Most people don't have the same workout regime as celebrities. For one thing, we don't have the resources they have, with time, personal shoppers, nutritionists and personal trainers on hand. It's going to be hard to craft the same physique as Beyonce, the Rock or Ryan Reynolds without these advantages.
However, thanks to their personal trainers, body types and data shared on Instagram, we can identify what their workouts are like.
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Body mapping experts and fitness statistics aggregator MyVitalMetrics (opens in new tab) found the 10 most popular female celebrity body types based on survey, and details of their workouts based on data shared on Instagram. The list included Ellie Goulding, siblings Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Margot Robbie, Chrissy Teigan, Vanessa Hudgens and Jessie J.
The routines were then standardised into 60 minute routines, and one male and one female participant tried each of the routines, comparing how many calories they burned via Fitbit.
Ellie Golding's workout came top. Her workout consisted of just six compound movements, or moves that work the whole body, spread over an hour in total. Compound exercises, such as a deadlift with dumbbells, are very efficient because they tend to work the legs, arms, upper body and core simultaneously. This workout burned an average of 573 calories for women and 679 for men.
The full results can be seen below:
Kim Kardashian's workout came second which was focused on legs, bums and tums according to MyVitalMetrics, prominently featuring squats and forward lunges. Margot Robbie's pilates-inspired class came last in the calorie-burning stakes.
However, it's worth bearing in mind there's more to working out than a single calorie-burning session for 60 minutes. Building muscle and stretching are also very important parts of exercise.
Gaining muscle changes your body composition, keeping you healthy and allowing you to burn more fat in the long term, while stretching exercises keep you mobile and healthy, able to maintain your ability to exercise as you get older.
An Ellie Golding-inspired calorie-burning sweat sesh is great for your weight loss efforts, but don't feel as though your workout isn't good enough because your Fitbit says you're not burning enough calories.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and News Editor at Fit&Well, covering all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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