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10 Celebrity-Approved Workouts to Try at Home

Burn, baby, burn!
10 Celebrity-Approved Workouts to Try at Home
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Burn, baby, burn!

If you’ve watched everything on your Netflix checklist or made all the iced coffee beverages possible then maybe it’s time to get up and get those muscles moving. Exercise not only keeps you in tiptop shape but actually boosts your immune system—a great way to keep you strong and healthy especially during this time of COVID-19.

We’ve already given you a list of our favorite YouTube fitness instructors to follow, but if you’re looking for a little celebrity inspo, then we’ve got you covered! Here are all the local celebs who have shared their current workout obsessions while on quarantine. While most of these are quite challenging, just think about how good you’ll feel once you complete them. If that isn’t enough to inspire you, perhaps putting on your cutest activewear will do the trick! 

1. Gretchen Ho’s fat-burning workout 


You don’t need to own fancy gym equipment to work out. Here, volleyball superstar and news reporter Gretchen Ho proves that all you need is a little resourcefulness! For her cardio, arms, legs, and core exercises, she makes use of everyday objects like her laundry basket, cooking oil, and bags of rice as weights! 

Duration: 12-15 reps, 3 sets each

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If you do own equipment like treadmill, weights, and dumbbells, then you can try Gretchen Ho and fellow volleyball superstar Bea de Leon’s indoor workout routine. Hit the treadmill, lift weights, do squats, and finish it off with an ab workout. 

2. Kylie Verzosa’s silent but deadly workout

If you’ve been wondering how Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa maintains her slim figure, then look no further because she actually shared her favorite at-home workout routine! It’s a good mix of cardio and toning exercises.


She watches High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout videos and yoga videos on YouTube! The real killer is the treadmill run, but if you don’t own a treadmill, you can replace it with another cardio workout. Here’s what she shared in her photo’s caption:


  1. Morning Yoga (15 mins.)
  2. HITT workout (20 minutes)
  3. Treadmill Run (3 km)
  4. Yoga (10-20 mins.)

3. Lovi Poe’s booty workout


Looking to shape up your booty? Lovi Poe has a quick (but challenging) workout for you. It consists of only three exercises: glute leg lifts, fire hydrants, and kickbacks. 

Duration: 12-15 reps on each leg per exercise

4. Winwyn Marquez’ TikTok workout

You know that TikTok song called “Right Foot Now Left Foot”? The one with its own dance challenge? Well, GMA actress Winwyn Marquez actually turned it into a pretty cool workout routine! It only takes four exercises: mountain climbers, planks with leg lift, planks with arm lift, and up-down planks. 


5. Max Collins’ workout for expectant mothers

Low-impact exercise during pregnancy is proven to help decrease discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. First-time mommy Max Collins makes sure she gets her blood circulating by doing quick workouts and invites other mommies to do the same—just make sure you check in with your doctor first!

Here are two workouts she has shared on Instagram.


Here's her low-impact workout that will whip your legs and glutes into shape. Tip: Max uses 2kg dumbbells as they aren’t too heavy to use.


  1. Resistance Band Side Squat (10 reps x 2-3 sets on each side)
  2. Sumo Squat with Dumbbell (10 reps x 2-3 sets)
  3. Dumbbell Deadlift (10 reps x 2-3 sets)
  4. Glute Bridge with Dumbbells resting on thighs (10 reps x 1 set)

6. Solenn Heusaff’s post-partum workout


As for those who have just given birth, you can slowly get back into shape and regain muscle strength by trying out Solenn Heussaff’s personal workout routine as suggested to her by her trainer, Inigo Hizon. Again, make sure to get the thumbs-up from your doctor first before giving this a go. 


  1. Glute Bridges with Hip Abduction (15-20, 3 sets)
  2. Glute Bridges with Hip Adduction (15-20 reps, 3 sets)
  3. Wallsit with Dumbbell lateral raises (20 seconds, 2 sets)
  4. Wallsit with dumbbell curls (20 seconds, 2 sets)
  5. Banded Clams (20-25 reps, 3 sets)
  6. Bodyweight squats (10-15 reps 3 sets)
  7. Bird-dog (20 seconds, 3 sets) 

7. Pia Wurtzbach and Gazini Ganados’ bodyweight workouts


When they're stuck indoors, beauty queens Pia Wurtzbach and Gazini Ganados both rely on a newly launched health and fitness app called Gymbassy. The app is the brainchild of celebrity trainer Mark Banta, who personally guides you throughout your workout through the app itself! However, the app is downloadable by invite-only and is based on Mark's available time slots. If you're interested in booking a session, you can inquire through his Instagram, @gymbassy.

“My workout programs consist of bodyweight exercises that require little to no equipment,” he shares in an Instagram post. However, he suggests using equipment if you have some on hand. “Basic and inexpensive equipment, such as yoga mats, sliders, resistance bands, skipping rope, and dumbbells or kettlebells, could help keep your workout interesting.”

8. Iya Villania’s AMRAP workouts for expectant mothers

AMRAP stands for “as many rounds as possible.” Iya's two AMRAP workouts engage everything from the arms, lower back, legs, and thighs. They’ll only last for approximately 20 minutes! Although AMRAPs encourage you to do as many rounds as you can, always listen to your body and don’t overwork your muscles. 



  1. Row (250m )
  2. Squats on Balance board (15 reps)
  3. Banded presses (15 reps)
  4. DB box Step-ups (16 reps)
  5. Side Bear Crunches (16 reps)



  1. Wall Ball Shots (10 reps)
  2. KB Deadlifts (10 reps)
  3. Goblet Squats (10 reps)
  4. KB Rows (10 on each arm)

9. Bianca Gonzalez-Intal’s quick burn workout

In a recently published Instagram post, Bianca shared how she often joins her basketball hubby, JC Intal, during his workout, but the real challenge isn’t the routine—it’s their two little kids! “The reality of quarantine when you have small kids is: Wherever you are, they will be there,” she wrote.


You could feel her struggling while her daughters took up space on her yoga mat and copied her poses in front of the camera! The workout became a family bonding activity.

Here are her exercises: squats, side lunges, caterpillar walks, planks, side planks

10. Nadine Lustre’s superbod workout

Although your queen Nadine Lustre doesn’t publicize her #workoutlife like other celebrities, we all know how toned and fit she is. If you’re looking to cop a bod like hers, start with this seven-minute full-body workout that targets the core, arms, legs, and thighs. Don’t let the short duration fool youthe cardio is pretty intense!


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