In a world where celebrities are constantly bombarding us with news of their latest weird fitness obsessions (upside down yoga in space, anyone?), Kate Hudson’s fitness staple is refreshingly down to earth.
And she carries it in her handbag everyday.
Yes, the secret to Hudson keeping in shape is a skipping rope.
While most of us struggle to find our keys at the bottom of our bag, the 35 year-old actress keeps this particular piece of sporting equipment in her (probably designer) handbag, ready to whip out at any opportunity.
Hudson’s personal trainer Nicole Stuart revealed her skipping obsession in a recent interview with UK magazine, Look.
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“She carries a skipping rope in her bag everywhere she goes, and even if she only has a few minutes free she’ll do some,” she said.
“Even just five minutes four times a day adds up to an entire 20 minutes of cardio.”
“I love skipping with rope because it’s one of the hardest cardio exercises you can do, but it’s so easy,” Hudson told The Sunday Times Style magazine earlier this year.
“People think for some reason you have to work out for two and a half hours, but it can be little. It can be 20 minutes, it can be 40 minutes,” she said.