Over the years, I’ve had the incredible fortune to work with many high performing celebrities. I’ve always thought it was odd that being a “celebrity trainer” came with great value. As if I’m a better trainer than those who haven’t trained someone famous?

There is one consideration I now understand better, and that is…

Celebrities have their pick of the litter, so to speak. They can work with pretty much anyone they want, and they tend to work with the best.

I have a long history of training celebrities that dates back to the 1990’s when I was a baby in New York City. On a regular basis, I worked with major celebrities, many of whom you know. My favorites were Howard Stern, Natasha Richardson, Tuesday Weld, and Courtney Love. In later years, I worked with Adrian Grenier, Petra Ecclestone, Billy Crystal, and even went on the campaign trail with a presidential candidate during the Iowa caucuses. I worked with Heidi Klum during a photo shoot to make sure her moves look technically accurate. That one was super cool.

I thought it would be fun to share with you a workout that I taught Karlie Kloss. Being a good trainer, I always plan out my workouts before I show up to train a client. Recently I was reviewing my files and found this workout. (And PS, yes, she is as amazing as she seems on television. She is warm and genuine, and works hard in the gym – a trainer’s dream)

If this workout is good enough for a supermodel, it’s perfect for you too!

This workout is a combination of single set circuit training paired with high intensity cardio intervals. It can be done at home with some bands and a set of dumbbells, or at the gym.

Try it out and let me know what you think in the Comments below!

 


The Workout

Circuit 1

  1. Perform 10 reps of these 5 moves with no rest between exercises, and then immediately…
  2. Complete 5 minutes of cardio at a intensity level where it’s hard,  and you can’t wait for the 5 minutes to be over.
  3. After the 5 minute cardio interval, rest 1 minute and begin Circuit 2.

 

Circuit 2

  1. Perform 12 reps of these 5 moves with no rest between exercises, and then immediately…
  2. Complete 5 minutes of cardio at a intensity level where it’s hard,  and you can’t wait for the 5 minutes to be over.
  3. After the 5 minute cardio interval, rest 2 minutes and begin Circuit 3.

 

Circuit 3

  1. Perform 15 reps of these 5 moves with no rest between exercises, and then immediately…
  2. Complete 5 minutes of cardio at a intensity level where it’s hard,  and you can’t wait for the 5 minutes to be over.
  3. After the 5 minute cardio interval, cool down for 5 minutes.

 

 

Did you try this workout? Share your thoughts below!

 

4 replies
  1. leslie
    leslie says:

    Hi… I was wondering if you could do more than one set of these circuits… Would you need to alter the reps if you did that?

    Reply
    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Leslie! Yes, you can absolutely do more than one set! I often do anywhere from 2-5 total circuits. No, you don’t have to change the reps, unless you’re planning to work with a variety of weight loads.

      Reply
  2. Miri
    Miri says:

    It sounds as a great and innovative workout 🏋️‍♀️. I will try it one day. Now I am doing the glutes project ultimate and active too, so I don’t want to overdo it.
    One question though: the interval cardio doesn’t appear to be an interval cardio because you have to do a steady but hard 5’ with no slowing in between the minutes. Is that right?

    Reply
    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Miri! That’s correct, the cardio isn’t truly an interval itself. The “interval” aspect to this workout is because of the cardio work after the circuit training. The sum total of the workout is that the WORKOUT is an interval, not the cardio segment. Can’t wait for you to try it! (After we make your glutes the best ever!)

      Reply

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