Whether they’re filming the latest blockbuster, performing their songs on stage, posing on the catwalk, being interviewed or hounded by nosey paparazzi… it’s no secret that Hollywood celebs feel the need to constantly look and feel their best whenever they step out in public.

If you have ever done Pilates yourself, you will probably already know that in general, this is a very beneficial praxis for men and women alike.

This method is notoriously known to strengthen your core, tone your muscles, shift unwanted weight quickly, improve posture and lengthen your entire body. Because of this, it’s no surprise that many of our favourite actors, singers, models, Instagram influencers etc. have jumped on board with the craze and are raving about their personal results.

Whilst us “normal folk” may not have the intense pressure and physical requirements that our beloved icons have (thank goodness), if you’re looking for the perfect style of workout to whoop your bum into gear… your search is over.

If you want to find out which celebrities and Pilates practices go hand in hand, which of your favourite stars swear by the style and, what they have to say about how this exercise has changed their lives… keep on scrolling!

 

10 Famous Celebrities Who Practice Pilates

 

Pilates is one of the best practices available today that can completely transform your body in a short amount of time when performed regularly.

Seeming as the vast variety of Pilates classes each promote the strengthening, lengthening and toning of the body (thus resulting in a smoking-hot bod), it’s easy to understand why so many celebrities have turned to this workout style themselves.

After all, they do need to be ready for every unexpected moment in front of the camera, right?

Keep on reading to discover which Hollywood figures have adopted this method into their own exercise regimes.

Are your favourite celebs on the list??

 

 

1. KATE HUDSON

The beautiful Kate Hudson has been a long-time lover of Pilates and credits this style of exercise for her picture-perfect physique. The talented actress has taken to her personal Instagram account numerous times, explaining to her fans that this is kate-hudson-doing-pilatesone of her favourite forms of training.

In her own words, Kate says Pilates makes my day better and that’s just the straight truth! Every time I finish a class I feel two inches taller, lighter and more grounded

I must say, this beauty leaves us feeling SUPER motivated.

 

 

2. JENNIFER ANISTON

jennifer-aniston-fitnessAnother big name in the biz who supports the Pilates practice is non other than Jennifer Aniston. The stunning “Friends” star seems to age oh so gracefully (which we think is very unfair by the way) and, she has been voted countless times to have one of the sexiest bodies in Hollywood.

Well, now her workout secret is revealed.

Jen says “I’m a Pilates person. It’s great. I had a hip problem. 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.”

If this isn’t proof that Pilates is a fantastic practice for anyone, even those who suffer from body pains and injuries then I don’t know what is?

 

 

3. MEGHAN MARKLE

Dare we say it, a workout fit for a princess!

Yep you read that right, even Meghan the Duchess of Sussex is a HUGE fan of this training style. In particular, she swears by a niche form of Pilates called “Megaformer”.

With Meghan’s mother having been a yoga instructor, she explained to Women’s Health UK that she has always favoured creative styles of exercise over the more run-of-the-mill approaches.

If you’re wondering what “Megaformer Pilates” is all about, think of it as a supercharged version of the standard “Reformer Pilates”. It is a far less common style, however, something that we are likely to see take off with full speed in the near future.

If you are someone who enjoys a very fast-paced, grueling workout that will literally leave you breathless… this one is for you!

Meghan swears by it and says that Pilates it is the best thing for your body. We totally agree with her 🙂

 

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4. DAVID BECKHAM

Now whilst we may be listing females that love Pilates, we can’t forget about the iconic male celebrities that have taken to this method because Pilates is not a womens-only practice. No way!david-beckham-fit-body

The truth is… there is a growing number of famous males that are getting on board with this style of workout in order to sculpt their bodies, prevent unwanted injuries and, support their mental clarity.

Legendary British footballer, David Beckham is among this growing percentage.

He has been known to say “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. I am in the best shape in years”.

