, workout classes, and fitness equipment that money can buy, so it is no surprise that they know more about workouts that actually work than the rest of us. Luckily, they enjoy sharing their wealth of knowledge with us on social media, revealing all of their favorite workout classes, methods, and moves. If you are looking for a little #fitspiration, Eat This, Not That! has rounded up a few of our favorite celebs go-to workouts, proven to build muscle, blast calories, and drive weight loss. Read on for celebrity workouts that actually work—


Eva Longoria Does Trampoline Cardio

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Eva Longoria recently added a little bounce to her workout routine with the help of a trampoline. She doesn't just jump on her mini JumpSport trampoline, she does kicks, jumps, and knee raises, alternating leg extensions and lunges, and lower abdominal crunches and leg and hip exercises. "Saturday workouts are better with a trampoline," she recently captioned an image of her workout.  "Oh my god this feels amazing," she said while jumping. "It actually feels better on my knees." Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., an obesity medicine physician and educator specializing in the care of adults, adolescents, and children, who's working with JumpSport Fitness to encourage the healthy habit of daily movement through their Maintain Your Weight campaign, explains that trampolines are low impact on joints. "Using a fitness trampoline can help for those that may have excess weight or joint issues associated with the excess weight. Also, it is quite a fun activity to engage in!"


Vanessa Hudgens Does HIIT Bootcamps

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Vanessa Hudgens is one of the many devotees of cult workout The Dogpound, a New York City and Los Angeles based training studio that hosts hardcore, bootcamp like group fitness classes. She can often be seen doing the workouts on Instagram.

"I'm the type of person that needs to be in a class," Vanessa told Popsugar. "I need someone telling me what to do, and I love being in a group environment because I'm very competitive, so it pushes me to work harder than I would if I was by myself." In addition to the physical benefits of a high intensity workout, group exercise can also make your life better in other ways. According to a 2017 study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, exercising in a group environment can help decrease stress and improve quality of life.


Kim Kardashian Does Strength Training

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Kim Kardashian is in her best shape ever, and it has nothing to do with crash diets or trendy workouts. She and trainer Melissa Alcantara focus on long, strength training sessions to maintain Kim's famous figure. "When it comes to booty and legs, we usually work out for an hour and a half to an hour and 45 minutes," Alcantara told Women's Health about their twice a week lower body workouts. "You don't want to go too hard or overwork that muscle, otherwise it doesn't have time to recover and grow." Kim recently added treadmill sprints to her routine. "Been sprinting every day!" she wrote on an Instagram Story. "I've been seeing changes!"


Kate Hudson Does "Everything"

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"I do everything. I have to switch it up, I get so bored," Kate Hudson told InStyle about her workout strategy. "I've been loving the Obé app, they have 20-minute workouts that are really hard and if you do them with the proper form they're really effective. I love my yoga apps, like Glo, and I use Body by Simone and Tracy Anderson's apps too — there's nothing better than her abs workout. I love my Peloton. I love Pilates — that's always been my number one." There are multiple reasons to switch up your workouts. Not only does it prevent boredom and overuse injuries but is a great way to ensure you are working all your muscles.


Halle Berry Fights

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Halle Berry, 54, stays in fighting form with the help of both boxing and martial arts. "This is my favorite way to stay fit. What's yours?" she captioned a recent Instagram post of herself in full boxing form. In a recent interview with W magazine, Berry revealed that she's a major fan of martial arts workouts. "Jiu jitsu and judo have become my fast favorites," she revealed. Not only are fighting workouts fun and a great way to get in shape, they can boost mental health. One study published in the ​Japan Journal of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences​ found boxing-style exercises promote feelings of relaxation and improve mood.

Leah Groth
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