We all want a celebrity body, but not all of us (any of us!) have a celebrity budget. Thankfully, you no longer need a blockbuster budget to get the body of a red carpet star! We have the secrets here!
Reebok Easy Tones, $69.99 – $99.99 at reebok.com
Stars like Golden Globes Nominees Sofia Vergara (from Modern Family) and Julianne Moore (from The Kids are All Right) as well as “Reality Royalty” Kris Jenner (from Keeping up with the Kardashians) all tone throughout the day just by wearing these shoes, which engage your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings and your core up to 30% more. So, whether you’re a celebrity or a busy mom, when it’s hard to find time for exercise, wear Reebok Easytones throughout the day to tone your legs and bum while doing your daily errands and activities, all for less than a gym membership and much less than a celebrity trainer!
Physique 57 System (Ball & DVD), $24.95 at physique57.com
Kelly Ripa, Zooey Deschanel, Kim Raver, Julie Henderson, Emmy Rossum, Karolina Kurkova, and Parker Posey all swear by Physique 57’s intense classes designed to strengthen, stretch and sculpt at the same time. Getting in on the secret to so many hot Hollywood bodies, though, no longer requires a celebrity budget. Hosted by the founders themselves, this vigorous and dynamic exercise method uses muscle-defining arm exercises, intense thigh and seat sequences, waist-chiseling ab moves and fluid stretches to create a long and lean dancer’s body. Plus, they give you a free trial of the DVD so if it’s not your style you can send it back without spending a dime!
Brooklyn Decker’s Elle Make Better DVDs, $14.95 each at amazon.com
Brooklyn Decker herself, seen everywhere from The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to the #1 movie at the box office, Just Go With It, helps us work towards her amazingly strong body with 3 workout DVDs that cover everything from yoga with Tara Stiles to Cirque de Soleil’s cardio-inspired moves with Sara Haley – and even fashion and nutrition tips too!
Resistance Bands, $9.99 at amazon.com
Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller swears by 30 minute resistance-band sessions for maintaining her body as do both Hot in Cleveland star Valerie Bertinelli and fashion it girl Whitney Port. What we love most about resistance bands, though, is how multifunctional they are! You can stretch, strengthen and tone all with this one, inexpensive, tool. Use them in place of free weights (for strengthening specific muscle groups) or use them to make other exercises more difficult (by using them to enhance your push-ups, lunges, squats and more). And, because they’re so affordable and portable, you can easily tuck one away in your desk drawer at work for mid-day exercises!
Reebok Medicine Ball, $34.99 at amazon.com
Though good for full-body workouts, medicine balls are especially useful for toning your core. Just ask fans Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez and Penelope Cruz! So, throw the weighted ball around with a friend (literally) or hold your medicine ball while doing traditional crunchs and sit-ups. You can also incorporate it into other activities like running up and down the stairs in your home as well as using it in your usual leg raises to increase the intensity of your work out.
Jump rope, $6.97 at walmart.com
Eva Mendes, Katy Perry, Katherine Heigl and even Kate Hudson all give credit and praise to jumping rope. Katy Perry says she loves it because it’s like dancing and even the Victoria’s Secret models reveal that they pack in extra jump rope before their famous lingerie show every year! We, however, love that this workout is not only affordably but also versatile. You can jump rope outdoors or in, it’s easy to throw in any purse or suitcase and also packs quite the caloric burn too (about 750 per hour!).
Hand-weights, $7.50 and up at amazon.com
Jennifer Garner, Hilary Swank, Heidi Klum, Halle Berry and almost every celebrity trainer we know swears by hand-weights. Sure, they’re great for getting toned arms with typical toning exercises like bicep curls and tricep extensions, but you can also add hand weights into boxing routines and even leg lifts to keep it interesting.
Zico Coconut Water $2.69 at luckyvitamin.com
Everyone from Madonna to Rihanna has caught on to the massive benefits of this drink! With no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, cocnut water is hydrates like water, but with an added punch. It’s packed with vitamin C and potassium (13 times more than Gatorade!) and helps replace your body’s electrolytes lost when you sweat.
Genesis Today Pomegranate & Berries with Resveratrol Juice, $1.50 at walmart.com
Rebecca Romijn, Kelly Rutherford and Angie Harmon love Genesis Today’s Pomegranate & Berries with Resveratrol juice – and for good reason! it contains 1,000% of DV B12 (which helps to boost your energy and rev up your metabolism). And is loaded with 30x more heart-healthy and anti-aging resveratrol than a glass of wine.