“After Doing Kate Hudson’s Workouts For A Week, I Understand Why She’s So Fit”
Let’s be real: Kate Hudson is a fitness icon. Receipts, you ask? Her rock-hard abs and toned AF booty have graced the cover of Women’s Health mag more than once… not to mention the fact that she makes working out actually seem fun. A not-so-easy feat. Plus, she likes exercising so much that she co-founded an activewear brand Fabletics (very cute — wish it was available in SA).
So yeah, in addition to being an all-around talented badass, the actress and mom of three is veeery vocal about prioritizing her fitness routine and healthy habits. And naturally, I wanted in on all of her ~workout deets~. From Pilates to yoga to running, Kate does it all. A bonus? Her exercise schedule is totally quarantine-friendly. And after spending a week recreating some of her go-to workouts, I have a whole new appreciation for how Kate stays so fit at 41.
Workout 1: Nicole Stuart Training
Kate’s been training with Nicole Stuart since she was just 19 years old. Pre-Covid, they were meeting up weekly when they’re both in Los Angeles, but since Kate travels so much usually, Stuart also designs digital workouts for her to do on the road. Stuart has tons of online classes available for purchase on Vimeo, so I decided to give one of her full-body sessions a shot.
The video starts with Stuart chilling in her luxurious-looking backyard pool (vibes), then she introduces herself and we get right into the bodyweight movements. Each exercise (we did clamshells, arm raises, leg lifts, and more) was quick but super tough, so I found my butt and abs hurting so good for just the right amount of time before I wanted to give up. Stuart gives you a rep range for all the exercises (like 10–15 of each move), so you can just go at your own pace.
Another positive? Stuart’s voice is calming as hell. She’s got the most caring demeanour, and working out with her felt like getting a warm hug from my mom — 10/10 would recommend. I can see how Kate’s kept working out with her for 22 years (#relationshipgoals).
Workout 2: Pilates
Kate posts tons of IG content about all her Pilates reformer workouts, so obviously another Pilates class was on my agenda. Lucky for me, the WH team already hosted a pilates class on YouTube, so I pulled the video up on my laptop, rolled out my yoga mat and got to it.
By the end of the video I already felt sore from my torso up, so I just laid on my mat and rested for another 15 minutes.