Lopez talks to Shape Magazine about getting in shape with BodyLab.
I think at a certain point, women especially around my age, we’ve given up. We have kids and a career and so many responsibilities, and we give up on ourselves. We think, ’I can’t do it.‘ But you can. And that’s why we created the BodyLab seven Day Starter Kit. It’s a blueprint for how to reset your body’s metabolism. It’s a detox, a cleanse, and a probiotic with a seven day total burn. It kick starts everything. It gives you better energy, it starts having your system work in a better way. You’ll drop a couple of pounds, but its not about dropping ten pounds in one week. That’s not what we’re promoting here. Its about getting your body to work better, and you will feel better when you do the seven day cleanse.
Bolton speaks to Shape Magazine about living in an abusive marriage.
I felt like I could do whatever I wanted on the basketball court. If I needed to defend someone and keep them from scoring, I could do that. In my personal life, however, living in an abusive marriage, I let the power of fear and guilt take over. We could be watching TV and he might say, ‘Oh, is that how he’d kiss you?, and then start pulling out my braids. I always kept a bag with some clothes and a credit card at a friend’s house just in case. One night, when he was heavily drinking, I knew I was in trouble. He was sitting on the living room floor with a gun in his hand, asking me to come here from the kitchen. I was stalling, hoping he’d fall asleep. But when he didn’t and began calling me names, I decided to go out the backdoor, through the garage and run to my neighbor’s to call my friend. I just took off barefoot.
Galpin talks to Shape Magazine about creating the Mountain2Mountain organization.
My sister had been raped on her college campus and I had also been raped when I was 18 and nearly killed. We were 10 years apart and attacked at relatively the same age 18 and 20, in two different states, Minnesota and Colorado and that made me realize that the world needed to change, and I needed to be part of that. I knew that I had a unique insight into gender violence; and also being a mother, I wanted the world to be a safer, better place for women.
Knight talks to Shape Magazine about her workout routine.
Right now we lift three to four times a week. One to two of them are circuits, like body-weight exercises and lighter weights. And then in the summer, it’s more heavy lifting about four times a week. When we get to the season, we just play and do some maintenance.
Desert talks to Shape Magazine about opening her first restaurant.
I’m an innovative person and have always set my own goals. I studied hospitality management at Florida International University. Entrepreneurship has always been a passion of mine along with acting and modeling, so I told myself, By the time I’m 25, I’m going to open a restaurant. So I did. I was blessed because my grandma sold her house, and gave me and my sister money to buy a house of our own. Instead, I used the money to start my career. I did it from scratch, and I’m proud of where I came from, and how I started.
Jones talks to Shape Magazine about her advertising partnership with Red Bull.
I started working with them before the London Olympics and they helped me with some really high tech sports performance analysis and provided support beyond what I could have imagined. I get to do so much fun stuff with them. This summer I went to the Beyoncé/Jay Z On The Run tour with NBA star Anthony Davis and Louie Vito.
Andrews talks to Shape Magazine about why she became a sports broadcaster.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time watching football on the couch with my dad. He’d tell me stories about the players, coaches, and the games, and I loved learning about his favorite teams. He helped me become a fan of the sport, and I wanted to able share those stories on-air with viewers for a living.
Thorisdottir gives an interview to Shape Magazine about preparing for the CrossFit Games after an injury.
It was a slow process. It was pretty much rehab for a while, then working on my upper body. Eventually I started biking and doing light work on my lower body for about six months. Starting in January, I got back into heavier work coming from the floor, but there was still a lot of rehab work to make sure everything felt good. My back feels really great now, I felt the best I have in two years after the Games. But I know I can get so much better.
Dorfman gives an interview to Shape Magazine about the best part of being on the TV show The Bachelorette.
Obviously getting to date some incredible guys, meet my fiancé, and see the world. But having amazing clothes ranks up there too.
Mandelbaum gives an interview to Shape Magazine about gaining a spot on a professional sports team with out a fitness background.
It was kind of a happy accident I’ve always been in shape, but for a long time I was one of those women who ate lettuce and ran or took different classes at the gym, and that was it. When I was 42, a friend suggested I try CrossFit, and one of the coaches there saw my potential. He suggested we work together, and two months later I entered and placed second in my first competition. After that I really committed myself, and once I turned 45 I was able to start competing in the Masters division at the CrossFit Games. I’ve been lucky enough to get great sponsors, and one of my sponsors (Nutriforce Sports) is owned by the company that also owns my team, the New York Rhinos.
Bittman speaks to Shape Magazine about his Vegan Before Six diet that recommends eating vegan meals and snacks every day before six o’clock.
