Celebrities Who Made Workout DVD’s

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Staying in shape for celebrities is like a job, and for some they turn it into one.

Thanks to Jane Fonda, the first actress to turn into a fitness guru, celebrities have learned how to monitize their hot bods. With over 15 million workout videos sold, Fonda proved their is a whole lot of money to be made in the fitness industry.

From singers, actors, rappers, play boy bunnies and reality stars, many have given a shot at the fitness dvd craze, check out the list below to see which stars went from Hollywood to Fitnessville;

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Nelly – Not afraid to sweat, the physically fit rapper came out with his workout dvd in 2010 called “Celebrity Sweat”. In the video he takes you through an exclusive workout that showcases the best of his abs, chest and triceps routine.

Mel B – Scary Spice part of the biggest selling girl group of all time “The Spice Girls”, became a fitness diva in 2008 when she created “Totally Fit”. This 28 day plan workout teaches you workouts and even how to cook healthy meals.

Kim Kardashian – In 2009 Kim Kardashian put out a tape that is different from the one she was most known for. “Fit in your jeans by friday” is a 3 dvd workout series that helps you slim down to put on your favorite pair of skinny jeans.

Pussy Cat Dolls – Known for their sexy sultry dance moves, Choreographer Robin Antin created the “Pussy Cat Dolls Workout”. Learn the moves to your favorite PCD songs like “Buttons” and “Dontcha”. In the dvd lead singer Nicole Scherzinger makes a special appearance participating in a dance/workout.

Carmen Electra – She had all the moves while getting her foot in the door dancing for Prince back in the day. Carmen Electra wanted to show you how to work up a sexy sweat with her workout dvd series called “aerobic striptease” back in 2003.

Kendra Wilkenson– Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson wanted to show you how to be a knock out with her “Be A Knockout With Kendra” dvd. Kendra shows you the moves that helped her get her playmate body back after having her son.

The Situation– Jersey Shore’s Guido “The Situation” showS you the proper way to Gym in his GTL daily routine. Taking you through a full body workout, he also shows you the secret to getting his famous abs.

Kelly Rowland – Teaming up with her hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins, Singer Kelly Rowland shows you how to get sexy abs. The two make a great team in making fitness fun and motivating you throughout the 42 minute dvd.

What’s your favorite celebrity workout dvd?

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Jennie Garth’s Weight Loss Struggle

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Breaking up with her ex boyfriend caused Jennie Garth to lose 30lbs last year. However the former 90210 actress admits she struggled with keeping the weight off.

Unsure if she would find love again, to Jennie’s surprise, she has found love with both fitness and a new boyfriend. Learn what keeps her committed to working out as she opens up with Fitness Magazine.

What’s your fitness routine like these days?

I’m really into hiking and jogging with my dog right now. I recently got a really big dog and he needs exercise all the time, so that is something that is new for me. I work out in a gym with a trainer two to three days a week on top of that.

How do you make time for exercise?

I have to physically schedule it. I put it on the calendar at least three days a week–it’s that simple. You have to make time for yourself, and that might mean moving some things around but it’s important. Usually I take my kids to school in workout clothes so that when I drop them off I make sure I don’t go somewhere else. If I’m dressed for the day, there’s no going back!

You got a lot of press for shedding weight last summer and you’ve definitely kept it off. How do you do it?

Protein snacks throughout the day are huge; I love turkey rolls with avocado in it. I usually start the day off with a green smoothie with greens, aloe vera juice, coconut oil—all that good stuff. I also try not to eat too late, that’s another big one. None of this stuff is new and we hear it all the time–I just started to incorporate them into my daily life.

Head over to fitnessmagazine.com to read more

Taye Diggs is Milking it!

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Actor Taye Diggs is the new poster boy of  the “Got Milk” ad campaign. Starring alongside  his 3 year old son Walker Nathaniel. Kellogg’s and Got Milk teamed up for this campaign  to help share breakfast with milk with children in need as part of the third annual Share Breakfast program.

At the revealing in Hollywood on Tuesday, Taye said the making of the campaign with his son wasn’t as easy at it looks.

“We had to constantly make up games and excuses just to keep him occupied. So when it seems like he’s smiling, he’s actually roaring because he wanted to be a tiger.” but “Being able to shoot the Got Milk? ad with my son was one of the better times in life just because, obviously, the ad is going to last forever.”

For the fit celebrity like Taye or the average Joe, Milk does do a body good. Milk contains protein and whey that helps replenish the muscles after a workout, and it also contains minerals that help prevent muscles from cramping.

Snooki loses the baby weight

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Has Snooki been eating her weight loss cookies?

Our favorite Jersey Shore reality star Snooki has shed the baby weight, 42 lbs to be exact, but it wasn’t by eating the diet cookies that she once promoted back in 2010. Clean eating and a consistent workout regimen has done her body good.

After having baby Lorenzo in August, it didn’t take Snooki long to get her body back, and from the looks of the US weekly cover that she appears on, she is looking even better than before, especially in a bikini.

Now weighing in at 102 lbs, Snooki’s weight loss is definitely noticeable on her petite 4 foot 9 frame. She explains to US Weekly why and who she lost the weight for;  “I lost it for me, but I also wanted Jionni (her boyfriend) to know that I can be hot as a mom.”

Pick up US Weekly on Friday to find out what life is like for the new mom and what diet tips and workout techniques she use to get in shape.

Gwyneth Paltrow Gets High with AntiGravity Yoga

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Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys getting high for her workouts.

High, as in practicing AntiGravity yoga high above the ground. The famously fit actress took to her blog to rave about this new yoga practice that is starting to create a buzz here in the states. Also known as “Aerial Yoga”, this technique fuses together yoga, acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, pilates and other disciplines.

Gwyneth describes her anti-gravity yoga experience in detail saying;

We spent an afternoon in Richard Holroyd’s intimate studio that houses four AntiGravity Hammocks – basically a hammock made of silk that you can lie, hang, stretch in and more. At first, we just got used to being in the swing – part of what makes it so special is the sense of suspension. Then Richard showed us several moves with the hammock. In comparison to other yoga classes, the moves felt constructive without feeling like a chore.

AntiGravity Yoga is great for those who have trouble exercising due to injuries. The suspension above the ground alleviates any straining on specific body parts especially the back.

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“No Off Season” for Matt Kemp

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Wondering how the young LA Dodger Matt Kemp was able to snag a $160 Million dollar contract extension during the off season last year?

We believe it’s the motto that he goes by called “There is no off season”. What this motto really means is that the baseball player trains even harder during his off season, and with abs like that we can tell he works hard!

Matt knows the importance of taking his fitness to the next level, so he teamed up with trainer Garrett Shinoskie, at Zone gym in his hometown of Scottsdale Arizona. Their the center fielder is able to get ahead of the game by putting a large focus on training his core.

 I do a lot of core stuff with the medicine ball. My strength and conditioning coach takes me through the workout — obliques, upper abs, lower abs, and some back exercises. My best advice is to make sure that you don’t try to do too much and overwork your abs. Make sure you’re doing it right or you can hurt something. And good posture is important, too.

He also knows how important it is for an athlete to stay  flexible and agile, so he sticks to workouts that use his own body weight.

A lot of push-ups and pull-ups with my trainer. Those are pretty important and make you pretty strong because you’re not using weights. You’re using your body weight and that’s the biggest thing for baseball players, especially. Playing baseball, you don’t want to have too much of a big upper body. You want to keep your flexibility.

If you want abs and an athletic bod like Matt Kemp incorporate workouts with a focus on core strength and using your own body weight.