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People are always begging asking me what Jessica Biel does to look so fit, as if I know the girl personally or something. So when I come across anything related to what she does (or eats, or thinks about eating), I like to give you guys the scoop because, I'll admit it: That girl does look good in her jeans, but she looks killer in a bikini. has gotten inside information from Jason Walsh, Jessica's trainer, along with other notable celeb trainers on what the stars are doing these days:

  1. Change is good! Jessica Biel's trainer, Jason Walsh, likes to keep his client mentally stimulated. "I'm a big advocate of recreational sports and stuff. If someone can get out there, even if it's a hike or something like that, just to break up the monotony of going to the gym...I really like that."
  2. Hard work is even better. According to Walsh, Biel's workouts are intense. "We do full body movements. You are pretty much using as many muscles at once, which in turn will jack that heart rate up."
  3. Food is not the enemy. If you're out and about as Walsh recommends, you need snacks and drinks to give you sustained energy. He suggests "really organic and clean foods, all natural, like nuts." Also, "an amino acid drink, so that you're not burning up a lot of your muscle, or protein."
  4. Everything old is new again. Walsh loves to use medicine balls with his intermediate to advanced level clients. "Get a medicine ball and do a lunge with a twist while you are holding the ball. Those are great. You are activating so many muscles at once, and you are using those muscles over so many different plains."
  5. Healthy meals can be tasty. Harley Pasternak, who works with Eva Mendes and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, taught both of the actresses how to cook meals with some easy, healthy substitutions. "Breakfast would be whole grain bread French toast with egg whites and cinnamon. For a mid-morning snack, they'd do a mixed-berry protein shake. Lunch might be sweet potato tuna melt. An afternoon snack might be hummus with celery sticks. Dinner would be spaghetti and meatballs with spaghetti squash and meatballs made of turkey or chicken breast."
  6. Just because it's trendy doesn't mean it works. Pasternak doesn't do yoga or pilates with his clients. "Those are great forms of exercise for stability and balance, but neither one of those is going to change your body dramatically like training with weights does."
  7. The "F" word is not all bad. Rachel McAdams' trainer, Jerry Owen, says, "The biggest problem is that people are fat phobic. It¹s clinically proven that we need healthy fat in our diets. You need to eat a balanced diet but not be afraid of fat, like Omega 3 fatty acids like walnuts, olive oil and even coconut oil."
  8. Focus on your whole body - not just problem areas. Owens tells Us the best way to lose weight and tone up is "to blend nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. The body responds better. People get too wrapped up in doing isolated movement, like being very body part specific."
  9. All cardio and no lifting makes for bad workouts. "People get too cardio-crazy and need to do more weight lifting," says Owens. He explains that for many people on elliptical machines, "their heart Rate is about the same as if they were shopping around a mall."
  10. Everybody needs a break. Owens delivers the best news possible: working out for more than an hour is a "waste of time." He suggests gym-goers "take one to two days off a week: have a massage, make sure you get plenty of rest. The muscles actually change when they're recovering."


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sweetrae80 sweetrae80 10 years
yoga/pilates are the best when combined with weight lifting and some cardio. y/p are great for toning, imho.
ugly-pie ugly-pie 10 years
jessica biel looks to me like she has butt implant she may workout but she is too skinny to have such a hard butt. of course she will deny it like alot of them do. her lips are plumped up too much also she is just to fake for me. thats my opinion and im entitled to it
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
Part of it also has to do with genetics--I can lift weights until I'm blue in the face, but my arms will never be as muscular as Jessica Biel's. They'll just get smaller and look tighter. Not that I'm complaining. :)
tchan01 tchan01 10 years
Purplebaltogirl took the words out of my mouth! :-P I liked the tips but I also have to disagree with the yoga/pilates comment. I love pilates and it has really changed the look of my body. Doesn't he realize that their are certain pilates exercises that INCLUDE weights! And doesn't he realize that both yoga and pilates, can work the entire body! Anyway, I'll get off my rant now. Great overall :-P ;-)
ellenmarie ellenmarie 10 years
Thanks for the tips! Now I just need to motivate myself to get back into the gym/exercising!
krisua krisua 10 years
The resting part is very important too, indeed!
lady-T lady-T 10 years
i love Jess's body..she's looks GREAT!
serena serena 10 years
I totally disagree with the yoga/pilates comments! Pilates has changed my body and toned me up... and have you ever seen the body of yoga enthusiasts?!
SeaFoamGreen215 SeaFoamGreen215 10 years
i definitely agree with the one hour tip. i work out for only 1 and 1/2 hours a day (unless it's very light activity), because if i do any further, i end up getting hungry and binging.
any any 10 years
i really like jessica's body
amiemoos amiemoos 10 years
Interesting about the cardio; I'm all about the running so I should definately think about picking up some weights. I kind of think my runs cover all I need to do fitness-wise so I skip out on doing other stuff. I obviously need to change my thinking a little!
Alleigh Alleigh 10 years
Good info!
Elizabeth1981 Elizabeth1981 10 years
I agree with Purplebaltogirl! Pilates has changed the way I am shaped... something cardio alone surely never did. I need to get on those weights though.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
these are some good tips. i guess i gotta get to work on the lifting b/c i mostly do cardio.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Great post. I like the last one especially! :P Taking a break is always good!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
if i go 2 days between workouts, i feel like a slob. sometimes a hard day of yardwork will allow me to give myself a break from a "real" workout for a day, but i just feel so lazy otherwise.
purplebaltogirl purplebaltogirl 10 years
i really disagree with the yoga/pilates comments, because i have seen big differences in my muscle tone which helps me look better overall through those, but otherwise great info.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Thanks fit, this is helpful!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Great tips, thanks Fit!
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