ESC: Fitness Trends 2018

During 2018, celebrities revealed exactly what it takes to stay in top shape. Based on their workout routines, it's not easy.

From Victoria's Secret models pre-fashion show workouts to Selena Gomez's pilates sessions, Hollywood stars are breaking a sweat to stay fit and feel confident in front of flashing cameras (or iPhones). There's a lot of pressure to look perfect and a never-ending supply of commentators on platforms like Instagram and Twitter that can even make the most confident person feel self-conscious. Fitness is a must when you're in the public eye.

Through the same platforms, however, celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian are sharing closer looks into their routines. We get to see them lift weights, run, hike, complete tough workout classes, use the battle ropes and much more, proving that achieving your best body isn't easy for anyone.

On the other hand, with access to the world's best trainers, celebrities are finding new and improved ways to stay fit. They go to the same professionals for workouts designed to meet their fitness goals. They attend classes in new studios. Essentially, stars have become fitness role models by demonstrating what's actually behind their awing red carpet physiques and striking confidence.

The biggest fitness trend in 2018, in fact, was the evident shift away from working out to lose weight and towards working out to stay healthy and love your body, no matter the shape. Body positivity was a major theme. 

For example, after telling E! News she was "just fighting a fight for the women who don't want to be placed apart from other women because of the size of their hips," Kylie Jenner's BFF Jordyn Woods made a major move in 2018 and started her own sportswear collection.

"My workouts have inspired me to make an activewear line because it's so difficult to find supportive clothing and clothing that's cute and actually inspires you to get up," she stated, referring to her company Scndnature.

Khloe Kardashian also echoed the message of body positivity on her app after giving birth to her daughter, True Thompson.

"Since having True, my body is just different, not the same whatsoever," she said. "I'm not at my goal yet, but I'm also not insecure about it. My body just is my body right now and I feel really confident and beautiful."

Now, confidence is key. Yet, trainers are still there to help stars achieve their goals in fun, innovative and very effective ways. 

Want to upgrade your routine in 2019? Check out the fitness trends that spurred conversation and a following over 2018 below!

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