GET IN A 'ROW'
To achieve her sculpted back and shoulders, Halle Berry goes row, row, rowing – doing dumbbell back rows, that is. “This exercise strengthens the rhomboids, the muscles in your upper back that connect your shoulder blades to your spine, giving you a toned back and much better posture,” her trainer, Harley Pasternak, tells Health magazine. “You’ll look great in backless dresses, too!” Get a step-by-step guide to doing the exercise on Health.com!
BE A 'CLASS' ACT
For Samantha Harris, a group setting is a powerful motivation to get moving. “I love classes,” says the Dancing with the Stars cohost, who recently teamed up with melba toast-makers Old London foods to launch the wellness Web site Toastforeverydayhealth.com. “I think there’s something really great about the classroom environment – where you have an energetic teacher, great music and everyone is working out and sweating together.” Wonder what fitness routine best suits your personality? Find out on Health.com! – Serena Kappes
LEARN TO KICK BUTT
Maria Menounos is fierce – literally – when it comes to her workouts. She studies Israeli martial art Krav Maga, which means “close combat” in Hebrew and trains participants to neutralize a threat with crippling attacks to vulnerable body parts. “It’s the ultimate triple threat,” the Access Hollywood correspondent explains. “It’s an amazing overall body workout, it’s fun, and empowering – and you’re learning how to protect yourself in any situation.” Start kicking butt on your own by learning a martial arts-inspired routine on Health.com! – Reagan Alexander
When Drew Barrymore needs a pick-me-up, the actress turns to Tejava, an all-natural tea microbrewed from hand-picked leaves from the South Pacific island of Java. “I live and breathe for this drink. It’s the first thing I think of when I wake up,” she says, joking, “I would take it intravenously if I could.” The zero-calorie beverage has no artificial flavors or colors and gives a jolt without the sugar of soda. Read more ways to boost your energy on Health.com. – Alexis Chiu
MAKE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE
Last August, former American Idol star Mandisa set out to lose 100 lbs. But she wasn’t just battling her weight. “The most difficult part was dealing with childhood issues,” explains the season 5 finalist, who used food to dull the pain of past sexual abuse. Through counseling and prayer, she changed her lifestyle. Now 75 lbs. lighter, the Grammy-nominated Christian singer exercises and follows a healthy diet (lots of fruits, veggies and fiber). “My goal is to live this way for the rest of my life,” says Mandisa. Learn Health.com’s secrets to losing weight. – Eileen Finan