This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of SELF.

Kate Hudson, 36, may be an A-list Hollywood actress, but she’s also someone you can enjoy a hang with. Within minutes of meeting her, she’s hugging and high-fiving me, finding common ground in our shared astrological sign (“Aries!”) and flared jeans. She’s the girl we all want to be around, the embodiment of high vibes—and high energy.

Hudson is often on the move these days, whether she’s walking through the Los Angeles house she shares with her sons, 12-year-old Ryder and 4-year-old Bingham—a surprisingly unflashy Tudor in a leafy family neighborhood—or hard at work. Fabletics, the activewear brand she cofounded with ecommerce firm JustFab, is two years old and already a success. Six Fabletics stores opened last year, and new ones are slated for 2016. The start-up’s growth is part of the reason its parent company has been valued at $1 billion.

And then there’s her other job: Hudson has two movies—the star-studded ensemble comedy Mother’s Day and the thriller Deepwater Horizon—due out this year. In the spring, she’ll start work on Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels’s next film, in which she plays the late comedian Richard Pryor’s wife Jennifer. While it makes for a chaotic, travel-filled routine, Hudson actually prefers things this way. “I like when life is sort of spontaneous,” she confesses. “I like the unexpected. I’m comfortable in that!”

This ability to handle whatever comes her way also inspired Hudson’s latest leap—becoming an author. Her fitness, beauty, and lifestyle book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, is a guide to reclaiming well-being in an overscheduled world—something Hudson, a busy single mom juggling two careers, understands as well as anyone. Yet she’s aware of the potential pitfalls of someone in her position doling out advice—after all, as the daughter of Goldie Hawn, she was born into Hollywood royalty. “But I’m finally at a place in my life where if someone wants to know what I do to stay healthy, why not tell them?” she asks. “Why not put it out there?” Consider us ready and listening.


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“I change my routine. I change my look. I change my mind,” says Hudson. And when it comes to exercise, she says, “I really switch it up.” Her only fitness regimen, it turns out, is not having one. “I’ll do Tracy Anderson, I’ll do Body by Simone, I do everything,” Hudson says. Her other love is exercising outdoors. While outside, she says, “your body is constantly adapting as it moves.” Still, when she really wants to whip herself into shape, she focuses on pilates. “Nothing, literally nothing, makes me feel like I’m back to my body more than pilates,” she says. “I’ll travel, and I’ll go for a run or I’ll Spin. But when I go home and get on the reformer or the Cadillac, my body immediately goes back. I can see an instant shift.” She typically works out in the mornings after her kids are dropped off at school. When she’s filming on location or stuck in a hotel room, “That’s when it gets really hard,” she admits. But she’ll still make time to fit in a mini-workout on the fly. “I’m one of those people who, it’ll be early in the morning and I’ll be in a robe getting my hair done, and I’ll use my Hot5 app—and do push-ups for five minutes!” she says.

2. “When people talk about dieting, I’m just like, OMG, relax.”

As with exercise, Hudson is mindful—but not obsessive—about what she eats. She goes for five small meals a day, sticking to unprocessed and plant-based foods for the most part. “I’ve pretty much cut meat out,” she says. “I don’t remember the last time I ate a steak.” The challenge, she says, has been changing her a.m. routine. “The hardest thing for me is eating right when I get up, because I don’t like to. I’m not one of those people who wakes up hungry,” she explains. “I wake up and I want coffee and even a green juice, but everybody says you’ve got to eat something, even if it’s little. So that’s sort of the hardest, but I realize that when I do, I eat less during the day or late at night.” After breakfast, Hudson usually has a postworkout protein shake, a salad for lunch, and a late-afternoon snack before dinner.

3. “I like living my life—I’m not highly regimented.”

Hudson isn’t averse to guilty pleasures—in fact, she encourages them. “If I want to go out and eat at a restaurant with amazing food, I’ll do that, like, once a week where I’m not thinking about it,” she says. “I want to indulge! I want to do things that are not necessarily healthy sometimes.” Hudson tells the story of a close friend who struggled for years with being overweight. “One day her thinking shifted. And she said, ‘You know what? I’m going to stop worrying about this stuff and just put one foot in front of the other.’ And the weight started coming off. I really do believe it starts in your head,” Hudson says.

This Is How Kate Hudson Stays In Shape

Although Kate Hudson is pretty busy being an actress, mom-of-two, and the founder of Fabletics, she still manages to keep her body in impressive shape. From participating in workouts that she actually enjoys to eating the foods that help her power through her day, Kate is all about balance and moderation. Read on to find out how the Golden Globe winner keeps her body looking and feeling its best all year around, and then check out these 50 Best Weight Loss Tips to help jumpstart your own goals.

She Counts Calories

Counting calories helps her adhere to consuming about 1,800 calories a day. How does she do it? “My friend Ginnifer Goodwin told me about this app, MyFitnessPal, and then I got obsessed with it, because knowledge is power,” she told Fox News. “I memorized everything, so if anything gets on the table, I literally know how many calories it is. The greatest day of my life was when I realized a small piece of pizza was only 150 calories. I was like, That means I can have three slices for a meal!”

Pilates Is Her Secret Weapon

So what’s her secret to looking significantly younger than she is? The 37-year-old star swears by pilates. “I love pilates, that’s always what I will do, and I know it’s boring but it really is the foundation of everything that I do,” Hudson admitted to SELF. “I believe in traditional pilates because I think that our bodies need to be aligned, and what that does for your body is it makes it so strong.”

