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Workout Secrets from Kerry Washington’s Personal Trainer

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Starring as powerful leading lady Olivia Pope on Scandal (she plays a former White House communications director who starts her own crisis management firm), Kerry Washington has been known to clock in over 16-hour shoot days yet still manages to maintain her amazing physique. With her long, lean body, it’s no surprise the talented actress is a serious Pilates devotee, having trained with former member of Ukraine’s rhythmic gymnastics team, Nonna Gleyzer, the last six years. As a self-described “body stylist to the stars,” Gleyzer is behind some of the best bodies in Hollywood (including Gisele Bundchen). We went one-on-one to steal some of her inspiring stay-fit secrets and to find out exactly what Washington does during one of their workouts. SHAPE: First off, can you tell us a little bit about your training philosophy? Nonna Gleyzer (NG): My method is gentle on the body yet very effective. It gets the body toned and strong. I push my clients hard but smart. I always tell my clients to listen to their body; you are your best doctor. If the move or exercise doesn’t feel right, stop doing it because it means it’s not right for your body! If that’s the case, then do another move that works the same group of muscles. Every workout with me works the entire body, as I never focus on just one muscle group. I work your body from head to toe, which is why so many of my clients are attracted to Pilates training. I tailor workouts for each one of my clients, and I also specialize in preventative injury and rehabilitation. I believe in being kind to your body and kind to your joints so you not only look good, you feel good too. SHAPE: Kerry Washington looks more than good-she looks amazing! What have you been doing with her?NG: Kerry has been my client for six years, and she is just so dedicated, devoted, hard working, and focused on her workouts. She does Pilates as much as she can, usually three to four times a week for 60 minutes per session. She initially wanted to try Pilates because this type of training won’t put pressure on her joints, as she’s pinched a nerve in her neck and shoulder area while working with another trainer. My method is gentler on the body but also keeps it toned and strong. We do a lot of work on her calves and Achilles tendon, which helps strengthen that area so you can walk longer and less painfully in heels. With all the running she does on Scandal, that’s been so important!

RELATED:Kelly Rowland’s Arms and Abs WorkoutSHAPE: Can you describe what a session would typically look like?NG: I usually start with the lower body and work on quads, inner thighs, glutes, and of course the Achilles tendons to prevent injury. Then I focus on abs muscles, but only lower abs. It’s really important to focus on lower abs because they support your sacrum. When your sacrum is in place, your hips are nice and stable. And when your hips are aligned and your pelvis is strong, you won’t put any pressure on your knees or ankles. In addition to avoiding injury, you will stand up so straight and tall, so lean and beautiful. With stronger lower abs, you aren’t compensating with your neck. Whenever you see my celebs on the red carpet-just like Kerry-they walk so gracefully, their shoulders are back… that’s what makes a sexy walk, and that’s what my training does. After the lower abs work, we’ll focus on upper arms, working the deltoids and triceps and only a little bit of biceps. We always finish with a back workout, as well as obliques for a beautiful waistline. I like women to look like natural women; they look sexy and slim but not necessarily like they pump iron at the gym. They are hard working yet elegant figures. That’s what Kerry is to me-hard working yet elegant, gentle and feminine yet so very strong. A total woman! SHAPE: Do you also recommend a specific diet plan for Kerry?NG: Kerry has always been an extremely healthy eater, so that comes completely natural to her. She eats a lot of vegan products, with little clean meals throughout the day. I know she also loves coconut water, which gives her potassium and important electrolytes. She focuses on lean proteins and veggies. With the long hours she works, there’s really no room for her to play around. She needs to be in the best shape every single day, and she definitely is.

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Kerry Washington on Her Post-Pregnancy Figure: ‘My Body Is the Site of a Miracle Now’

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Kerry Washington doesn’t understand society’s obsession with new mothers “getting back” to their pre-pregnancy weight.

“I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now,” the mom tells SELF in the new September issue. “My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

In fact when her manager told her she was “back,” Washington took issue with the phrase.

“She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, ‘You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it’s not about going backward in life.’”

RELATED: Kerry Washington’s Favorite Pregnancy Treat: Smoothies

The Scandal actress, who gave birth to her first child, Isabelle Amarachi, in April 2014, cares about feeling good, not checking off a pre-baby-body box.

That said, she’s no stranger to working out. “I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early,” Washington says about her exercise routine. “I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to. It’s important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”

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As for managing her hectic life — raising a 1-year-old, starring on Scandal, cuddling with the most adorable dog in the universe — Washington likes to think she shares Olivia Pope’s world-class multitasking skills.

“It makes my heart smile to think that maybe part of the reason I’m taking all this on is because of Olivia. She truly believes that she can handle every situation, and I do feel that has bled into my life. I have more of a sense of my capacity to do anything.”

