Who better to tell you a few fitness mantras and hacks than a group of celebrities for whom being enviably fit is a part of their job? Fitness is not a short-term goal, many of these celebrities will tell you, but a way of life. And that’s why after months and years of proper diet and those long hours in the gym, celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani and many other sports those washboard abs and Greek-God-like bodies. Read on to find out what your favorite celebs do to keep fit.
“The general assumption is that women working out involves cardio, not weight training. But we all work out and do heavy weights; I come across so many girls in the gym training really hard. At the end of the day, it isn’t about the gender, but about working on your body and becoming your fittest self.”
That is quite a lesson from Miss Patani. One that is relevant to our times. So it isn’t just about burning calories on that treadmill, but also about toning your muscles via weight training. Ladies, are you listening?
“Move your butt, walk 10,000 steps, drink 2-3 liters of water every day and eat more veggies. It’s that simple,”
For actress Nargis Fakhri, it’s all about having fun while working out. If gym is too boring, try Zumba or any dance that is fun to perform. Golden words for fitness enthusiasts.
“Fitness is not about having a bulky body with biceps or abs. It is more important to eat right and exercise regularly.”
Akshay Kumar is one of the fittest celebs around. But he loves to do that in a natural way, indulging in martial arts and parkour. Once a Khiladi, always a Khiladi.
Fitness Mantra: Pilates!
Sonam Kapoor is known to extensively indulge in Pilates, a form of exercise involving many elements of Yoga. Pilates focuses on building core strength and improve balance and flexibility.
Fitness Mantra: Yoga!
Shilpa Shetty is one of the fittest celebrities of her age around. And her fitness mantra is simple. Practice Yoga at least 4-5 times a week. She also has a tip for new moms to get them back into shape: eat right and exercise for an hour daily.
“I pretty much try to follow a sensible way of eating and just do the things we all get to know are good for us.”
Katrina knows how important our diet is, and her advice follows that. Eat well and do the right stuff, which is another way of asking us to get off our ass.
“My only mantra is to eat healthy and properly. The most important is to feed yourself right kind of nutrition, right rest and you must feel internally happy. What will be the point of working out if I will be sitting down and doing nothing? You have to feel internally happy and positive,”
Internal happiness is what fitness is, according to Alia Bhatt, and she is right. How can you be fit if you’re grumpy all day?
Fitness Mantra: ‘6 healthy meals a day. Never starve yourself’
Deepika Padukone has one of the svelte and enviable bodies in Bollywood. How does she do it? It’s by maintaining her metabolic rate by having regular, small meals. This ensures weight loss by constant calorie burning.
Fitness Mantra: Cut down sugar. High protein diet with 2 cheat meals a week, weight lifting
Ranveer Singh has had to do all the hard work to get that chiseled body of his. His fitness mantra as revealed by his trainer is to cut down on all sugar, have a high protein diet to build muscle mass and indulge in just two cheat meals a week.
Fitness Mantra: Start young, cut down on carbs and practice high strength training!
Tiger Shroff believed in fitness from a very young age. And hence his mantra is to start as young as you can. Hit the gym, perform high strength training and most importantly, cut down on those carbs!
Motivated much? So get off the couch and get down on all fours! Time to skip all those potato wafers for good.