Deepwater Horizon Star Kate Hudson’s Workout Revealed: Cardio, Strength Training, Pilates

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Kate Hudson and workout go hand in hand. This mom of two has made fitness her thing these days, especially since she launched her own line of fitness clothes, Fabletics.

She has one of the most enviable bodies in Hollywood. The actress and daughter of Goldie Hawn loves to do many kinds of activities to stay in shape and keep it fun at the same time.

While on vacation this month with her parents and brother, Oliver, who was celebrating his 40th birthday, the actress and her family hiked for three and half hours from Aspen to Crested Butte, and shared images of the fun outing on Instagram.

She also took advantage of the hilly terrain and went on a 20-mile bike ride with a friend. Fitness is infused into every part of the You, Me, and Dupree star’s life.

The star’s latest movie, Deepwater Horizon, premiered last week at the Toronto International Film Festival and is set to hit theaters nationwide on Sept. 30.

Although celebrities like Hudson are often the first to try out new exercise routines (simply because of where they live), it doesn’t mean that Hudson turns her back on her favorites.

Pilates has always been a particular love of hers, and she has been training devotedly for the past 15 years with Pilates trainer Nicole Stuart, who also trains the star’s mom.

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Hudson does Pilates three to five times a week without fail, and it has a lot to do with why she is so fit. Pilates works the core muscles, particularly the abs, which explains her fantastic mid-section.

But to get a complete body workout that targets every muscle, cardio exercises (such as biking and hiking) and strength training are needed.

Kate Hudson’s Pilates Workout

The reformer is a piece of equipment used in Pilates, but much of this workout involves using a mat, so it can be done at home quite easily as well. Like Hudson, plan on doing the following routine three to five times a week for best results, and you will see the difference in six to eight weeks if you keep up the intensity and frequency. All you need is 15 minutes and a mat.

The first exercise is a called a roll-up. Lie on your back with arms over your head, palms facing the ceiling. Extend your legs with the heels together and your toes turned outwards. Breathe out through your mouth when you raise your arms over your chest. Pull your abs in and roll up to a seated position, bent over your legs. Do one set five times.

The second exercise is a double-leg stretch. Lie on your back with your knees bent over your hips, heels together, and toes pointed (this is important for the exercise so be sure to keep proper form). Lift your shoulders and extend your arms along the sides of your legs, palms facing each other. Breathe in, and then exhale as you extend your legs in front of you. Bring your arms overhead, palms facing legs, and return to the starting position. Do one set fifteen times.

Other than Pilates, Hudson likes to go to spin classes that give her an intense cardio workout for 45 to 60 minutes per session.

Other days, she will go to a dance studio and do two to three hours of advanced jazz-modern, which hits all her three goals—cardio, strengthening, and toning.

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