There's no way she is 47—is there? It's not just the great skin, but her enviable, toned body! She had us all ears when Jennifer Aniston discussed her workout routine with Well + Good magazine
recently. If you're just as curious to jumpstart your summer with a killer workout plan, do it like Jen, we say!
Training Like Aniston
"If I'm working, I'm up at 4:30 - 5 a.m. If not, between 8 and 9 a.m., because I'm a late-night person."
Her early morning workout begins with spinning for 30 minutes. Make note that you can burn between 600-800 calories in 45 minutes with this activity (depending on speed, resistance, and intensity). A great way to boost your metabolism, spinning targets the core and leg muscles, making it an ideal exercise for your abs, thighs and calves.
This is then followed by a yoga session for 40 minutes. Aniston's trainer Mandy Ingber
is popular with the A-list brigade for her Yogalosophy. She mixes classic yoga poses with strength-training moves to maximize your burn. In fact, our friends at PopSugar had the privilege of working out with her! Here's the 10-minute clip that'll show you why everyone, including Aniston, loves Ingber.
"Then I go to a gym, where I do strength training or just my own thing on the treadmill, the bike, or the elliptical, just to change things up."
This little trick can amplify your burn; variety helps you get in a full-body workout and engages the same muscles in very different ways (even the neglected ones). The only way to make it better? Try the high intensity interval training format, which is alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.
Kickstart Your Day With The Right Breakfast Like Aniston
"...usually when I wake up, I'll make my standard cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in there."
This detox drink doesn't just clean your stomach, it regulates your digestive system and bowel movements too. Lemon juice contains pectin fiber, which makes you feel full and keeps cravings at bay. You can also add some honey into the mix, which, together with lemon, will create an alkaline solution and cause a spike in your metabolism.
"Post-workout, I'll have a shake, with some sort of pure protein, then bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of dynamic greens that goes in there, maca powder, and a little cacao. If I don't have a shake, I'll just have some toast and poached eggs with some avocado. Or millet cereal with almond milk and bananas—it's really yummy, and you can get it hot for winter months."
A smoothie or electrolytes refill is all you really need to propel the muscles into repair mode and keep your metabolism going after an intense workout. Here's a recipe from licensed yoga therapist Michele Paiva who works with athletes: Mix 1tsp organic whey, about 2000 IU of vitamin D3 drops, 1/2tsp macca powder, a handful of blueberries, half a lemon, and a dash of salt in 8oz of water for a post-workout fix.
Well, we've tried it and we love it! This drink will give your body the electrolytes and proteins needed to feel energized and rebuild itself. It will also help detox that lactic acid build-up to decrease body stress. Got any recipes of your own?