She Busts A Move

Hudson is also a big fan of breaking a sweat by busting a move. “Any dance aerobic workout just makes me feel happy,” she said. Another Kate-approved workout that’s simple enough to do on the reg? “The benefits of walking are huge and it’s such a nice thing to do. It’s a good example of how easy it can be to add more movement into your day without having to make a huge effort, she says,” she said.

She’s A Part-Time Vegan

Besides for staying loyal to her tried and true fitness regimen, the author of Pretty Happy: The Healthy Way to Love Your Body believes in tailoring your diet to your own needs and avoiding restrictions. Since eating vegan helps her feel her best — her go-to favorites include beans, spinach, and kale — she sticks to veganism about two to three days a week, but also indulges every so often. “If you like meat, to be predominantly plant-based is great for you. So why not be predominantly plant-based and every once in a while, if you go to a great steakhouse, have a steak? I kind of try to look at it like that,” she advises in SELF.

Cooking Is Her Go-To Pastime

When she’s not enjoying eating out, Kate loves whipping up her own homemade dishes, like pasta. “It takes a lot of time — lasagna is like, a whole thing. But I love it. And I cook meatballs all the time. My kids love meatballs,” she shared with SELF. If you’re a fan of Mediterranean grub just like Kate, be sure to check out these 12 Healthy Italian Recipes that you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen!

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Here’s What Kate Hudson Eats in a Day to Stay Sculpted at 40

Kate Hudson is basically Hollywood royalty. Her parents are two famous actors with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she’s a Golden Globe winner, and she’s been in some of the best recent romantic comedies. Oh, and who knew she could sing until her stint as Cassandra July on Glee? She’s so talented she didn’t even need to show off her incredible singing voice until her 30s. But, I digress.

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Kate is also famous for being seriously in shape. The actress has sworn by Pilates since her first class at age 19, and physical activity has always been a part of her life. But as they say, abs are made in the kitchen, and Hudson relies on a healthy diet to keep glowing, energetic and sculpted at age 40.

She told Self that she prefers to eat five small meals a day to keep her energy up and fuel her through busy schedules. And after trying all different kinds of diets, she noted she feels best when she eats vegan—but she only stays strictly plant-based two or three days a week. Find out exactly what she eats in a day, below:

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Pictured recipe: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Hudson’s top priority in the mornings is coffee. No matter what diet plan she has been on over the years, coffee has remained a constant. And like any good celeb, she loves to drink lemon water first thing in the morning.

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After her beloved coffee, she goes for a green juice, followed by a workout. Hudson usually opts for a post-workout protein shake to boost her calorie intake and help her recover from Pilates, barre, running or whatever physical activity she chose that day.

When possible, we prefer to get our protein from whole foods over powders. We have tons of wholesome protein smoothie recipes, like our Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake with 26 grams of the stuff.

Hudson also practices intermittent fasting—going about 14-16 hours between meals—and prefers to eat those five small meals within her eating window, so a big breakfast isn’t a must-have for her.

That probably means she’s not eating between, say, 7 p.m. and 9 to 11 a.m. the next day. “While it’s not the craziest intermittent fasting schedule I’ve heard of, most of the research on intermittent fasting is still too new to tell if any version is actually legitimate,” says Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D., senior digital editor at EatingWell. “But, regardless, restricting food when your body is telling you it’s actually hungry is not sustainable and can lead to an unhealthy cycle of restrict-binge-restrict and so on.” We suggest that she drop the intermittent fasting and just follow her body’s natural cues.


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Pictured recipe: Citrus-Lime Tofu Salad

Like many other celebs, Hudson likes to nosh on salads for lunch. She told People that she’s a big fan of the high-alkaline diet plan, which emphasizes whole, plant-based foods and some lean protein sources, while ditching dairy, gluten, caffeine, refined sugar and most meat. It seems like Hudson ignores the caffeine part, however. The theory behind the plan is that the foods to ditch are acidic and cause your body’s pH level to drop, thus making your body acidic.

She said that when she’s following this plan, she gets about 60-80% of her nutrition from fruits, veggies, tofu and nuts.

“While I’m all about eating more fruits, veggies, plant-based protein and healthy fats, the alkaline diet isn’t backed by research. Regardless of what you eat, your body does an excellent job of maintaining a steady pH level,” says Seaver. “And in fact, cutting out otherwise healthy foods, like dairy items and gluten-containing whole grains, means you’ll miss out on important nutrients that are hard to get from other foods, like calcium, vitamin D and fiber.”

If you dismiss the notion of the alkaline diet, opting for a salad is a healthy way to pack in plenty of helpful nutrients to your midday meal. Our Citrus-Lime Tofu Salad is a delicious way to get plenty of protein, fiber, iron, calcium and other essential nutrients to power you through the second half of your day. It also makes a great meal-prep option!


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Pictured recipe: Strawberry Nice Cream

Hudson is all about finding ways to enjoy her favorite foods—like ice cream—while still sticking to the diet that makes her feel at her best. She shared a recipe for 2-ingredient vegan strawberry ice cream on her Pretty Happy Instagram account and bakes cookies with the leftover ground almonds and oats from making her own plant-based milks. We like her easy approach to sustainability here! She’s also a big fan of Manna Bread, which is a vegan sprouted-grain bread, and enjoys noshing on a slice with a little butter. “Since this brand contains wheat, she must skip this otherwise-healthy snack when following the alkaline diet,” says Seaver.

