Blond bombshell Kate Hudson has been gracing the set of Glee lately looking quite scandalous as Rachel Berry’s (Lea Michele) dance teacher, Cassandra July. The 33-year-old actress is slated to star in six episodes of the sitcom’s upcoming fourth season, according to People Magazine. And fans of the show and Hudson couldn’t be more thrilled.
Hudson certainly has one of the most enviable bodies in Hollywood, making her an obvious choice for this skin-bearing role. But what some people may not realize is she’s maintained her stunning figure throughout two pregnancies. A mom with that kind of physique deserves some serious praise.
It doesn’t hurt that the Hudson lives in sunny California most of the time, which allows for plenty of walks, jogs, and bike rides outdoors. But to maintain her toned body, Hudson frequently relies on Pilates sessions with celebrity trainer Nicole Stuart.
Hudson didn’t use pregnancy as an excuse to be sidelined from fitness, even though she did admit to eating whatever she wanted when serious cravings hit. To stay in shape with an expanding belly, Hudson turned to celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, famous for her Method workouts and sweat sessions that cater specifically to moms-to-be.
Beyond gym time, Hudson also stays active with her two boys Ryder and Bingham by going on frequent walks, bike rides and even paddle boarding. She also enjoys a good 5-mile run outside or a dance session in her home studio when her busy schedule allows it. And to let out her wild side, she’s also dabbled in striptease dance classes to stay toned while having fun.
When it comes to her diet, Hudson keeps a close eye on what she eats, admitting to counting calories to maintain her trim figure. But she mainly tries to eat five small meals throughout the day while staying hydrated with plenty of water.
In addition to a healthy diet and exercise routine, Hudson maintains a balanced viewpoint in all areas of life and tries not to sweat the small stuff.
In a past interview with Elle Magazine, Hudson said “It’s important to be conscious of your health and not indulge too much in the things that are bad for you. Do I mind having my appearance constantly scrutinized? I don’t have enough time on this planet to worry about things like that. I’m more concerned with if I’m raising my son properly, with what makes my family happy, with what makes me happy. ”
That’s a viewpoint that makes Hudson radiate health to us even more. We can’t wait to tune into Glee to see her in action when the upcoming fourth season debuts this September.
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