Stacy Kiebler shows off a high kick while playing Your Shape Fitness Evolved. (Photo courtesy of Cohn & Wolfe PR)
Awards season is in full swing and we can't help but wonder how these celebs manage to look so good. And what's a girl without access to expensive Hollywood trainers and stylists to do? We caught up with actress, model and former wrestler Stacy Keibler (who looked stunning on the arm of boyfriend George Clooney at last week's Golden Globes!) to learn about the new game she uses at home to keep her svelte figure looking fabulous for the red carpet.
First of all, you look great! How often do you workout each week?
I always try to fit in some type of activity every day, but just like everyone else's schedules, some days are busier than others. I'm a big believer in being active no matter what, so even if I only have a few minutes to squeeze some moves in, it's better than nothing.
What are your go-to moves for those busy days?
I love lunges, especially because you don't need any equipment to do them. So no matter where you are, you have those to fall back on.
What about when you have some time, but just can't get to the gym?
Home workouts are just as effective as ones done in the gym. It's all about how much effort you put into it. That's why I love Ubisoft's new game, Your Shape Fitness Evolved. I can design the workout exactly the way I want to, but it still guides me to make sure I'm getting a really great workout.
How exactly does it guide you?
Once you turn it on, a hologram of yourself appears on the TV and it matches all of your movements. As you work out, you can watch that hologram with a trainer next to you, and if your moves aren't being done correctly, the trainer will tell you how to fix it.
Very cool! Do you have a favorite part of the game?
It's so hard to say because there are over 90 hours activities to choose from! I think that's one of the best parts, actually. There's so much that there's literally something for everybody. And you don't have to worry about trying out new things in front of other people. It's in the comfort of your own home so you can workout without fear. So if you want to try yoga, but have never done it before, then try it out here when you're by yourself. You may end up realizing you love it and then after practicing on the game for a while, you'll have the courage to go out and test a class.
What about working out with guys? Do you ever feel that motivates you?
I can see how it might motivate some, but when I work out I just get in my zone and do it. I'm not intimidated by men, so if they want to workout with me, that's fine. I'll always do as much as I can. If it ends up being faster or slower, heavier or lighter than what they're doing, then they just have to realize that everyone is different and you do what you have to do to get your best workout in.
Does the same go for significant others? Do you and boyfriend George Clooney sweat together a lot?
Fitness has been very important to both of us for such a long time now that we both have our own routines that we like to stick to. I work with a trainer a lot, too [Editor's note: Kiebler sweats it out with trainer Juliet Kaska], so we tend to do our own thing.
How about nutrition? Any favorite food or drink you swear by?
I absolutely love smoothies! I make so many different ones because it's such an easy way to stuff in the fruits and vegetables that your body needs. I usually have one every day, either after my workout or just for my breakfast because they're so good and so filling.
Any favorite smoothie you've been having over and over again lately?
Oh yes, I'm obsessed with living green smoothies. I don't measure it all out, but I toss romaine, celery, cucumber, kale, parsley, cilantro, ginger, lemon and apple in my Vitamix with some ice, blend it up and enjoy! I know it sounds weird, but it tastes great and it's really good for you because all of the greens are so full of nutrients. It's really so good.
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