Halle Berry’s Trainer On How The 51-Year-Old Stays In Shape

Yeah, sure we can say that much of Halle Berry’s unbelievable beauty is down to unattainable genetics but we also know that the actor works pretty damn hard when it comes to exercise.

In an interview with E News, her personal trainer Peter Lee Thomas has revealed the routine that helps the 51-year-old star stay in amazing shape.

He works with Halle five time a week and says during that time “she doesn’t mess around”.

“…We are doing some boxing, some kick boxing, some Muay Thai… I’m definitely working on those skill sets with her and she’s also doing strength and conditioning,” Peter explains.

“She’s using kettle bells, bar bells, dumbbells, working on the pull up bar, doing dips, sprinting pushing heavy things, pulling stuff. It’s just a really dynamic way to jumpstart anyone’s metabolism.”

It’s #FitnessFriday AGAIN! Today I’m proud to share my new #yoga pose. Thanks to all of you, I got super inspired and challenged myself to a head stand! I continue to challenge each of you to try new poses as well and share them with me by tagging #FitnessFridayHB. Today, let’s talk not just about yoga poses, but also about the meditative aspects of yoga. Many argue that some of the happiest people are those who spend time each day meditating. I can tell you that I’ve felt happier and more like my best self since I started. I’ve learned that meditation helps to balance your left brain and right brain, and as a result I feel more creative, I can absorb information faster and I experience better emotional health. #Meditation also helps me stay in touch with my “little me”, that little girl who keeps me curious and open to the newness of each day and every new experience that comes my way. Meditation keeps me connected to God, Mother Earth, a higher power or whatever you prefer, and reminds me that while we are all on a solo journey, we are never alone! So today, if you don’t already, try to find 20 minutes to meditate or pray. If you can make this ritual a part of your dailies, watch how your life will transform! Also today on my IG Stories and fitness highlight, I’m sharing my keto lunch. Enjoy 💪🏽❤️

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He says her toned physique is down to the “time tested concept” of higher volume, more reps.

“We combine lower weights with higher repetition, and also using your body weight more. Going outside, not having to be fixed to a certain machine.”

Peter says that the one thing Halle isn’t doing is running long distance, he prefers to keep things “explosive and really metabolic”.

“For longevity purposes it saves your knees and joints. We’d rather do sprints rather than run five to 10 miles.” 

And when it comes to food, Halle usually follows a modified Ketogenic diet which is high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb and low-sugar.

It’s #FitnessFriday once again. Today I’m gonna share with you a few exercises that I do that you can do at home. Over the years I have enjoyed learning to box and shadow box as a way of mixing up my workout regime. The first exercise is shadow boxing with a sprawl. It’s good for the upper body, core and lungs. It’s also low impact and calorie burning. The second exercise is shadow boxing with a sit up. This is also a nice way to build upper body strength and the core! And trust me those punches get heavy after a while. If you wanna get extra with it you can add light weights. If you don’t have weights grab water bottles or even cans of soup. It works, I promise you! I do 10 to 20 reps of each one with a minimum of 10 rounds. However you can modify the reps and rounds based on your fitness level. Swipe once to see the shadow boxing with a sprawl and swipe again to see shadow boxing with a sit-up. Have fun! 💪🏽❤️ #FitnessFridayHB

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In a recent Instagram post, Halle also praised the benefits of a sold post-sesh stretch.  

“After I work out, it’s important for me to stretch and lengthen. Fitness is not just about running, lifting and punching. For me, being athletic and super fit is also about being still, stretching and breathing. Including stretching in my fitness program helps my muscles stay long, limber, improves my mobility and range of motion and, most importantly, helps me avoid injuries.”

The mum-of-two is also a huge fan of training her mind. 

“I can tell you that I’ve felt happier and more like my best self since I started [meditating],” she wrote on Instagram. “I’ve learned that meditation helps to balance your left brain and right brain, and as a result I feel more creative, I can absorb information faster and I experience better emotional health.”

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