We love a good “nice cream” recipe, too. Our Strawberry Nice Cream is a great way to replicate one of Kate’s favorites, but we also highly recommend our 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream when you need something slightly creamier.


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Pictured recipe: Gnocchi Pomodoro

While she does eat some lean protein, like chicken or turkey, dinnertime is typically all about veggies and fish for Hudson. She loves dining on lentil tacos, fish en papillote, soups and veggie-packed pastas and stir-fries. And every once in a while, she likes to go out for an Impossible Burger at Crossroads Kitchen in L.A.

However, when she’s cooking for her family—one of her favorite pastimes—Hudson loves to whip up lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs and her special baked chicken. She’s part Italian, and her taste buds definitely prove it! It’s great to hear that when it comes to feeding her family, the diet mentality is not at the forefront. “It’s especially important to model healthy and non-restrictive eating habits around kids, to help ensure they themselves turn into healthy eaters for life,” echoes Seaver.

Like Kate, we also love some cozy and comforting Italian food. Luckily it doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-while treat, thanks to all our amazing healthy Italian recipes. Gnocchi Pomodoro, anyone? Our Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna is a reader favorite and always hits the spot. Plus, it sneaks some veggies into your kids’ bellies.

Favorite Treats

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Pictured recipe: Tangerine Bourbon Sidecars

Hudson is all about enjoying some of those meaty, gluten-filled foods when dining out, and one of her absolute favorites is Hawaiian pizza. She also loves a good cocktail, and tries to make room for those on her WW app. Her personal favorite? A martini.

“If I want to go out and eat at a restaurant with amazing food, I’ll do that, like, once a week where I’m not thinking about it,” she told InStyle Australia. “I want to indulge! I want to do things that are not healthy sometimes.”

“While it seems like Kate can be restrictive at times with certain diets, it’s important to give yourself permission to eat the foods you love and crave. I like hearing that she lets herself enjoy her favorites, but just wish that was her mentality all of the time,” states Seaver.

The Bottom Line

Kate puts an emphasis on lots of fruits and veggies, plant-based protein, healthy fats, lean meat and some dairy items when making her Italian specialties and lets herself enjoy the foods she loves, even though it’s not as often as we would like. And although it seems like she jumps around a bit with her eating style, be it eating vegan or following the alkaline diet, overall it seems like she has a healthy balance, especially when it comes to feeding her family.

Kate Hudson’s Six Health And Fitness Rules To Live By

Find a form of exercise that you really love

I’m a pilates person. I just love pilates, it’s so expansive. You can do so many different things. I love how it strengthens the body, because it feels very internal, I love how it lengthens the body… And cardio-wise, I mean I’ll do anything, I’ll try anything, but I always go back to my dance cardio. Things that are more fun than just pumping iron. Although once in a while pumping iron isn’t so bad. I sometimes go to this one place, Circuit Works, in Los Angeles. I actually like it because the sprints are short and hard and the circuits are intense. So when you’re done it’s the most amazing workout. My brother and I will do that and I’ve invited some people along with us and… I enjoy watching them struggle sometimes, it makes for a good laugh.

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Get competitive

I was very serious about soccer, growing up. It was actually something that I could have pursued in terms of college, but I didn’t because I wanted to act and sing and dance. What really happened was I danced for a lot of my life. Then soccer got very competitive for me and so that kind of took over and I didn’t dance so much. But then I realised I didn’t want to seriously pursue soccer, because you sort of get to a point where you really have to commit if you want to go further with it. It was a really difficult decision for me because I love competitive sport. I miss it to this day. But playing with my kids it’s actually fun – it’s the one thing where I am the best! My son Ryder’s getting there with me now, he can just about get around me, but he still hasn’t hit that level yet where he can beat me.

Be resourceful, when travelling

I try to work out when I travel but hats off to people who wake up at four when they have a six o’clock call. I’m like… I think I’ll sleep. But I’ll always find something to do. There are so many apps that are like, five minute arms. Like we could be doing that right now, as we speak. There’s no excuses! Or I love swimming. I’ll always do something.

Find motivation (sometimes in unexpected places)

When you think about it, working out is something we have to do. We all know being active is good for our hearts, for our lungs, for our mental clarity. Everyone, whether they dread it or love it, know that it’s something they should be doing, but how do you motivate people? With a subscription model like we have at Fabletics, we constantly change patterns and colours, and bring in new ideas. So you get something new every month, if you choose. So it is kind of nice that you have something new to look forward to wearing. It keeps your brain in the world of wellness and being active. When we started there was an enormous white space in athletic wear for an affordable, good-quality but fashion-forward brand.

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Look after your gut

For me, gut health is a focus. That is where I think all the science is leading towards. How to clean your gut and have a healthy gut and how that informs how you live and how your brain is functioning and how your body is functioning. There’s a wellspring of information out there. Even probiotics alone, I mean everyone should be taking a probiotic. We have to fill our gut with the good stuff and help it get rid of the bad stuff.

Make sure your skin gets a workout too

I really believe in facial massage. We can be so delicate with our faces but sometimes to get right in there, it really brings everything to the surface and is so great for the skin. I love it, but it’s so hard to get it. I’ll ask places, “do you do facial massage?” And they do, but like, only as part of some certain facial, for 15 minutes. And I wanna say “no, I want the whole thing to be facial massage!” But I do it at home. I have all these tools for it, all these wands. Ryder will be doing his homework and I’m there next to him, wanding!

