hilary swank picture 71 Hilary Swank Works Out to Feel Good role preparation exercises celebrity workouts Hilary Swank started getting noticed for her body when she gained 19 lbs. of muscle for her role in Million Dollar Baby. Although Hilary is not quite as buff in her latest movie Amelia, released on DVD yesterday, she maintains a tightly toned body.

To prepare for her role as Amelia Earhart, Hilary Swank took private lessons in “core fusion” at Santa Monica workout studio Exhale. Core fusion combines Pilates, yoga, and ballet to create a 60-minute total-body toning workout. When not preparing for a particular role, Hilary’s workout routine is a little different. “I would say a normal exercise routine for me would be maybe running three days a week, or running twice a week, and pilates three days a week. I don’t do it everyday; I usually take two days off during the week.” Hilary enjoys exercising because “it’s a huge stress relief; it mentally makes me feel great. It gets my blood going, it gives me more energy, and it makes me think better.”

Hilary Swank also credits her enviable body to good genes and healthy eating. “I really like food and food is life to me, but I kind of eat what I want and do it in moderation. Not because that’s what you’re supposed to do, but I don’t feel good if I eat two donuts. I eat one that’s fine, but if I eat two I feel sick and that’s not a fun feeling. If my body craves something I allow myself to have it, but on the flip side of that I really have to take good care of myself because I work nonstop.” Hilary is knowledgeable about nutrition and takes vitamins to ensure she has enough energy to sustain her busy schedule. “I take my vitamins, I’m a real vitamin person. I got my blood tested so I knew vitamins I needed the most of.”
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Hasheem Thabeet, Memphis Grizzlies center

Secret: Power up the intensity…and your diet

How to do it…

Thabeet’s trainer, Tom Vachet, put the number-two pick through some intense workouts to prepare him for the NBA season.  Vachet says, “Don’t skip meals, and don’t eat less. The more you eat, the more you’ll burn–if you’re training and eating right.”  Here’s what Thabeet eats around his workouts:

  • Pre-workout (30 minutes before) – 16 ounces of juice with 3 ounces of chicken breast, or juice with a scoop of whey protein
  • Post-workout – Banana, 16 ounces of chocolate milk, and a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Men’s Health is looking for contestants for their Spartacus Challenge, with the winner earning a walk-on role in the second season of the Starz original television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Indeed, the Spartacus workout was the same workout used by Andy Whitfield to prepare for his role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.  Check out Andy’s interview:

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Today we start our look at the Top 25 Summer Bodies list as named by Men’s and Women’s Health magazines.   They came up with the idea for the lists, but we have all the fitness info on the beach going stars right here at TCW.

25) AnnaLynne McCord
Twenty-two year-old southern belle AnnaLynne McCord of 90210 fame is no stranger to TCW.  We’ve previously named her one of the “Top 10 Fittest Celebrities You Don’t Know”.  We also did a feature on her four favorite fitness tips – including staying in shape without going to the gym, and easy to cook meals.

24) Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere is dedicated to her cause of saving the whales and dolphins and has taken up free diving as a way to stay fit.   She was also one of the nominees for PETA’s Sexiest Celebrity Vegetarian contest.  One of our very first posts back in January featured a video of the former Heroes hottie working out with her trainer at the gym.

23) Fergie
Fergie is always “working on her fitness” and the Black Eyed Peas leading topped the 13th annual “Famed Hottest Looks” list as having Hollywood’s most desired figure.  She’s also a fan of eating healthy and has been known to make use of the apple cider vinegar cleanse.

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