We know that diets don’t work. They’re depriving and hard to stay on long-term. I wanted something that was easy to stay on for the rest of my life. Everybody wants to go to restaurants, drink at night, and feel like they’re eating normally when they go out to eat.
Chastain talks to Shape Magazine about winning the Women’s World Cup for the U.S.
For all of us who were involved with the national team in the ’99 World Cup Game, it was a lifelong commitment to being the best that we could be and to ultimately bring all of that into play during the entire tournament. When Briana Scurry (U.S. goalkeeper) made the block on China’s third kicker, I knew right away that we would win the game. We had already made three kicks ourselves and that was such a huge turning point. It just solidified the confidence I had, and I knew we would win.
Creamer talks to Shape Magazine about the workouts that she does to improve her golf game.
I try to work out four or five times a week. Sometimes, with my travel schedule as well as my playing schedule, that becomes a challenge. I don’t like to get bored, so it is important for my workouts to change quite often. Jon Burke does a really good job keeping the workouts fresh. His exercises are very Mixed Martial Arts related, which focuses a lot on conditioning, mental state of mind, core, and range of motion. You can isolate body parts, but overall fitness is very important. This past off-season we targeted the core and tried to strengthen my hips. They are important in a golf swing. As a result, I have gained club head speed, which has resulted in increased distance off the tee.
Smith talks to Shape Magazine about her exercise and supplement routine.
I’ve been taking SeroDyne from Limitless Worldwide. It’s a supplement I feel gives me an edge when I compete. It also helps me get through my rigorous workouts and recovery. I do weight and cardio training and in our lifting sessions we do a lot of high-rep sets with heavy weights. Then we decrease the number of reps, but increase the weight as we go. When using SeroDyne, I feel like it’s easier to get through my repetitions and increase my weights throughout each cycle. Plus I’ve seen a huge difference in my recovery. I can lift weights one day and recover quickly enough to complete the next day. It’s hard to find a product where you actually feel you are getting results, but with SeroDyne, I noticed a difference right away.
James speaks to Shape Magazine about winning a Tony for her performance in the musical, Book of Mormon.
[It was] totally surreal and awesome, and luckily they televised that so I was able to DVR the performance, because I don’t remember much of the evening. Emotions are so high that night, it’s hard to know what’s happening from one moment to the next. It changed my life and it changed the direction of my career, and I’m really lucky.
Reiner talks to Shape Magazine about how she makes time for exercise with a busy family life and career.
I meditate in the morning and my daughter will do it with me, looking like the most perfect little Buddha. I’ll do ten minutes of yoga then two to ten minutes of meditation. She’ll sit there quietly half the time. Working out for me really depends on my shoot schedule, but I try to move my body every day. I really believe in exercise as an anti-depressant. It’s a great way to feel better. In my teens, exercise was about losing weight and being skinny. Now, it’s really about having love for my body and time for myself to enjoy. I only do workouts that I find deeply fun in a playful way or in a really challenging way.
Bufoni tells Shape Magazine about her skateboarding injuries.
I just love skateboarding so much that I just don’t think about getting hurt. If I do get hurt, it’s okay. It’s what I do; it’s my sport. And love hurts, right?
Bader speaks to Shape Magazine about being a pro diver.
I like that it’s a nice challenge to climb up. You really have to deserve your dives. Once I’ve decided that I’m ready to go and I’m standing at the edge all by myself, I let total concentration take over. For those three seconds when I’m free-falling, I’m in my own world.
Shape Magazine features McCarthy on the cover and inside the issue McCarthy tells about her marriage proposal from Donnie Walhberg.
One afternoon, my son walked into the living room with a piece of paper that read, Will. He ran out, then he came back with another piece that said, You. Then he came back with another piece that read, Marry. Then Donnie walked in wearing a t-shirt that said,Me? He was carrying the ring, he got down on his knee in front of Evan, and I said yes.
Donovan talks to Shape Magazine about how he is working out and training for the World Cup.
You got me I do Pilates. I love Pilates because we do very specific training in soccer for the same six or seven muscles, but we neglect so many other muscles. So when I do Pilates it helps get all the rest of the muscles in shape and gets them working together. I feel better when I do it once a week. I like doing yoga but haven’t done it as much lately. I think when I retire I’ll do more of it.
Crawford gives an interview to Shape Magazine about drinking Urban Remedy green juices for overall body health.
Green juices with no fruit like Glow, Braniac, and Genius. Each green juice is full of minerals and active enzymes that aid in cleansing, detoxifying the body, helping restore balance, and boosting energy. My favorite green juices are rich in E3 Live, an all-organic aqua botanical considered one of nature’s most beneficial superfoods. It makes my skin absolutely glow. I tend to stick with green juices I really like to keep an eye on my sugar intake.