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Kate Hudson Shares Her Killer Workout Formula

“When I exercise, I need to connect to myself and see how I’m feeling at the moment, because my mood is constantly changing,” Kate Hudson explains in her June cover interview. Her MO: Be totally fine with doing it on the fly. “Some people need structure and a regimen, but I’m not a planner,” says the free-spirited 37-year-old actress, mom of two boys, author of the recent book Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body (here are six things we learned from her book about self-love!) and cofounder of the Fabletics activewear line, which just launched a swimsuit collection.

Figuring out what really works for her physically and emotionally-and just as important, what doesn’t-has been a lifelong journey, and as Kate will tell you, she has tried about a billion different workouts along the way. Today, she’s finally landed on a listen-to-your-body and stay-motivated philosophy that has gotten her the best results of her life. Live and learn! Here, she walks us down her (sometimes bumpy) workout road.

Her Body Breakthrough

“I was 19 when I discovered Pilates, and I’m still doing it. It’s the workout my body really responds to. It’s all about alignment, elongating your spine, and strengthening your core. It makes me feel my strongest. Pilates is always challenging. The advanced moves are amazing, but so hard. I also love TRX because it’s similar to Pilates in that you use your own body weight. But for me, Pilates is the best.”

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Outdoors Wins, No Matter What

“I’m a nature girl. I grew up in Colorado and was always outside. I still am, even when I’m in the city. If I’m in Amsterdam, I get on a bike, ride everywhere, and really see the place. I love that freedom, which you can’t get in a car. In New York City, if I’m staying downtown and have a meeting uptown, I’ll put on my earphones, listen to great music, and just walk. There is nothing better than walking in Manhattan.”

When She Can’t Get to the Gym

“There are a couple of workout apps that I use, like QE2, a full-body routine created by my Pilates teacher, Nicole Stuart. It keeps me in tip-top shape. Then there’s Hot5, which I love because each workout is only five minutes long. When I’m in a hotel room and feeling jet-lagged, I can do one or two and it really gets me going. I also like Sworkit. You can do it anywhere, even in the smallest space, and break a good sweat in just 15 to 20 minutes.”

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The Aggression Workouts

“Sometimes I just need to do aggressive routines, like boxing. I also recently tried a popular new workout in L.A. by Taryn Toomey, called the Class, and I loved it. It’s kind of hard to describe-it’s like an intense boot camp combined with cardio and yoga. It’s also a spiritual experience in which you get rid of old toxic energy. It’s very cool but definitely for people who are really into pushing themselves hard.”


“I love my shape because I work really hard at it. I honor my body by working out and seeing what it can do.” (ICYMI: Find out why our May cover girl Khloe Kardashian loves her shape.)

For more from Kate, pick up the June issue of Shape, on newsstands May 24.

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Kate Hudson is an actress, a mom of three, co-founder of the activewear brand Fabletics, and a current Weight Watchers ambassador…not to mention total #fitnessgoals. (Like, seriously, have you seen her abs pics?) Luckily for her fans, Kate is super-open about her fitness routine and healthy habits.

And she’s never been afraid to share her successes and struggles. The 40-year-old set a goal to lose 25 pounds with WW following the birth of her daughter Rani Rose (born October 2, 2018). Dropping the pregnancy weight this time around was a longer, tougher process than after she had her sons, Kate revealed as the December 2019 cover star of Women’s Health. “Unlike with the other two, I didn’t really have time to work out,” she says. “It took a different kind of discipline.”

Kate has also been extremely candid about her wellness journey on social media. In April, she posted a long message on her Instagram, where she got real about her progress since giving birth. Now, over a year postpartum, Kate tells Women’s Health, “I feel good, energetic, and strong. I feel like myself again.”

The actress says she squeezes in three to four workouts a week, and prefers to switch up her routine (Hint: The Mirror and a LOT of Pilates is involved). But what exactly does Kate do on the reg to get (and stay) so fit?

1. Kate turns to her trainer.

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@nicolestuartla Keeping me pilates strong and my @gratz_pilates Cadillac reminding me pilates never gets easier! #lovemycadillac 💪

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Kate gives Instagram shout outs to her trainer, Nicole Stuart, all. the. time. Probably because the friends have been working together for over 20 years—”I’ve known her since I was 19 years old,” says Kate. Right now, Stuart says they try to meet up once or twice a week. Their training mainly focuses on Pilates, with both strength and cardio components.

2. Speaking of Pilates, Kate’s kind of in love with it.

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It should come as no surprise due to her dedicated training with Stuart, but Kate is a big fan of Pilates. Her IG is a testament to that fact, as she posts lots and lots of content about the workout. She’s shared exercises on the reformer multiple times, declaring the core-centric workout as her number-one.

“I know I’m at my strongest is when I’m doing my Pilates because it never gets easier. The more you do Pilates the harder the things you can do become,” says Kate. “I love how flexible I feel and I like what it does to the shape of my body.”

3. She’s a dancing queen.

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Girl’s got moves and she’s not afraid to show ‘em. “I like to do any kind of dance workout,” says Kate. Stuart says you’ll find Kate casually dancing around her apartment or at parties. (A WH kind of gal!)

Stuart also notes: “I think cardio is really important, not necessarily running a long distance, but doing something that will get your heart rate up, which is why we love dance.”

