In My 10 rules for healthy living (Shape), Heather Locklear shares her 10 rules to live by, and talks about her diet and workout.
Heather Locklear has been playing sexy, mean girls like Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty and Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place for more than two decades.
She was so popular, Shape featured her on three covers between 1984 and 1990. “I look at those covers now and think, Wow, nice body,” says Heather. Though she may be “of a certain age,” as she puts it, she believes that she’s in better shape than ever (and we agree).
“I feel more confident about myself now than I did 20 years ago. And I can honestly say I look better today.” So, how does this 45-year-old stay fit and fabulous?
Develop the right habits early on Born and raised in Los Angeles, Heather has been active since she was a kid.
“I was a little athlete. I played baseball, did track and field, and loved running, which I continued throughout my 20s,” she says. “When I turned 30, I started lifting weights. Now in my 40s, I’m on the treadmill, I work out with my trainer, and I do yoga.”
Work out, even when if you don’t feel like it Despite having a personal trainer to motivate her, Heather sometimes has trouble gearing up to exercise.
“There are times when I feel lazy and just want to stay in bed all day,” she admits. “But I know that working out is the best way to get those endorphins going, which will make me feel better emotionally and physically.
To help me stay positive at 7 a.m. while I’m putting on my gym clothes, I say things like, â€˜Oh lunges! I love lunges! Let’s do another set!’”
Listen to your kids Heather’s 9-year-old daughter, Ava, has a healthy influence on her mom. “Ava’s a great eater.
She only eats things like fruits and vegetables and sushi – no junk food,” says Heather, who confesses to an occasional stop at Taco Bell for Nachos Bellgrande.
“It’s ironic because I want to set a good example for her with my eating habits, and she’s the one who’s helping me!”
How Heather Locklear Stays Fit and Fabulous
Just a quick look at Heather’s past Shape covers reveals that she’s always had a knockout body. Genetics helps, but she actually works hard at staying sexy and sculpted.
True, she has celebrity trainer Garrett Warren to get her motivated, but the effort is all Heather. Five days a week at 7 a.m. she does an hour-long fat-blasting cardio-and-sculpt combo.
“I have her do supersets,” says Garrett. “A series of back-to-back upper- and lower-body exercises keeps her heart rate up.”
She starts with a 10-minute warm-up, followed by a routine that alternates classic upper-body moves such as chest flyes, lateral raises, and bench presses with lower-body exercises like walking lunges, kickbacks, and karate kicks.
“I mix up the moves to keep Heather from getting bored and to maximize her results.”