Jones tells Shape Magazine about her book, I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and Be That Girl.
It is the ultimate reminder in how awesome you are. We get so bombarded with messages saying we’re not enough. This is my humble attempt to remind girls they are intrinsically badass. Whatever you want in life, it’s possible. We have to be our own biggest cheerleader.
DeWulf speaks to Shape Magazine about working with Sheen.
I love working with Charlie! There are obviously a lot of opinions out there, but I wish more people could know how nice and caring he is. Our crew just loves and adores him, and working with him is one of the best parts of my day.
Mancuso tells Shape Magazine about her biggest competition on the slopes.
Lindsey Vonn is queen of the downhill, so if she’s skiing well and healthy, she’s the one to beat. There’s also Tina Maze from Slovenia. She had an incredible season last year. We were always neck and neck in my best event, the Super-G. That’s the girl to beat for me.
Stanchfield talks to Shape Magazine about working with Washington.
She’s one of the hardest-working women I know! She’s just so savvy and talented, and she’s involved in the community and giving back. This role is really what she shines so much in, and it’s so lovely to see her being recognized. It’s a thrill to be on set with her.
Milano talks to Shape Magazine about balancing motherhood and a career.
That’s a work in progress for sure! I definitely don’t have all the answers for that, but the most important things to me are my son and my marriage. Those don’t function to capacity unless I take care of myself, so I try to do the best that I can with everything else. It really comes down to after I put my baby to sleep; I have to spend quality time with my husband. It’s so important. Whether we have a conversation and talk about our day or just watch TV together, we have to have that connection. After that, it’s time to turn off all the electronics, to completely shut down, and try to pamper myself. I try to have a cup of tea or put a mask on my face and make my bedroom smell delicious. Those are all really important things.
Applegate speaks to Shape Magazine about managing a vegetarian diet with a family and a career.
It’s gotten harder having a little person around. I don’t know how others maintain their same lifestyle when they have someone they’re cooking for. Even though Sadie eats incredibly healthy, she eats a lot that I wouldn’t. She has a very fast metabolism and she needs a lot more calories than mama does! It’s been hard to maintain the perfect diet for myself. For breakfast, I juice a big green juice and I try to get in as much raw food and protein as I can, obviously plant proteins and legumes but sometimes it’s late at night and there’s a frozen pizza in there and sometimes it’s all you’ve got! You don’t have the energy to chop up a bunch of vegetables. I go to frozen pizza or soy chicken nuggets when I need a five-minute meal.
Schilling talks to Shape Magazine about her role in the series Orange Is The New Black.
Ahh, it’s so exciting! I am so excited that so many people are excited. Oh my god, it makes me feel like I’m awake in a dream! It’s such a cool thing because I personally just feel so proud about this project. I’ve never done anything that I’ve been so proud of, that has so many great stories to tell on so many levels that need to be told. This series does that, and I feel so glad to be a part of it. It’s all about real people, real stories, it’s genuine, and it’s honest. That’s what I’ve been craving, and it’s amazing to see that people are responding. It’s also so nice to finally see women on screen embracing themselves, and it’s really a breath of fresh air to see us portrayed so authentically.
Combs tells Shape Magazine about her workout schedule.
At this point in life I have realized that the next forty years need to be about maintaining my muscles, joints, and posture. I don’t push my body through workouts as I’ve done in last 39 years like to ‘ask’ my body to do things now instead of ‘telling’ or forcing my body to do something now.
Morris tells Shape Magazine about her workout routine.
I work out at least five days a week. It is part of my lifestyle now and I really enjoy it. I do everything from yoga to Barre Fitness classes to jogging. I try lots of different workouts to keep things exciting and love having workout partners to do classes with. Steve Nash Fitness is right across the street from where I live and their trainers always seem to be able to push my limits.
Schlapman and Fairchild talk to Shape Magazine about their workout routines while on the road.
We both probably approach it in a similar fashion, but I’d definitely say portion control and eating healthy is key. After shows is probably the hardest to be disciplined. You come off stage and are always really hungry. So that’s when it’s all about making a good choice. I’m not saying I always do, because I don’t (laughing). We also try to keep good sleeping patterns.
Portion control is key for me too. When I want to get more disciplined, I’ll use an app that helps count calories. For me, calories really matter. On the road, almost every day I’ll do 100 squats, or sometimes I might do 50 squats and a bunch of leg lifts. I’ll split them up right before I get in the shower and before I go to bed, or sometimes I’ll do all 100 at once. Whatever I do, I try to get those in.
Webb tells Shape Magazine about training for her role in the TV series, Splash.
