Whether you're 5 or 95, these are the best exercises to keep you fit for life, according to a celebrity fitness trainer
- Celebrity fitness trainer Emily Samuel works as a trainer at New York City's star-studded Dogpound gym.
- She doesn't like to put her clients on lots of complicated machines. Instead, she prefers getting their heart rates up with "functional movement."
- Whatever your age, these are the moves Samuel recommends to get you fit to live a healthy life.
Celebrity fitness trainer Emily Samuel believes firmly that working out should not be a chore.
"Move your body in ways that you like to do," she told Business Insider.Samuel, who trains supermodel clients at the elite Dogpound gym in New York (where stars like Karlie Kloss and Hugh Jackman work out), said she doesn't like using many fitness machines. Instead, she prefers to teach people fun, "functional movements" - actions that get hearts pumping, but still mirror the physical challenges it takes to get through a day.
Rather than plopping mindlessly onto an elliptical trainer or step mill at the gym, Samuel says, it's better to practice moves that "apply to real life" wherever and whenever you have the time.
"There's 24 hours a day to move your body," she said.
Here are the critical total-body moves that Samuel recommends everyone should do regularly, at any age.