If you’re anything like Katie Holmes, Kyra Sedgwick, or Lady Gaga, you’re a big fan of heart-pumping spinning classes. And now that the holidays are over, many of us are making a pact to work off all those holiday cookies, so to help you get motivated, InStyle teamed up with SoulCycle and Master Instructor Janet Fitzgerald to create the ultimate cycling playlist. From Kaskade, Kanye West, to Rihanna, these beats are sure to kick your motivation in high gear and have you spinning faster in no time.
While Halloween season has come to an end, it’s OK to admit if you’re still indulging in the loads of tasty treats you’ve collected from the spookiest (and most sugar-coated!) holiday of the year. While we can’t say we blame you for taking advantage of all the sugary leftovers, if your sweet tooth has left you with more than a guilty conscience, consider detoxing in just a matter of days with one of our favorite celebrity-approved juice cleanses. Whether you’re a first-time cleanser or an expert detoxer, check out all of the vitamin-filled programs stars like Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively, and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by.
Elizabeth Giardina is certainly a busy woman. In addition to working as the design director for 10 Crosby Derek Lam, she’s also been training to run in Sunday’s ING NYC Marathon, taking place across all five of New York City’s boroughs. Taking on the marathon is no easy task — the first wave is scheduled to start at 9:40 AM, and will run all day as participants make their way through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. We caught up with Giardina to find out about the essentials she needs to make it across the finish line, and the fitness items she’ll be taking with her to the race. Head over to our Pinterest to check out all of Elizabeth’s marathon must-haves!
True Blood star Anna Paquin welcomed twins Charlie and Poppy with husband and co-star Stephen Moyer, last September and she showed off her post-baby at the season six premiere in Los Angeles this week. Walking the “blood red” carpet in a form-fitting David Koma LBD, we had to ask what her secret was for snapping back into her svelte shape. The trick? Stroller duty! ”I have always been pretty active, but pushing a double jogging stroller is not specifically easy,” Paquin told InStyle.com. “It’s a good workout. I’m not kidding, push that stroller!” On it! Don’t miss Paquin return as Sookie Stackhouse when True Blood premieres June 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
Plus, see Anna’s beauty transformation.
— Nicola Jones
Everyone’s favorite action figures are going live-action again with G.I. Joe: Retaliation! In the film, stars Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, and Adrianne Palicki go head-to-head with the Cobra Commander and his team of enemy forces, so we caught up with Palicki to find out how she geared up for battle. “We were trained by Navy SEALs eight hours a day for a month straight, and they covered everything from stunts to unit training,” the star told InStyle.com at the launch for Axe’s Face line. “It was intense, but I was in the best shape of my life! I guess that’s what eight hours a day will do for you.” She had a similar rough-and-tumble approach to her beauty routine on set, too. “I don’t mind heat, but when you’re trying to look attractive, it’s really frustrating when all your makeup is melting onto your face,” she said. “Thankfully, [my character] Lady Jaye isn’t a girly-girl, so I didn’t have to worry about that, but I got to have one glam moment in the film where I’m undercover.” The best of both worlds! Check out Palicki in her ultra-tough role in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, out in theaters nationwide today. Visit gijoemovie.com to find out where it’s playing near you.
Plus, see more movie star workouts in our gallery!
Joe Manganiello is famous for his biceps, triceps, and all those other ‘ceps—he’s even writing a fitness book to share all his workout tips! And considering that bikini season is just around the corner, we pulled the True Blood star (in Hugo Boss) aside at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night Founder’s Club Dinner in Phoenix this weekend to ask: What’s on his workout playlist? “Metal! Lately, we’ve been doing a combination of either [Pandora's] Metallica channel or the Audio Slave channel,” Manganiello told InStyle.com. “Those give you all of that 90′s music—like Sound Garden, Alice in Chains stuff. It pumps you up.” Aren’t you pumped just thinking about it? Summer, here we come!
Plus, see more of the sexiest celebrity abs.
— Lindzi Scharf
The Fast Diet, the British diet book that encourages you to down your calorie count intake to 500 twice a week (600 for men), is a conversation that’s taking over the web. That’s exactly why we opened it up for discussion on InStyle‘s Facebook page, where we asked our more than 580,000 followers if they would consider the slim-fast plan for themselves. Answers: Desiree Duskin of Huntington Beach, California said: ”That doesn’t sound healthy.” Meanwhile, Mary Gentile Wollmann of Parma, Ohio offered her own must-have slim-down trick: “The only way to lose weight is watch your calories and exercise. Simple.” Do you agree? Join the discussion on our Facebook page!
Today, mega athletic retailer Lulelemon announced a massive recall of its signature yoga capris and pants—about 17% of its stock, its investor press release noted—so if you’re in the market for something a little less sheer in the future, we’ve got you “covered.” The four styles you see above are the ones our editors love and wear, and most importantly, they provide total exposure resistance. Our picks (from left): Gap’s gFast Power Colorblock Capris ($50 at gap.com), Goop’s Denim-Hued Sweatpants ($150 at goop.com), Beyond Yoga’s Essential Long Leggings ($77 at beyondyoga.com), and Old Navy’s Active Compression Pants ($27 at oldnavy.com). May you namaste with no fear!
Plus, get fitness inspiration from the stars! Here’s how to get their totally toned bodies, no gym required.