When I think of Ariana Grande, I think of a hip, young chic, whose fit, peppy and extremely talented. Even though she is a young 21 years, anyone can look sizzling hot if a healthy lifestyle plan is followed that is similar to an Ariana Grande workout and diet.

What does she do? As to be expected, a superstar such as Ariana, needs to keep up with an active lifestyle which requires proper nutrition, rest and exercise. She has stated in many sources that she strives to workout daily through eliptical cardio workouts and gives a lot of credit to her dance rehearsals in heels.

Being someone who values a well rounded healthy lifestyle, she frequently hikes to the Hollywood sign, enjoys chasing after her little pup and practices daily meditation.

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The Diet:

Although sources state she announced a vegan lifestyle late last year, her typical foods consist of salmon, kale, nuts, dried fruits, oatmeal, her favorite nutritional bars and she loves coconut water. In essence she follows a clean eating plan because she is fully aware that what we put into our bodies will determine how well we perform as well as how we look.

What exercises can you do to achieve her slimming look? Well first, we are all individuals and because of our genetic makeup, as well as individual physical build, we must realize that we likely will not be an exact replica of our idols.

That being said, adding weights to exercises will build solid, calorie burning muscle and non-weighted, high repetition moves will create a more defined, long and lean look. This workout combines these aspects in efforts towards achieving your personalized HOT look!

The Workout: 

After a proper warm up of 10-15 minutes, perform the following exercises. This requires performing each exercise 12-15 times, moving directly into the next exercise, making one large set. Repeat this three times for a full workout, at least three time per week. On opposing days, perform your favorite cardio activity for at least 30 minutes.

Curtsey Lunges: Stand with your feet hip width apart, hands at your sides holding onto weights; with your right foot, take a giant step back and across (diagonally) to the other side of your left leg; squat down while keeping your head up, shoulders down and chest up. Press back up into the starting position while pushing through your stabilizing, left heel. Repeat and then switch sides.

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Single-leg dead lifts: Stand with your feet hip width apart, weights in hands; lift your right foot slightly off the floor and begin to hinge at the waist and bend forward, lifting your right leg behind you forming a ‘T’ shape with your body.

Be sure your back remains flat and your eyes are focused so as to maintain balance. Upon returning to start position, slightly touch your right foot to the ground and continue back into a forward bending motion; repeat for a full 12-15 repetitions and then continue on the opposite leg.

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Wall squats with medicine ball in between legs: Standing against a wall, with a large stability ball at the small of your back, feet hip width apart; hold a medicine ball in between your legs so as to create a weighted move as well as resistance on your inner thighs.

Move slowly down into a squat, taking care to not allow your knees to cross over your toes. Once in a position as if you are seated in a chair, push back up through your heels, squeezing your glutes as well as your inner thighs, so as to keep the medicine ball in place; repeat for a full set of 12-15 repetitions.

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Standing outer leg lifts/inner leg lifts: Stand upright, feet hip width apart. Begin with your right outer leg by slightly bending it at the knee, and lifting the foot off the ground; move the leg out towards your side, laterally, and continue to consecutively move it up and down without touching the foot the ground.

Perform this motion for 12-15 repetitions. Repeat on left leg. Move right into a forward leg lift by slightly turning your right toe out, lifting leg up in front of you, concentrating on squeezing the inner thigh, lift and lower for 12-15 repetitions. Repeat on left leg.

Bridge with medicine ball between legsLie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor (but on your toes), approximately hip distance apart. Place your medicine ball between your legs and engage inner thighs to keep it in place.

Inhale and on the exhale squeeze inner thighs and glutes while moving hips upwards, keeping a flattened position from knees to shoulders. Hold for a breath and return to start while continuing to keep medicine ball between legs, repeat for a full set.

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In the end, Ariana expresses to her followers that you must live a healthy lifestyle and find peace with who you are. This is truly an ideal to take hold of.

Check out more celebrity diet&fitness tips and secrets as well as Taylor Swift’s workout and diet.
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