The summer season has arrived and its time to get back in shape. In the gym plenty of courses to choose from Zumba Fitness, Pilates, Yoga (in all its variants), Cross-fit to Pole Dance. And the sexiest models on the planet follow the trend sharing sporty moments via Instagram.
Victoria’s Secret AngelIzabelGoulart share a pose viaInstagram, super articulated suspension on the bars of Pilates. “I Just lovepilates! Not so easy as it looks! But Fun, energetic! That is how I start my day!” tweets the top.
Pilates, is one of the top activity in the landscape of American fitness. It takes its name from Joseph Pilates, the man who first perfected this particular method in the ’20s, allowing the practitioner to achieve a harmonious body, concentrating the work on the abdominal area, with a particular care for the ‘lengthening of the spine and the muscles of the legs, also with the aid of some special machines.
Irina Shayk throws herself instead on Theraband gym, an activity that involves the use of elastics for muscle-strengthening exercises. This solution is increasingly popular because it’s easy with a rapid effect. It is beloved by those who can not or doesn’t like to go to the gym: It is enough to equip oneself with the simple elastic bands for fitness “pick-up and use”, in order to make a complete workout in just five minutes, anywhere.
It is the new entry that has attracted the most interest in the gyms in Europe and in the Crunch gyms in Manhattan and Los Angeles the courses are sold out for months: the Pole Dance. The famous sexy dance performed at a pole, has been transformed into an intensive gymnastics for arms and legs,that can also improve posture and sensuality of the movements. That’s why Alyssa Miller,famous model for lingerie and swimwear, can no longer do without.
Zumba Fitness is a dance-fitness program revelation of 2012, invented by dancer choreographer Beto Perez in Miami. Inspired by Latin American rhythms, Zumba is basically a group fitness class that uses the rhythms and movements of Afro-Caribbean music, mixed with the traditional movements of aerobics. The result is a mix of movements with high calorie consumption, that with the help of music become enjoyable. Super for toning the legs, buttocks and abs, as demonstrated by the passionate Nina Agdal, covergirl for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2012. and 2014.
Yoga is still one of the most loved. The top Rosie Huntington-Whiteley practice it anywhere . In fact even for those less skilled, there is now plenty of choice today, starting from the basic discipline, have developed courses in Hatha yoga (relaxing and simple, for beginners), Prana yoga (which changes every time, resembling a dance), Spoga or Yoga bike (a mix between yoga and spinning, to do even in water), Hot yoga (practiced in hot and humid temperatures, to sweat more and facilitate relaxation).
Fitness facilities, tools and weightlifting instead for the model Sara Sampaio, new angel of Victoria’s Secret. The 2013 saw a revival of body building with the Cross Fit :created by Greg Glassman, the training consists of a mix of weightlifting, bodyweight exercises and cardiovascular training, with the aim of toning your abs, thin the thighs and strengthen the entire body.
Miranda Kerr training program is 15 minutes of cardio, 5 jumping rope and then goes on to three sessions of abs and weightlifting to define her muscles and keep her metabolism high.Actually her full workout, designed by the guru of New York’s fitness and personal trainer of all the angels Victoria’s Secret Justin Gelband, (75 minutes a day, twice when it should be at the top for a photo shoot) provides kickboxing, spinning, training rubber bands, circuit training, Pilates and Yoga.
Adriana Lima is a huge fan of boxing and kickboxing,activities that together with cardio fitness and the jump rope have allowed her to walk the Victoria’s Secret catwalk just two and a half months after the birth of her second daughter Sienna.
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