2. For lithe calves
As seen at Chloé and Alexander Wang
THE CLASS: Yamuna Body Rolling, New York. This innovative technique, which involves rolling the body along different-sized balls, will elongate and strengthen calf muscles, as it is similar to a deep massage. leilasadeghee.com
THE DIY EXERCISE: James Duigan, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's trainer, insists the best route to toned calves is the Single Leg Calf Raise. “Stand on one foot with the other bent behind you at the knee. Slowly roll from your flat foot to almost your tip toes,” he says. “Then slowly roll back to the flat of your foot. Start with two sets of 15 for each foot.” bodyism.com
Jumping will also help define calves, says Ramona Braganza, the trainer who hones myriad A-list bodies from Jessica Alba to Anne Hathaway. “Start with a basic straight jump in the air reaching for a spot against the wall about a foot above your head and jump 10 times,” she advises. “Take a
20-second break and repeat twice more.” ramonabraganza.com
THE EXPERT TIP: Joss suggests adding a little wash-off bronzing lotion to your body cream. “This adds immediate glow to the skin and defines natural contours,” she says. James Read Wash Off Tan for Body delivers flawless results.
3. For a swan-like neck
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THE CLASS: Zero Gravity Yoga, California. Basically yoga with a trapeze-style sling, this was invented by aerial choreographer Christopher Harrison. The former gymnast and dancer realized a swing delivered a great upper-body workout. zerogravityyoga.org
“My clients look great on the RED CARPET because they TRAIN their back muscles”
THE DIY EXERCISE: Braganza explains that a graceful neck is the result of perfect posture. “My A-list clients look great on the red carpet because they train their back muscles,” she says. “Grab two water bottles and stand with your feet hip-width apart and knees slightly bent. Bend forward at the hips and let your arms hang straight down from your shoulders. Raise both arms out to the sides as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Do 20 reps, take a 20-second break, then repeat twice more.”
THE EXPERT TIP: Up your intake of antioxidants to protect against free-radical damage and and neck wrinkles. “Foods with deep colors are high in antioxidants, from beetroot to blueberries,” says UK-based trainer Zana Morris. Also, use a targeted moisturizer daily, such as Chantecaille Biodynamic Lifting Neck Cream.
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