So there you have it fellas, there is no excuse as to why you can’t give this practice a go for yourself (you’re welcome ladies) 🙂

 

 

5. MIRANDA KERR

Ahh yes, Miranda Kerr. The epitome of elegance. Just more proof that celebrities and Pilates are reshaping the fitness industry and we are 100% on board with it!

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(would you like a Reformer like Miranda’s?)

If like us you are in total awe of this internationally adored supermodel and, if you have always wanted to know how she has managed to keep in perfect shape throughout her career (and the birth of two children), this is the magic answer.

The gorgeous, Australian model told BAZAAR.com that she performs Pilates and yoga twice a week. Miranda has also spoken about her love for ballet, meditation and the importance of supplementing your workout routine with a healthy, balanced diet.

She literally loves the Pilates practice so much so that she told Elle.com.au, and we quote “I like plank pose. I do it every day, for 10 minutes. It just keeps your whole body toned.”

Come on y’all, if Miranda Kerr can muster up the courage and energy to love the dreaded plank pose… so can we!

 

 

6. KATE WINSLET

Are you a fan of Kate’s sexy curves? So are we!

This megastar who has been nominated for (and won) numerous Academy Awards and Oscars has revealed to media sources kate-winslet-swears-by-pilatesthat her secret to maintaining her flawless, womanly figure is that of… you guessed it… Pilates.

Both on and off screen, Kate Winslet has a terrific body that ladies all around globe would die for.

She has admitted that she doesn’t take part in “going to the gym” however, her personal favourite for a full-body burn is practicing Pilates in the comfort of her own home every single day for around 20 minutes.

That is literally all it takes, it’s that simple!

 

 

7. LADY GAGA

Something that you may not know about this international superstar is that she suffers from a chronic pain disorder called “Fibromyalgia” due to a traumatic accident during one of her global tours in 2012 – 2013.

It has been a tough road to recovery for this talented pop icon but one thing that Gaga has admitted to over the years is her love and passion for Pilates. She has told her followers on many occasions about how this practice has helped her get back on her feet, posting photos and videos to her Instagram account.

In one particular photo where Gaga is shown to be practicing Reformer Pilates, she writes “Another morning of Pilates and rock n roll with my trainer!! Body by @sloaner7”

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(click image for a similar Pilates Reformer to Lady Gaga)

 

 

 

8. SYLVESTER STALLONE

Here is another prime example of a male celebrity who swears by Pilates and claims that the practice has kept him in seamless shape over his years in the spotlight.

sylvester-stallone-as-ramboFor those who need to see it to believe it, click the following link to see Stallone in action on the Reformer 🙂

Sylvester Stallone Practicing Reformer Pilates

The infamous movie star warns all who are thinking of starting their Pilates journey “For anyone who has never tried Pilates – the name sounds cute, but it ain’t cute”

Thank-you Sylvester for busting the lid on the common myth that Pilates is an “easy” and “chilled out” activity that won’t give you the results you’re after. Lord knows it’s a killer workout even for those tough men out there!

Go Rambo!

 

 

9. PINK

If you have ever been to a live Pink show, you will know just how incredible her acrobatic performances are. We highly pink-doing-a-pilates-workoutrecommend you see her in concert at least once in your lifetime but we digress… that’s not what we’re hear to talk about.

If there’s one performer in this world who not only has the most amazing body but, also has an incredible level of fitness, it’s Pink! Ever wondered how she is capable of swinging, soaring and flipping through the air whilst being able to sing immaculately?

One word, Pilates.

Well known celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins spoke with People magazine, stating that Pink practices regular Pilates in order to target her abs and strengthen her core.

Ah huh, it all makes sense now!

 

 

10. CAMERON DIAZ

cameron-diaz-does-pilatesLast but certainly not least, blonde bombshell Cameron Diaz is also an avid Pilates goer.

On clubpilates.com it is said that she “Does a combination of mat and Reformer Pilates to stay strong and energised.”

Well, if it’s good enough for Cameron, it’s good enough for us!

