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The Top 10 Workouts Celebs Swear By


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Celebrity Fans: Lady Gaga, Katie Holmes, Kelly Ripa, Chelsea Clinton, Kyra Sedgwick, Ashley Tisdale, Nicole Kidman

Famous for its mix of intense cycling and upper-body toning, SoulCycle has Hollywood's hottest stars pedaling their way to one insane cardio workout. With the entire class pumping to the beat of heart-pounding music in a dimly lit studio while instructors shout out motivational sayings, it's easy to become obsessed. While it may be one of the more expensive group fitness classes (prices start at $32 per session), it's well worth it—you can burn up to 700 calories in 45-minutes!

The Bar Method

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Celebrity Fans: Kelly Osbourne, Drew Barrymore, Dakota Fanning, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Paquin, Zooey Deschanel

Move over Zumba! There's another dance-based workout that has all the celebs buzzing. Combining ballet moves with core conditioning, yoga, Pilates, and weight training, The Bar Method is a sure-fire way to dance your way to a longer, leaner, tighter—and more graceful—bod. New clients can take 30 days of unlimited classes for just $100; after that it ranges from $18-22 per session. Other popular ballet-inspired barre workouts include Physique 57, Cardio Barre, and Barre 3.

Barry's Bootcamp

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Celebrity Fans: Kim Kardashian, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Sandra Bullock, Carrie Underwood, Amanda Seyfried, Christina Applegate, Katie Couric

With an estimated 1,000 calories burned per one-hour class, it's easy to see why so many A-listers are flocking to get their bootcamp on with Barry. Voted "The Best Celebrity Workout" in multiple publications, the high-energy, action-packed class with a killer playlist actually makes interval training fun. Each session alternates between guided treadmill runs and resistance training with elastic bands, body bars, and kettlebells. Every class is different, and you won't be able to move after any of them—but hey, isn't that a good thing? Pricing starts around $15 to $24 per class, depending on the package.


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Celebrity Fans: Alexis Bledel, Vanessa Hudgens, Heather Morris, Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Kirsten Dunst

Piloxing is a fierce combo of—yep, you guessed it—Pilates and boxing. The star-crazed, core-based workout packs a serious punch when it comes to burning calories (up to 900 per hour-long class) and clocking in some fun at the same time. The brainchild of Swedish dancer and celeb trainer Viveca Jensen, each challenging session will torch fat, sculpt muscle, and whip you into awesome shape in no time. You'll also feel sleek, sexy, and powerful to boot. Studios can be found all over the U.S. and even Europe, with sessions starting at just $10.

S3: Strong, Sexy & Svelte

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Celebrity Fans: Tina Fey, LeAnn Rimes, Bethenny Frankel

Created by trainer-to-the-stars Kristin McGee, S3 combines three workouts for one rockin' body: dumbbell toning, Pilates core work, and power yoga. All three 25-minute programs feature yoga-inspired moves with yoga-inspired elegance so you can look strong, sexy, and svelte like all your favorite celebs. The best part? No need to fight traffic to get to a gym; you can do this total-body routine in the comfort of your own living room since it's available on DVD. No excuses to skip this one!

Belly Dancing

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Celebrity Fans: AnnaLynne McCord, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kim Kardashian, Shakira, Rihanna, Beyonce, Vanessa Hudgens

Who needs the same boring treadmill, elliptical, or StairMaster when you can belly dance your way to a hot bod! Classes are popping up all over the country, thanks to this ultra-fun workout that tones the abs, tightens the hip area, and works the waist at the same time. Prices vary depending on location.

TRX Suspension Training

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Celebrity Fans: Gisele Bundchen, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Natalie Coughlin, Jaime Pressly

Celebs rave about this military-style, total-body workout originally developed by Navy Seals. Enabling you to strength train anywhere, the strap and handle weight-training system will target every single one of your muscle groups, as well as improve your balance and flexibility. The type of workouts you can do are endless, so you'll never get bored—just expect to be really sore afterwards! Gear pricing is $199 for the pro kit, or you can try a class at a variety of studios around the nation.


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Celebrity Fans: Cameron Diaz, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Hudgens, Malin Ackerman

Even though it's been around for nearly 20 years, CrossFit is still sweeping the nation—and Hollywood—as one of the most intense workouts ever. The varying style of vigorous, heart-pounding circuit training combines weightlifting, plyometrics, cardio, kettlebell workouts, and more. With this type of routine, it's not about how long you exercise, but how hard you do it. It's no surprise that kick-butt females like Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel are fans!


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Celebrity Fans: Eva Mendes, Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes

Slim and sexy stars like Eva Mendes have been flocking to Aerospace High Performance Center in New York City for fat-blasting classes mixed with shadowboxing, strength training, and jumping rope. Dubbed "the most savage and serene fitness experience on the planet," the blazing, rapid-fire workout will force every muscle in the body to battle against gravity—all while enhancing endurance, speed, stamina, power, coordination, tone, and strength at the same time. Other grueling classes at the extreme fitness center include Aerojump, Aerosculpt, Aeroimpact, and more.

Hula Hooping

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Celebrity Fans: Zooey Deschanel, Marisa Tomei, Liv Tyler, Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Olivia Wilde

Hoop it up and burn seven calories per minute with the fitness craze that's heating up Hollywood! Fortunately it's so fun you won't even feel like you're exercising. The low-impact, tummy-toning routine will work the whole body—back, abs, arms, and legs—as well as raise your heart rate to burn calories in a big way. Hoopnotica is just one of the companies rocking the trend. Available in 13 different languages in more than 30 countries, they've trained instructors all over the world to help you master the art of hooping. Who knew child's play could make such an awesome workout?


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