The Gisele workout combines Kung Fu, aerobics, and yoga. She does Kung Fu 3 days a week, and does yoga/aerobics on the other two. When in Boston, she punches, kicks, blocks and moves at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute. When in LA, Gisele does aerobics classes at the Tracy Anderson studio.
Gisele exercises with three different trainers during her workouts. She works out with Yao Li for Kung Fu, Tracy Anderson for aerobics, and Amy Lombardo for yoga. The secret to the Gisele workout is to vary what you do, so that you’re never bored. Also, focus on how hard you are working out and what you eat.
Intensity is also very important. You may only workout an hour a day, but how hard you workout is what matters. To be a model, is full of hard work, tough decisions, and sacrifices. Gisele has put in a lot of hard work along the way, and regarding the challenges in life, she says:
There is good in everything; its just how you choose to look at it. Everything that’s worth it has a price. For me to be a model, I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow.
Gisele Workout Kung Fu Workout
The Gisele Kung Fu workout routine is performed in 3 times per week. Each workout goes for about 90 minutes, and involves stretching, punching, kicking, and movement techniques. Gisele says she loves the Kung Fu workouts as part of her workout routine. Kung Fu gives her a strong body, clear mind, and soothed spirit. Gisele also does yoga exercises and stretches. Gisele does Tracy Anderson style workouts on the days she isn’t doing Kung Fu.
Here’s the Gisele workout plan:
Monday Workout Routine | Kung Fu Workout
Gisele’s Monday workout routine is a Kung Fu workout:
- 10-15 mins stretching
- Upward Blocks
- Inward Blocks
- Downward Blocks
- Left and Right Punches
- Swinging Arm Strikes
- Straight Kicks
- High Rise Kicks
- Wu Tang movements
- Forms (routine choreographs with weapons)
- Tai Chi Form Movements:
- Lian Bu Quan (Continuous Step Fist)
- Wu Shu (Long Fist)
- Nan Quan (Southern Fist)
Gisele Bundchen says that she didn’t stop her workout routine just because she was pregnant. In fact, she didn’t even need maternity clothes until she was eight months pregnant:
I did Kung Fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. Whatever you put in, you get out. I’m not afraid of working hard at anything, whatever it is.
Keep the intensity up during your workout, but vary the number of punches, kicks and blocks you throw. Start your workouts by doing doing 20 of each exercise, focused on proper form. Gradually, jump to 30 of each at a faster pace. Finally, get to the pace of doing 40 of each exercise briskly.