Some people take on fitness programs, diet plans and weight loss programs to lose weight, stay fit, and be healthy. In Ashley Greene’s case in addition to those reasons, her career requires it! Ashley Greene, or better known as the teenage vampire, Alice Cullen in the famous movie Twilight looks amazing and is very fit. Being an actress that looks great is one thing, but being an actress playing the role of a vampire is another. There are fight scenes in the movie that require the actress to be in great shape. Here are the fitness programs and diet plans that she underwent in order to prepare for the movie!
Ashley Greene’s Exercise Program
She had to go through intense fitness and diet programs in order to do the stunts required in the movie. “[The cast] had a personal trainer and then we also had fight training,” Greene recounts. To maintain her sexy bikini body, the gorgeous Ashley does Pilates six days a week. “I do it early in the morning,” she says. “Sometimes [I do] cardio. I am not a big weight person because when I do weights I build muscle mass.”
Of course, pain comes with intense exercises, but the result will always be stunning. Before the movie, she only did Pilates exercise, but with the pressure that comes with the job, the producers have given her a fitness trainer who designed a fitness program that’s right for her.
She said her fitness trainer designed a program according to what she likes to do. “If I want to go kayaking, he’ll take me kayaking and mountain biking and yoga and martial arts. So it’s this whole mixture of everything, it’s really fun.’” She said to RadarOnline.
Kayaking is not only fun but also a great way to lose weight. With just the position alone, you will know which body part you are going to exercise. Now the best part, depending on how toned you are, you might be paddling between 400-600 strokes per mile. Basically, you are having an intense exercise on your whole upper body and lower body at the same time. Talk about the ultimate fitness training. Primarily, kayaking would make you lose between 300-600 calories per hour depending on the intensity!
Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts
Martial arts is another type of exercise that Ashley Greene likes and practices. “I think part of it is that it’s really empowering and part of it is because it’s fun,” said Greene. “It’s incredible to see what your body can do and what you’re capable of and not needing a weapon to defend yourself is a really great thing.” She continued:
“It puts my dad at ease and gives him a little piece of mind. I started doing martial arts when I was really young and I ended up sparring with boys instead of girls because I was that into it and I didn’t want to beat up the girls. It’s a fun thing and I’ve always been really athletic.” To be successful in martial arts, one has to do endurance exercises, strength and cardio exercises as well. Altogether, it improves your total well being and is a complete fitness program. According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, people who practice martial arts regularly have an amazing level of physical fitness! They have lesser body fat, and they can also do intense exercises twice as much as the others. It’s not only good for weight loss, but also prevents chronic diseases, a good form of anti aging, and helps improve the body’s immune system. In Ashley’s case, she’s not only enjoying these benefits but she’s having fun as well.
Just like kayaking and Martial Arts, mountain biking is also a great fitness training, not only to lose weight but also to exercise and build your stamina. If you are on a weight lose program, biking will optimize fat burning so you lose weight faster than other regular fitness and exercise programs. It is cardio exercise, except for being able to go places, enjoy fresh air and a change of view.
Ashley Greene’s Diet
Ashley Greene is not big on diets! She is engaged in a lot of different exercise and fitness programs so she does not need to also be on diets! Instead she tries to maintain a healthy diet! When she feels like nibbling on something, she would eat something healthy. Her weakness thought, “Cheez-Its.” She loves “Cheez-Its”. She tries not to buy it, but others buy it for her since it’s her favorite. So what she does is to only put a tiny amount in a Ziploc bag and only eat that. That way, she can control the portion she eats.
Ashley Greene is able to have an amazing body by staying very active and doing the exercises she really enjoys! That is the key, exercise consistently, and do that by finding exercises you really enjoy, and keep changing them so you will not get bored!