Yoga trainer Kathryn Budig is often asked about her workouts with celebrities. Budig recently shared the top moves that she uses with Giada De Laurentiis during their workouts together. These yoga workouts help the “barely” 5-foot-2 celebrity chef maintain her size 2 dress.
Giada De Laurentiis Yoga Training
Giada De Laurentiis’ yoga training involves a lot of core moves for her abs and legs. Yoga training helps to reduce stress, build lean muscle tissues and suppress appetite.Giada’s trainer shared her top yoga moves in Women’s Health: Celebrity Fitness Secrets (2014). Kathryn Budig says she started out by showing Giada the basic yoga moves.
As time went on, she showed Giada more of the advanced moves for tightening her tummy. In the Women’s Health special issue, Budig shows off the top moves that Giada De Laurentiis uses to compact her body.
Here’s the yoga training Giada De Laurentiis uses to stay fit:
|Simple Spinal Twist||30 secs/side|
|Tiny Little Package||1 min|
|Lower Belly Lifts||12 reps|
|Windshield-Wiper Abs||6 each side|
|Boat into Half Boat||6-hold for 5 breaths|
|Jump Through to Sit||6 reps|
|Fingertip Abs||6 each side|
|Twisted Lowering Abs||6 each side|
|Jump Through Lie Downs||6 reps|
|Hip Bridges||1 min|
|Corpse (Savasana)||1 min|
Here are the Giada De Laurentiis’ yoga training moves demonstrated:
Giada De Laurentiis says the key to getting a good workout in is to do it first-thing in the morning. She says:
Morning Workouts are the best thing for me. It doesn’t have to be a lot of exercise. I just get up a little bit earlier and do it, but it really helps me sort of breathe.
You can use these yoga moves one time through. Or, use them as part of a yoga circuit routine. Complete each exercise, rest one minute, then repeat. Giada uses this workout routine a lot, but sometimes opts for traditional cardio, saying:
I do yoga, which I got into while I was pregnant, or a half hour on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the treadmill. Getting up and getting my blood going gives me energy for the whole day.
Giada also takes resistance bands with her when she travels. This helps her to train her arms and legs, no matter where she is. Whenever Giada’s in L.A., she works with Kathryn Budig. When she’s traveling, Giada often has one of Kathryn’s underlings come along.
Giada De Laurentiis Boxing
In addition to yoga, Giada De Laurentiis uses boxing to burn calories quickly. About the two workouts, Giada De Laurentiis says:
The Yoga helps me breathe and center myself, and the boxing lets the steam out.
Here’s a cardio boxing workout:
Kathryn Budig Yoga
Kathryn Budig’s website is the place to go to learn more about her yoga practice. She is one of the most famous yoga teachers in the US. She writes for MindBodyGreen, YogaJournal and the Huffington Post. Kathryn Budig discusses her yoga philosophy by saying:
My focus is teaching a student the ability to move from the core. And from that energy, moving through the entire body, to begin to find a “weightlessness”. To find the ability to float, and therefore to find the ability to become confident.
Here is Kathryn Budig explaining how to do Sun Salutations. Giada De Laurentiis told Health that she starts each morning these Sun Salutations:
Kathryn Budig yoga workouts are designed for the intermediate to advanced yoga practitioner. Here are some of her most popular yoga workouts. The first yoga workout video is 20 minute yoga routine done for Yoga Journal.
In the second video, Kathryn Budig goes through some of the common postures you may hear in yoga workouts. The third workout is a Ashtanga arm sequence yoga workout.
The fourth yoga workout will give you tips on how to strengthen your core. The last is a complex blend of 2nd and 3rd sequence Ashtanga yoga.