Sometimes you perform better if you know someone else is on your side. These celebrities are also just human beings. Exercising in order to stay fit and healthy is a necessity if you want to look and feel good. Take some inspiration from their motivational mantras:


Kate Hudson definitely gives us words to live by. “My workout mantra is ‘Break a sweat every day’. Even if it’s just for 20 minutes.”

Goop blogger, actress and singer, Gwyneth Paltrow states, “It’s not luck or good genes. I work my butt off to look this good”.


For Cameron Diaz it is all about balance. “I think that anything that you do, any accomplishment that you make, you have to work for. And I’ve worked very hard in the last ten years of my life, definitely, and I can tell you that hard work pays off. It’s not just a cliché.”

“It’s not a diet, it’s a way of life that teaches you better skills. For years, I felt like I could never have ice cream, but now I can eat ice cream occasionally!” – Jennifer Hudson


Mother and actress, Jessica Alba has always had a rocking body, even a mere couple of months after giving birth. She states, “My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you are doing.” Confidence is key.

“Cardio is the key. I have a personal trainer who travels with me if we have a big event coming up. I work out every day but I need a trainer to motivate me.” – Rihanna

Always looking fit and healthy, Fergie states, “I have learned more and more to enjoy my body when I have a few extra pounds on, just being more voluptuous. I say, focus on the body part that you feel most comfortable.”

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