Amelle Berrabah is obsessed with Bikram yoga.
The Sugababes singer admits her toned figure is down to her love for the unusual workout sessions, which consist of a series of body-contorting postures performed in temperatures of 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which make her “sweat like mad”.
“It’s amazing – it’s yoga but in a heated room like a sauna,” she told Closer magazine. “You sweat like mad and all the toxins pour out of you! I swear by it and I think I’m looking pretty good at the moment.”
Amelle is not the only star to enjoy exercising in suffocating conditions, with celebrities including Lily Allen, Jim Carrey, and even Ashton Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore admitting their love for the work out.
Demi recently said, “Although Ashton and I have started Bikram yoga. You’re sweating so badly, you realize very quickly that no one cares what you look like, you’re all just trying to get through the 90 minutes.”
Jenny McCarthy on Bikram Yoga
Jenny McCarthy has newly taken up Buckram yoga, a form of yoga that is experienced in intense heat and humidity to get an even more intense workout. Since Jenny’s a busy mom she built her own Buckram studio in her garage – and you can do it too! All you need are some space heaters and humidifiers. Make sure you use a thermostat since Buckram Yoga is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105°F with a humidity level of 40%.
Jenny managed to lose 65 pounds she gained while pregnant by practicing yoga three times a week and watching what she eats. For her diet she follows Weight Watchers and loves making soups with her Montello Williams soup maker!
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