The Fitness Routine Behind Lady Gaga’s Washboard Abs

by | Aug 27, 2020

Off the back of dominating the awards season, Lady Gaga has officially won the 2019 Met Gala with her four outfit extravaganza. And while her style has been the star of the evening, her super-fit abs deserve some recognition too. She showed them off in the final look of the red carpet in nothing but fishnets and lingerie.

Watch Lady Gaga’s epic outfit changes…

The singer looked AMAZING and probably has all her fans wondering: How does she keep her body so dang fierce?

1. She has a personal trainer.

The singer looked AMAZING and probably has all her fans wondering: How does she keep her body so dang fierce?

Gaga works with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to help her get shredded. His other celeb clients include Katy Perry, Adam Levine, Megan Fox, and Ariana Grande.

2. She has an intense cardio and strength routine.

In 2012, Pasternak told Glamour that he has Gaga follow his quick and efficient 25-minute circuit workout three days a week, and cardio for 30 minutes two days a week. “Gaga doesn’t love to work out, but she likes how efficient this method is,” he said. “Your heart rate stays up, so you burn more calories in less time.” 

3. She loves yoga.

According to Us Weekly, Gaga is a huge fan of yoga and “does it whenever she can, not just for the physical side but for the mental side as well.”

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4. She’s a fan of gyrotonics.

“Gyro class, not the Greek sandwich kind!! ????” Lady Gaga captioned a workout photo leading up to her role in American Horror Story: Hotel. In the image, she’s using a “Gyrotoner” machine, which is used in gyrotonics training—a method that uses similar principles as yoga to “increase range of motion, improve strength and movement efficiency” the website explains

And based on her Instagram feed, Gaga is all about toning her core with this method.

5. She loves getting active outdoors.

Whether she’s riding horses or taking scenic hikes, Gaga loves taking her fitness outside, at least according to her Instagram.

6. She eats healthy.

According to People, Gaga’s personal chef (and best friend from childhood) Bo O’Connor helps her stay healthy when on the road by making lots of salads. “She definitely will always have a salad throughout the day whether it’s for lunch or dinner,” said O’Connor. “The salad can be different and change; it doesn’t always have to be super lettuce-based, rather it can have other components that are a little bit more satisfying.”

And she loves smoothies. “She likes natural based smoothies…vegan with coconut, coconut water, all fresh, and she tries to be very good at that on tour.”

7. But she also indulges on occasion.

Gaga has shared some of her fave treats on Instagram, including fried chicken and bacon. Hey, it’s all about balance, right?

This article originally appeared on Women’s Health US.

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Here's her story.

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.

My next miscarriage happened 6 months later - I started to bleed on holiday with friends, I told no one, I was deeply ashamed. I passed that baby alone in the shower at 3am, forever traumatised as I had to flush the remains down the toilet.

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.

Last year took courage to come back and work in this space again after bereavement leave - the physical and emotional pain was real, the triggers of other women's stories are real but they are also cathartic. As is the change we create, I feel like my work is meaningful and makes a difference that's what carries me on, I know we can do so much more with the right support alongside us.

I want to next see more targeted action from our government - in particular the Department of Health - in addressing this issue. It's no longer ok to turn a blind eye to the death of our babies, our trauma, and our poor mental health because of the system failing us.

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.

How can women experiencing miscarriage access support?

They can head to www.pinkelephants.org.au to access our circle of support, which includes online peer support communities to connect with others through miscarriage, trying to conceive again, and pregnancy after loss. Specialised emotional support content, as well as shared stories and journeys, can be accessed through our website too.