Rihanna and Kat Deluna love to show off their smoking hot bodies in revealing dresses—and can you blame ‘em? Both of these Caribbean queens stay in shape with Latina celebrity trainer Ary Nuñez, who keeps the pop stars toned by coming up with new, interesting workouts all the time.
“I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way,” Rihanna recently said in an interview. “I hate anything that’s too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly.” We can't agree more with you RiRi! Thankfully, Nuñez has a big imagination when it comes to fitness. Here are her tips for getting toned.
Make a dance video. Blast your favorite song and freestyle. Repeat until you’ve got a routine together, then turn on the Flip cam and show off those moves. I did this for a week and lost five pounds!
Become an art critic. Work your core, legs and butt by walking around the museums in your closest big city. You’ll burn an average of 300 to 600 calories depending on your weight.
Tidy up your closet. Cleaning and sorting takes an average of three hours to complete; that’s three hours of lifting, bending, and moving around.
Babysit a two-year-old. Toddlers are bursting with energy. You need to be on your toes—and in tiptop shape—to make sure they can explore their environment safely. Most of my mommy clients lose extra weight in their child’s toddler phase.
Watch a standing-room only concert. If you’re on your feet for a long period of time, you’ll find yourself shifting your weight from side to side. In working with nature's gravitational pull, you engage muscles that help stabilize your ground.
Do it for Charity. Join a race, walk, bike, or a swim for a good cause.
Shop till you drop. Carrying bags is work! When I buy my weekly necessities, I always ask them to bag my stuff evenly so that I’m bearing equal weight on either side. Another thing: When you’re going up stairs, double lunge ‘em up!
Give a girl a break. Take on someone else’s chores for a day: your mom’s, best friend’s or an elderly person’s. Not only will you be doing something nice for someone else, you’ll get a full body workout in the process.
Volunteer your time. Visit your local canine shelter to make a dog’s day. Tossing Fido a frisbee will make your heart beat for more reasons than the cardio involved. I’m a dog lover and my pups keep me moving!