Oscars 2016: The workouts celebrities use to get red-carpet ready

The Oscars are here, and that means celebs have long been prepping for the red carpet and all of the head-to-toe, 360-degree scrutiny that comes with it.

How do they do it? Here are some of the workouts favored by people who must look good for a living:


Workouts fit for the Oscars

Marisa Tomei likes to workout using Hoopnotica. 

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Celebs who’ve tried it: Oscar winner Marisa Tomei and Kelly Osbourne

What It Is: Joyful dance movements -- with hula hoops

The Inspiration: “I just had a baby, was super overweight, felt sluggish and didn’t feel sexy anymore,” says Hoopnotica CEO and founder Gabbi Rose. She discovered hula-hooping and lost 70 pounds in a year. “You don’t need a trainer or membership, just the ability to love something that gets you out of bed and away from your average routine. It was a such a profound shift for me.”

Cost: About $25 a class


Where: Find classes near you at DVDs also available.

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Workouts fit for the Oscars

Lady Gaga gets fit with SoulCycle.

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Celebs who’ve tried it: Oscar nominee Lady Gaga, and Katie Holmes, Vanessa Hudgens and Demi Lovato

What It Is: A full-body, indoor cycling workout with a positive, uplifting aura

The inspiration: “We were searching for a workout that was inspiring, challenging, efficient and joyful -- it did not exist so we created it,” says SoulCycle co-founder Julie Rice.

Cost: $30 a class


Where: Find classes near you at


Workouts fit for the Oscars

Hugh Jackman likes boxing workouts. 

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Celebs who’ve tried it: Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman and Kendall Jenner

What It Is: Combines boxing technique with heart-rate-pumping drills.

The Inspiration: “If you conquer boxing you can conquer other things in life,” says Steve Petramale, who has trained Gooding at his Petramale Boxing in Los Angeles.

Cost: Boxing classes are widespread, and prices vary. Petramale charges $22 a class, more for private lessons

Where: Google “boxing classes” and your city and you’re sure to find many. Petramale Boxing is at 7416 Beverly Blvd.



Workouts fit for the Oscars

Kate Hudson practices Kundalini Yoga. 

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Celebs who’ve tried it:: Oscar nominees Sting and Kate Hudson, and Madonna

What It Is: Combines fitness with spiritual nourishment

The Inspiration: “Breath, movement, mind training, clearing and meditation,” says Guru Jagat, founder of Ra Ma Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, who has worked with Hudson.

Class Cost: $15

Where: Kundalini classes are widespread. Find classes at the Ra Ma Institute in Venice at and at


Workouts fit for the Oscars

Natalie Portman, left, Zooey Deschanel and Zoe Kravitz practice Ballet Beautiful.

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Celebs who’ve tried it:: Oscar winner Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Zoe Kravitz

What It Is: Ballet-inspired workout designed to give anyone a dancer’s strength, grace and elegant form

The Inspiration: “Making the artistry and athleticism of classical ballet accessible to anyone in a way that is healthy and fun,” says founder Mary Helen Bowers.

Cost: Online classes $35, monthly membership $280

Where: Private and online training via