Genetics can only go so far. Victoria’s Secret models work hard for their bodies. The ladies do get help from professionals like celebrity trainer Michael Blauner, who helps them meet their fitness goals and stay on top of the lingerie game. We chatted with the New Jersey resident after it was announced last week that the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be held in Shanghai, China, and airing on CBS at 10 p.m. Nov. 28.
We all want to look like gorgeous babes like Alessandra Ambrosio. But we have no time. Any tips?
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I like and promote a quick 15-minute workout. Take a circuit of five big motion exercises (squats/push-ups/pull ups/burpees/jump rope as an example) and go through each three times doing one set per minute. This covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time. There are countless exercises you can put in the circuit, or you can go out for a mile run or walk as quickly as possible.
Which of the VS models you work with are the most committed?
I put Rachel Hilbert through some pretty tough sessions. She’s in great shape. I do a lot of fast paced, high intensity training with her. I vary the workout using many forms of exercise mixed into one workout; it’s my own style: Individualism. Models need to train hard. Being in front of the camera, in front of the world, it’s a must! I think Adriana Lima is always in amazing shape. I never trained her, but I think she does a lot of cardio that includes much jump rope. She probably does light weights for toning that does not thicken the muscle – just tone. I also think Jasmine has a rockin’ fitness body. I gather she trains hard and includes a lot of squats and p90x into her routine.
Dohave different fitness needs?
In the sense that you tend to wear less clothes year-round than us Northerners – yes! Knowing myself, I tend to kick it into a higher gear of training and cleaner eating when summer comes or when I visit Miami, so I think you guys are lucky to have great weather all year long that motivates you to stay lean 365 days a year.