In a new interview with Closer Magazine,Gwen’s longtime personal trainer and friend Mike Heatlie praises Gwen’s determination and devotion to her fitness routine,saying that it isn’t hard at all for her to be motivated and that she is a wonderful role model and a ”perfect example of a celebrity”. We couldn’t agree more!!
Gwen Stefani needs “ten per cent” push when it comes to working out with her personal trainer.
The American songstress-turned-fashion-designer is renowned for her impressively honed body and gorgeously kooky look. The stunning star is mother to Kingston, five, and three-year-old Zuma, and has revealed in the past that she works hard to achieve her toned frame.
Gwen’s personal trainer Mike Heatlie says the singer is so determined, she only needs a little bit of encouragement in the gym.
“A trainer is someone who pushes you further than you can go by yourself. Some athletes may only need an extra three per cent push, others might need 80. For Gwen, it’s ten per cent,” he revealed in an interview with Closer magazine.
Mike says Gwen isn’t hard to motivate. The fitness expert, who is based in the UK, says the 41-year-old beauty is a great role model.
“No – she’ll do whatever it takes! I’ve done five world tours with her and she’s the perfect example of a celebrity. You never see her drunk, and she’s an extremely good mother, wife and family person,” he said.
Mike is proud of what Gwen achieves. The exercise guru says his client always looks wonderful, on stage or off stage.
“Gwen looks fantastic, even when she’s not on tour. When she does go on tour she looks incredible – she has an amazing body shape,” he added.
UPDATE: The Belfast Telegraph has posted more excerpts from Mike’s interview,in which he dicusses Gwen’s tough fitness regime:
Gwen Stefani takes six weeks to prepare her body for a big event.
The platinum-haired singer is renowned for her impressively honed body and stunning looks. The 41-year-old star works with personal trainer Mike Heatlie ahead of big industry events, and the fitness expert says she exercises hard to look her best.
“Whenever she has a tour, I fly to LA to work with her for six weeks before the event. I’m like her ‘last-7lbs.-to-lose’ guy. She’ll get most of the way to where she needs to be herself – I just take her to the final level. And I always succeed!” he laughed in an interview with Closer magazine.
Gwen is mother to Kingston, five, and three-year-old Zuma, and has revealed in the past that it takes a lot of effort to achieve her toned frame.
Mike says Gwen follows a specific exercise and diet programme to achieve her enviably toned look.
“I train her exceptionally hard, with very little rest between exercises. We train five times a week for just over an hour,” he explained.
“We do a mixture of things, but make sure we focus on diet. You have to limit the amount of calories, what I call ‘calorie cycling’. You have four days of diet where you only have 1,200 calories, a couple of midway 1,500 calorie days, then a day off where you can have 1,800 calories.”
UPDATE 2: The Belfast Telegraph has added even more excerpts from Mike’s interview-this time,he talks about Gwen’s diet plan:
Gwen Stefani follows a “protein-based” diet to maintain her stunning figure.
The platinum-haired singer is renowned for her impressively honed body and gorgeous looks. The 41-year-old star works with personal trainer Mike Heatlie to maintain her slender frame.
The fitness expert says Gwen relies on protein to keep her in shape.
“You need some carbohydrates. Anybody who says you don’t is wrong. I’ve tried eating no crabs and it’s not that productive – but you should only eat them up until lunchtime,” he explained in an interview with Closer magazine.
“Gwen follows a protein-based diet with vegetables. She has lots of salmon or chicken and vegetables at lunch and dinner, while omelettes, a protein shake or porridge make good breakfast choices.”
Mike says there is a lot of pressure on female celebrities to always look perfectly preened. The exercise guru works with his clients to make-sure they maintain their slim frames healthily.
“There’s so much pressure,” he explained.
“It can be destructive if they’re struggling with their weight – they’ll end up hiding away. On the other hand, that pressure is probably quite good for some, as it forces discipline. The world expects them to be in shape.”