Her long-time personal trainer Teddy Bass explained to the media that Cameron performs a mixture of Pilates, cardio and weight training to uphold her drool-worthy physique.

He commented That seems to be the best combination for women over 30. Women need weight — it’s great for building the butt. And elongation and smallness is tapped by doing Pilates.”

 

 

Just as a Final Note

 

Thank-you for taking the time to read our latest article.

By taking a look at the connection between some of the most well-known celebrities and Pilates, we hope that you have come to learn that this versatile practice is perfect for literally anyone of any age, gender, condition and lifestyle.

Believe us when we say that Pilates alone can be enough to shift that stubborn weight, strengthen those muscles, tone your physique, improve your posture and much more when practiced correctly AND frequently (3-4 times per week recommended).

For faster results, we advise you to add a few cardio sessions into your routine and we can’t stress to you enough how important it is to maintain a healthy, balanced diet as often as possible.

Just remember though, sometimes less is more.

 

If you enjoyed reading our article, we would love to hear your comments and feedback below. Let us know if you have any questions as we are more than happy to help.

 

Your Truly,

Kiara – Site Founder

My Pilates Collective

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26 Comments

    1. Hi Yama, Kate Winslet is one of our favourites too. Isn’t she great 🙂

      We found it so inspiring to learn that she too practices and loves Pilates.

  1. Most of these celebrities did not surprise me, I mean Jennifer Aniston is one of the most healthy celebrities’ that I have seen for being 50 years old! I was a little shocked to see Sylvester Stallone, who looks like he spends more time in the weight room than doing Pilates. Very interesting read though, thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Travis, thanks for your feedback 🙂

      Jennifer Aniston does have a remarkable body for her age doesn’t she, we’re very jealous!

      We were pleasantly surprised to find out that Stallone practices Pilates too. It’s incredible how many well-known males have taken to this style of exercise and loved it.

      We hope it inspires other men out there to give it go for themselves 🙂

  2. I don’t remember the last time I ever wanted to get my email on someone’s email list but this really suits me, however I couldn’t find the option to be on your email list. I’m a 20 year old guy and inherent grown much taller over the years even though I’m taller than most girls but I really need some extra height. I been looking for ways to get taller without using supplement and i think this might work, I’ll be checking the different types of Pilates I can try at home and i have no one marks this article for future reference thank you so much.

    1. Hi Donny, that is so lovely of you to say, thank-you for your feedback 🙂

      At this stage we don’t have a mailing system set up but this is definitely something I am working to roll out very soon. So happy to hear that you would be interested in signing up. 

      Pilates is a fantastic way to work on improving posture and lengthening the spine so I think you would love this practice!

      Let me know if you have any questions at any time 🙂

    1. Hi Sandra, so happy to hear that you enjoyed the article.

      That sure would be nice wouldn’t it! 🙂

      However, it’s great to feel each of the muscles working hard during the workout and if you hang in there, we guarantee you’ll be blown away with your results!

  3. I did not realize that many celebrities used pilates.
    I have only tried pilates a few times but it certainly felt great.
    Doing regular stretching as well as using a foam roller seems to keep my body feeling healthy and relatively injury free.
    I will try to add more pilates into my routine so that I can benefit from this great exercise.
    Thanks for the interesting post!

    1. Hi Jesse, our pleasure! Thanks for your feedback 🙂

      That is fantastic that you are in the habit of stretching regularly and using a foam roller. There are so many health benefits in doing so and it should definitely help to keep any injuries at bay!

  4. Impressive information! I have some of the health problems mentioned in this article. So, I guess I can’t use those as excuses to avoid exercise anymore. I’m going to have to give pilates a try. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Cathy, so glad to hear that this article has inspired you to take action and give the practice a go 🙂

      We hope you love it and let us know if you ever have any questions.