Recently, Kate has also become a big fan of pole dancing. (She even has her own a pole at home!)

4. Kate is a dedicated yogi.

The actress shared that her pregnancy with Rumi was very challenging—she regularly felt very sick, especially during workouts.

But, recently on Instagram, she revealed that yoga was a major part of her fitness focus during this time.

“Yoga was a huge part of supporting my pregnancy,” she captioned a photo for International Yoga Day that showed off her stomach. “I loved my practice with my growing belly and connecting to her beautiful spirit.” Now, she also regularly includes hot yoga into her weekly fitness rotation.

5. She’s a fan of Peloton.

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“I have the Peloton Tread, I just got it and I love Peloton,” says Kate. “I think they make it so easy to have ‘no excuse’ workouts. 10 minutes doing a little mile run instead of just sitting there doing nothing.” In the past, Kate has also been caught spinning on her at-home Peloton bike on Instagram stories.

6. She takes her workouts outside.

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It’s no secret that Kate loves the great outdoors—just check out her totally swoon-worthy photos on Instagram for proof.

So naturally, she brings that into her fitness routine too. “There are times when I’m so busy with work that I don’t have time for a proper exercise session. But I’ll go for a hike instead,” Kate told Women’s Health UK.

In fact, her very first date with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa took place on the trail. “A year ago today Danny took me on a hike and what I thought was just a hike with a family friend turned very quickly into an unexpected first date,” Kate wrote in an Instagram caption. Awww!

7. Kate keeps fitness fun.

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Rather than view fitness as a chore, Kate has said time and time again that she genuinely loves breaking a sweat. And she finds all kinds of fun ways to stay active.

Just take this hilarious routine Kate and Stuart created together using an extra creative exercise tool: wine bottles. Now that’s a workout I can really get behind.

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Kate loves testing new workouts: “You name it—we always try new things,” Stuart says of her longtime client.

One example: Kate posted a number of Instagram stories with the Mirror, an in-home device that streams workouts. “Never done it. Don’t know anything about it. About to try it,” she said. Right now, she’s also a big fan of Body By Simone and Brazilian Butt Lift workouts.

Cheers (with wine bottle weights!) to the hard work, Kate.

Mallory Creveling Freelance Writer Mallory Creveling, ACE-CPT, has more than 10 years of experience covering fitness, health, and nutrition. Kristine Thomason Fitness & Wellness Editor Kristine Thomason is the fitness & wellness editor at Women’s Health, where she edits, writes, and helps oversee the food and fitness sections of the website and magazine.

Just recently, the 39-year-old posted a long message on her IG about balancing being a mum to her new daughter, Rani Rose, working, and keeping up all her fab fitspo.

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613.6k likes – View Post on Instagram So…here we go! The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine. I know that some are curious about what that means and for all you moms (wether working or not working moms) it is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time. Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position and it’s haaaaard to make the time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my life time trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness. Because I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight 😉 and my strong body/mind back I want to bring you in on some of this journey. If you want to follow a more in-depth of my to-dos, @prettyhappy will be posting all kinds of fun tidbits from exercises we are loving to foods/recipes we ❤️ and meditation practices I just can’t live without 🧘‍♀️ MY GOAL: I will be shooting a film in the spring and I’m looking to shed 25lbs. I’d like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can. I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane! 🤪 I know that this sounds more like a new year resolution but after Thanksgiving and everyone thanking their health, I feel motivated to keep that up. Much love and hope everyone’s Having an amazing start to the holidays! 💋

“The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine,” she captioned her sports bra selfie. Amen to that!

Kate also opened up recently about her goal to lose 12kg with Weight Watchers in the new year.

So what exactly does Kate do on the reg to get (and stay) so fit?

1. She has a love affair with Pilates.

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She hasn’t mentioned it as much post-pregnancy (her daughter was just born October 2), but Kate’s IG mentions lots and lots of Pilates. She’s shared exercises on the reformer multiple times, declaring the core-centric workout as her number-one. (Scroll down for a list of Kate’s fave Pilates moves, courtesy of her trainer.)

“Pilates makes my day better and that’s just the straight truth! Every time I finish a class I feel two inches taller, lighter, and more grounded,” she captioned one video.

2. Kate turns to her trainer.

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Kate gives Instagram shout outs to her trainer, Nicole Stuart, all. the. time. She’s revealed lots of tips from the fitness pro, including a five-minute workout and a bunch of Pilates exercises.

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Girl’s got moves and she’s not afraid to show ‘em. You’ll find Kate casually dancing around her apartment or at parties. “I think cardio is really important, not necessarily running a long distance, but doing something that will get your heart rate up which is why we love dance,” her trainer Stuart says.

Kate has also teamed up with dance trainer and founder of the NW Method, Nicole Winhoffer, according to her posts. Just check out those body rolls and booty shakes and you realise her top-notch rhythm and stamina.

“She’s one of my favourites because her spirit is so free and she’s so fun,” Winhoffer told Popsugar about Kate.

4. Kate’s a fan of cycling.

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In addition to striking a Pilates pose, Kate has also been caught spinning—particularly on her at-home Peloton bike.“I spin sometimes but, for me, Peloton is the best no-excuse workout—especially if I only have 20 minutes to spare,” she told Women’s Health UK. “And I love riding my bike—to me, that’s not a workout.

On Thanksgiving, she posted about cycling on her Instagram story, and said she’s super grateful for the cardio workout, per People.

