“I wish I worked out more during the holidays! I tend to get lazy at times during the holidays, but I have to find motivation with all the cheese and crackers I indulge in,” reveals actress Katie Cassidy.
Just like the rest of us folks, the “Gossip Girl” guest star slacks off on her exercise routine during the busy, party-packed holiday season. Healthy Hollywood gets it, but suggests trying to squeeze in a few mini workouts – your mind and body will thank you. “Try to get the gym – even if it’s a 20 minute cardio session. Allow yourself to enjoy the yummy food, but don’t go overboard. Portion control,” adds Katie.
Katie, who understands the importance of staying in shape, is an avid runner, who likes to add kettle bells into her workout regimen to strengthen her core and legs. Yet, to balance things out, the 25-year old has also gotten into yoga to tone and lengthen. Plus, it’s a great mind/body regimen that not only works up a sweat, but also helps shed any holiday stress.
Healthy Hollywood met up with the athletically-minded actress at a recent Under Armour event in New York City to launch their Women 2012 collection. Katie joined celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson to chat about their favorite fitness tips and of course, dish about what’s hot in workout gear.
To show off her trim and tone figure, Katie favors the Under Armour collection. “Under Armour is seriously the most comfortable workout gear I own. Not only that, they look awesome. I think as long as you feel good, you’ll look good,” states Katie. These days, all women, famous or not, often find themselves wearing their workout gear outside the gym to run errands or just lounge around the house.
Plus, a cute workout outfit is always a nice present to find under the Christmas tree. “This year, it’s all about the perfect fit and eye-catching colors,” reveals Adrienne Lofton Shaw, a marketing executive with Under Armour. “Women are more confident and driven than ever right now, and aren’t afraid to show it by wearing super-flattering silhouettes and strong colors that are tailored to their bold lifestyles,” adds Adrienne. UA has a full line of comfy yet flattering performance pieces from pants to footwear to sports bra. “The Armour Bra is a revolutionary new sports bra that is customizable to your exact band and cup size. It’s designed with strategically placed super stretch and mesh panels that are made to move with you,” states Adrienne.
For more information on Under Armour’s fitness collection, head to www.underarmour.com.