Janet Jackson has always struggled with her weight. But as the new spokesperson for Nutrisystem, the pop star is looking better than ever. Find out from her personal trainer Tony Martinez how you, too, can get these amazing results, without the diet, in SheKnows Celebody.
“She gained 60 pounds, and we lost that in three months,” her trainer Tony Martinez tells SheKnows of Jackson’s fluctuation since those unflattering paparazzi pictures in 2009.
SheKnows met up with Martinez recently at his beachside neighborhood of Belmont Shore, California, to get a private lesson from the trainer, and learn the secrets to Jackson’s success.
He revealed that the key to keeping Jackson focused is creativity.
“We did a lot of water sports and basketball,” says Martinez. “She gets bored very quick. We try to mix it up as much as possible.”
Martinez says that Jackson, like many of us, didn’t like working out when she first got started. So he kept their workouts fun by using out-of-the-box training tools, like Core Stix.
Core Stix was invented by Martinez’s friend, Pittsburgh Penguins strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar. The machine provides a total body workout, using weighted sticks and instability to sculpt your muscles. The best part is it only takes about 15 minutes to complete a full session.
In addition to the strength training, Martinez also does cardio with Jackson about five times a week. Their sessions are so frequent that he travels with her when she goes on tour.
Watch Janet Jackson’s Core Stix workout
Other celebrity trainers who love Core Stix include Gunnar Peterson (trains Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey) and Adam Ernster (trains Denise Richards and Nicole Scherzinger).
The equipment serves as a full gym and can be purchased on the Core Stix website.