Celebrities Who Do Pilates| With Pictures and Videos
A century back Joseph Pilates invented a type of exercise called Contrology, which later became popular as Pilates. It is still popular in 2022 and one of the reasons behind its success is celebrities. There are many celebrities that practice and endorse Pilates, especially reformer Pilates, to tone muscles, deal with some illnesses, and gain strength. Here is the list of the top 10 celebrities that do Pilates.
Top 10 Celebrities Who Do Pilates | Reformer Pilates and Mat Pilates
1) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga posted many Instagram images of her doing reformer Pilates and mat Pilates to deal with Fibromyalgia.
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2) Miley Cyrus
According to Eonline.com, Miley Cyrus is practicing Pilates since 2011. Her personal trainer is Mary Winsor, the inventor of Winsor Pilates itself. In a video below, Mary Winsor has shared some exercises that Miley Cyrus likes on a reformer.
Video link: https://www.eonline.com/videos/219211/miley-cyrus-pilates-routine
Miley also shares images on Instagram and videos on YouTube of her doing Pilates.
3) Hillary Duff
Hillary Duff is practicing Pilates for years. She also shares her Pilates images on social media. In an interview, she said,
“I was a gymnast when I was little, so I think Pilates is really important to helping me stay long and lean. I try to do it three times a week. I also do circuit training.”
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4) Jennifer Aniston
In 2021, Jennifer mentioned in The Morning Show interview that she was doing Pilates while she was suffering from an injury and she loved doing it. Jenifer said, “I am a Pilates person. It is great. I had hip problems. I had a chronic back, a pinched nerve, and a hip problem and it’s completely solved all of it. I love it. It makes me feel like I’m taller.”
5. Belinda Carlisle
Belinda Carlisle is an American pop singer. She is a Pilates fan and does it for improving posture. She also claimed that even her height increased after practicing Pilates. She said in an interview,
“I do Pilates four or five times a week. The benefits are subtle, but it increases your flexibility and really tones you up. It also straightens your spine and improves your posture. In the past eight years, I’ve grown more than two and a half inches (6cm). I am 5ft 7ins (1.70m) and I am very pleased with that.”
6. Amanda Seyfried
According to Fittbe.com The actor from “Mean Girls” regularly practices Pilates’s 3 sessions of 45 minutes each on weekends. She does Pilates for stretching and toning and gives credit to Pilates for her long and lean body.
Male Celebrities Who Do Pilates
Do you think Pilates is only for women? Think again! There are top male actors and sportsmen who are Pilates fans and do Pilates to gain flexibility, tone muscles, and correct posture.
7. Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown, a famous football player, also does Pilates to strengthen his core and improve balance. Here’s the video in which you can see Antonio Brown practicing Pilates on the reformer along with other exercises.
8. Sylvester Stallone
The Rambo actor, who is well-known for his strong muscular body even at the age of 75+ said following about Pilates.
“Brutal! Working out with my daughter doing Pilates… Oh my God. This is like going the distance with Clubber Lang and Drago before breakfast!! This is an amazing workout but definitely not for the faint of heart. I’ve lifted weights I have boxed, wrestled, tracked and field played football and many other sports… But this workout pushes you to the limit… And beyond!”
He regularly does Pilates and there are many videos on the internet of him practicing Pilates. Check out this one.
9. LeBron James
LeBron James, also known as “King James”, is an American professional basketball player in NBA. In an interview published on Yahoo Sports, James mentioned his Pilates routine. He also posts his pictures on social media doing Pilates.
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10. David Beckham
David Beckham started Pilates when Associazione Calcio Milan (AC Milan) made it necessary for all its players to take Pilates sessions to improve balance. In an interview, Beckham said, “I do an hour of Pilates a day. It is fantastic, and fitness-wise I am the best I have been for a long time”. David and his wife joined Pilates classes at Los Angeles’ exclusive Sports Club.
List of Other Celebrities that Do Pilates | Male and Female
Along with the above list, there are many other celebrities that does Pilates regularly or did it for a particular timeframe in the past. Here’s the list.
- Cameron Diaz
- Anna Faris
- Sandra Bullock.
- Ashley Greene
- Reese Witherspoon
- Cameron Diaz
- Kate Winslet
- Tiger Woods
- Hugh Grant
Final Words on Celebrities Who Do Pilates
There are misconceptions that Pilates is a light exercise made only for stretching and warm-up. But these celebrities have shown people that it’s not true. Famous athletes and movie stars do it to strengthen muscles and get a lean body. Celebrities like Lady Gaga and Jenifer Aniston do Pilates to deal with temporary health issues as well.