Chrissy Teigen is blazing her own trail to success, and that includes keeping up with her fitness habits. “I work out every day,” she tells SELF magazine in the April 2016 issue. (Read the full cover story here.) “I still feel fit and energetic. In a way, I’m healthier now that I’m pregnant.”
Teigen swears by Body by Simone, a buzzy class that draws crowds with its mix of dance, cardio, and strength training. Founder Simone De La Rue shares four of the star’s favorite moves.
1. Tricep Shredder
“With your right hand, hold one end of a resistance band overhead. With your left hand, reach behind you to grab the opposite end of the band,” says De La Rue. “Bend right elbow and straighten arm to reach up to the ceiling. Start with three sets of 10 reps, then switch to the other arm.”
2. Core Strengthener
“Pop a plank position, lower your right knee down to the floor and lift back to start position. Lower your left knee down to the floor, then lift back to start position. Lower both knees down to the floor and lift back to start position. That counts as one rep, now do 19 more.”
3. Pony Kick
“Get onto all fours and place a small exercise ball between your right calf and thigh. Bring your heel toward your butt so your hamstring contracts. Lower your knee to the floor, squeeze glutes, and kick your heel toward the ceiling. Lower back to the floor and repeat. Do 30 reps on each side.”
4. Free Run
“Chrissy used to give the boxers a run for their money with the jump rope, but she feels uncomfortable doing that when she’s pregnant,” says De La Rue. “So now she does gentle running on a mini-trampoline while holding her belly. It’s great because it’s low-impact cardio.”
This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of SELF.
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