Just do yoga! Because Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Odell Beckham Jr. can’t be wrong.
According to Claire Grieve, a Los Angeles-based yoga pro who trains the 31-year-old model as well as the 25-year-old NFL athlete, it’s a practice that can benefit all body types. That’s precisely why both stars have her perform private one-on-one house calls to stay in shape.
The former Victoria’s Secret model is dedicated to her practice and hits her mat several times a week. “It varies depending on Rosie’s travel, work and life schedule — during pregnancy every day, otherwise two to three times a week,” Grieve exclusively tells Us Weekly of their sweat sessions.
One secret to Huntington-Whiteley’s super svelte physique: “A really well rounded practice,” says Grieve, who explains she’ll customize the British beauty’s workouts depending on how she feels that day. “Every day is different depending on how my client feels,” she says. “Some days they are energized and want to work on mastering challenging poses like handstands, [which is] Rosie’s favorite. Other days, if she’s tired from work, stress or lack or sleep, [I’ll have her do more] more restorative poses — hip openers like Pigeon and longer meditations.”
Sticking to a fitness routine is in Huntington-Whiteley’s DNA. “Whenever my day allows it, I’ll be at the gym by 9 a.m. I’m always active — my mum was an aerobics instructor when I was young and she was always encouraging my siblings and me to be sporty,” she told Women’s Health UK in 2017. “So despite the fact I have to keep fit for my career, I’m one of those people who genuinely loves exercise — what I do just depends on my mood or schedule.” She also told the publication her other go-to workouts include aerobic and dance-inspired programs such as Tracy Anderson and Body By Simone.
While Beckham Jr.’s position as a player on the New York Giants means executing speed and agility drills are crucial components to his workout routine, the athlete is an avid yogi, too. “[I do] yoga, pilates. Yogilates. Every day that I can. Ultimately, you’re just stretching. You’re getting your body stronger, stretched out and in flexible positions,” Beckham Jr. told Men’s Fitness in 2015.
Grieve shares with Us that she trains the pro “at home or after workouts at his off-season training facility a few times a week.” To keep the wide receiver ready to take on what comes his way on the field, Grieve explains they put an “emphasis on conscious breath and movement [and being] mindful of how the body feels and what he needs changed on any given day.”
She adds: “Odell loves strong core moves [to] build internal strength [and to] focus on recovery and restorative stretching for full body especially hamstrings, hips.”
And while football and yoga may seem like opposites, Grieve says they are actually a perfect combination. “Yoga practice compliments the NFL off-season training which is really intense,” she says. “The flowing movement of yoga is like lotion for your joints in contrast to the hard hitting, intensity of the daily football drills on and off the field.”
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