Get Fit Like Olivia Pope!

As Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal, Kerry Washington has to find time to exercise and eat right to help keep her lean body in amazing shape. Luckily for us, Kerry has revealed that her secret in achieving and retaining her incredible body is…

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…Pilates! Kerry says that Pilates helps her focus on her health and appearance without all the wear and tear to her body. With the help of celebrity Pilates trainers Erika Bloom and Nonna Gleyzer, Kerry keeps camera-ready with four simple moves, combined with healthy eating and cardio training.

Single Leg Curl:
Get on the floor on your hands and knees, your handsneed to be directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips.For more of a challenge use a Pilates ball behind your knee while raising your heel toward the ceiling. Pull the heel of your left foot toward your butt. Squeeze and then return to start. Do 5 to 15 reps, then repeat with your opposite leg.

Single Leg Heel Raise:
Get onto your hands and knees, with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Place the Pilates ball/dumbbell behind your knee and raise your knee an inch off the floor. Raise your left heel toward the ceiling. Squeeze and then return to start. Do 5 to 10 reps, then repeat with your opposite leg. This exercise can also be done without the dumbbell.

Teaser:
Lie on floor/mat, head facing upwards. Lift legs up slightly. Straighten arms behind head. When reaching up inhale and put chin towards chest to roll all the way up. When going down, exhale and scoop the belly to roll down.

Dwayne Wade Releases Fitness App

Dwyane Wade is “driven” to get into the app business.

The Miami Heat guard released a fitness app called “Dwyane Wade Driven” while his team was simultaneously celebrating its third NBA championship with a parade and rally. The app offers customized training programs and videos for basketball players and other athletes.

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“It shows people ways to work out, a lot of different ways to work out, whether it’s basketball drills or not,” Wade told The Associated Press. “A lot of people work out at home. A lot of people don’t have access to a gym. A lot of people don’t have trainers. So it’s kind of like I’m the personal trainer for basketball and fitness and I’ll show them a lot of things I do with my body and for my body.”

The app was available for download starting Monday. It includes basketball drills and a fitness routine, along with ways for users to track their progress.

Driven Apps, the publisher, plans to release additional bundles for users to download once they have mastered or completed the initial Wade program.

“It’s something that we’ve worked on for a while,” Wade said. “I actually filmed it earlier this season. It’s something we’ve talked about for a while, something I’ve thought about doing in many different ways. Apps are so big now, so important, everyone has them on their phones, this became the best way to do it. It’s very nice, very well done.”

It’s the latest business move for Wade, who is estimated to be making nearly as much off the court this year as the approximate $17 million salary he earned on the floor with the Heat. He leaves on July 1 for China, where Li Ning — the shoe company he has partnered with — is headquartered, and has several other business meetings there.

“When I was the leading scorer in the league, the top man on the Miami Heat, I had a lot of endorsements and things going,” Wade said. “I have more now than I even did then. My brand is as busy as it can be and I’m just trying to make it better. All I’m doing right now is I’m planning for the future. I don’t know how much longer I want to play or can play the game, so I’m thinking about the future.”

Wade said he expects to work out throughout the summer, though will need some time to rest aching knees. He isn’t sure when he will resume playing basketball, though he plans to be ready for the start of Heat training camp.

“Taking a little rest,” Wade said. “Then I’m going to really start focusing on my body again.”

Wade just completed his 10th NBA season.