Carrie Underwood showcased her sexy, sculpted legs in a LBD at the Spotify Hot Country Live concert in New York City on Wednesday, July 4, and her trainer tells Us Weekly how you can get toned legs just like the American Idol alum.
The country pop star is known for her dedication to hitting the gym — putting in 90-minute sessions up to six times a week — and it clearly pays off. “Carrie works out hard. Carrie is disciplined,” celebrity trainer Erin Oprea, who has worked with the Calia by Carrie Underwood activewear designer for 10 years, tells Us.
The Cry Pretty singer previously told Us that her famously lean legs are a priority in her fitness routine. “I like squats, lunges,” she revealed when she graced Us Weekly’s Best Bodies cover in 2016. “If I go for a jog and I meet up with a good hill, I will lunge up the hill and that will burn them out.”
Another way the mom of Isaiah, 3, with NHL center Mike Fisher stays in stellar shape is by focusing on total-body toning moves. “Carrie does weight training of all different variations — and lunges and squats,” says Oprea, who also trains singers Jana Kramer, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and Kasey Musgraves.
The pro says that she encourages all of her female clients, including Underwood, 35, to embrace lifting weights. “Don’t be scared of weights — weights make pretty muscles,” notes Oprea. Consider Underwood’s lean frame exhibit A. “We have days that have a lot of body weight training,” says the Nashville-based trainer. “Sometimes we’ll go heavier, then we’ll go down lighter. It’s back and forth.”
Underwood’s commitment to the gym didn’t waiver even after a freak fall late last year resulted in a broken wrist and 40-plus stitches to her face. “I had challenges and stuff like that with my wrist for awhile,” she told Women’s Health in May. “It was in a sling and then in a brace for a bit, and [I was] just kind of working my way back. We’re all faced with challenges from time to time, and we’ve got to figure out other things to do.” Her answer? Jogs and more squats! “I didn’t want the rest of me to feel icky too, you know?” she said.
It’s a dedication her trainer has witnessed time and again. As Oprea tells Us of the star, “She kicks ass.”
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