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Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera, hits theaters on November 24th, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. In honor of the pop-sensation (and with respect towards your waistline considering the impending damage of the holiday season), I bring you Christina Aguilera’s top-6 workout tips, straight from Glamour magazine!

1. Ladies, Don’t be Afraid of Heavy Weights! Tee Sorge, Christina’s trainer for over three years, says, “Christina does biceps curls with 15-pound dumbbells and chest presses with 20-pounders.” “She knows they’re not going to bulk her up. What they will do is help build lean muscle that kicks up your metabolism and make your body burn more calories each day–so you’ll lose weight faster.”

2. Toss in Some Cardio. “I throw in a minute or two of jumping rope, stair climbing or boxing after every few toning moves Christina does to keep her heart rate up and really maximize the number of calories she burns.”

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meganfox Megan Fox Core Workout workout routines celebrity workouts celebrity fitness As one of Hollywood’s most photographed starlets, Megan Fox takes care of her body with an intense circuit of core exercises to help tighten and tone her mid-section.

A fast rising A-lister, Megan has two projects set to release in 2010 and we are certain to see her in the highly anticipated 3rd installment of the Transformers series.

Megan recently shared her secret to great abs with Fit & Famous.

The Circuit

Do as many repetitions as you can in 30 seconds then move on to the next exercise in the circuit.  Rest only as long as it takes you to get into position for the next move.  Complete 3 circuits with 90 seconds of rest in between each circuit.

1.  Crunches – Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.  Contract your abs by bringing your rib cage toward your pelvis.  Your lower back should stay on the floor and you should avoid pulling on your neck with your hands.

2.  Hyper-Extensions – Lie on your stomach and clench your hands behind your head.  Squeeze your glutes and raise your chest off the floor while keeping your shoulder blades pulled together.

3.  Knee Ups – Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet off the floor.  Your thighs should be at a 90 degree angle to your upper body.  Squeeze your lower abdominals and raise your knees slightly into the air.  Your butt should come off the ground a bit, but make sure your knees are going straight up and not toward your head.

4.  Superman
– Lie face down with your arms extended above your head in front of you.  Raise your arms, chest and legs off the ground while squeezing your glutes and lower back.  Hold for 2 seconds.

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Yoga Workout DVD by Bethenny Frankel: Body By Bethenny

Bethenny Frankel, a Real Housewife of New York City, is one of our favorite fit celebrities. In fact, she is just as passionate about helping people feel fit and healthy as we are here at The Celebrity Workout. To help her fans avoid workout and diet woes, Bethenny Frankel released a lifestyle diet book, a healthy cookbook, and now a workout dvd. Her new workout DVD – Body By Bethenny – is in stores now! For a great review of Body By Bethenny, check out this article from That’s Fit.

Bethenny Frankel approaches diet as a lifestyle, not a regimen or routine. She promotes a healthy lifestyle by allowing occasional indulgences, but suggests keeping splurges in moderation and balancing cravings with healthy eating. For example, order french fries if you are craving them, but stop munching after eating only a few.

Bethenny also believes in a balanced workout. Her favorite workout is yoga - because it promotes strength and flexibility, gets her heart rate up, and cleanses toxins. Instead of feeling guilty when she can’t make it to the gym, Bethenny appreciates when she can work out and makes the most of her sweat sessions.

Body By Bethenny, the new workout DVD from Bethenny Frankel, is sure to help busy women (and men) fit in a daily workout. The DVD is a 40-minute yoga practice, featuring celebrity trainer, Pilates, and yoga instructor Kristen McGee, that stretches and strengthens your entire body. All you need to complete the workout is light weights and a mat. Personally, as a yoga fanatic, I can attest to the effectiveness of a yoga workout – you will find yourself strengthening muscles you didn’t know you had! [click to continue…]

Celebrity Trainer Gunnar Peterson's Workout Playlist

In honor of Easter and the fact that many of us will eat one too many chocolate bunnies today, we would like to provide you with some light reading and a new workout playlist for the morning workout we know you will be doing tomorrow. Gunnar Peterson, the Beverly Hills-based personal trainer who works with A-list celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Debra Messing, and Penelope Cruz, recently shared his favorite workout playlist with Fitness Magazine. These tunes will pump you up for a quick 30-minute workout you can fit in tomorrow morning before work. We even provided a 30-minute workout to go with it!

30-Minute Workout Playlist

  1. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyes Peas
  2. “Break the Ice” – Britney Spears
  3. “Poker Face” – Lady Gaga
  4. “Gives You Hell” – All-American Rejects
  5. “Family Affair” – Mary J. Blige
  6. “Right Now (Na Na Na)” – Akon
  7. “Green Light” – John Legend
  8. “Say It Right” – Nelly Furtado

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Ryan Reynolds and His Diet Get Buried at Sundance

Celebrity Ryan Reynold and his diet that got him prepared for movies Blade: Trinity, Deadpool, and Buried, which premiered at Sundance 2010.

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Dance with the Stars and Burn Major Calories

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Dancing with the Stars Workout for burning major calories.

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House’s Resident Hottie, Olivia Wilde, Stays Slim

Olivia Wilde, star of the Fox medical drama House, diet and workout allow her to eat right, stay balanced, and keep her body in shape.

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Hilary Swank Works Out to Feel Good

Hilary Swank uses the core fusion workout, which combines yoga, ballet, and pilates, to tone her arms.

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