Ariana Grande’s approach to exercise is really refreshing

*takes notes*

August 17 2020

Aside from shuffling from the couch to the kitchen, it’s a safe bet you’ve been spending the majority of your time horizontal since iso started (…just us?!). But can we talk about incidental exercise for a quick sec? Ariana Grande is walking, talking proof that every bit of effort counts when trying to stay in shape.

In fact, her trainer, Harley Pasternak, uses one specific technique to keep his client moving. Speaking to PopSugar he explained: "I give [Ariana] a step goal every day, whether she'll be dancing to get that step goal or watching her favourite movies while walking down the treadmill really slowly. 12,000 steps a day and she hits it. I can't imagine her being still."

The 27-year-old admitted that she was sceptical about being able to fit it all in at first. These days though, she’s totally “obsessed” with hitting her target. 

"I feel better when I'm moving around a lot. I can do a really hard workout and sit around all day, but still not feel as good as if I was dancing or getting my steps backstage in the arena. I love the steps rule,” she said.

Contrary to what you’d probably assume, Harley doesn’t put Ariana through her paces at the gym. "I'll say do skater lunges today for six sets of 20 repetitions and that's it. Sometimes it's a combination of two different exercises back and forth and sometimes, it's nothing. It's a marathon, not a sprint with her."

Worth noting: the singer also abides by a strict plant-based diet and drinks loads of water to keep her on top of her game.

"Ariana eats incredibly well and she always had a healthy diet," Pasternak told the publication. "I think what I've gotten her to do now is to create a more balanced diet and feel okay about indulging and celebrating sometimes."

"She has widened the ingredients she puts into her diet," he added. "She makes a lot of my smoothies, so for the Body Reset smoothies, she'll make the white smoothie, red smoothie, and green smoothie." Nothin' wrong with a little liquid nutrition, right? 

Whatever she’s doing is clearly working! Brb, off to buy a FitBit…

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