pink 198x300 Pink Takes Fitness to the Extreme fitness news I know this happened a while ago, but I just saw a replay of the MTV Video Music Awards and Pink’s high flying trapeze performance (see below) is incredible.

Pink likes taking her fitness to the extreme saying, “I do trapeze, flipping motorcycles, bungee jumping, skydiving. All kinds of stuff just to get me pumped. I love it.”  On how she is able to perform and do the trapeze act at the same time, Pink told Women’s Health, “I have to be able to run up those stairs as many times as I do and be able to sing at the same time. I’m an asthmatic. I have to be on that treadmill singing to get my lungs right.”

Pink also does P90X and yoga to keep her body in peak condition.

Check out more video and pics of Pink over at Women’s Health.

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Emma Watson has come a long way since she was first cast as brainy Hermione Granger in the astronomically successful Harry Potter series almost ten years ago. As one of Britain’s youngest millionaires, the face for every fashion luminary from Burberry’s Christopher Bailey to Karl Lagerfeld, and the heroine in Perks of Being a Wallflower  – Emma Watson has skyrocketed to one of Hollywood’s most talked-about actresses.

This summer has been especially hectic for the young actress. Preparing for the final Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 meant countless promotions, premieres, and press conferences around the world – which, in turn, meant spending a lot of time in the spotlight.

To always look her best at every event, Emma Watson follows a routine of mild diet and reasonable exercise. “My philosophy is to eat what you like and be healthy and exercise,” she says. Generally, her diet plan involves foods that contain low amounts of sugar, saturated fat and salt. She also stays away from junk foods, and instead opts for fresh fruits, vegetables, leans meats and healthy salads. Emma is adamant about one thing, however – she can’t stand Hollywood putting pressure on girls to be thin. “If I feel like I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad,” she says. “I don’t diet and I don’t aspire to be super-skinny. It’s not inspirational at all for me. I love food and I love cooking, and I love having nice meals.” Indeed, she counts cinnamon bagels, chocolate, and pasta among her favorite foods. “Luckily, I exercise a lot,” she explains. [click to continue…]

Celebrity and athlete yoga instructor, Gwen Lawrence told Women’s Health 4 yoga moves to help reduce stress.  Gwen’s client’s include, New York Giants, New York Yankees, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, University of North Carolina Tarheels baseball.  Former Giant David Tyree even attributes his miraculous catch in the Super Bowl that helped propel the New York Giants over the then undefeated New England Patriots to his yoga training under Gwen’s instruction.

Instructions:

Do it three days a week. Start with two to three reps of each move and work up to 21.

0911 leg raises.preview 160x160 Reduce Stress with These 4 Yoga Moves from Celebrity Trainer Gwen Lawrence workout routines celebrity workouts Move 1 – Leg Raises

Lie on your back with your arms at your sides, palms facing up (a). Inhale and lift your legs off the floor as high as you can; at the same time, bring your chin as close to your chest as possible (b). Keep your legs straight and your feet flexed. Exhale as you return to start.



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Move 2 – Camel Lean

Kneel on the floor with your legs together and your arms at your sides, palms facing in. Drop your chin to your chest and inhale (a). Lift your chin and lean back deeply. Move your hands to your lower back for support. Let your head and neck drop back (b). Exhale and return to start.
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Top 5 Celebrity Diets: Five Squares used by Vanessa Williams

Every Friday this month we will feature one of the five latest and greatest celebrity diets. Celebrities use these diets to cleanse toxins, lose weight, and maintain their Hollywood bodies. Check in every week to learn more celebrity diets for spring!

This Week: Five Squares

Celebrity diets are often complicated, and difficult to maintain. This week we explain a different kind of diet. Five Squares is an easy and maintainable plan, sure to slim you down. Celebrity fans of the diet include Vanessa Williams and America Ferrera.

Five Squares is a diet consisting of five daily meals, free of dairy, wheat, and refined sugar. Total daily caloric intake is between 1,100 to 1,400 calories. Plans are available online at 5squares.com, starting at $43 per day. Although this plan is expensive, you are getting better quality food for your money. Five Squares meals are additive-free and diverse, preventing diet boredom. However, some people feel the small portions make it difficult not to snack. [click to continue…]

Blake Lively’s Gossip Worthy Workout for Green Lantern

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Gossip Girl Blake Lively improved her diet and workout for her upcoming role in the movie Green Lantern.

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Kirstie Alley Is Phitter Than Ever

Kirstie Alley’s recently launched Phitter.com aims to bring the fitness community together in Twitter-esque style. You can create your own “Phitter Phamily” and meet new “Phriends” to help you with your exercise, diet and weight loss goals.

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Celebrity Diets for Spring: Blueprint Cleanse

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The first celebrity diet in our five-part series, The Blueprint Cleanse is a three-day liquid, raw, and vegan cleansing diet used by stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Szohr to lose weight by dropping those last few pounds.

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Grant Hill’s Career-Changing Diet Tips

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Grant Hill uses a diet that includes clean, unprocessed foods and attributes his ability to stay healthy and compete with the younger players in the NBA to his diet.

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