Janet Jackson's Trainer Reveals How the New Mom Lost 70 Pounds Without Any Cardio

Paulette Sybliss admits "very intense" training contributed to her healthier lifestyle
By Mike Vulpo, Beth Sobol Nov 20, 2017 10:55 PMTags
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We knew Janet Jackson was a pro while performing on stage, but what about when it comes to her health and fitness?

Less than a year after the singer gave birth to her first child, E! News is learning more about how the new mom got back in the gym and best shape of her life.

With help from trainer Paulette Sybliss, Janet has lost about 70 pounds.

"I started training her about six weeks after she had Eissa so about March we started. We had a very vigorous training schedule," Paulette revealed to E! News exclusively. "We were training a minimum of four times a week and the sessions were never less than 45 minutes, no more than an hour. Very intense, though. Very intense training."

While Janet's initial goals were to purely lose weight, her trainer wanted the singer to add some lean muscle especially with a major tour on the schedule.

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"We're not looking to lose any weight whatsoever. I need to keep her fit and healthy to complete the tour. So it changes as in we're not having to work as intensely. We're having to work smart," Paulette explained. "We make sure that she rests, she doesn't get injured, and she can finish this tour. And thank god she's looking great. There have been no illnesses…and that was my goal."

Janet's latest tour—that has received rave reviews from audience members including Naomi Campbell, Gabrielle Union, Heidi Klum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Nicole Richie—is expected to conclude in the states next month.

As every fitness enthusiast knows, eating smart also is an important component in maintaining good health and weight loss.

And before you think her trainer has a fast-rule in what foods not to eat, Paulette said it's just not the case.

"The way I train my clients is nutrition is about 80%. I believe that if you're eating well 90/95% of the time, you can eat in moderation anything that you want. So, I don't set her a cheat day at all," she explained. "If Janet feels that she needs to have a chocolate cake, go ahead and have a chocolate cake. You're not eating it every day. You won't get fat overnight."

Paulette added, "So I believe everything in moderation. If she wants to have it, go ahead and have it. I'm not looking and saying, 'Why are you eating that?' You go ahead and eat it. A majority of the time she's really eating well."