The Fat-Busting Exercise Behind Kate Hudson’s 11kg Weight Loss

The Fat-Busting Exercise Behind Kate Hudson’s 11kg Weight Loss

A quick scroll through Kate Hudson’s Instagram proves the woman means business about her postpartum weight loss: there are pics of her doing Pilates, breastfeeding mid-sweat sesh and trying out the Mirror (an interactive home gym display for those not in the know.) But there’s one workout, in particular, Kate keeps coming back to time […]

by | Apr 29, 2019

A quick scroll through Kate Hudson’s Instagram proves the woman means business about her postpartum weight loss: there are pics of her doing Pilates, breastfeeding mid-sweat sesh and trying out the Mirror (an interactive home gym display for those not in the know.)

But there’s one workout, in particular, Kate keeps coming back to time and time again: The NW Method. Not only does the mum-of-three frequently wax lyrical about the program and its founder (Nicole Winhoffer) on social media, she’s also shared a few snippets of her favourite moves.

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“Gettin stronger….! @nicolewinhoffer kicking my ????” she captioned one clip. In it, Kate can be seen doing ‘the serpent’ – aka, a tricky variation of a push-up that’s epic for fat burning.

“The intention of this move is to cause every muscle in the body to work together at once,” Winhoffer explained in an interview with Healthista. “This move utilities the power and strength of your natural body weight. Plus, the angles that the move creates are great to help shape behind the arms, waist, and butt for women.”

In addition, Kate gravitates towards low-impact exercises to keep her muscles long and lean.

“Kate also enjoys the toning and dynamic stretching moves, and creating all sorts of strong shapes in our workouts,” Winfhoffer said.

For context, the NW Method is a total mind/body workout that uses repetition and steady-state cardio to induce muscle memory and torch calories. The moves are challenging and pretty unconventional (no lunges, no burpees), with its celebrity devotees including Sienna Miller and Naomi Watts.

“My NW Method was created with the intention to keep women in the healthiest, most natural shape for their bodies. So when looking at what I believe is the most reliable type of exercise for fitness it would be the NW Method: dance music driven workout mixed with innovative high repetition bodyweight exercises,” Winhoffer told the publication.

Clearly, it works for Kate – with the help of the NW Method and WW (of which she is an ambassador), the actress has lost nearly 11kg since giving birth to her daughter Rani Rose in September 2018.

“Okay my friends, wanted to share! I’m a couple lbs from my goal weight! I’ve done it without stressing on food or working out like crazy although I have been disciplined,” she wrote in a recent post.

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“Yes, an active lifestyle I find enjoyable and yes, understanding food is a passion of mine but it doesn’t mean that I don’t need the support like everyone else. Sharing the little parts of my wellness journey with you makes me feel oh so good. I can only hope that what I put out there can make you feel good and bring encouragement in return. Love, Kate ???? PS I ain’t done yet! ???? #NoFilter #AndILoveAFilter ????”

Looking the goods, Kate! Keep up the great work.

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It’s official: Shorts Season is officially here. While lockdown has seen many of us realise that activewear is less something to be worn for a workout and more a uniform we choose to do any and all daily activities in, when the warmer temperatures roll around, that favourite pair of sweatpants and leggings sometimes don’t cut it. Sure, they might be a staple in any wardrobe, but the Aussie sun doesn’t listen to reason, no matter how comfortable or cute it might be. And when it comes to summer, working out in leggings can feel like being trapped in a sauna, the sweat pooling at your ankles and around the waistband – as well as those other areas we won’t mention here. 

But as we transition from leggings to shorts, it becomes clear pretty quickly that not all shorts are created equal, and certainly not all shorts are fit for a workout. Take it from us at Women’s Health HQ, we’ve been there, tried it and lived to see the consequences. From the shorts that look cute but ride up to show your undies on the run, to those that feel like being strapped into a harness that’s digging into your hip bones. Then there are the fabrics that can cause chafing – a big no – and those that basically shine a spotlight on any area you might be sweating. 

Thankfully, a number of brands are here to cater to your exercise needs with innovative materials, fabrics and sustainable options to see you through a summer of movement. Regardless of your workout preferences or daily activity, we’ve selected the best shorts that will ensure you feel good in your body, shorts that get you excited to embrace the day and attack it with energy, that make you want to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, whether it be walking, running, or socialising in the park. Here are our pick of the best bike shorts below. 

Nagnata

Uptown Biker, $240

What says summer more than a pop of orange and the sleek shape of these Nagnata biker shorts? With its mid-length and horizontal raised rib side detail, these are shorts you can wear both for a workout and out to meet the girls. Made in Australia with a technical knit fabrication, the double-layer jacquard provides gentle sculpting qualities for the body, making it an excellent choice for light to moderate fitness activities like yoga, pilates or barre. 

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New Balance

Q Speed Fuel Short, $70

We love the colour of these shorts from New Balance which are cut with a sleek, speedy look that also helps to elongate the legs. Featuring NB DRY moisture wicking fabric, these are the shorts you want for high intensity exercise or long runs, keeping you comfortable and dry. There’s also an interior brief for added comfort and a stash pocket to keep your essentials. 

All Access

Ultra High Rise Zip Front Biker Short, $78

Yes, the colour is amazing but the fit is equally sensational on these All Access shorts. For those who love a high-rise fit and wide waistband that holds you in at the waist, look no further. The sleek, shiny look offers mid-compression and the fabric is moisture-wicking, so you can stay comfortable even during your sweatiest workouts. 

Nike

Nike x Naomi Osaka Utility Short, $90

Few things are worse than heading out the door for a run and realising your shorts offer no pockets for those essentials you need. You’re left to hold your iPhone, keys, and anything else you might need in your sweaty palm. Thankfully, Naomi Osaka knows what we need when it comes to exercise shorts and these utility shorts from her collaboration with Nike offer all that and more with a relaxed fit and elastic waistband. 

Tracksmith

Session short Tights, $72

When it comes to bike shorts, you want to feel supported and held in but you also want to be able to breathe. These Tracksmith session short tights are exceptional in offering support while still ensuring comfort remains a priority. Forget about chafing, these shorts won’t ride up and down and the fabric offers more coverage and support against the body. 

Outdoor Voices

Relay 3” Short, $48

Who said summer shorts have to be boring? Outdoor Voices brings fashion-forward style and playfulness to their collections with fun prints and exciting colours. We love the relay 3” shorts for their ultralight, quick-drying fabric that also happens to be made from recycled polyester. But more importantly, we love the print and Poppy Swirl is as good as it gets. There’s even a hidden pocket for your valuables, too. 

Lululemon

Align High-Rise Short 6”, $69

If you’re familiar with the buttery-soft feel of Lululemon’s tights, you’ll want to get your hands on a pair of their shorts, too. Made with the same Nulu fabric that their tights are known for, these shorts feel weightless and super soft. They might be our go-to staple for any workout, but the feel is so second-skin that it’s hard to not wear them for every other activity, too. 

Spiritual Gangster

Seamless Biker Short, $112

These biker shorts from Spiritual Gangster move with you, thanks to a three-tiered compressive waistband that offers a flattering high waist that hugs you in all the right places, without proving constrictive. They offer medium compression but are built for all day comfort, and the colour is a true summer staple because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love tie-dye?