Reese Witherspoon recently stepped out on the red carpet looking stunning for the premiere of her new movie, This Means War, out today (February 14). Decked out in a sexy strapless Miu Miu dress and sky-high Christian Louboutin pumps, we couldn’t help but be inspired by her beaming confidence over the years and strong, healthy bod to match.
That's why we were excited to get the deets from her former trainer Michael George on one of her movie star workouts! George, who worked with the Oscar-winning beauty 3-4 times a week for a year, says a mix of cardio, strength training, and eating healthy is the best way to sculpt a fit and strong physique like Witherspoon.
"Eat clean and healthy with small meals and snacks daily, reduce alcohol consumption, and do cardio 30 minutes a day for 6 days per week," George says. "Do not dismiss the strength training as well, which is the activity that fires up your metabolism."
To improve her overall fitness, drop a little body fat, and sculpt lean muscle, the dynamic duo went on hikes and did strength work with light dumbbells.
"Reese was already in great shape, but we wanted to improve her general fitness. We definitely accomplished that!" George says.
"The most rewarding part of what I do is to watch the transformation process at work. Of course clients bodies change expediently, but I like to watch as their personality becomes lighter… they smile more… joke around and feel more self-confident. In essence, they take life a little lighter with a more positive attitude."
The next time you go on a hike, spice up your workout like Witherspoon with these great strength-training moves from George!
You'll Need: Good hiking spot, quality hiking shoes, light dumbbells
How it Works: During your entire hike, you’ll stop along the way and do strength work with light dumbbells. After, you’ll cool down with yoga postures like the sun salutation and warrior pose. Get ready to work the entire body, feel rejuvenated, and be one with nature at the same time!