Marisa Tomei likes to workout using Hoopnotica.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times, left; Paul Buck / EPA )
Lady Gaga gets fit with SoulCycle.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times; Paul Buck / EPA, inset)
Hugh Jackman likes boxing workouts.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times; Aaron Davidson / Getty Images for 20th Century Fox, inset)
Kate Hudson practices Kundalini Yoga.(Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times; Theo Wargo / Getty Images for NBC, inset)
Natalie Portman, left, Zooey Deschanel and Zoe Kravitz practice Ballet Beautiful.(From left by Etienne Laurent / EPA; Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times; Nina Prommer / EPA)
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:
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 hoopnotica.com. DVDs also available.
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 soul-cycle.com
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. petramale.com
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
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 balletbeautiful.com