The Jennifer Aniston workout

By Consulting trainer Mandy Ingber; Jennifer Aniston photo by Gareth Catermole/Getty Images Entertainment; Ingber photos by Michael Larsen
The Jennifer Aniston workout

The Jennifer Aniston workout

The inspiration: Jennifer Aniston

We've got the eight moves behind this A-lister's sizzlin' bod—so get ready to rock the party circuit this season with a routine that transforms both body and mind

Jennifer Aniston

The guru

Chatelaine expert: Mandy Ingber is one of the most sought-after yoga and fitness experts in the world, and she's helped countless celebs get in Hollywood shape.
What is yogalosophy?
Yogalosophy mixes meditation and metabolism-boosting moves to give you a sense of balance and control. "I've designed a workout that bridges body and mind to help us reconnect with ourselves," Mandy says. By combining yoga postures with toning moves, Mandy says, you'll become more aware of your breath, learn to be in the moment, have better control over your emotions—and carve some killer muscles at the same time!
Why it works

Mandy created her compound workout to make yoga more accessible to the less flexible, while adding bonus strength-building and calorie-burning components. "That way, we're able to shape up, burn fat, improve the function of our internal organs and bring awareness to ourselves," says Mandy.
So how does a fusion workout improve more than muscle? "It's all about intention," she says. "I'm a firm believer that having the body you want begins with loving the body you have."
Even bigger benefits
Best of all, the balance you learn on the yoga mat is something you can keep with you even after you hit the showers. At home, at work and in your relationships, you'll feel calmer and more composed than ever before, Mandy says. "Part of becoming balanced involves developing inner strength, stretching out and beginning to feel beautiful and natural in your own skin."
So try out the eight moves Mandy used to get Jen ready for the red carpet—and get ready for your own best body ever!

The Jennifer Aniston workout

Boat pose

Sit with knees bent, feet flat on floor and palms raised toward ceiling. Slowly lean back, balance on your tailbone and lift legs to bring body into a V shape. Keep core engaged and chin lifted. Hold for 20 seconds. Gradually increase hold time to one minute.
Best way to: Strengthen your core.
Perfect your form: Lift through your chest. Pinch shoulder blades together to keep back and neck long.

The Jennifer Aniston workout

Tree pose

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Shift weight onto one foot and bring opposite knee to waist level. Reach down and grab ankle, placing sole of foot against the inner thigh of your standing leg. Raise arms overhead and bring hands together. Hold for 30 seconds. Switch sides.
Best way to: Improve focus and balance.
Perfect your form: Depending on your flexibility, place foot on your inner though or calf, never on your knee. Push hands together and ground standing foot to improve balance.

The Jennifer Aniston workout

Forearm plank

Start in plank. Bend elbows to rest forearms on floor and clasp hands into a fist. Press back into heals (you'll feel a stretch in calves) and raise one leg an inch off floor. Flex foot and hold for 20 seconds. Switch sides. Repeat set.
Best way to: Score flat abs.
Perfect your form: Avoid arching back. Engage glutes to keep a straight line from head to butt.

The Jennifer Aniston workout

Temple pose

Plant feet wide, bend your knees out to side, bring hands into prayer pose and sink into a deep squat. Hold for 30 seconds. Then do eight quick, shallow pulses.
Best way to: Tone thighs, butt and calves.
Perfect your form: Keep knees in line with ankles, and keep butt level with knees.

The Jennifer Aniston workout

Chair pose

Stand with feet, knees and legs tightly together and reach arms overhead, palms facing each other. Sink down deeply, as if you're sitting in a chair, until thighs are almost parallel to floor. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.
Best way to: Define your behind.
Perfect your form: Shift the majority of your weight onto your heels to stay grounded. Breathe deeply and keep glutes activated.

The Jennifer Aniston workout

One-arm balance

Start in plank. Walk right palm out below your face. Shift weight onto right side of right foot and stack feet as you push left hand off floor toward the ceiling. Hold for 20 seconds. Switch sides.
Best way to: Sculpt arms, back and legs.
Perfect your form: Keep feet flexed. Use a wall for support until you build up your strength.

The Jennifer Aniston workout

Modified one-arm balance

Start in tabletop with shoulders stacked above wrists. Lift one arm toward ceiling and rotate body up and to side. Keep your eyes on that raised hand — it'll help improve balance. Now lift your leg out to the side. Keep leg in line with torso — really engage those glutes and outer-thigh muscles! Hold position for 30 to 60 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.
Best way to: Open hips and chest.
Perfect your form: Keep shoulders away from ears and keep core engaged to avoid collapsing forward.

The Jennifer Aniston workout

Three-leg downward dog to knee-to-forehead plank

Plant hands and feet firmly on floor and bring body into an inverted V shape. Extend right leg back, creating an almost-perfect line from ankle to wrist. Hold for two counts. Move into plank, drawing right knee toward forehead. Kick leg back up. That's one rep. Do 10 more. Switch sides and repeat.
Best way to: Transform body from head to toe.
Perfect your form: As you shift into plank, keep wrists in line with shoulders to engage your triceps.

To hear more from Mandy Ingber and try out her full workouts, check out Yogalosophy, with a special introduction from Jennifer Aniston. DVD, $15, Gaiam.

Mandy Ingber doing yoga


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