Being a star is hard work - looks are everything and staying in shape is non-negotiable! Whereas most celebs go to gym or have a personal trainer, others have also embraced a sport to stay fit. Let these 10 stars inspire you.
1) Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz loves surfing. Despite a surfing accident in 2007 in which she broke her nose, she still keeps riding the waves. Her beach fun satisfies both her thrill-seeking and spiritual needs. “When I surf, I feel close to God,” she says.
2) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is a trained ballet dancer. Though a knee injury has cut short her dreams of a ballet career, she still loves to move on the dance floor. “I have always been very athletic. I studied ballet for years, but I used to sneak out to do ice-skating, squash, running – everything. Today I still love exercise and dance.”
Madonna is known for her rigorous fitness regime and has been a devotee of Ashtanga yoga - a particularly strenuous form of yoga – for many years. "I mix it up - Pilates, yoga. I do it six days a week. Actually, Sunday is horse-riding. There is no such thing as a day off," she says.
4) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow keeps her lean look by doing yoga every morning at 04:30. “I’m really not a morning person at all,” she says. “It’s just sheer determination. I’m very strict with myself. When I practise six days a week and eat clean food, I feel much better.”
10) Katy Perry
Katy Perry says she doesn’t really like exercise, but she does love rope-skipping. She takes a skipping rope with her everywhere."I hate working out, but I love jumping rope," says the star. "There's a rhythm. It's like dancing. I can double jump; I can cross. I can do all of it. I look like Rocky when I jump rope."
Get active - try a new sport
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(Pics: AFP, WeightWatchers)
- (Birgit Ottermann, Health24, September 2010)