Britney Spears' Workout Secret Is One We Should All Try

Emily Abbate Love It!

Britney SpearsTo say that Britney Spears has made a 180 since the days of her shaved head is an understatement. Britney is back, walking around on fire like the mistakes of her past never happened and she's boasting a slammin' bod to boot. We all know that Brit is a huge fan of yoga, which is how she tones up those killer legs. However, the "Toxic" singer and former X Factor judge has another major workout secret to keeping her rear in gear.

Her trainer, Tony Martinez, recently revealed one of Britney's biggest workout secrets to Perez Hilton. Calling Britney a "tremendous athlete," Martinez says that the key to Brit's great workout schedule is having fun.

Wait, you mean working out doesn't always have to be horrendous and dreadful? Of course not, people. In fact -- it should never be.

OK, so I won't lie to you and say that working out will ALWAYS be fun. No, it won't. There are always going to be those days where you don't feel like getting out of bed and the last thing you want to do is sit in a spin class with 20 other sweaty, smelly bodies. But it can be fun -- if you go about it with the right attitude.

When you're working out, stick to activities that you enjoy. For me, that's running. That's taking a hip hop class at my local gym. That's going for a long walk on the weekends to Central Park and following it up with a bike ride. There are loads of activities that you can do that don't really feel like an intense workout while still burning calories. And even better? These are things you can do with a friend in tow.

Of course, there are intense workouts that can be fun, too. If you've never done them before, try spin, Zumba, or even the Bar Method. If you're willing to really sweat, take on a hot yoga class or join a boot camp group at a local park. And heck, if you can't find just ONE that you enjoy, then mixing things up and doing different workouts every week will not only keep things fun, but interesting.

What workouts do you actually ENJOY doing? Do you have any tips and tricks to keeping your routine enjoyable?

 

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