5. Sometimes she cranks out circuit workouts.

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Besides busting a move and biking as a source of cardio, “sometimes I do circuit training,” Kate told Women’s Health UK.

“There’s a place in LA called Circuit Works, which my brother goes to a lot and that’s hard core, like Barry’s Bootcamp. There’ll be fast sprints, heavy weights, and multiple push ups or pull ups. I like doing that stuff too. When you know you feel good when you sweat, you always want to go back to it.”

6. She takes her workouts outside.

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It’s no mystery that Kate is a big fan of the great outdoors (just check out her totally swoon-worthy photos on Instagram for proof).

And she brings that into her fitness routine, too. “There are times when I’m so busy with work that I don’t have time for a proper exercise session. But I’ll go for a hike instead,” Kate told Women’s Health UK.

In fact, her very first date with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa took place on the trail. “A year ago today Danny took me on a hike and what I thought was just a hike with a family friend turned very quickly into an unexpected first date,” Kate wrote in an Instagram caption. Awww!

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Rather than view fitness as a chore, Kate has said time and time again that she genuinely loves breaking a sweat. And she finds all kinds of fun ways to stay active.

Just take this hilarious routine Kate and Stuart created together using an extra creative exercise tool: wine bottles. Now that’s a workout I can really get behind.

Kate also loves testing new workouts: “You name it—we always try new things,” Stuart says of her longtime client.

Recently, Kate mentioned on Instagram stories that she’s trying out the Mirror, an in-home device that streams workouts, per People. “Never done it. Don’t know anything about it. About to try it,” she said. Because there’s no better way to keep seeing results than switching up your routine.

Cheers (with wine bottle weights!) to the hard work, Kate.

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“You can use this as an opening exercise,” Stuart says. “This is really good for people with a stiff spine, but also if you’re just stiff in general.”

Try it at home: “Lie flat on your back and roll up the same way: slowly one vertebra at a time, stretching forward and working from your stomach, not using your arms to throw your body up, then rolling back down the same way, slowly with control.”


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The Advanced Frog, Stuart shares, “entirely works your stomach, trunk, and glutes.”

Try it at home: “I wouldn’t try this at home unless you’re super advanced,” Stuart warns, “But if you are, you can replicate this by going into the same position and do exactly what Kate’s doing with your hands placed behind the small of your back to offer you support.”


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“Right before this Kate did pullups, which work your arms and back and then the reward is hanging,” Stuart says. “She’s hanging here at the end of the session.”

How to at home: “You can do a backbend over a big ball at home after doing pushups on the floor.”


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This video depicts Kate effortlessly hanging off the front of a Gratz machine (a Pilates apparatus). “It’s good for decompression in the spine and hips and circulation and blood flow.”

How to at home: “You can recreate this same move on a big round ball.”

This article originally appeared on Women’s Health US.

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Electrifying smile, green eyes, blonde lustrous hair, Kate Hudson is one of the most popular actresses of Hollywood. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Skeleton Key, You, Me and Dupree, Bride Wars etc. are some of the famed movies of the blonde beauty. Besides that, she has also been in and out for her role as Cassandra July in Glee.

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Credited with incredible abs, and toned legs, the bombshell inevitably is the Goddess of beauty. Her sculpted hot bod simply makes her look ravishing in all kinds of outfits. Even the natural figure-seizing phenomenon of motherhood failed to tarnish the slender and magnificent figure of Kate.

Kate Hudson in workout gear

Looking alluring is as imperative to Kate as is optimum health. She doesn’t laud the idea of just glaring at her clothes while feeling miserable of not being able to fit in them. She rather is open to taking some pain in terms of exercises and a restrictive diet and wear her adored skinny outfits. The kick-ass beauty attributes both exercises and portion-controlled diet for her sleek and elegant figure.

Kate Hudson 2014 Workout and Diet

Kate Hudson Diet Plan

Being in favor of lean body, Kate is very particular about her diet. She steers clear from processed, fried, and oily foods due to their high-fat content. Her foods are mostly wholesome and packed with vitamins, minerals, iron, and other vital nutrients.

She reckons you cannot expect to have a flab-free body while splurging unhealthy foods all the while. That’s not at all feasible because your body and skin reflect what you feed to your body. An ill-fed body can seldom afford to look appealing.

The phenomenal beauty practices portion control in her diet and relishes all kinds of foods while maintaining their portion size small. While sharing one of her experiences, Kate shares, there was also a time when she was to torch fifteen pounds from her body and to make that happen, she followed all the right things such as counting on raw and nutritious foods.

However, despite all her efforts, she could not shed a single pound. And when she tried to figure out the reason, it came out that her consumption of surplus calories, which was 3500 calories in a day was keeping her in doom. She pruned her calorie consumption and brought it down to 1500 calories, and began noticing a reduction in her weight. Since then she has been abiding by 1800 calories in a day and consumes 1500 calories whenever she has to trim her body.

Being a big fan of yogurt, the bombshell necessarily includes yogurt in her meals once or twice in a day. Starvation or crash diet plans are off the list of charming actress. However, she detoxifies her body and frees it from harmful toxins by being on juice diet once or twice in a year.

Kate Hudson Workout Routine

The most enviable and svelte figure of Kate is the outcome of intense workouts practiced by her. Being a fitness freak, Kate spares no chance of flattering her body by looking amazing. The pretty actress always carries rope with her and practices rope jumping as soon as she gets some free time. She speedily finishes 150 jumps in one run and gets back to her work.

