Rihanna’s one pop star that’s worth pinning up as gymspiration. She always looks stunning (these Esquire pics prove that point beyond doubt) and she’s achieved her flawless look the right way: she eats well and exercises a lot.
She recently starred as a Naval officer in Battleship and she put in the hard yards to get prepared for the role, training just as a real officer would. Rihanna reached her peak by training with sandbags, taking part in bootcamps and undertaking weapons training. That’s right: weapons training. Bad ass.
On top of that, while she’s not on tour Rihanna throws in five cardio sessions each week which include a combination of running, skipping, spinning and jumping jacks. While she is on tour she does three 25-minute cardio sessions each week… Plus a two-hour live show each night.
When it comes to food Rihanna eats five small meals a day and sticks to a low-carb diet. “I like carbs,” the singer said. “But at the end of the day, carbs are the enemy.”
Go behind the scenes with Rihanna as she takes it off for Esquire:
Thanks to the launch of Spotify in Australia, we’re now able to share our playlists (and expose our sometimes-terrible taste in music) easily. We’ll upload a new one each week – and we promise not to throw in too much Nicki Minaj.
You can stream the first playlist below, or view it here. And if there are any songs or artists you want included on future playlists, just hit us up via comments/Facebook/Twitter with your suggestions.
Before we get into this, let’s remind you of one thing: Kylie Minogue is 44 (today, in fact – happy birthday, Kylie!).
That’s right, our very own Princess of Pop looks this amazing / perfect / flawless / etc at 44. That’s the most important piece of gymspiration to take away from this.
It’s easy for a pop star to lose ‘it’ after a few years in the game. Kylie’s an exception though: she’s kept working it, kept pushing boundaries and kept herself on top for 25 years. Calling her a legend doesn’t even begin to cover it.
To celebrate her achievements, Kylie launched a social media campaign – #K25 – where fans tweet to unlock new content from their favourite pop icon. The latest fruit of their labour is “Timebomb” – Kylie’s latest single and accompanying (mind blowing) music video.
The video showcases Kylie at her best – she’s sassy, sexy and serving up masses of gymspiration. If this doesn’t get you moving on a Monday morning, nothing will.
Watch Kylie’s music video for “Timebomb”:
UPDATE: Kylie performed “Timebomb” on The Voice and she SMOKED it:
Ricki-Lee is pretty much gymspiration alumni, these days. She took her health into her own hands and lost an impressive 30kg the right way: by eating clean an exercising.
With Ricki-Lee’s new body has come a whole new attitude and level of confidence. “I’m all about confidence and promoting that,” Ricki-Lee told New Idea earlier this year. “Being fit has absolutely made me feel a million times better.
“I love running. I love going to the gym and doing some weights – the next couple of days you feel the muscles you’ve been working.”
She revealed her exercise regime on Twitter, writing: “I run every morning for 1hour. Then 3 nights a week; a gym session of 10min X-Trainer, full body weights & 20min on bike.”
The fruits of this hard work are shown off if her new video for “Do It Like That” – where Ricki-Lee rallies her #nopantsbrigade for a hip-shaking extravaganza.
Watch Ricki-Lee’s music video for “Do It Like That”: