Her Fitness Trainer And Strength Training
Doesn't it amaze everyone in the world how Jennifer Lopez manages to maintain her appearance?
One of the celebrity trainers that Jennifer Lopez works with is David Kirsch, based in New York. According to him, regardless of whether he's training Jennifer or any other client he follows a principle; "look, listen and teach." He believes these words hold power. Putting together a generic set of exercises he emphasizes the importance of listening to his clients needs and observing their abilities before designing a personalized workout routine.
With 35 years of experience in the industry and a client roster that includes names like Kerry Washington and Kate Upton Kirsch distinguishes between a trainer who genuinely cares about their clients well being and those who're more focused on gaining popularity on social media (a trend he finds prevalent in his field). He firmly believes that understanding an individual's mental and spiritual needs is key to being a trainer.
"That's something that is frequently overlooked and it can be quite frustrating " he expresses. He goes on to emphasize that the key to a trainer client relationship lies in achieving results from all angles.
So how can you achieve the kind of results that lead to a physique, like Lopezs? Kirsch emphasizes that everybody is unique and various factors come into play, such as lifestyle, diet, stress levels and even the people one surrounds themselves with. "Jennifer pays attention to her eating habits, sleep patterns and every aspect of her life " he explains. "It's not about the aspect; it's about transforming every facet of your life." He mentions utilizing fitness devices that can monitor sleep quality (like the Oura ring) and the body's ability to process proteins, fats and carbohydrates. "Sleep is always a factor. Resting and rejuvenating are crucial for recovery and overall well being " he emphasizes.
Fitness Success: Role Of Discipline And Dedication
A training session with Kirsch involves his signature exercises like platypus walks (wide stance squats) sumo lunges, sidekicks and plyometric squat jumps. "Jennifer and I frequently perform platypus walks with a stance or what some call walking squats " he shares. "These are excellent for targeting thighs and glutes." Single leg deadlifts and boxing also play a role in their routine while incorporating elements of Pilates into each training session.
So what's the secret to achieving a physique like Lopezs? Kirsch strongly emphasizes that every body is unique and various factors such as lifestyle, diet, stress levels and even the company we keep can all play a role.
However he emphasizes that sleep is always the factor. Taking time to rest and rejuvenate is crucial for recovery and overall well being."
"We combine workout elements including cardio exercises, plyometrics routines for power full body exercises targeting multiple muscle groups simultaneously along with core strengthening movements primarily focusing on the lower body during Jennifer's intense training sessions. She approaches these workouts with dedication which greatly motivates me."
He mentions, "When you say 'we'll do this she responds with enthusiasm' ' he explains. "Her workouts are full of energy. She remains completely focused." Kirsch is amazed by Lopez's dedication. He believes that she becomes more stunning, with age.
Building Confidence And Self-esteem Throughout Exercise
Apart from the workouts Lopez attributes her confidence and self assurance to age. A shift in perspective. In an interview with W magazine she mentioned how women tend to become more confident as they grow older while men in their 20s often exude cockiness while women may feel insecure. However the tables turn as men start feeling insecure and women become comfortable in their skin, which enhances their beauty.
Lopez's ageless physique consistently garners attention from the media now with the release of her documentary "Halftime" on Netflix. So how does she maintain it? Through interviews over the years we've gathered information about Lopez's eating habits, exercise routines and sleep patterns. Enough there are no mentions of morning espresso shots or nightly glasses of Merlot.
Jennifer Lopez makes it a point to exercise five days per week. According to her the turning point for her body transformation and increased muscle definition was during her three year Vegas residency. During this period she would work out in the morning. Then perform on stage at night. To achieve these results Lopez has trainers on both coasts. Tracy Anderson in Los Angeles and David Kirsch, in New York. In New York she focuses on planks, push ups and boxing.
However Lopez admits that there are times when it's not easy for her to find the motivation to train. She rarely skips her workouts even if she had a night. Sometimes she feels tired and thinks she can't do it. Tells herself that it's just an hour of effort. She sees it as talking herself out of being lazy.
Lopez prefers not to postpone her workouts as it becomes harder for her to get there once her day is already underway."I exercise three or four times per week."
Incorporate Dance Into Your Workout
Jennifer Lopez likes to add some variety to her workout routine by incorporating dance.
"It's no secret that I have a passion for dancing so it doesn't even feel like I'm exercising, " Lopez shares with People. "I engage in freestyle dance sessions with Tracy Anderson five times a week. We include weights ( 3 lbs/1.4 kgs), for the arms and focus on movements that target the buttocks and thighs while also engaging the core."