  5. What a cool post Kiara! I had no idea all of these celebrities do pilates. I’d say that it definitely seems to do a body good LOL. I’ve only done pilates a few times over the years, but I’ve always wanted to get into it more. Seeing some of the male celebrities you’ve listed here definitely gives me a little more motivation to get into it. I’ve had a few injuries from weight lifting lately so I think it would definitely be a huge help. Thank you for the great read! I can’t wait to come back and read future posts of yours!

    1. Hi Dan, thanks for your feedback!

      It’s wonderful to hear that this article has sparked you inspiration to give Pilates another go. I think it will definitely help with those injuries of yours and assist you in preventing further injuries from occurring.

      Let me know if you ever have any questions 🙂

  6. This was very interesting. I’m surprised how many famous people use Pilates. I have heard of Pilates but I didn’t’ realize it was so popular for getting fit fast.

  7. Sylvester Stallone and David beckam are the two that just made my day having found them on the list of celebs that loves pilates. Wow! Knowing that your best footballer and movie actor both love the same thing that you love doing too and you guys share things I’m common is really awesome and I’m only motivated to do this more often. Thank you so much for sharing this out with us

    1. Hi Rodarrick, thanks for your feedback.

      Isn’t it just incredible to see that these stars love the practice as much as we do, very inspiring!

      It just goes to show that this training style is far more popular than most of us believed it to be, so amazing to see 🙂

  8. I’m interested in implementing this kind of fitness to myself but don’t know where or how to start. Can I start something like this at home with minimal fitness equipment like dumbbells only? I live here in a place where fitness gyms are located very far away, usually a 2-hour travel going there and another 2-hour travel going home. So, doing it at home seems like a more practical way. I’d like to see a guide where one can get started doing Pilates at home.

    1. Hi Gomer, thanks for your question. I’m more than happy to help 🙂

      Absolutely, Pilates comes in many forms and “Mat Pilates” sounds like it will be the best option for you to get started at home if you don’t wish to spend much on equipment. 

      Stay tuned because I will be uploading a blog post very soon with some sequences that you can do at home as well as an app that I highly recommend. You can check it out in advance if you like, the link is below 🙂

      https://www.pilatesanytime.com/

      Hope this helps! Just let me know if you have any other questions.

  9. Jennifer Aniston looks amazing all the time. I should have known it was the Pilates. The fact that she mentions her hip and back problems disappearing is a relief.I have slight back problems and I am glad there is a possibility of fixing it with a Pilate. The body that Pink posses gives me the urge to start Pilates right away. She really has that killer body I must say! Thank you for these inspiration to get serious and enjoy some Pilates. The results speak for themselves.

    1. Aren’t they just amazing! We adore Jen and Pink alike 🙂

      Pilates has been known to be an excellent way to exercise in a gentle but effective manner whilst working to improve a sore back/hip and joints. 

      I highly recommend you give it a try Carol, it sounds like it will be the perfect training style for you 🙂

  10. There is no doubt in my mind that Pilates is an excellent exercise for strengthening your core and toning your body while losing weight. I am actually thinking of starting this now that winter is approaching and my preferred form of exercise, hiking in the mountains, will be a bit more difficult in cold icy weather.

    I need a good overall exercise to do indoors and Pilates was recommended to me. I liked what you shared here and I didn’t know Lady Gaga has Fibromyalgia. What I know of these celebrities are that they are always fit and this gives me motivation to take Pilates seriously. Thank you for sharing this information.

    1. Hi Robert, thanks for your feedback 🙂

      Absolutely, Pilates is a fantastic way to exercise in the warmth of indoors during the winter months. Great idea!

      So glad to hear that this article has provided you with some motivation.

  11. Hi! Some names in your list didn’t surprise me, but others indeed did. I didn’t know that Sylvester Stallone and Cameron Diaz would be in this list.

    It’s an encouragement that they also practice Pilates and have obtained so good results. Kinda good to think in it those lazy days we just want to skip our training session.

    1. Hi Henry 🙂

      That’s so true, it’s such great inspiration for us all and proof that all kinds of people around the world enjoy this style!

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