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Unveiling the Workout Secrets That Keep Kaley Cuoco in Star Shape

Cuoco is in amazing shape, and a recent Instagram post proves it.

Kaley Cuoco is an icon. Her breakout role was as Bridget on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules. She then joined the cast of Charmed in its final season as Billie. Cuoco's most well-known role is as Penny on The Big Bang Theory. She recently starred in The Flight Attendant, which earned her an Emmy Nomination. Cuoco is in amazing shape, and a recent Instagram post proves it. In it, Cuoco wore a black dress. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Kaley Cuoco stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Works With A Trainer

Cuoco works with trainer, Ryan Sorensen to stay healthy. Sorensen broke down the workouts he does with her with Shape Magazine. "We have really ramped up her training," he said. "Basically, she takes one day off a week and trains six days a week. My job is to always be in communication with her, keep her motivated with result-driven targets, and always listen to her body to make sure we are doing what her body can handle at any given point."


She Does A Variety Of Workouts

Sorensen tells Shape Magazine that Cuoco likes to do a variety of things to stay in shape. "Her training regimen consisted of high-intensity circuit full-body training, like cardio, strength training, and lots of core twice a week," he says. "Hot yoga once a week, and a couple of days a week she would ride (cycling), which is a beast of a workout."


She Climbs Stairs

Sorensen tells Shape Magazine that he has Cuoco do a lot of stair workouts. "We do different movements, like skip a stair, every stair, lateral stair climb, [and] plyo movements five to six times, then we hike back. All in all, it's about an hour workout." states that stair workouts have a lot of benefits. "Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — including high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels — that increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, per Mayo Clinic. It's important for your overall health to reduce your risk. Some data suggest that using stairs in your everyday life, such as by walking up a flight or two instead of taking the elevator, is a burst of intense exercise that may stave off metabolic disease."


She Uses A Treadmill

One thing Cuoco does to stay in shape is run on a treadmill. She did a lot of these workouts after having her daughter. "Putting that incline up is so good for your muscles, and for your circulation," Cuoco tells "I'll also walk backward, which is amazing for your butt and legs. It pretty much works everything." states that using a treadmill has a lot of benefits. "Treadmill working is an aerobic/ cardio exercise. Studies demonstrate that aerobic exercise can minimize the risk of heart diseases. Moreover, they can strengthen your heart muscles. This helps to lower blood pressure and allows the heart to pump blood more efficiently. Most doctors recommend aerobic exercise to people suffering from cardiovascular diseases."


She Does Yoga


Cuoco shared some of her wellness secrets in an interview with Shape Magazine. She says that yoga is one of her favorite exercises. "Doing yoga five times a week has transformed my body," she says. "I love being toned and having muscle; it's so sexy and beautiful." John Hopkins Medicine states that yoga has a lot of benefits. "Yoga is as good as basic stretching for easing pain and improving mobility in people with lower back pain. The American College of Physicians recommends yoga as a first-line treatment for chronic low back pain."


She Has Scheduled Cheat Days


Cuoco talked about her diet in her interview with Shape. She says that she makes sure to eat healthy, but doesn't want to completely cut things out. For this reason, Cuoco says that she has scheduled cheat days. "I know when I'm being good all week long that come Sunday, I'm going to lie by the pool, have a drink, and eat some pizza. Then I wake up on Monday morning and I'm all ready to start the week again. I'm just going to be in a bad mood all the time if there's no light at the end of the tunnel."


She Stays Motivated

Cuoco makes sure to stay motivated to workout. She shared how she stays motivated to "I remind myself that it's just an hour of my day, and like eating, it's important for my body and my heart," Cuoco explains. "And you never leave a workout and go, 'I wish I didn't do that.' Even if it wasn't the workout you envisioned, even if it it was a little bit more low-key. Getting a good sweat sets the whole tone for the day."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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