7 gym tools celebrity trainers use to train their high-profile clients - and they're all surprisingly affordable
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Behind most of the "is-it-a-Greek-statue-no-it's-a-person" moments that you had while watching the Met Gala unfold this year is an especially great personal trainer.Not all of us have the time (or the cash) to employ our own personal trainer. But there are ways to replicate the routines (even if you just follow along on Instagram or Google '30-day ab challenge' as I find myself doing) if you pick up the tools those personal trainers use in their sessions - and then follow through with using them.
So I asked celebrity trainers, Astrid Swan, a Barry's Bootcamp Instructor and Premier Protein Ambassador whose clientele has included everyone from Julianna Hough to Jessica Alba, and Taylor Walker, a Wilhelmina fitness model, NASM certified trainer, and Premier Protein Ambassador to share what fitness tools they find themselves using most when training clients.
For Swan, it's all about strength training. "[It's] so important for so many reasons. It can increase your metabolism which will burn more calories even when you are not working out while also reducing the risk of osteoporosis by increasing bone density."
And in Walker's opinion, most of the best training tools are those that go wherever you go, so you can change up locations and stick to a consistent routine. According to her, "you don't need anything fancy to see increased tone. "body weight, dumbbells or resistance bands listed below will help build muscle and tone your body. The most important thing is that you progress safely. Week by week, up the amount of weight, time spent in a yoga pose, or increase the number of reps or sets of an exercise to see improvements."
Below are the seven tools Swan and Walker use to train celebrity clients, as well as some affordable options for those that might exceed the average budget.
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