There is definitely nothing like it on TV. It’s basically me and 10 other celebrities in a diving competition. We’ve been training intensely with Olympic diver Greg Louganis for the past six weeks, diving off one to ten meter platforms. He really works with us on our form and how we enter the water, because we’ll be judged on all that.
Deen speaks to Shape Magazine about losing over 40 pounds.
Years ago, when I overcame my agoraphobia, I woke up one day and made the decision to change my life. It wasn’t an easy decision, but I knew the time was right. My family all lost their weight in different ways; there is no one right way. For me, my doctors told me that fighting my diabetes would be easier with less weight, so it was a natural decision. I realized, like we all do, that you have to listen to your doctor.
Good tells Shape Magazine about her favorite and least liked types of workouts.
My favorite workouts are anything having to do with making my waistline trimmer and toned. My least favorite is any type of push-ups.
Elfman talks to Shape Magazine about exercise routine.
For exercise, I walk, climb stairs, hike, dance, and do some strength training exercises and lift free weights. But really, all this only happens when I can make time for it in my day without falling over from already being tired from working and parenting my two young boys. But here’s a little trick for when I am limited on time I keep two ten pound weights in my bathroom, and every day I do a quick set of lifting in the morning or when getting ready for bed. Also, I do lunges while brushing my teeth and then I try to do ten to fifteen push-ups before bed. If you’re consistent with this shortcut regimen, it’s amazing the results you can accomplish.
Shahi talks to to Shape Magazine about what makes her feel sexy.
Right when I finish a workout, I feel pretty sexy. Even though I’m sweaty and I don’t smell like a rose, I feel strong. It does a lot for me mentally and physically. I feel in control, not to mention, it still feels good when guys check me out, especially my hubby. Reading is another one. I know it sounds weird, but my definition of sexy has changed as I’ve gotten older. And being smart and informed makes me feel sexier than any outfit. Right now I’m reading Writing Screenplays for Fun and Profit by Thomas Lennon and it’s hilarious.
Andrews speaks to Shape Magazine about her workout routine.
I try to stay in shape just to handle things like the stress of a job or everyday life. Working with men for the past 15 years, you end up eating and drinking like a guy. So I have no choice to basically have it in my mind that I have to work out every day. That is the way I have programmed myself. And if I don’t work out one day, I’ll just say to myself, that’s just one day that’s OK, that’s the way it worked out. But I try to do something every single day.
I just moved to New York City in January and I’m loving the variety of workout classes! I really love classes because again, I’m a competitive person, so I like to be around people that push me, and I feel like classes really do that. I’ve been doing Barre, as well as Physique fifty seven, which I’m really enjoying. Because I’m so tall, I want to work on my legs and obviously every woman wants to work on their rear end and their core, so I feel like those classes are perfect for me. They really target those areas. Plus, I’ve danced my whole life so I’ve got that dance background. On the days I can’t go to classes, I try to take a run or hit the treadmill. I’m not much of a runner but I do need cardio.
Michele tells Shape Magazine about Hands for Habitat, an online auction which benefits Habitat For Humanity.
It’s such an amazing cause! We have all these handprints, which you can find on the Valspar Facebook page. You can bid on them and all the donations and proceeds go to the Habitat for Humanity Disaster Response Program. It’s really such a great thing that so many people have donated their hand prints and have gotten super creative, although mine are definitely the best and should be bid on the most (laughs).
Gomes tells Shape Magazine about how she uses the Paleo diet to maintain her weight.
With food, I just have one rule; I try and stay away from breads and pastas. Other than that, I eat everything. I follow the Paleo Diet which works really well for me. Anything that can swim, run, or is grown from the ground is allowed on the diet. I’ve tried being a vegan and following a raw foods diet, but none of these are sustainable when you travel a lot. At least now, I have tons of options no matter where I am.
Taylor speaks to Shape Magazine about her exercise routine.
I get up every morning at 4:50 a.m. and put on my running shoes and go for a nice little jog in my neighborhood. I get up before everybody else. That’s my time. I get to go over what the day is going to bring and I get to pray and clear my mind. It’s a lifestyle now and if I don’t, I feel like something’s off. My husband is really into Crossfit. He’ll write out programs for me, and if it’s raining out I’ll do that one day to switch it up.
Stanger talks to Shape Magazine about meditation.
Yes, I meditate every day for about 15 to 20 minutes, and sometimes at night if I can’t sleep. I think meditation calms me down. I don’t sweat the small stuff. Meditation gives you confidence too, because if someone says something about you, you realize, ‘nah, that’s not true. That’s what you think of me and that’s okay.’ And then you evolve; you weed out the bad people in your life. You get rid of the bad jobs. You have confidence to go after that dream job or move to a new city or start a new life or just go after the things you normally wouldn’t do, because you were afraid. It takes away that fear.