Music icon and actress Janet Jackson is known for her catchy songs, beautiful voice and incredible dance moves. While it’s no secret that she’s battled with her weight in the past, today she looks better than she ever has, thanks to key lifestyle changes.
Here’s how Janet makes her fitness routine a little bit more “pleasurable.”
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1. Change Up Your Routine Often
“I don’t like to work out, and I get bored easily,” Jackson says. “Tony [her trainer] is great. He comes up with something new all the time. When I’m getting ready for a tour, I’ll work out with the dancers to build my endurance. He’ll put us in teams, and we’ll do all sorts of drills and races. Everybody is drenched with sweat before we start one dance step.”
2. Slim Down With Sports
“Tony knows that I love sports, so that’s what we’ll often do,” Jackson says. “There are times when I don’t want to run on the beach, so to get me to run on the beach, he’ll bring a football. I’m just like a dog with a tennis ball—I get so excited. And we do drills. Sometimes we go to the batting cages and hit balls. He switches it up all the time. And that’s what I love.”
3. Calories Aren’t Always The Real Problem
“For me, it’s about being an emotional eater and learning how to deal with that,” Jackson says, noting that her past weight gain was often the result of binge eating brought on by sadness, boredom, or stress.
4. Find A Trainer Who Understands You
“My trainer is wonderful. He’s not one of those guys always in your ear, yelling, yelling, yelling. I can’t take that. That will make me say, ‘You know what? You can take all that and stick it.’ So, yeah, he’s really good with…