Even though the pros are dancing 8 hours a day during the Dancing with the Stars seasons, they still need to workout and watch what they eat during the off season.
“When we’re on the show we’re rehearsing eight hours a day, so it’s not a problem,” Chelsie Hightower tells People magazine. “We’re human and we have to watch what we eat – well, I definitely do!”
Hightower tells People that she follows three basic rules in between the DWTS seasons:
- Eat what you want – in moderation: “It’s unrealistic to not eat the good things around the holidays. If you deprive yourself, you’ll want something even more, give in and then feel bad about it later.”
- Do something active every day: “Every single day I do at least an hour of something – DVD workouts, dance, I use stretch bands. And when I’m traveling, I work out at the hotel.”
- Don’t do it alone: “Anytime I want to buckle down and do something, my mom and I do it together. When you have a buddy, you have someone to talk to, to motivate you.”