Rebel Wilson's Trainer Shared How the Actress Has Been Reaching Her Fitness Goals In 2020
Apparently, the star has been in the gym every day of the week.
Research has shown that as little as 3 percent of people who set New Year's Resolutions actually achieve them—but Rebel Wilson is determined to be one of the few who sticks with their goals. Two weeks ago, the actress took to her Instagram to share that she wanted to focus on her health by exercising, drinking more water, and improving her diet in 2020.
"Okay so for me 2020 is going to be called 'The Year of Health'," Wilson wrote in her post at the time. "So I put on the athleisure and went out for a walk, [I'm] deliberately hydrating on the couch right now and trying to avoid the sugar and junk food which is going to be hard after the holidays I've just had but I'm going to do it!"
Wilson's Instagram followers were quick to share their admiration for the star, showing their support with some encouraging comments on the post. "I'm so proud of you," wrote one fan. "You are inspiring me," commented another.
Turns out, Wilson really has been sticking to her goals since sharing them on social media. In a recent Instagram post, Wilson's trainer, Jono Castano Acero, applauded the actress for putting in some serious work at the gym. "Friday vibes but @rebelwilson has been putting in the yards 7 days a week," he wrote on Instagram. "Proud of you, girl."
Acero's post featured a photo of him and Wilson, along with a video of the Cats star crushing some battle rope slams. ICYDK, battle rope exercises are actually one of the best metabolism-revving strength moves you can do, according to science. One study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, showed that 30-second bursts of battle rope exercises followed by one-minute rest intervals can help to maximize your cardio and stoke your metabolism. Exercisers who did eight sets of these work-rest intervals burned up to nine calories a minute, according to the study's results.
In addition to battle rope slams, Wilson has been working on her daily cardio, Acero told Hollywood Life. "I encourage all my clients to do an extra bit of cardio during the day to keep moving," he said of his work with Wilson. "A little tip is to get a watch or use your phone to count steps and aim for 10,000 steps a day."
Wilson also uses the assault bike for "safe movement without impact," explained Acero. If you're not familiar with the bike, it combines the arm-pumping action of a cross-country ski machine with the leg-firming power of cycling—and the harder you pedal, the harder pedaling gets, thanks to wind resistance produced by the bike's fan.
Outside of cardio, Wilson does everything from TRX training to resistance band abs exercises in her workout routine, shared Acero. "I use the TRX as it focuses on using body weight and gravity as resistance to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability," the trainer told Hollywood Life.
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This article originally appeared on Shape.com