The celebrity trainer and author of the upcoming Yogalosophy: 28-day Mind Body Makeover (2013) recently sat down with Celebuzz to share the workout tips and tricks that keep Aniston in top shape.
She also revealed the two were friends even before the started working out together.
“[Aniston is] an amazing woman and an inspiration,” she said. “Everyone around her is empowered, which says a lot about her. Her strength is more than just physical. So is her Zen.”
Read on for the Q&A:
Celebuzz: How did you start working with Aniston?
Mandy Ingber: Jennifer and I were friends before she started practicing yoga with me. I was sure that she would not like it, so am very surprised it’s been seven years now! She’s an amazing woman and an inspiration. Everyone around her is empowered, which says a lot about her. Her strength is more than just physical. So is her Zen.
Celebuzz: What is Aniston’s workout mantra?
MI: Creature of Habit. Or, Just do it.
Celebuzz: What areas does she tend to work on the most?
MI: We focus on toning the tush by doing squats and standing yoga postures like Chair, Warrior and Half Moon poses. I am also a spinning instructor — I started teaching in 1996 — and that is a fantastic cardio workout which lifts the booty.
Celebuzz: How does Aniston get those gorgeous gams?
MI: Her legs are slender, yet toned, which comes from engaging all the tinier muscles when we transition from pose to pose. She will do some arm work with weights, and use a band for her legs.
Want to look more like Jennifer Aniston? Read on as Ingber reveals her top tips and tricks for getting Aniston’s bikini-ready body.
1. Don’t Be Afraid to Wear a Bikini
“Half of looking good is confidence. Jen’s body is beautiful and she exudes confidence. Attitude is everything when it comes to your body.”
2. Start Your Day Right
“Jen drinks a bottle of water right away when she wakes up. She will make a healthy smoothie with ingredients like flax, blueberries, maca, almond butter, ice, a splash of cranberry and kale. Eat a protein breakfast – eggs or Greek yogurt are great. Get a work out in after breakfast. When you set the tone for your day, you will feel taken care of and will tend to make healthier choices all day long.”
3. Be Consistent
“It took you a long time to get where you are now. Don’t expect results overnight. Be consistent with your diet and exercise plan for 30 days and you will see a change. Don’t give up just because you don’t see immediate results.”
4. Allow Yourself Some Indulgence
“Jen is one of the few people I know who can eat three chips. She loves salt, so a little chip with guacamole really does it for her. I think it’s important to find small indulgences. Mine is dark chocolate.”
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