Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on May 12, 2008
You know how it is with celebrities. We want what they have. Keira Knightley shops with a Anya Hindmarsh tote. Must own. Cameron Diaz buys a Prius in powder blue. Must drive. Brad Pitt volunteers in New Orleans. Must donate. Lindsay Lohan wears black spandex leggings for a month. Okay, we’re passing on that one. But you know what I’m saying: celebrities wield immense power to make us mere civilians suggestible to (almost) anything, even… exercise.
Who better to inspire us to hit the gym or ride a bike or something than Britney, Mario and Kim? And here are all the sweaty details. (Hooray — finally, some positive news surrounding Ms. Spears!) It seems the songstress of toxic fame (that’s a reference to one of her songs, I’m not just being mean) has impressed her trainer Marx Corliss with her dedication, shedding 15 pounds in four weeks by way of 500 abdominal exercises a day. Ouch. Well, that’s one way to burn off all those Starbucks beverages and Cheetos.
Meanwhile, narcissistic former Dancing with Stars contestant and perky Extra correspondent, Mario Lopez, share his tips for staying fit, which include: eating healthy, keeping a journal and staying focused. Thaaanks. More brilliant Mario insight can be gleaned from his book, Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness.
Finally the original “cougar”, 51-year-old Kim Cattrall reveals her secrets to staying slim: her 28-year-old chef boyfriend. Is that legal? Apparently, the “Sex and the City” actress has to work out even harder at the gym because he cooks delicious food for her and “lies about not putting butter” in it. Huh? Not sure if that’s a slimming secret or secret sabotage. In any case, dating a man half your age seems to be the take away there.
So, there are you are. If multi-millionaire celebrities with personal trainers, immense vanity and private chefs can do it, so can we. Now get jogging.
(via That’s Fit)