Zoe Saldana’s Guardians of the Galaxy Workout


Zoe Saldana is kicking butt and looking great doing it in the new flick “Guardian Of The Galaxy”. Recently, SHAPE magazine caught up with her personal trainer  Steve Moyer, to find out what secrets he used to whip Zoe into shape. He also dishes on her nutrition plan, and gives great advice on how to fit in a workout when you are short on time.

Shape: What does a typical workout with Zoe entail? Steve Moyer: Generally speaking, we work her full body with an emphasis on staying lean and strong. I like to combine three or four exercises in a row to keep the workout moving and take advantage of the time. When she’s in town, sometimes workouts last a full hour. Sometimes it’s 30 minutes. I’ll do lots of cardio and core if I know I won’t be seeing the client the next day. If I know we are working out on consecutive days, I split the workouts according to body parts. For a full body workout, I like to do a leg exercise like squats, followed by a core exercise like plank push-ups (which also hits the triceps), followed by a cardio exercise, which also targets the legs like Jumping Lunges. That’s a great series that will build strength and endurance and can be a major aid in leaning out and shedding unwanted pounds.

 

Shape: Do you help Zoe with her diet as well? SM: She has used my meal-delivery business before, MoyerMeals. My service is gluten-free, no added sugar, nothing

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The Bachelorette’s Secret To A Fit Body

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If you have been watching Season 9 of The Bachelorette, it is no surprise that there are a lot of nice bodies in the house. But besides all the abs Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock gets to see (and feel if she desires), she admits that she has to work for her own abs.

She revealed in an interview with Shape Magazine all the foods that can be found in her kitchen. From blueberry oatmeal to hummus and pita chips, Desiree makes sure she has something for all her cravings. While she does not eat many carbs throughout the day, she always has a granola bar in her purse so she never gets hungry, and having such a busy schedule, she makes sure that she can make meals that will last,

“Turkey gives me the protein I need for energy throughout the day without the calories, while rice and broccoli create a balanced meal that is easy to prepare. This meal is also easy to store so I make at least two to three meals from one preparation.”

Desiree also always keeps dark chocolate at hand. She admits that she has a huge sweet tooth and that allowing herself to eat dark chocolate keeps her from wanting other sweets or desserts.

“I can’t live without having dark chocolate on hand for any moment during the day that I need a little sugar pick-me-up. I allow myself to indulge in moderation at least four times a week.”

Besides her healthy eating habits, the Bachelorette star still has to exercise to keep her fit body as well.

“I love going to spin class and hiking. I try to hike at least twice a week while taking a spin class or going to the gym also once or twice a week. I like to switch it up throughout the week so I don’t get bored of the same activity or workout.”

Photo Credit: ABC/Craig Sjoden

Fitness Correspondent: Stefani Romagnoli

Beyonce Upset Over Photoshopped H&M Campaign Pictures

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We all love Beyonce for not being shy about being booty-licious and curvaceous.

Beyonce was reportedly upset that H&M tried to photoshop her curves in their recent Spring/Summer 2013 campaign together.

A source told The Sun newspaper that Beyonce was furious once she found out H&M edited the way her body really looked.

An H&M spokesperson then admitted they had “discussions” about the pictures, but Beyonce made the overall final decision.

Beyonce also told Shape Mag;

 “Not everyone is supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”

 

We definitely support you. Way to go Bey!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: H&M