RELATED: Kerry Washington Cooked a Game of Thrones Feast for Her Mom — Now Make Her Menu at Home

But that’s where the similarities end. Washington, for example, is no match for Olivia Pope when it comes to guzzling red wine.

“I’m such a lightweight that if I drink, it takes me a couple of days to recover,” she says. “So I prefer to do it on a beach, not when I have a three-page monologue the next day.”

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

Eva Longoria certainly knows how to ring in the New Year right — with a bikini and a piña colada.

The former Desperate Housewives actress has headed to the beach for the holidays, and all fans can do is live vicariously through the 44-year-old star’s dreamy vacation photos. In one, the mom of 18-month-old baby boy Santiago blissfully sips on her frozen drink as she plays cards while rocking a ruffled navy-and-white striped bikini top.

A second photo shows the actress having some “fun in the sun” in a white one-shoulder, one-piece swimsuit.

Both beachy shots have Longoria’s fans and famous friends impressed.

Gabrielle Union called the star a “hottie,” while Kerry Washington and Olivia Munn also voiced their approval. Melissa Odabash, who designed the swimwear Longoria wore, called her “always the hottest Latina.”

“Woman you’re messing with science,” wrote a fan. “You are getting younger every time you post.”

“Goals for 2020,” read another comment.

“Work it, mama!” one commenter responded.

Longoria isn’t the only Desperate Housewives star to show off her bikini moves lately. Earlier in the month her former co-star Teri Hatcher proudly posted photos of herself in a halter-neck bikini, writing, “Being in this 55-year-old body actually feels liberating.”

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Kerry Washington’s Weight Loss-Fab or Bad?

I first noticed the beautiful Kerry Washington when she played Julia Stile’s feisty friend in Save the Last Dance. She stood out with her round doe eyes, curvy frame and well-honed acting skills. Since then, I’ve been cheering for her growing stardom as she made her shining mark in critically acclaimed roles in movies like Ray and The Last King of Scotland. I haven’t really seen much of her in the past couple of years and if her recent startling red carpet pictures at the Emmys are any indication, it appears she’s literally disappearing before our eyes!
Kerry has always been a fit and thin girl so I’m baffled by her shocking weight loss. Her once full cheeks, a signature trait of her heart shaped face, are now shruken, contributing to her eyes looking hollow and disproportionately large. I also feel like her super skinny frame is making her look a bit like a bobblehead.
What do you think? Is Kerry Washington’s weight loss fab or bad?
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Born Name

Kerry Marisa Washington

Nick Name

Kerry

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

The Bronx, New York, USA

Nationality

Education

She graduated from Spence School in Manhattan in 1994. Later, Kerry double majored in anthropology and sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1998 with a Phi Beta Kappa (an honor).

Washington also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Kerry was also shortlisted to be accepted into Yale University and Dartmouth College. But, she denied both of them.

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – Earl Washington (Real estate broker)
  • Mother – Valerie (Professor and educational consultant)
  • Siblings – None

Manager

42 West

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 163 cm

Weight

53 kg or 117 pounds (This is not her pregnancy weight)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kerry Washington dated –

  1. David Moscow (2003-2007) – Kerry started dating actor David Moscow in 2003. She engaged him in October 2004. They remained an item until March 2007.
  2. Common (2007) – She dated rapper Common for a short time in 2007 when she directed Common’s music video “I Want You.”
  3. Lawrence O’Donnell (2008) – After having a long relationship with David, Kelly had a brief relationship with American politician, Lawrence O’Donnell in 2008, who is roughly 26 years older than Kerry.
  4. Efraim Grimberg (2008) – A businessman, who is the chairman of Movado Group, Inc, Efraim Grimberg dated Washington shortly in 2008.
  5. Nnamdi Asomugha (2012-Present) – American football player, Nnamdi Asomugha commenced dating Kerry in 2012. On June 24, 2013, Washington and Nnamdi married in Hailey, Idaho. They have two children together, a son and a daughter.

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African American descent on her father’s side and has Jamaican American (partly English and Scottish) ancestry on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

She always keeps a souvenir from the character she plays. For example, a piece of clothing, the character wore, or the furniture o the house, the character lived in.

Measurements

32-24-34 in or 81-61-86 cm

Dress Size

2 (US) or 34 (EU)

Shoe Size

8 (US) or 38.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Neutrogena (2013)

She is the brand ambassador and creative consultant of the beauty brand.

In 2016, supported (or endorsed) Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Elections and appeared in a commercial alongside Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis, and Shonda Rhimes.

Religion

Washington is probably a Christian.

Best Known For

Starring in ABC’s hit political thriller television series Scandal for her role as Olivia Pope, a former crisis management expert.

First Film

She debuted with 2000 drama film Our Song in which she played Lanisha Brown.

First TV Show

In 1994, Kerry guest appeared in the anthology series ABC Afterschool Special for her role as Heather in an episode titled “Magical Make-Over”.

