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Aniston’s yoga instructor dishes on fit celeb

- November 12th, 2011
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Ever wonder which yoga pose is Jennifer Aniston’s favourite and which one makes her grunt?

Well, wonder no more.

FITNESS Magazine has shared the following with Keeping Fit blog readers:

Get Jennifer Aniston’s Abs: Mandy Ingber Shares Her Yoga Wisdom

NEW YORK — A recent survey from FITNESS Magazine and OMG! from Yahoo revealed 65% want Jennifer Aniston’s abs, so FITNESS caught up with Aniston’s LA yoga instructor of nearly 22 years, Mandy Ingber, to get the low-down on how Jen maintains her fabulous figure.

Mandy dished on which yoga pose is Jen’s favorite, which one makes her grunt and the best yoga moves. Read the whole interview HERE, or check out highlights, below:

What pose is hardest for Jen?

“It may be plank. I hear her grunt with that one sometimes. Or bringing the knee to the forehead from downward-facing dog-the moves that really engage the core.”

What poses does Jen like the most?

“She likes sun salutations. Those are good for her arms. And she loves balancing poses. She’s very focused and graceful. She could stay in tree pose longer than I could! She’s learned how to stay focused amid a bunch of other stuff happening.”

How are celebs like Jen different when they practice yoga?

“They’re not. There’s no secret. Everyone has to heat up and sweat through it. I’m not here to feed spirituality. I’m no guru, and I don’t see myself as that. Spirituality is highly personal. But what I do with celebs is motivate to keep their workouts going. People need motivation on a daily basis.”

What’s different about your approach to yoga?

“It’s light-hearted and open-minded. I don’t take it too seriously. Life is hard enough-exercise is hard enough! Yoga is detached in a way. It shows you that you shouldn’t let things bother you too much.”

How should you prepare for a hot yoga class?

“Hydration is key. Coconut water or Emergen-C, the vitamin drink mix, are full of electrolytes to fuel the body and have nutritional value but won’t give you that full-stomach feeling, which can make it hard to practice yoga.”

I’ve seen people suddenly explode into tears or laugh like hyenas in classes. What’s that about?

“Yoga can trigger a hit and release sensation. We hold a lot in our bodies. When we get physical and start moving, old stuff comes up to be released. That’s part of the purification process. That’s part of the transformation. We all feel so much better after. The real teacher is your body.”

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Five tips to flatten your belly

- March 23rd, 2011

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It may not feel like it right now in snowy Edmonton, but bikini season is just around the corner.

With that in mind, fitness expert to the stars Kathy Kaehler offers the following five tips to flatten your belly:

1. Skip the soda and the wine — anything you can do to reduce the calories and any bloating. One easy way is to up the plain flat water. Flush, flush, flush and this will help flatten out your mid-section.

2. Reducing your calories everyday is easy when you make a meal replacement shake from USANA. The Nutrimeal shakes are low-glycemic so you don’t get a sugar rush. They are also a good source of fibre, so you are full. Fewer calories means a flatter tummy sooner.

3. A fantastic exercise that I get all my celebrity clients to do on a daily basis is the plank. Borrowed from yoga but fits into anyone’s fitness routine. Hold it for at least one minute or build up to that. It works the muscles from top to bottom and inside out. Super strong core means belly is pulled in.

4. When you want that belly to fit into the clothes for a particular night or outfit, keep the veggies at bay hours before then. Less gas and bloating.

5. Walk walk walk. Get in enough cardio exercise to keep your weight maintained. Walking is the best exercise. It works all over. You can do it anywhere, anytime. I have all my clients walk, including Julia Roberts. Whether we are outside or on a treadmill, walking is one way to trim the body, keep you at your ideal weight and because you use most of your muscles you are adding more lean body weight, which burns more calories and that helps you stay lean.

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KathyKaehler2Kathy Kaehler is an author, USANA spokeswoman and celebrity trainer who has devoted her life to helping people live happy, productive, and healthy lives. She has trained celebrities including Julia Roberts, Kim Kardashian, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Aniston, and Claudia Schiffer. Beyond imparting the latest in fitness workouts, this lifestyle expert has tackled such subjects as multi-tasking, stress management, nutrition, how to get a good night’s sleep, and how to keep sexy and satisfied. For 13 years, she appeared on the Today show as the fitness correspondent.

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Aniston, Moore among Hollywood’s healthiest: coach

- May 18th, 2010

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Ask celebrity weight-loss coach Valerie Orsoni about healthy Hollywood stars and she’ll respond with at least two familiar names: Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore.

“Jennifer Aniston is a perfect example of what you can do to have a nice body,” Orsoni tells me during a phone interview from San Francisco.

“She’s a healthy, good-looking person. She’s not like a Hollywood celebrity who’s … starving herself with a flabby body.”

Aniston, according to Orsoni, exercises every day to maintain her Size 0 body.

The 41-year-old ex-wife of Brad Pitt also has a morning ritual that helps give her skin that effervescent glow.

“Jennifer drinks lemon juice every morning,” she says. “That really helps her have this amazing complexion.”

But the Friends star is only human. She likes to splurge occasionally.

“She does enjoy a beer once in awhile, guacamole. She has a cookie once in awhile,” adds Orsoni.

“She’s an example of a healthy lifestyle.”

demi_angelsDemi Moore, meanwhile, went on a raw-food diet to achieve the “amazing body” she revealed in Charlie’s Angels, says Orsoni.

“It can be a dangerous diet. You really have to be with the right supervision,” she adds. “But if you are with the right supervision, and training correctly, you’re going to have an amazing body as well.”

Moore turns 48 in November.

Orsoni, 40, is no slouch herself.

She’s the CEO and founder of two popular health and fitness websites: MyPrivateCoach.com and LeBootCamp.com.

Orsoni preaches a well-rounded philosophy.

“I think it’s a holistic approach,” she says, noting exercise and nutrition go hand in hand.

“You can’t really say, ‘I’m going to be active,’ and eat whatever, or ‘I’m not going to move, but I won’t eat.’”

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Valerie Orsoni, celebrity weight-loss coach, points to Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore as examples of fit celebrities.