Heidi Klum is no stranger to fusing fitness and fashion. When she’s not busy jet-setting around the globe for her many jobs, or getting glam for the red carpet, you’re bound to catch Klum sneaking in a run while somehow simultaneously looking perfectly polished in her workout gear (jealous!). The mogul mom, who’s latest colorful collection, Heidi Klum for New Balance, just hit stores this month, shares her secrets for keeping that killer bod in enviable shape. (Hint: It involves cheeseburgers, avoiding the treadmill, and incorporating lots of cheery colors in her gym bag).
You’re always in amazing shape: What workout are we most likely to find you doing?
I think working out around others who will help inspire you is the most effective starting point. My favorite workout is a long run on the Westside Highway which stretches along the Hudson River in New York City. It’s a beautiful path, and you always feel surrounded by such an amazing community. You see the same people running every morning and they help keep me going. That, and knowing there is a Starbucks coffee at the end of the route!
What’s your favorite color to wear when you work out?
Right now I’m loving floral prints. I think it’s important to feel feminine when you’re working up a sweat which is why I included so many fun and flirty floral patterns in my spring collection. I find that having stylish and flattering workout wear is a way to keep you moving. Sometimes, just putting on my workout clothes is enough to get me going and in the zone. When you look good, you feel good!
What do you do on days you just don’t have the motivation for a workout?
I tend to work out more through activities than at the gym. I even have a great treadmill at home that sits mostly unused. My biggest piece of advice when you’re lacking a little motivation is to make plans with a friend. That always motivates me to get out of bed in the morning. You don’t want to leave a friend hanging.
Who’s one person that inspires you when it comes to working out?
My kids are my biggest inspiration and motivation when it comes to working out. They have so much energy that I need to stay in shape just to keep up with them! Plus, we have so much fun being active together. Sometimes we jump on the trampoline, take a walk with our dogs, or go for a bike ride. We also live in California and have the luxury of popping over to the beach. Running around and playing in sand is a serious leg workout.
What is one indulgence you’ll never give up?
I try to eat a balanced diet but I’m not a fan of deprivation and I have a serious weakness for cheeseburgers. So, if I want a cheeseburger, I am not only going to eat that cheeseburger, I’m going to enjoy that cheeseburger. I’m also obsessed with Kinder Shokolade – for me it tastes like home. It’s the perfect sweet treat.
What’s on your playlist when you’re working out?
My three favorite workout songs right now are “I Need Your Love” by Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding, “Happy” by Pharrell, and “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. I love listening to upbeat music, it really keeps me going during a long run. My kids also love a good dance party so sometimes we turn up the volume and dance around together.
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