Personal Trainer

She is a huge Pilates devotee and has trained herself with the help of Nonna Gleyzer, the former member of Ukraine’s rhythmic gymnastics team for many years.

Nonna always encourages his clients to listen to the body as one is the best doctor of his own body. Kerry does Pilates with Nonna for 60 minutes per session and three to four times in a week. One of the reason, Kerry loves Pilates is this kind of exercise does not put pressure on her joints. She was a bit worried about her joints couple of years back when she used to work with some different trainer as at that time, she had some jerk (or problem) around the neck and shoulder area.

Nonna works on her calves especially to increase Kerry’s confidence, when she is moving around in high heels.

Kerry Washington Favorite Things

  • TV Show – Game of Thrones (2011-Present)
  • Movie – Splash (1984)
Source – US Weekly

Kerry Washington at CFDA Fashion Awards 2012

Kerry Washington Facts

  1. She was among the highest paid actors list in television in 2013. For the first time, she was ranked at #20 on the list.
  2. She is obsessed with pineapple.
  3. She was also in her swimming team in high school, just like her character in Scandal.
  4. She learned traditional Indian theater and yoga from India after finishing her college.
  5. Kerry is named after a county in Ireland.
  6. She got her driving license after she turned 20.
  7. She does not drink coffee.
  8. While shooting Scandal, she started a tradition for the Scandal team. Whenever she starts filming a new episode, she shouts the episode number, applauds and hits the furniture to make noise.
  9. Kerry’s grandparents’ names are inscribed on the Ellis Island’s memorial wall.
  10. She also has a dog named Josie.
  11. Kerry graced the cover of Marie Claire’s November “Power” 2018 issue.
  12. Visit her official website @ kerrywashington.com.
  13. Connect with Kerry on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, and YouTube.

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Kerry Washington is an American actress. Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she played Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington, D.C. and also is a producer.

Birth Name

Kerry Marisa Washington

Nickname

Kerry

Profession

Actress

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kerry was born on January 31, 1977, in The Bronx, New York, United States.

Age

She is currently 42 years old.

Aquarius

Ethnicity

Black

She is of African American descent on her father’s side and has Jamaican American (partly English and Scottish) ancestry on her mother’s side.

Washington is probably a Christian.

She graduated from Spence School in Manhattan in 1994. Later, Kerry double majored in anthropology and sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1998 with a Phi Beta Kappa (an honor). Washington also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. Kerry was also shortlisted to be accepted into Yale University and Dartmouth College. But, she denied both of them.

Family Details

  • Father – Earl Washington (Real estate broker)
  • Mother – Valerie (Professor and educational consultant)
  • Siblings – None

Kerry Washington dated –

  • David Moscow (2003-2007) – Kerry started dating actor David Moscow in 2003. She engaged him in October 2004. They remained an item until March 2007.
  • Common (2007) – She dated rapper Common for a short time in 2007 when she directed Common’s music video “I Want You.”
  • Lawrence O’Donnell (2008) – After having a long relationship with David, Kelly had a brief relationship with American politician, Lawrence O’Donnell in 2008, who is roughly 26 years older than Kerry.
  • Efraim Grimberg (2008) – A businessman, who is the chairman of Movado Group, Inc, Efraim Grimberg dated Washington shortly in 2008.
  • Nnamdi Asomugha (2012-Present) – American football player, Nnamdi Asomugha commenced dating Kerry in 2012. On June 24, 2013, Washington and Nnamdi married in Hailey, Idaho. They have two children together, a son and a daughter.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m
  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-24-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Dark Brown

Black

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Her dress size is 3 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Starring in ABC’s hit political thriller television series Scandal for her role as Olivia Pope, a former crisis management expert.

Film Debut

She made her first appearance with the 2000 drama film Our Song in which she played Lanisha Brown.

Television Debut

In 1994, Kerry guest appeared in the anthology series ABC Afterschool Special for her role as Heather in an episode titled “Magical Make-Over”.

She is the brand ambassador and creative consultant of the beauty brand. In 2016, supported (or endorsed) Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Elections and appeared in a commercial alongside Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis and Shonda Rhimes.

Kerry Washington Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones (2011-Present)
  • Favorite Movie – Splash (1984)

Kerry Washington Net worth

Kerry Washington’s net worth is estimated to be $18 million dollars as of 2019. She makes $200 thousand dollars for each episode of her popular series, Scandal. She earns around $3 million dollars annually as an actress. Washington owns a luxury car worth $70,000 from the makers of Porsche.

