Ready or not, it’s officially bikini season! While celebrities have personal trainers and chefs on speed dial to keep them on track for summer, others are not so lucky - but that doesn’t mean you can’t steal a few of their secrets. Trainers are experts at getting their stars into shape in a snap, and these tantalizing celeb techniques will help you prep before you head to the beach!
1. Throw Away the Desk Chair
Sometimes it’s the small but fundamental changes that matter. Get adventurous and switch out your desk chair in favor of celebrity’s hidden secret: a yoga ball. Though you may elicit some stares from your coworkers initially, you’ll quickly win them over with your sexy abs. The simple act of pushing away the desk chair and blowing up a yoga ball to sit on while you’re typing away at your job can increase posture and work those core muscles. Soon you’ll be showing off this season’s zesty crop top trend, just like the celebrities at music festivals.
2. Eat Healthy
No matter how many crunches you do, your abs will never show through before you learn the biggest celebrity secret. Abs are built in the kitchen, not in the gym. You may be able to endure hundreds in Pilates or bicycle crunches at the gym, but until you change your eating, you’ll never be able to flaunt that flat stomach in a flirty bikini the way most celebs do. Focus on meal planning, healthy options, and cooking in advance so that even when you’re pressed for time, you’re prepared when hunger strikes.
3. Look for Workout Inspiration
Don’t get stuck in a workout rut. Even though you many love finding inner calm at yoga or sweating it out at boot camp, celebs realize that it’s all about balance in order to strengthen, lengthen, and tone. Balance your week with a variety of daring workout classes; spin, yoga, Pilates, and boot camp classes are all good variations to layer into your schedule! It’ll keep your body guessing and help you shed those pounds faster.
4. Find TIme in the AM
Ever used the excuse, “I don’t have enough time to work out?” Scratch that from your lingo, immediately. Celebrity trainers encourage their clients to work out in the morning before their days really start for a variety of reasons. In addition to the fact that you’ll cross the task off your to-do list before many have their first cup of coffee, you’ll also boost your metabolism, a benefit you’ll enjoy for the rest of the day! It’s an easy way to zest up your mornings.
5. Ditch (Unnecessary) Calories
Wonder why you always see celebrities walking around with water bottles all the time? Mother Nature’s go-to liquid is beneficial in so many ways. On top of keeping you hydrated and flushed, H2O will help you stay full. When many people feel hunger pains, the reality is that they’re actually experiencing dehydration. Keep a water bottle at your side at all times, aiming to drink 8 glasses per day, and you’ll be on your way to a sexier you!