On the evolution of fitness trends:
“I’ve watched the trend go from being all about the low-intensity fat-burning zone to crazy for HIIT. People are also moving away from machines and toward body-weight and free-weight training. Strong, not skinny, is now sexy, and long workouts are a thing of the past.”
On the best everyday exercisers:
“The best teacher is ultimately the best student. I train in different modalities so that each muscle is targeted twice a week, with two days of rest in between. So if I do a workout that’s focused mostly on ‘push’ muscles [triceps and those in the chest and front of the should] like yoga, I don’t train those muscles again for two days and instead focus on ‘pull’ muscles [traps, biceps and those in the back]. I also do HIIT in almost every workout to improve my VO₂ max and keep my metabolism cranking.”
On the myth that lifting weights will make women “bigger”:
“On the contrary, [weight lifting] will help you amp up your metabolism, shed fat, and maintain lean muscle mass and strong bone density.”
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On looking ageless (she is 41):
“I think it’s not having had a baby yet. Because I think the baby wear and tear and stress on your body is part of the reason why people say, “Why do you still look so young?” I really think that that unfortunately ages women, especially when they have children in their 30’s, not in their 20’s. So I think, first and foremost, it’s that and genetics. And then I’m really into all the things they tell you to do, like moisturizing. I go to Dr. Colbert, who is this fancy dermatologist. I haven’t really gone the Botox route yet, but he does lasers and very expensive facials and stuff like that… I do lots of moisturizing, lots of water. I don’t do a lot of caffeine. But once I hit 40, I feel like things are starting to happen now that aren’t very exciting, and I’m starting to get a little scared.”
On her legs:
“I mean I was asking Dr. Colbert, “What can you do? I heard Demi Moore had some sort of knee thing.” And he said, “Oh, don’t be crazy Chloë.” But I’m kind of known for my legs. So it’s kind of a terrifying time, but instead of being scared I’m just trying to enjoy it. Because I have lots of friends in their 50s and they say, “If you’re like that, it’s only going to get worse.” So just being confident in your 40s. It’s a big mental thing.”
… says Chloe.
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On being bullied when she first came to America at the age of 13:
“I was bullied by a freshman named Jeanine. She was black, and supremely racist. Jeanine used to say, ‘Brownie, go back to your country, you smell of curry,’ or ‘Do you smell curry coming?’ You know when you’re a kid, and you’re made to feel bad about where your roots are, or what you look like? You don’t understand it, you just feel bad about who you are… I told my mom, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’”
… says Priyanka, who is genetically blessed.
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On working out 6 days a week for her new role in “X-Men: Apocalypse”:
“It was all outside, around London, which was more fun than being cooped up in a gym. I need to do fun stuff that takes my mind off the fact that I’m working out. Exercise has made me feel more positive about my body, less self-conscious. I don’t know if I look any different, but I feel stronger, and I can do more, which is such a good feeling. It’s so liberating. Also, I’ve really embraced healthy eating. It makes you feel a lot better and more energetic. I’m inspired to get up and out.”
… says 20 the year-old Game of Thrones actress.
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On looking good at age 78:
I got a fake hip, a fake knee. You should see what happens to me at airports. It’s just a fact. No matter what your body is going to go south. Your spirit and your mind [makes soaring gesture]. The old fashion way of looking at aging is that you’re born, you peak at midlife and then you decline into decrepitude. The way to really look at it is, even if your body is declining, even if you’re sick, your spirit your heart is on an upward trajectory, always growing and evolving. I started feeling young, I kid you not, at 60. Actually 62 I became a single woman. Also I’ve been working on myself. You don’t because wise and healthy because you’ve had a lot of interesting experiences. You have to think about the experiences and what they mean… I did a lot of working on myself. I don’t think I’ve ever been quite as happy as I am now.
… says Jane.