Social Media Portfolio

  • Facebook – Kerry Washington
  • Instagram – kerrywashington
  • Twitter – Kerry Washington

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kerry Washington

  • She learned traditional Indian theater and yoga from India after finishing her college.
  • She is obsessed with pineapple.
  • She also has a dog named Josie.
  • She does not drink coffee.
  • In 2007, Washington and other celebrities joined for the 2007 Lee National Denim Day, supporting the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
  • In May 19, 2013, she was the commencement speaker for her alma mater, George Washington University. Before giving her commencement address she was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.
  • In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual “Time 100” list.
  • For her role in Scandal, she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.
  • The Boston Globe ranked Scandal tenth place of its list of “Top 10 political TV shows” in 2015.
  • In 2016, she portrayed Anita Hill in the HBO television film Confirmation and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.
  • In March 2016, Washington and fellow ShondaLand colleagues, Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis and Shonda Rhimes, appeared in a commercial endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.
  • In August 2016, it was announced that Washington would be producing a new ABC television show, Patrol, about female LAPD police officers.
  • Visit her official website @ kerrywashington.com.

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Kerry Washington is an American actress, best known for playing the role of Olivia Pope in the ABC political drama series Scandal (2012–2018). She is also known for her roles in the films Ray, She Hate Me, The Last King of Scotland, and Django Unchained. Born Kerry Marisa Washington on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, she is the only child of Valerie, a professor and educational consultant, and Earl Washington, a real estate broker. She is of Jamaican American (partly English and Scottish) on her mother’s side and African American descent on her father’s side. After graduating from Spence School in Manhattan in 1994, she attended George Washington University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1998 with a double major in anthropology and sociology. She also studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. In 2013, she married former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, with whom she has a daughter, Isabelle Amarachi and a son, Caleb Kelechi.

Kerry Washington Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 31 January 1977
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Name: Kerry Marisa Washington
Nickname: Kerry
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: Actress
Nationality: American
Race/Ethnicity: Black (African-American, Afro-Jamaican)
Religion: Christian
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight

Kerry Washington Family Details:
Father: Earl Washington (Real-estate agent)
Mother: Valerie Washington (Professor and educational consultant)
Spouse/Husband: Nnamdi Asomugha (m. 2013)
Children: Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha (Daughter), Caleb Kelechi Asomugha (Son)
Siblings: None

Kerry Washington Education:
Spence School
George Washington University

Kerry Washington Facts:
*She was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City.
*She’s an only child.
*She is a 1998 graduate of George Washington University.
*Jennifer Lopez was her high school dancing teacher.
*She was selected one of Time magazines 100 Most Influential People of 2014.
*She ranked #65 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
*She is friends with Nicole Kidman and Oprah Winfrey.
*She was engaged to actor David Moscow from October 2004 until March 2007.
*Visit her official website: www.kerrywashington.com
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Kerry Washington Personal Details

Birth Name: Kerry Marisa Washington
Nickname: Kerry
Born: January 31, 1977
Ethnicity: She has Jamaican and African American ancestry
Religion: Christian
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Nationality: American
Education: She attended Spence School in Manhattan before enrolling into The George Washington University in Washington D.C. She also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City at some point.
Occupation: Actress
Net Worth: $8 million

Kerry Washington Measurements

Measurements: 32-24-34
Height: 5’4″ (1.63 m)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Bra Size: 30B
Dress Size: 2
Shoe Size: 8

Distinctive features: Slim body type, natural good looks

Best known for: Her roles as Olivia Pope in ‘Scandal’ and Broomhilda von Shaft in ‘Django Unchained’.

Kerry Washington Family:
Father – Earl Washington
Mother – Valerie

Kerry Washington Dated:

    • David Moscow (2003-2007) – Kerry dated actor David Moscow and was even engaged to him at some point, but they eventually split up in 2007.
    • Lawrence O’Donnell (2008) – Following her relationship with David, Kerry had a fling with Lawrence O’Donnell.
    • Efraim Grimberg (2008) – She was also romantically involved with businessman Efraim Grimberg for a short time in 2008.
    • Nnamdi Asomugha (2012-Present) – Kerry is currently married to American football player Nnamdi Asomugha and they seem extremely happy together.

First Film: Kerry made her debut on the big screen in 2000 with her role as Lanisha Brown in ‘Our Song’.

First TV appearance: She made her TV debut in 1994 when she guest starred in ‘ABC Afterschool Special’ with her role as Heather.

Personal trainer: She used to train under the guidance of Nonna Gleyzer at some point, who is a former member of Ukraine’s rhythmic gymnastics. Kerry also goes to the gym as often as possible in her spare time.

Kerry Washington Favorite Things, Facts & Hobbies:

  • In 2013, Kerry was among the highest paid actors in television.
  • Kerry got her driver’s license when she was 20 years old.
  • She gets her name from a county in Ireland.
  • Kerry is absolutely obsessed with pineapple.
  • She was in the swimming team back in her high school years.
  • Kerry doesn’t drink coffee.
  • In 2014, she was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

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