Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin’ Monday – ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Weight Loss!
First Published: May 16, 2011 2:09 PM EDT Credit: ABC
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Millions will tune into ABC’s mega-hit “Dancing with the Stars” tonight. While some fans are mesmerized by watching their favorite celebs dance, others tune in to catch the miraculous body transformation of the star contestants.
This season is no different – and it’s all about Kirstie Alley and her incredibly shrinking body.
Dancing up a storm, Alley, whose struggle with her weight is no secret, has reportedly slimmed down to a size 6. Go, Kirstie!
In seasons past, Kelly Osbourne and Marie Osmond dropped 40-plus pounds from competing on the show.
‘These celebrities come on the show and in just two to three weeks into it you’re already seeing results on their bodies,” reveals “DWTS” pro Chelsie Hightower to Healthy Hollywood. Chelsie, 21, who teamed up with Romeo this season, says he came into the competition toned and left it super buff, adding, “he lost that extra layer of flab he had on his abs and arms.”
Chelsie reveals to Healthy Hollywood that “DWTS” has inspired numerous fans to get out there and dance. “People realize how good dancing is for the body. And it’s a different type of exercise because people can do it for a long time because it’s fun and doesn’t feel like you’re working out.”
There are a series of “DWTS” exercise DVDs to help us normal folks learn how to shake it to a sexy, lean body. To coincide with the 11th season, 2 new workouts recently debuted, Dancing with the Stars: Fat-Burning Cardio Dance and Dancing with the Stars: Ballroom Buns & Abs – led by Chelsie, Kym Johnson, and Edyta Sliwinska. “We pick a lot of the same moves we do on the show and apply it to these DVDs and it’s more beneficial because we’re gearing it towards toning and calorie burning,” adds Chelsie. These fat-busting moves come from dances like the Mambo, the Tango, the Hustle – and even Ballroom.
For those of us who feel silly dancing, the best news is there’s no partner required. “That is the part of these, is that you’re doing it in the comfort of your own home – without anybody watching. So, just go for it and don’t be afraid to try something new – because you never know what you might fall upon and love,” advises Chelsie.
To find out more about the “DWTS” DVD exercise series, head to www.amazon.com. Plus, tune in to see the remaining four contestants on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” tonight at 8 PM.
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