There's nothing like a bit of exercise to make you feel empowered, especially when you're dealing with a stressful time at work, or are about to tackle of season of partying, drinking and overeating.
But it can be easy to get stuck in a workout routine that doesn't work for you anymore, in which case it helps to share tips with other women who know their s**t and look all the stronger for it. Like Dua Lipa, Karlie Kloss and Shay Mithchell.
To celebrate the launch of the adidas Statement Collection, which is inspired by adidas’ network of female creators who represent the different types of female athlete the collection was made for, they reveal the workouts that make them feel empowered.
Dua Lipa workout
I try and work out as much as I can. It’s such a busy lifestyle I feel like I need to try and do something for myself every day. I love doing something that’s really fast and quick, like a 15-minute HIIT session which I can do before I start my day. If I’ve got a really early call time I don’t want to be waking up hours before I need to, to go and do a workout. So a high intensity workout, shower, breakfast, and I’m on my way. When I have a tiny bit more time on my side I love mixing up lots of different training, finding different workouts in whatever city I’m in, whether it’s yoga, Pilates, boxing or spinning. Whatever it is, I try to change it up every day to keep things interesting. When you’re on a tour bus, every day and every place is different, so you never know what you’re going to find. That’s always one way to keep it interesting.
Karlie Kloss workout
I try to add variation to my workouts to keep them fun and ensure I’m not overworking certain muscles. When I’m in New York, I work out at the Dogpound Gym with my trainer, Kirk Meyers. We usually do a mix of HIIT strength training and cardio, but I’ve recently been really into boxing — it doubles as an awesome stress reliever.
I typically workout 3 - 4 times a week, but when I’m on the road, I have to get a little more creative with my workouts. Exercise is one of the best cures for jet lag, so I try to squeeze some in as soon as I get off a plane. I love going on long runs to explore new cities but if I’m pressed for time, I’ll go for a swim in the hotel pool or do some yoga in my room.
Shay Mitchell workout
I truly love all forms and all types of exercise. I love mixing things up and noticed how much energy I had when I boxed on Monday, did a spin class on Wednesday, and some sort of interval training on Thursday. I am honestly the best version of myself right after a workout.
I haven’t found a workout that I really didn’t like, but I’ve been to a few classes that weren’t my style - either the music or the instructor wasn’t the right fit for me - but that has never discouraged me from the actual workout.
I definitely have my go-to instructors and classes in LA-when I’m actually in LA that is… I’m usually doing a gym workout somewhere in another country :). I also have my trainers that train me privately at home as well. The last trends I remember seeing (and loving) were the pool spin class with the bike and the trampoline classes! I’m always down to try any new workout trend as long as it’s safe.
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