Wish you could have a body like Jennifer Aniston’s? Her trainer Mandy Ingber is sharing all of the secrets to Jen’s sleek physique, from the details on her low carb diet to what goes into her yoga routine. Mandy revealed how she’s helped Jennifer to sculpt her hot body in an Oct. 24 interview with InStyle magazine.
“She’s just amazing, she’s gorgeous, she’s always looked amazing,” praised Ingber. “I do think that yoga has definitely transformed her body and gives her such grace. And in addition to that, she’s just a wonderful person.”
Jennifer joins Mandy for workouts three times a week. They begin with cardio, followed by yoga. Favorite aerobic activity to boost the calorie burn? Spinning for 20 to 25 minutes, says Mandy.
Their 45-minute yoga routine includes standing poses. “She loves balancing poses, like tree, half-moon pose, and warrior III,” noted Ingber, who authored “Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover” and a series of DVDs. Included in Mandy’s book are diet tips.
“It’s clear that Jennifer is a very consistent person with her nutrition,” said Ingber. “She generally does best on a high protein diet.” A typical meal for Jennifer features lean protein and organic vegetables.
Mandy emphasizes the importance of protein for staying satisfied and avoiding cravings. “[Stay] in the realm of not processed, but also including your protein, and including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and plant-based proteins.” She recommends drinking half your weight in ounces of water every day.
But all this advice geared to Aniston doesn’t exclude men. The newest trend in yoga features programs such as Broga Yoga, specifically for men, reported the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 24.
Created in 2009, Broga Yoga is designed by dudes for dudes. Co-founder Adam O’Neill describes it as “a unique blend of vinyasa-style yoga, body-weight based functional fitness movements and high-intensity interval training.” And instead of chanting, the “bros” listen to rock music.
A new study showed that an increasing number of men practice yoga. “[The] study also indicated that there are 105 million ‘aspirational yogis’ in the U.S. and roughly half of those are men,” said O’Neill. “Based on current trends, we expect about 2 million men to take up yoga within the next year. With the adoption of yoga among professional male athletes, special-forces military training programs and police departments, men are gaining a greater understanding of yoga’s many benefits and beginning to participate in increased numbers.”