Sunday, January 30, 2011
Celebrity Trainer Workout and A Blogger Meet Up
Did you know that Julia Roberts has had the same personal trainer for over 14 years?
Neither did I, until Saturday, when I met, and trained with Julia Roberts' personal trainer, Kathy Kaehler. She has also trained Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian, Kim's step sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and Alec Baldwin. And a crapton more. How awesome of a job does she have? She gets paid to be fit and hang out with celebrities. Sign me up for that class.
Backing up, a group of local bloggers were invited by Salonpas to get together with Kathy for a quick workout. Kathy set up ten stations for circuit work. Some of the stuff I was used to, but some of the stuff was new to me (mini trampolines? FUN! But they also make me have to pee. Whoops.), and some stuff just had a great twist to it.
(Caryn, from Rockin Mama)
Example: Instead of just doing squats, take a deck of cards, and at the lowest point of your squat, drop a card on the ground. Go through the whole deck (okay, it wasn't a whole deck, just a stack of cards), continue doing squats, but at the lowest point, pick a card UP.
This wasn't easy, because I'm tall, so that ground if far away. Plus, cards are slippery! And it's a much better workout than playing poker, right?
(picture stolen from Amanda atTwo Boos Who Eat)
The whole workout was fun, and would be great for somehow who needs a quick, full body workout at home. I was pleased to be able to hold a minute plank three times. My trainer is doing his job. I'm excited to gloat to him. The hardest part was putting pressure on my road rash arm. Once the initial pain hit, it never got worse, so that was fine.
Kathy will put the full circuit online later, so I'll link to it (and totally send it to my mom. It's perfect for her.). Until then, if you're looking for a taste of what a celebrity trainer is all about, Kathy links to a number of short workout videos on her site. You can watch them here.
She also offers a taste of what it's like to watch celebrities sweat (rrrrow). Emma Roberts gives you an adorable warm up video. I loved her as Nancy Drew.
It was my first blogger event (My blog is only two months old, after all), and it was scary. It was like "I've seen you on the internet!" Remember when meeting people from the internet was creepy? Now it's like meeting a celebrity. At least, for socially stunted people like me. People who mention painting with placenta over lunch. I am that person. Whoops.
Anyway, the "celebrities" I met today from the blogosphere:
-Amanda: Two Boos Who Eat
-Kaitlin: Kaitlin with Honey
-Sarah: Skinny Runner
-Maryann: The Balanced Bean
-Caryn: Rockin Mama
-Alyssa: Mommy Warriors
-Lea: Healthy Coconut
-Monica: Run, Eat, Repeat
I've been reading Sarah and Monica's blogs since before I started blogging, so that was really neat. And scary. But mostly awesome.
After working out we sat around and talked about what we do (fitness-wise) and why we blog and stuff. If was humbling to be around people who have been doing this for years. But, I've been talking about running and working out and crap for years, so it's all good.
Before we left they handed out goodie bags, filled with samples of a bunch of products, none of which I've tried yet, but when I do, I'll let you know.