Since a long time, the actress persistently has been lingering to Pilates. She executes her exercises five times in a week. Pilates being accomplished in doing proportionate justice to all the body parts builds up your core strength and bestows you poised and elegant look by refining your posture.

The exquisite beauty has religiously been adhering to workouts from a very long time. It was only workouts, which scorched massive seventy pounds post-pregnancy from her body and had her appear in iconic shape. During that time, without fail, she practiced Pilates, yoga, running, hiking etc. twice in a day, for six days in a week.

Healthy Recommendation For Kate Hudson Fans

Kate Hudson is not just inheritor of the great toned body, she also has a hale mind. For ensuring a captivating body, you cannot overlook your brain. In fact, both body and mind cannot be seen in alienation. For ensuring good health of your brain, you should rely on healthy foods.

Generally, fats are considered as sinister foods and are put under the category of forbidden foods. However, you need to comprehend the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats and accordingly decide your food items. You brain cells being formed of fats require you to feed healthy fats to your body. Sesame seeds, fish, olive oil, avocados etc. are rich sources of healthy fats.

Besides that, since your brain performs myriad vital functions, there is often regeneration of cells taking place in your brain. And to make the process flawless, your brain needs to get rid of all the dead cells. Antioxidant foods such as green tea, green and leafy veggies eliminate toxins from your brain and bless you with a healthy and sharp brain.

Kate Hudson 2016 Fitness and Diet Choices

Kate Hudson workout

Kate Hudson does everything in style. She recently appeared for the Mattel Children’s Hospital Kaleidoscope Ball that was held in Los Angeles and looked ravishing in a slinky purple Amanda Wakeley gown. The dress had a plunging cut-out neckline and it revealed plenty of her skin. Those of you who were dazzled by her looks must know that her appearance is not something that can be achieved in a day. The American actress has been working out hard to keep herself in shape since years. Let’s travel with her onto her workout journey, learn her current diet habits and get inspired from her views on mental health.

Working Out to Connect to Self

Kate Hudson on the cover of Shape magazine’s June 2016 issue

The popular actress admits that she has no set workout routine. She works out by just exercising on the basis of her mood, which constantly changes. She doesn’t need a workout plan or any structure. Kate just works out whenever she wants and however she wants.

Her Workout Philosophy

The workout philosophy of the skilled actress is simple, you just listen to your body and stay motivated. Hudson has tried about a billion exercises in the past while trying to figure out what works for her. So, if you have got to try a few, don’t lose heart.

Kate Hudson running

Preferred Workout

The author of Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body has been in love with Pilates since she was 19 years old. It has been her preferred exercise since that time. Her body really responds to it and it offers various benefits such as strengthening the core, aligning the body and elongating the spine. This exercise makes Kate feel her strongest self and challenges her at the same time. The diva is also trying her hand at advanced Pilates and TRX these days.

Close to Nature Workouts

Kate Hudson working out

The LA-born has always liked to workout near nature. When she was growing up, she liked being outside and close to nature. Even now, when the star is in a mood to visit Amsterdam, she just takes a bike ride and explores the city at her own pace. When in New York, the gorgeous woman likes to walk the streets. She puts in her earplugs, listens to music and walks in Manhattan.

Workout without the Gym

The co-founder of the Fabletics activewear likes to workout even when she cannot hit the gym. She uses technology to help her exercise. Her Pilates teacher, Nicole Stuart has created an app QE2 which contains a full body workout routine, which Hudson uses a lot. She also uses an app called Hot5 that contains only 5-minute workouts. She uses this app especially when she is jet-lagged or in a hotel room. Just two 5-minute sessions reactivate her. She is also a fan of Sworkit as it can be done anywhere. You can do it even in the smallest space and break a good sweat in about 15 to 20 minutes time.

Aggressive Workout Routine

The Oscar-nominated actress also has a fondness for aggressive workouts such as boxing. She is also not afraid of trying on new aggressive workouts. Kate recently tried an exercise called Class by Taryn Toomey and she loved it. It is a workout that includes cardio, yoga clubbed with an intense boot camp. It’s a spiritual experience that helps people get rid of all the toxic energy but only seriously dedicated people should do it because it pushes you very hard.

Honoring Her Body

The Bride Wars (2009) actress loves her shape. She works hard to stay in her best shape. She also honors her body by working out and seeing what her body can do or achieve in terms of workouts.

Diet Secrets

The Almost Famous (2000) actress doesn’t do any diets. She just eats healthy foods needed by her body. Kate thinks she is now clued into her body and eats only those foods that suit her body. Like all humans, she slips for a while and indulges in unhealthy foods but she switches back to salads and protein shakes soon after slipping as they make her feel better.

Kate Hudson drinking coconut water

Reduce Stress for Mental Health

The talented actress is also very serious about her mental health. She advises people to stay away from stress to avoid mental health problems. She thinks that most people don’t even acknowledge that they have stress. You should always acknowledge it and find a way to deal with it to help remain mentally healthy.

Go Down and then Pick Yourself Up

The mother of two thinks that women take on so many responsibilities that they often get stressed. The best way to deal with such a situation, according to her, is not just to tough it out at all times, it’s to break down sometimes, feel a bit low for a few days and then pick yourself up.

