If you’ve ever wondered why Madonna and Mya’s body is still killing the game after all these years, you can thank Nicole Winhoffer. The celebrity trainer uses a unique and refreshing workout routine that incorporates dance, music, and maintaining womanly features.
“Have fun with music, listen to the lyrics, listen to the music and move your body in a certain way. I feel that way the results come much greater,” says the trainer who believes music is a key ingredient in making exercising bearable. “I’m always targeting the body parts that will give females a silhouette—I develop a workout based on the muscles to create the hourglass figure.”
Flip the pages to find out how Nicole trains Mya, the importance of music in a workout, and learn must know diet tips to add to your daily routine to help you have a healthy difference.
How did you get started?
I’ve been a dancer all my life. I trained in Balanchine Ballet, jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre. I would make my parents drive me into the city everyday so I could take classes at Broadway Dance Center and different studios in NY with adults. So I always had a foundation with taking care of my body and changing up my fitness regime to keep my body in shape. I’ve always gone to the gym. I was a member at David Barton, Equinox, and Crunch all through my life taking dance classes from yoga to Pilates. In 2009 I was on the road with Madonna, I did the [Sticky and] Sweet tour. I trained her dancers on the road. From there I became Madonna’s primary trainer since 2009.