The Fit 5: Tips to Feel (and Look) Like a Star!

From Kelly's ballet-barre exercises to Madonna's killer arm workout, get the scoop on how to look fab like the stars

01 of 05

GO TO THE BARRE

GO TO THE BARRE
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Celebs are heading to the barre to get fit. Kelly Ripa does ballet-barre classes, a mix of thigh-toning ballet exercises and Pilates-esque ab work, at New York’s Physique 57. And Marissa Jaret Winokur hits fellow Dancing with the Stars alum Louis van Amstel’s cardio-barre classes in Studio City, Calif. “I lost more weight doing that than on DWTS,” she says. Plus, the regimen can help improve coordination and balance. Perfect your plié with these moves! – Charlotte Triggs and Lisa Marsh

02 of 05

HAVE A VEST-ED INTEREST

HAVE A VEST-ED INTEREST
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To keep his torso in shape, Matthew McConaughey wears a 30-lb. V-Max weight vest when he jogs. According to expert trainer Lee Brandon, the added pounds help “burn more fat and develop muscle” – even if you’re not maintaining a six pack. “Additional weight can help prevent osteoporosis in people who don’t have sufficient body mass to create resistance – and that helps your bones stay strong.” Read other bone-strengthening ideas on Health.com! – Maureen Harrington

03 of 05

CLEANSE YOURSELF

CLEANSE YOURSELF
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After reading Kathy Freston’s book Quantum Wellness, Oprah Winfrey took on the author’s 21-day cleanse, which meant no alcohol, sugar, caffeine, meat or gluten. (You can follow Oprah’s progress on her blog.) If that sounds extreme, Freston suggests smaller steps, such as going meatless once a week. Of course, be sure to ease up on exercise while detoxing, says nutritionist Phil Goglia, “so you don’t overtax your body.” – Maureen Harrington

04 of 05

ROCK ARMS LIKE MADONNA

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Sure, her arms are super-toned, but Madonna doesn’t bench her weight to get them. She never touches a dumbbell over 3 lbs. “I like definition – not bulk,” says her trainer Tracy Anderson, who shuns heavier weights while working out with the singer. Instead, she has her do “up to 100 reps on each side” of moves like arm raises, pulses, circles and shoulder presses. Want to fight arm flab? See Health.com’s suggestions! – Charlotte Triggs

05 of 05

LISTEN TO YOUR STOMACH

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Being married to a chef can be tough on a diet. Yet Law and Order: SVU’s Stephanie March, whose husband is Food Network star Bobby Flay, has found a balance. “Here’s the secret: Just eat when you’re hungry,” she says. Studies show that eating when you’re moderately hungry – not ravenous – will help you make better food choices and not stuff yourself. Read more healthy eating tips on Health.com. – Allison Adato

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