For all things aesthetically inclined about our appearance, we tend to look to those who have ample experience with needing to look and feel their best as a discipline. Celebrities are often our go-to for the latest trends in beauty and fitness. Within the realm of celebrity, fitness is the particular niche of postpartum or postnatal regimens.
Celeb moms are not shy when it’s time to flaunt their hard work and post-pregnancy bodies. Here are methods used by A-listers who are known for their transformations.
1. Cycling Classes: Beyoncé
It’s no wonder why anyone would be asking about Queen B’s post-baby bod. The woman is known for being a consistent powerhouse goddess and still manages to look flawless on tour after birth. After giving birth to two beautiful twins, she was said to have been on a routine of consuming green juicing and integrating soul cycling classes.
2. Body by Simone
Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue is praised by celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Reese Witherspoon for her ability to help new moms get back to their preferred shape. She explains that the focus of her method is to use cardio to drop the weight and that losing it in the tummy area is a process.
Her approach begins with a gentle progression of working out the abdominal area as it heals. Spine and abdominal work are used to first re-establish a center of gravity, and avoiding things like crunches is necessary. She believes in incorporating newborns in workouts and being realistic about goals.
3. Barry’s Bootcamp: Kim Kardashian
Pop culture sensation and mother Kim Kardashian is no stranger to people inquiring about her fitness habits. Though she went with surrogacy for two of her pregnancies, she’s still impressively achieved a stunning figure shortly after her pregnancies. Kim is a big fan of Barry’s Bootcamp, a combination of strength training and cardio. She also works in Pilates, which mainly focuses on core and cross-training exercises while remaining low-impact.
4. Fit Mummy Manual: Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge knows a thing or two about working a spotlight, and making every day normalcy look like cake. She’s birthed three children and credits The Fit Mummy Manual co-founded by Kelly Rennie.
She states that keeping things short and sweet workout wise is the best way to get fit postpartum. She recommends training 3-4 times a week for 20 minutes maximum after receiving a six-week clearance from your physician.
5. The 3-2-1 Baby Bulge Be Gone Program
Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, and more have sung the praises of Ramona Braganza’s 3-2-1 Baby Bulge Be Gone program. It consists of 3 primary phases that last a few weeks, followed by a maintenance phase. It focuses primarily on strengthening the core, burning fat from aerobic activities like dance, kickboxing or jump rope, and strength training.
A Note from GR8NESS
While most celebrities with toned bodies credit their efforts to specific programs, it’s important to consider the possibility that they are being endorsed. Remember that although they are just normal people, in the end, they do have resources that help to support their image at all costs.
If you’re post-pregnancy with the itch to tone up, consider consulting with your physician before introducing anything new.