8 things Catherine Zeta-Jones swears by to stay fit

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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Catherine Zeta-Jones is not only a Hollywood icon, but she's also inspiring our workout routines.

From exercise she’s not actually aware she’s doing, to how she makes the kind she does pencil in so easy, here’s everything you need to know about the legendary Zeta-Jones’s workout routine.

1. She does it on her own

As much as we like to bring you the actionable bits from our fave celebrities’ fitness routines, we can’t ignore the fact that most of them have the best of the best personal trainers and nutritionists to help, but not Zeta-Jones.

In an interview with InStyle US, she said: "I don’t have a trainer. Crazy, right? But I don’t need anyone to motivate me. I love exercise, even things like the cross trainer and stretching."

The secret to success is finding movement you enjoy – you’ll never keep up the one you don’t, after all.

2. She mainlines hula hooping

Weighted hula hoops are game-changing, and Zeta-Jones is a big fan. "I’m obsessed with hula-hooping," she told InStyle US. "I do it for 20 minutes a day. I don’t use the old-fashioned hollow plastic kind we had when we were kids, but I discovered a new one that’s smaller and weight."

3. She switches her routine up

In fact, she doesn’t really have a ‘routine’, so to speak. She does what she wants, when she wants, and it’s clearly working wonders.

Speaking to W Magazine, she said this involves: "Swimming, tennis, Peloton, my home gym and tap dancing."

4. She swims to help with stress

"If I become a little lethargic or lax in the physical part of my life, I get stressed. So I swim," she told the Telegraph. "I have one of those pools where I can swim against the tide."

5. She exercises for fun

The main theme underpinning Zeta-Jones’s exercise routine is enjoyment. She practically lives for dance, so that’s what she does. "When I moved house, I put down tap boards and made a tap-dancing space," she told the Telegraph.

6. She makes movement easy

As well as a tap dance area and a pool, she has a ‘ballet barre’ at her home gym. "I turn the music up so loud that the walls are pulsating, and I go for it for an hour."

7. She makes time

Even when she’s travelling the world, she puts in the work. Also, despite not having a personal trainer, she knows the importance of stretching as part of her workout routine.

8. She incorporates movement into her everyday life

Just one quick look at her Instagram and you’ll see how much of her life Zeta-Jones spends travelling, but she’s apparently found a way of including exercise: group activities. If it’s not paddle boarding, it’s skiing, and she does it all with her family.

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