Kate Hudson Reveals Her Fitness Secrets

by | Dec 1, 2017

It’s a well-known fact that Kate Hudson loves to exercise. In addition to being the co-founder of activewear brand Fabletics, the mum-of-two loves to share pictures of her workout routines with her five million Instagram followers on a regular basis.

Recently, Kate opened up in two separate interviews with Shape and InStyle about the tips and tricks she relies on to keep her happy, healthy and fit. Here’s what we learnt:

#1 / Her go-to workout

The actress spoke to InStyle about the importance of tailoring a workout routine to what works best for you. For her, it’s Pilates as, “there’s something about it that I feel like I can reconnect – something that just motivates me.” Kate went on to explain in her Shape interview that Pilates is “the workout my body really responds to. It’s all about alignment, elongating your spine, and strengthening your core. It makes me feel my strongest.”

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#2 / Why she loves the outdoors

Kate told Shape that the best part of exercising outdoors is the freedom you get from being outside and how it enables you to really experience the city you’re in. She said, “in New York City, if I’m staying downtown and have a meeting uptown, I’ll put on my earphones, listen to great music, and just walk. There is nothing better than walking in Manhattan.”

#3 / Her favourite workout apps

As she travels so regularly, Kate says she often finds it difficult to make it to the gym so there are a few workout apps that she relies on when she’s abroad. Her favourites include, “QE2, a full-body routine created by my Pilates teacher, Nicole Stuart. It keeps me in tip-top shape. Then there’s Hot5, which I love because each workout is only five minutes long.” She’s also a fan of the app Sworkit as “you can do it anywhere, even in the smallest space, and break a good swear in just 15 to 20 minutes.”

This article was originally published by Beauty Crew.

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What is your experience with miscarriage?

I have lost 3 babies to miscarriage, my first was a missed miscarriage - I walked into a scan expecting to show my then-toddler her baby sibling on the screen only to be met with 'I'm sorry there is no heartbeat.' I had to endure a weekend with that baby dead inside of me before I could be fitted in for a D&C.

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My final loss was just last year another miscarriage I started to spot and I just knew, the Doctor that saw me this time asked if we could see a flicker on the screen she thought there was a heartbeat, astounded we asked for a second opinion, where it was confirmed my baby had died.

How did you process the trauma?

With my first two losses, I didn't cope. I poured everything into Pink Elephants and having another baby. I had another pregnancy but was completely terrified the whole time, I didn't bond with this baby, no names, no gender reveal, wearing a brave face every day pretending I was grateful. When Johnny was 4 months old it all caught up with me: I had postpartum anxiety and post-traumatic stress as a result of my losses and not processing the trauma. With counselling and medication, I began to heal and process my losses. My loss last year was different: I took bereavement leave, I gave myself permission to grieve our baby girl and mourn my future with her. I spoke with others in our community, I went back to counselling, and I took the time I needed to start to heal.

How did you get the courage to launch Pink Elephants?

I don't think it was courage, in the beginning, I think it was my anger at the lack of support and validation that I chose to channel into something positive.

I never want my daughter to go through what I did in the way I did. Women deserve so much more than what we currently get.

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How can we support a friend that has been through loss like this?

You can be there for her, you can validate her loss, don't reduce it to 'at least' comments. You can't take away her pain but you can provide a safe space for her to share and feel listened to, empathised with, and supported. Like any other bereavement send flowers, we have collaborated on a LVLY nurture flower posy as a way to do this. Remember there is no timeline to grief and it's ok for her to still be upset for many months after, remember her due date, acknowledge it at the time, support her through other friends' baby showers.

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