Whether you grew up singing along to the songs of High School Musical or not, everyone had a crush on Vanessa Hudgens. And people still, after all these years, can't get over her. Honestly, neither can we. If there's one thing, Hudgens just keeps on impressing us, especially, with her insane abs. You've seen them, right?
If not, it's about time you took a look at the abs Hudgens is packing, because they're rock hard. But how did she manage to sculpt and tone her abs? Well, Hudgens is a huge fan of WundaBar Pilates, and it's the big secret behind her banging body.
WundaBar Pilates is a more intense version of pilates, as the machine is a part reformer, part chair, part ballet barre, and jump board. This combination of techniques got Hudgens where she is today.
The former entertainment marketing execution Amy Jordan created the WundaFormer with the help of engineers and manufacturers to get the best out of the patented workout machine. She told E! News when talking about the goals of her machine, "How can I make all of these things available in one super high-energy, fun class." And you don't need a lot of time to get toned and effortless looking abs. By spending 45 minutes on the machine, you'll have a core-centric workout that does twice as much as a regular gym session does.
Vaness Hudgens isn't the only celebrity who's finding the value and benefits of the WundaBar. Jordan's also trained celebrities such as Jenna Dewans and Ashley Tisdale. Jordan says, "The idea is head-to-toe every time. It's not high-impact cardio, but it's cardio pace. There's no downward dog between the poses. There's none of this. You're just moving the whole time." And for what it's worth, it seems to be doing wonders.
The beauty of the machine is regardless of your target area, whether it's your butt, legs, or arms, your abs are constantly working. "It's very core centric," she explains. "So even when I'm asking you to move your arm, I'm talking to you about which part of your core is helping you lift the arm because everything comes from the core."
Of course, working out isn't the only thing you'll need to do to get Hudgen's toned abs. With toned abs comes clean eating. But, it's clear that Jordan's workout does make a significant difference, and you can see it on Hudgens and the other celebrities she trains.
"Definitely what we do is what I always call from the inside out," she says. "Everything is connected. You'll hear us talking about bone alignment a lot, and then it activates all the muscles inside and out, all the way up and down the chain and head to toe." By using this workout, people are learning their bodies and how it functions. It's not just a workout; it's an education class on your body.
Many people have poor posture and muscle functionality, so this workout is designed to also improve those parts of the body. "So, it's really this inside out experience where you feel better in your own skin," she says. "You function better in your own skin, and then as a byproduct, you look better in your own skin."
So, are you going to get toned abs through WundaBar? Absolutely. Jordan also shows things you can do at home without her patented equipment. "We're trying to basically translate the experience from the machine to the floor. I'm literally using sliders, red bands, dumbbells, whatever—even yoga blocks to emulate the experience we have in class," says Jordan, who's always making sure to suggest easy-to-find substitutions. "If you don't have a red band, grab a scarf, a belt, a yoga strap. If you don't have a dumbbell, grab a champagne bottle. If you don't have a yoga block, I literally hold it up and be like, 'rubber-band four paperback books together.' If you don't have a blue ball—we use it for under our heel or in between our thighs—I'm telling you a toilet paper roll works nearly as well."
But it's more than just the machine for Jordan. She wants her students to have a full inside-out transformation and offers guidance on nutrition with her 90/10 plan. For Jordan, she says the most important item she eats is her morning protein shake with chia seeds, cacao, spinach, and apple. Her 90/10 plan is, as she describes, "It's 90 percent of your food should be fuel, like words you can pronounce," she says. "If you look at the label and it's got, like, 800 ingredients, it's not for you." The rest? Have fun. In other words, enjoy that slice of pizza.
Of course, we all love to have our cheat days and that's fine. And if you're going to indulge, remember, as Jordan says, you should follow workout and sweat at least three days a week. "I mean, the mental factor of movement is so critical at this time," she says. "It's a really good thing for all of us to stay focused on, to get the blood flowing, the serotonins, all the really good endorphins to keep us healthy in body and spirit." If you follow her advice, you'll also have the abs to match.