Celebrity Workouts: How Your Favorite Stars Stay Fit

From Cameron's legs to Gwyneth's abs, our favorite stars' best assets and the moves that made them.

Cameron Diaz's Thigh Trimmer

The mere sight of Cameron Diaz's sexy legs causes an accident in her new film Bad Teacher, with Justin Timberlake. For traffic-stopping legs of your own, try this move from her trainer, Teddy Bass.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, a dumbbell in each hand at chest. Squat. Rise to start. Step left into a side lunge, left leg bent at the knee, right leg straight. Shift weight to right foot; step left leg behind right in a curtsy (below). Repeat. Return to start. That's one rep. Aim for two sets of 15 with each leg.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Flat-Abs Move

Says long, lean Gwyneth Paltrow, "I never thought that I'd be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom. But my trainer, Tracy Anderson, completely changed my legs, butt, arms and stomach. I feel better than ever, too." Try her workout move:

Step 1
Lie faceup with legs extended. Roll onto left side and extend left arm in front of you, right arm across torso, fingertips to floor for support. Lift left (bottom) leg and cross left leg over right. Keep right foot pointed and heel on floor the entire time.

Step 2
With toes pointed and legs straight, lean slightly back (right heel stays on floor) and raise left leg, bringing knee to chest.

Step 3
Straighten left leg back to start, crossed over extended right leg.

Kim Kardashian's Butt Booster

Kim Kardashian says, "I think you can be curvy and proud of it, and still be really stylish and chic." She works out with trainer Gunnar Peterson three mornings a week. "After working out, I see a difference in my butt and thighs, and my clothes fit a little differently, too." Try her workout move:

Stand on an unstable surface, like a CorDisc or BOSU, with feet hip-width apart, knees soft, a weight in each hand at shoulders. Keeping abs engaged to stay steady, squat (as shown). Return to standing. Repeat. Do 2 sets of 16 reps.

Maggie Q's Walk The Wall

It's Maggie Q's job to be buff--she's an action star (CW's Nikita) who hit the big screen in Priest. Can't work out for hours a day? Ninja-kick your toning agenda with one hits-most-places move from Q's stunt coordinator, Jonathan Eusebio.

Step 1
Crouch at foot of wall, butt in air, a la Downward Dog. Keep palms planted as you place one foot on wall, then the other.

Step 2
Keep abs engaged as you walk feet as high as you can. Hold for a sec and walk down slowly. Repeat seven times.

Minka Kelly's Cardio Plan

"Exercise is like meditation for me. And I'm giving myself that time!" says Minka Kelly. Running is her fat-burning activity of choice. So she hits the treadmill on her own. Here's her personal sweat-inducing, heart-pumping interval mix.

1 minute at 5.0
1 minute at 5.5
1 minute at 6.0
1 minute at 6.5
1 minute at 7.0
1 minute at 7.5
1 minute at 8.0
2 minutes at 4.5
Repeat five times.


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