Kate Hudson 2016 Workout and Diet

Kate Hudson in her workout gear

Kate Hudson just dazzled us with her sexy figure and amazing look at the Golden Globes 2016. Since that day, we have been wondering what’s the secret behind her rock hard and perfectly toned abs that made women green with envy? If you are also wondering the same thing, then, do have a look at the latest workout routine and diet plan of Kate Hudson in this 2016 edition and learn the fitness lessons that she is teaching through her book, “Pretty Happy” that will be available at HarperCollins soon.

Workout Routine

The workout routine of the diva hasn’t changed for years. It’s still Pilates as she thinks there’s no other core workout made for her. It works for her flawlessly and makes her feel pulled-in in the center by targeting her core. (Learn about the benefits of Pilates over here.) She also likes running and doing yoga to keep fit. Kate works out 5 days a week.

Kate Hudson yoga workout

Exercise for Abs

When asked about the secret behind her sexy abs, the diva said that there’s no specific ab move that helps her to get the perfect looking abs (really?). She just grew up dancing that helped her and Pilates help her stay in shape now and tone her abs in a better manner.

Kate Hudson Workout for Events

The co-founder of Fabletics likes to up her workout just before an event. The event workout of the stunner depends on what she will be wearing to a particular event. If she wants to don a sleeveless dress, she will concentrate on shaping up her arms in a better way, a few days before the workout. On the contrary, if she is wearing a short dress, she will do more squats and other leg moves. (That’s pretty sensible, we think)

Kate Hudson workout

Getting the Sexy Beachy Look

The Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) actress also shares that the secret behind her beachy look is a spray tan used a night before the event. She uses only natural spray tan to get a bronze look without risking the damage caused by the sun. Also, before going in front of the cameras, she likes to take a moment to quiet her mind so that she can take on the attention and the flashes as a part of her routine.

Workout Has No Limits

A few months back Kate advised people not to focus on duration based workouts. She thinks that even 20 minutes are enough if you do it right. You should also concentrate on exercises that make you feel good no matter how weird they look to others. For her, the weird yet exhilarating exercise is sprinting up the hills.

Diet Plan

She is consuming a simple alkaline based diet that directs her to refrain from eating dairy products, meat, and gluten. Eating everything in moderation is another funda of this fitness fan. (Thinking of following the alkaline diet like the one followed by Kate? Check before making any decision.)

Kate Hudson in a bikini in June 2014

Diet Indulgences

Hudson tries to stay away from sugars, but she cheats when she really wants sugar as she is a bit of foodie.

Learn About Yourself

While talking to PopSugar recently, the LA-born shared her view on lessons people can learn from her book, “Pretty Happy” that’s set to release on February 16, 2016. She wrote this book to help people connect to themselves in the changing times and learning what motivates them. She wants to assist people in concentrating on their individual needs.

Learn to Change

The Bride Wars (2009) actress also wants people to change their routine regularly. She thinks it’s good to have a routine that suits you, but you must change it to stop yourself from getting bored in life.

Kate Hudson 2018 Workout and Diet Secrets

Learn to Be Happy and Let Others Be Happy

The Fool’s Gold (2008) actress also thinks that if a person enjoys dancing and expressing himself, you should let them be. On the other hand, if a person is sitting quietly in the corner, you mustn’t think that they are sad. You should realize that they may be happy too. So, the crux of the matter is, be happy with your life and let others be happy in theirs.

Kate Hudson on a Saturday morning in February 2018 (Kate Hudson / Instagram)

Preferring Dance Inspired Workouts

Kate Hudson’s trainer Jason Wimberly revealed in July 2018 that they focus on creative ways of using the body during every session and prefer incorporating dance movements in every workout. Even while using weights, they move to a rhythm as Kate loves to dance.

No Need for a Trainer

Appreciating Hudson’s dedication to fitness, Wimberly said that she had been fit her whole life and she is so fit that she hardly needs a full-time trainer.

Full Body Movement

In every workout session, the duo aims for doing full body movements. When you use as much of your body as possible, you end up burning the fat and building better muscle tone. If you have more muscle tone, you will get firmer and smaller.

Lifting is Essential

The fitness expert Jason is a big supporter of weight training and ensures that every client of his, especially females who are scared of being too bulky by weightlifting, spend some time in lifting weights. He says that everyone should lift weights as it will allow you to burn fat, boost weight loss and get lean muscle tone.

The Focus

Apart from weight training and dance combo, the talented trainer helps clients like Hudson to stay fit by working towards the goal of a solid core, strong upper back and lengthened postural movements. It ensures that a person’s body looks young, flexible, lithe and gorgeous.

Best Time to Work Out

According to Wimberly, the best time to train is in the mornings and the perfect time slot is from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Why? It’s because you are not stressed out and not tired. Your testosterone levels are also high in the mornings which aids you to burn fat and build lean muscle. The higher your testosterone levels, the lower would be your cortisol levels (stress hormone) which is a good thing as the latter decreases lean muscle, which is essential for attaining a fast metabolism and a strong body.

Kate Hudson in a selfie in February 2018 (Kate Hudson / Instagram)

You should refrain from exercising between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. because it is the time when melatonin (a hormone that controls wakefulness and sleep) kicks in. If you exercise at this time, it may harm your sleep cycle.

When you learn to plan your day and bedtime to ensure that you do morning workouts, you will be able to capitalize on the perfect balance of hormones in your body. In case you can’t exercise in the mornings, the next best option is to work out from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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