Britney Spears Shares The 15-Minute Treadmill Workout She Does To Stay In Shape

by | Jul 18, 2019

Britney Spears is as much of a fitness nut as she is a Grammy-winning pop star these days. Earlier this year, Spears expressed her goals to lose weight and how she’s doing it mainly through strength training—not cardio.

“I don’t like doing much cardio. My body has muscle memory, cus I use it be gymnast and I can bulk up…so I like isolated movement,” Spears said in a previous Instagram post.

But in her latest workout video, Spears is challenging herself to do more cardio by walking on the treadmill for a longer period of time.

“Excuse the no makeup and the obnoxiously walking on the treadmill really, really fast, but right now, I’m just going 15 minutes on the treadmill. Usually, my base workout is 15 minutes on the treadmill and then I get off and do stretching, yoga, arms, and a little Pilates,” Spears explained.

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Spears said her goal is to increase her time on the treadmill for another 15 minutes in order to improve her cardiovascular endurance. “I get back on again and do another 15 minutes. But today my challenge is to go 30. Do you think I can do it?,” Spears continued.

The video then cuts to Spears doing a variety of strength work off the treadmill. Spears first performed shoulder raises with a kettlebell, which targets her back deltoids, then she switched it up by performing the same exercise using a pair of dumbbells. Kettlebells are an excellent tool for improving your grip strength, and because of the way they’re designed, they force you to recruit your core. After using weights, Spears transitions to bodyweight exercises with a series of leg lifts that target her inner thighs.

By the end of her workout, Spears posted that she beat her goal of walking at least 30 minutes on the treadmill and actually did 40 minutes instead.

“Yes I did my challenge…but I did 40 minutes on the treadmill and 20 on the floor. It’s a big deal for me to stay on the treadmill cause I literally hate it….so whoop!!!!,” Spears captioned her post.

While cardio is definitely essential to any workout routine, you don’t have to stay on the treadmill very long to reap the benefits. In fact, walking or running in intervals for shorter periods of time has proven to be just as effective for losing weight and increasing calorie burn.

We love that Spears challenged herself and didn’t let the mental struggles get in the way. Keep at it, Brit!

This article originally appeared on Prevention US. 

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Known as the “escaping violence payment scheme,” the government has set aside $144.5 million over the next two years to give women $1,500 cash, with the remainder to pay for goods and services, bond, school fees and other necessaries to establish a new safe home. UnitingCare Network will be tasked with delivering the payments while helping link women and their children with relevant community services. 

As the Daily Telegraph reports, “An analysis of domestic violence data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while it is more common for women from poorer areas, women from high socio-economic areas are not immune from experiencing partner violence.”

As Women’s Safety Minister Anne Ruston explained, the trial has been introduced with the aim to help women overcome the financial barriers that might deter them from leaving a violent relationship. “We know that financial hardship as well as economic abuse - which may involve interfering with work or controlling or withholding money - reduces women’s ability to acquire and use money and makes it difficult to leave violent relationships,” she said. 

“The payments will assist people who need financial support to leave. We know the size of the house a woman is fleeing doesn’t matter. Often she bundles the kids into the car, maybe the dog too and they leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.”

To be eligible for a payment, women must be facing financial stress and have some evidence of domestic violence such as a referral from a family and domestic violence service provider with a risk assessment and safety plan, or an AVO, court order or police report. As UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little said, “We believe that all people, especially women and their children, have the right to live freely and without fear, and this payment is an important step forward to ending violence against women and children.”

If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.

If you’d like to speak to someone about domestic violence, please call the 1800 

Respect hotline on 1800 737 732 or chat online. 

Under 25? You can reach Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800 or chat online.