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Everyone has experienced days when a busy schedule acted as an excuse to skip the gym. Perhaps your plans to exercise before work were stunted by that pesky snooze button. Or perhaps your post-office workout was prevented by a much more appealing happy hour. But, if you want a body like Kelly Ripa you will have to make exercise a priority. Despite Kelly’s busy schedule – raising a family, hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, and starring in several ads – she always makes time for a daily workout.

Recently, Kelly Ripa told That’s Fit, “I work out every day, and I make sure do something different every day.” “I like to do SoulCycle, Physique 57, and I even like the Tracy Anderson Method. Throw them together, and there you go — I mix them all up.” It certainly can’t hurt that Kelly often has an exercise segment on her show where she gets to try new workout trends. For example, the Forza workout was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly.

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Varitek04242008 thumb Jason Varitek and Dustin Pedroia Ready for Spring Training celebrity workouts athlete workouts Jason Varitek may no longer be the Red Sox starting catcher, but that is not stopping him from being as fit as ever as spring training for the 2010 campaign gets near. Recently Varitek meet with NESN to show how he’s been preparing.

During the off-season, Tek’s trainer, Leslie Eddins, has him on a strict diet, workout program, and training regimen.

Pre-Workout Meal (breakfast): egg whites, turkey, and tomatoes. In addition, he gets his initial carb load with a bowl of oatmeal with strawberries, bananas, and walnuts.

Training Day: He trains 2.5 to 3 hours per day at the gym where he focuses on core strength and cardio. He then follows that up with throwing and hitting drills.

Post Workout Meal (dinner): Steak or chicken with vegetables and a sweet potato. He’ll also have a protein shake, which generally includes oatmeal and peanut butter.

Watch an average training day for Varitek and see some of the core exercises his trainer has him doing:

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Varitek’s dedication is just one reason he’s going down in Red Sox history.

pedroiacol thumb Jason Varitek and Dustin Pedroia Ready for Spring Training celebrity workouts athlete workouts And then there’s the younger Dustin Pedroia. Don’t be fooled by former Rookie-of-the-Year and American League MVP, Dustin Pedroia’s small stature. (Oh yeah, he’s also won a Silver Slugger award and a World Series – but who’s counting?) As he showed WEEI, he, too, has his own training regimen and personal chef preparing him special meals suited for his workouts, but still manages to join life on his downtime.

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Jennifer Aniston Yoga Bikini Body Workout

Jennifer Aniston has one of the most envied bodies in Hollywood. Whenever a bikini picture surfaces, it is the talk of the town. How is Jen able to look better at age 41 than she did at age 21? We have already covered her diet and yoga workout routine, but in honor of spring and Jen’s hot bikini body, we want to bring you Jennifer Aniston’s yoga bikini body workout. Check out Jen’s new movie The Bounty Hunter debuting today, also starring Gerard Butler, to feel inspired by Jen’s sexy body.

Jennifer Aniston says yoga changed her body and her life, and credits this transformation to practicing Yoga with instructor Mandy Ingber. Mandy recently shared six new yoga poses with Us magazine.  Incorporate these poses into your workout and you’re guaranteed to look leaner and longer in time for bikini season.

1. Chair Pose (Butt, Thighs, Calves): Stand with feet together, palms together at chest. Spread toes and shift weight in to heels. Extend arms overhead, palms touching, and bend knees, lowering butt so thighs are parallel to floor (as shown). Hold for 30 seconds.

2. Boat Pose (Abs): Sit with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Hold knees with hands and lean back while lifting chest and extending arms straight out at chest level, palms up. Raise feet and straighten legs, bringing body into a V-shape, balanced on butt. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.

3. One-Arm Balance (Abs, Legs): Start in plank position. Walk left palm underneath forehead. Shift weight onto left side of left foot, flexing feet as you stack right foot on top of left foot. Push right hand off floor, shifting weight onto left hand and left leg, and extend right arm to ceiling. Hold 15 seconds. Switch sides. [click to continue…]

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Gwyneth Paltrow recently shared the workout and diet program she used to prepare for her role as Pepper Potts in Iron Man 2 with the readers of her GOOP newsletter.

“Well, I am not going to lie, the process was an arduous one,” said the 37-year-old actress.  “My trainer, Tracy Anderson, basically, like, pummeled me into submission and made me do all kinds of crazy things. She really changed my body for this movie,” Gwyneth Paltrow told Us Weekly.

“This regime got me into the shape of my life and I continue to return to it when I have a specific event so that I can do ridiculous things like be a 37-year-old mother of two and wear shorts!” said Paltrow.

Tracy Anderson is well known as being one of the best celebrity trainers out there, having designed programs for many of Hollywood celebrities.  Here’s the 3-part routine Anderson put Gwyneth Paltrow through as she got ready for what could be the summer’s hottest blockbuster….

1) Cardio – Each morning, the actress would begin with 45 minutes of dance cardio (videos available on the Tracy Anderson website).

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Jersey Shore: JWoww Workout and Diet News

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JWoww and the Jersey Shore gang hit Miami. A look at how JWoww’s workout and diet for Jersey Shore.

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Jersey Shore: Mike The Situation’s Workout and Diet Tips for Ripped Abs

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Mike The Situation Sorrentino and the Jersey Shore gang hit Miami. A look at The Situations’s workout and diet for getting ripped abs.

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Jersey Shore: Snooki’s Been Working Out and Dieting for Miami

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Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) and the Jersey Shore gang hit Miami. A look at Snooki’s workout and diet for this season’s Jersey Shore.

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