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Uma Thurman Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

Uma Thurman began her career as a model, and while she traded her starter gig for a successful acting career, she still looks like she could hold her own on the catwalk. Uma is gorgeous, tall, and slender, but is she truly healthy?

The actress was reportedly seen doing an exercise routine on a plane ride from JFK to Salt Lake City, and another passenger dished, "She started doing yoga in the aisles. She used the flight-attendant station as a ballet barre, where she stretched and did pliés for 20 minutes." Any of us would have been told to sit down and buckle-up, but kudos to her for fitting in fitness.

To find out what Uma did when she got off the plane,


The observer said, "After we left the plane, she ran for an exit and then chain-smoked like crazy." Even if this person exaggerated and Uma had only one cigarette, she's doing harm to her body by smoking at all. Physical activity is only one component of overall health, and adopting healthy habits in every aspect of your life is what makes your body function at its best.


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mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Sounds like a bunch of hooey to me.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
My seatmate on a JFK-LAX flight did yoga for about 2 or 3 minutes a couple times on our (6 hour) flight, and it was probably a great idea. But if someone did it for 20 minutes straight? That is kind of weird and rude.
bellabunny bellabunny 8 years
The image of her doing down dog and ballet in the middle of an airplane isle is pretty bizarre behavior. Even for a celebrity. I wonder how much of it is true. Maybe she just stood up and did a quick stretch and someone blew it out of proportion. Then again celebrities have big egos and do weird things I guess.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Only a celebrity would ever get away with doing stuff like this. I have been on long flights before and yeah, it's tough to be cooped up for a long time, but you just don't clog up the aisles while you do your yoga and ballet. It's inconsiderate, to say the least. And yeah, smoking is a no-no...quitting smoking will add more years to your life than doing yoga will.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree -- if she truly cared about her health and fitness, she would stop smoking. That public display of doing yoga and ballet was absurd.
Fawness Fawness 8 years
Wow, that sounds gross. Who would want to put their hands on the aisle floor of an airplane? Can you imagine how may people walk on those aisles?
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I actually think that's kind of annoying. Really no one wants to watch people stretching in the isles of an airplane. Stretching your legs is one thing. But a plane isn't big enough nor is it set up for this kind of activity. And then to smoke after? It's counter productive which makes the whole thing ridiculous in my mind.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that it's great that she finds a way to maintain her routine even while flying. they always tell you that when you're on long trips that you should get up and do stretches and things like that - so she's just following good practice. i think that we all could have figured something out had we asked nicely. to say that you would have been told to sit down - you'd be surprised if you ask nicely.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love her!
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
LOL! That's cute. I love Uma and it's hilarious to picture her doing downward dog in the aisle while the other passengers look on.
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