The Secret to Kate Hudson's 6-Pack Abs
The star's Pilates instructor dishes on how she sculpts that rock-hard bod
Gleek alert! The always adorable Kate Hudson is back in the spotlight with a six-episode arc on Glee playing a dance instructor, and let’s just say… she’s shakin’ what her mama gave her! The 33-year-old looked amazing on the season four premiere, flaunting some pretty awesome abs.
There’s no question the blonde bombshell is back and better than ever, but how did she get that rock-hard, post-baby bod? Nicole Stuart, Hudson’s long-time Pilates trainer, dished with SHAPE about the sexy star’s workout and more!
SHAPE: We love Kate Hudson! Her abs are incredible on Glee this season. How long have you been working with her and what’s it like training her?
Nicole Stuart (NS): I’ve worked with her for 15 years. It’s been great! When you’ve worked with someone for so long, she’s become one of my best friends now. She’s an incredible person and she really challenges me as a trainer because she’s such a great athlete. We both give each other a run for our money. She’s always been amazing when it comes to her workouts.
SHAPE: How often do you train her and how long are the sessions?
NS: We do Pilates for an hour, three times a week. If she’s prepping for something it will be more. We always combine cardio—like a mile run—before a Pilates class. On off days, she’ll meet me for yoga or a spin class.
SHAPE: Why is Pilates such a great workout?
NS: It primarily works your core, but not just the front. You’ll work the entire body—front, sides, back, your whole midsection, trunk—it pulls everything in and together. You’ll become tighter, more toned, and stronger. It makes you stand taller, makes you have more confidence, makes you more grounded. You’ll lose inches and get that leaner, longer look. After the first 10 sessions, you’ll feel different. After 20 sessions, you’ll see a difference!
We were dying to know more, so we asked Stuart to share a sample of Hudson’s workout. Now you too can feel longer, leaner, tighter, stronger, and more toned with her Pilates routine. Check it out on the next page!