Britney Spears, Beyoncé and More Singers Who Have Slimmed Down and Shaped Up for Concert Residencies and Tours
“I’m doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio — hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez,” she told SHAPE before starting her Piece of Me residency in 2013. “The [Vegas] performances won’t be simple — they’ll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.”
“The reason you want to do this is to be in front of thousands of people, playing that guitar and doing what you love,” McGraw — who lost 40 lbs. prior to his tour — told PEOPLE at the time. “And when I’m on stage, I want to feel good.”
Perry, 32, stuck to a pretty strict diet and exercise routine to get in shape for her California Dreams tour in 2011.
“I’m on a meal plan, which absolutely sucks,” Perry told Rolling Stone at the time. “After [having] a nice healthy breakfast, I’ll work out, go to a vocal lesson, run through the entire set at rehearsals, go to dance rehearsal until 10 p.m. and then go home and sort through e-mails concerning the production. I feel like I’m training for the Olympics!”
The Grammy-winner worked out with personal trainer Pete Geracimo for her tour prep, and much of their sessions focused on strengthening the core.
“My whole basis is that I start from the core, and work peripherally, because that’s your foundation for all your strength and your well being,” Geracimo told PEOPLE. “For me it’s not all about the big muscles. Exercise is supposed to improve our lives, not impede it.”