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Vanessa Hudgens in Workout Gear Does "Russian Spilt on Pilates Reformer" 

Here is everything you need to know about her Pilates routine

Vanessa Hudgens is showing off her impressive Pilates moves – on a reformer. In a recent social media post shared by the High School Musical star's Pilates trainer, Nonna Gleyzer, the actress shows off her gorgeously sculpted body in a catsuit while executing a difficult move. "Behind every great woman, there is another great woman. That's what I'm going to say about one and only @vanessahudgens that's is doing the most amazing job performing Russian Spilt on Pilates Reformer. 👊my beautiful friend!!!" Gleyzer captioned the post. The trainer-to-the-stars (Gisele and Kelly Rowland are two of her other famous clients) dished on Vanessa's Pilates practice to Celebwell. Here is everything you need to know about it. 


Vanessa Is Trained Like a Dancer and Athlete

"It's extremely easy to work with Vanessa, because she is by far one of the most coordinated, focused, and very in tune with her body people. She is also very flexible and has amazing control. It's like working with a dancer and an athlete at the same time," Gleyzer tells us. "She is very active and does different workouts all the time. She just loves to move her body."


3 to 4 Pilates Sessions Per Week


In addition to weight training, Vanessa visits the Body By Nonna studio multiple times a week. "When it comes to pilates and when we work together, we see each other 3 to 4 times per week," she reveals. Her main focus during the sessions is the whole body workout, but each session aims to target a single group of muscles. 


Leg Workouts

"We usually start with the foot workout on the reformer and training the legs in every dimension possible," says Gleyzer. "The thighs contain several muscles. The quadriceps and hamstrings help us bend and extend the hips and knees. The adductors move the legs inward toward each other. The pectineus and sartorius let you flex and rotate the thighs at the hip."


Ab Workouts

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"We also do lots of abs with the pilates ball as well as side ups on the Pilates spine corrector. This allows her to get deeper into the muscles while protecting the back," she says. 


Upper Body Workouts


Their upper body workouts are done mostly on the Pilates Cadillac, "where we use the roll-down bar to arm and do lots of moves that involve stretching and control," she says. This includes the The Russian Split that Hudgens demonstrates in Gleyzer's video. 


Vanessa "Knows Her Body Well"


"Working with Vanessa is incredible and so easy as she knows her body so well and loves to see results," concludes Gleyzer. 

Leah Groth
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