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Brooke Shields' Trainer Reveals How She Got Into Best Shape Ever

Ngo Okafor tells Celebwell exactly how she shaped up for her Jordache campaign.

Brooke Shields recently dropped jaws in Jordache's campaign, You've Got the Look, showing off her incredible physique in just a pair of the denim brand's jeans. To get in shape the actress  trained with New York based trainer Ngo Okafor, who shared a video of their workout routine this week on social media. "Brooke and I worked hard to get her ready for this shoot. She was willing to do whatever I asked of her, which meant oftentimes training at 5am and doing 2 workouts a day. It paid off!! She looks amazing in this campaign. Brooke is proof that no matter your age (she's 56) or sex, if you are willing to put in the work and dedicate yourself to the goal, you will find success," Okafor captioned the clip. The Iconoclast Fitness gym owner spoke to Celebwell, revealing how he got his star client into the best shape ever at 56.  Read on to see 5 ways Brooke Shields got into shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Brooke Was Training Prior to the Campaign

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Brooke has been training with Ngo for quite some time. "Brooke and I would usually train for one hour, three to four days a week," he explains. "Our sessions are results driven."


She Did a 14-Day Transformation Program

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"We ramped up our training when Brooke booked the Jordache campaign. The goal was to get her as lean as possible, in a short time," Ngo explains. "We did a 14 day transformation program." During this period, Brooke worked out every single day. 


She Did Strength Training

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Brooke and Ngo trained  together for one hour, five days a week. "The sessions consisted of strength training circuits and abs, with cardio bursts mixed in, with a goal to keep Brooke's heart rate elevated while she lifted weights, which will enable her to burn more calories than lifting alone," he says. "I would have Brooke do lighter weights, with high repetitions. This makes the exercises more cardiovascular in nature, which burns more calories. The goal is always to burn 10 calories per minute."


There Was Also Lots of Cardio Involved

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After their strength training sessions, Brooke would do 30 minutes of cardio on her own. "The other two days would be cardio and stretching days," he says. "She would do an hour of low impact cardio (to ensure that she didn't get injured), abs and stretching."


Diet Was Also Crucial


Ngo also had Brooke on a strict diet. "The nutrition protocol for my transformation programs is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet," he says. "She consumed primarily oatmeal in the morning, lean meats and vegetables for lunch and the same for dinner. Dinner is the smallest meal of the day."

Leah Groth
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