The Big Business of Beautiful Bodies

Everyday Approach

Sticking to a regular workout schedule may be easy when paying a trainer anywhere from $150 to $350 per hour, but just like ordinary people, celebrities have to fight temptation daily.

Kathy Kaehler, trainer to Kim Basinger and Angie Harmon as well as to lawyers, writers and moms, tells her busy clients to carve out 10 minutes a day for physical activity outside of their regular exercise routines. She refuses to allow her clients to focus on just one aspect of their fitness, arguing that daily stimulation is integral to a healthy life.

She recommends keeping an exercise tube--essentially a resistance band with handles--in the office for lateral raises and bicep curls, which help with strength training. Activities like raking leaves, shoveling snow and brisk walks also count.

"I won't let them work out just for a wedding or premiere," she says. "By exercising they are reducing stress and being proactive at preventing disease and the by-product is a great-looking body."

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