Rock Star Bodies

The hottest women in music not only have hit rock songs, but they also have hard rock bodies -- proving that if you want to make it big you better hit the high notes and the gym. Spear Parts -- Britney Spears

Why we picked her:
We picked her because, well, she's hot -- on the music charts and in the music videos. But, let's face it: Britney is pretty much packaged goods. She's supposed to look good, and she does. The media's been obsessed with Britney's breasts since she hit puberty and the 2000 MTV Music Video Awards stage in her show-all outfit. And, despite complaints from conservative parents, she never stops showing off her firm yet feminine physique.

How she does it:
Make no mistake: Brit's knockout bod is the result of a lot of hard work. She burns a ton of calories at each concert, but that doesn't stop her from getting a daily cardio workout, and weight training on a regular basis. She told MTV, "When I get up in the morning and I work out, I have more energy throughout the day. I just feel better about myself."

Get the look:
You might not be able to afford Brit's personal trainer Bobby Storm. But you can develop a chest that defies gravity like Spears's by doing Push Ups. Do 2 to 3 sets of 8 to15 reps, 2 to 3 times a week.

(A) Lie on your stomach, with your legs out straight, feet a few inches apart. Bend your elbows and place your palms on the floor slightly to the side and in front of your shoulders. Straighten your arms and press your body upward so that your arms are nearly straight and you're balanced on your palms and the underside of your toes. (B) Bend your elbows to lower your body. When your elbows are level with your shoulders, press back up to the start.

Next: Gwen Stefani

Ab Fab -- Gwen Stefani

Why we picked her:
There's "No Doubt" Gwen Stefani possesses the midriff of the moment; her middle is long, sleek and strong but still sexy. In the middle of performing the band's 1995 breakthrough hit at the First Union Spectrum, the platinum blonde hipster dropped to the ground and did 10 pushups, proving that her tunes made for great workout music.

Clearly great abs didn't come naturally to Gwen. She told YM magazine that "No boys liked me in high school because I was chubby." If only she knew then that at 32 she'd be a national sex symbol and married to hottie rock star Gavin Rossdale.

How she does it:
Stefani was the star of her high school swim team. She still exercises, including a regular ab training routine, but doesn't go overboard. She says she's not obsessed physical perfection and is quite comfortable with her body. In fact she told YM that when she isn't on tour she really relaxes. "I'm enjoying being a little chubby," she insists. "I love life, and if I want a rad slice of pizza, I'll have it!" Well, if Gwen is considered chubby -- then pass me a slice of pepperoni!

Get the look:
True Gwenabees will want to follow this routine to get her I Dream of Jeanie-like abs. Do the following Hover exercise, 2 to 3 repetitions, 2 to 3 times a week.

Balance on toes and elbows, keeping back straight and abdominals pulled inward. Hold for 30 to 90 seconds without letting your back sag downward or your butt stick upward.

Next: Madonna

In Vogue Arms -- Madonna

Why we picked her:
In spite of several recent cinematic bombs, we still consider pop queen Madonna, well -- the bomb. Her body, killer even after having two kids, has morphed as often as her style. It's gone from girlishly round when she first hit the scene to body builder big in the early nineties to her current buff and tough yoga body.

How she does it:
Madonna's made no secret that's she's been swept away by Ashtanga yoga. The 44-year-old megastar practices this ancient art of enlightenment and body toning daily.

Get the look:
Yoga moves like The Windmill will help you achieve strong yet shapely arms like Madonna's. Do 2 to 3 sets, 8 to 15 reps per set, 2 to 3 times a week.

Stand tall with your feet hip width apart, your arms at your sides, palms facing forward. Take a deep breath in and lift your arms up over your head. Exhale and lower your arms to the start. Repeat the move, gathering energy and strength with each new breath.

Next: Shakira

The Better End -- Shakira

Why we picked her:
The butt is back! Between J.Lo, Beyoncé and even Britney, low-riders, thongs and tight jeans are in the forefront of style. But none of those songbirds can compete with Colombia pop star Shakira. Her rear view -- even underneath her clothes -- is one of the defining showpieces of her slim yet curvy figure. Wherever, Whenever you see Shakira perform, you're guaranteed to see some booty with her belly dancing style.

How she does it:
Fueled by the wriggles of Shakira, belly dancing is gaining popularity at gyms, at home exercise tapes and even special schools. It is the perfect workout for women like Shakira who enjoy dancing but don't really like to work out. Her signature shimmy-and-shake dance moves help tone and tighten her butt to perfection.

Get the look:
You too can sculpt a definitely-there derriere with moves like the Step Back Butt Boost. Do 2 to 3 sets of 8 to 15 reps, 2 to 3 days a week.

(A) Stand with your feet hip width apart and your hands on your hips. (B) Step your right leg back about a stride's length behind you and bend both knees until your right leg is parallel to the floor and your left leg is perpendicular to it. Hold a moment and stand back up to the start. Alternate legs to complete reps.
Next: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Love Those Legs -- Jennifer Love Hewitt

Why we picked her:
Jennifer Love Hewitt's new album isn't breaking any world record for popularity, but one thing BareNaked has done is given us a peak at her curvy physique. And even as former Teen Choice "Hottie of the Year," Hewitt told Cosmo Girl that she thinks of herself as a dork. Well, even dorks can have nice legs!

How she does it:
Hewitt sports a fine set of wheels that have been honed by years of tap dance and ballet. Hewitt maintains her great gams with the help of kickboxing and regular gym workouts with a personal trainer. Though her Dance! Workout with Barbie video days are well behind her; she still hits the dance floor on a regular basis.

Get the look:
Jennifer told E! Online, "If you can't afford a trainer, the first step is getting motivated. Then find fun and easy things that won't hurt your body that are workout oriented. Set a schedule for yourself, and stick to it until you see the results you want." If her motivation tips aren't enough, try these exercises.

To chisel yourself a Love-ly pair of legs, try the One Leg Squat, 2 to 3 sets with each leg, 8 to 15 reps per set, 2 to 3 times a week.

(A) Stand tall with your right leg slightly in front of your left leg, hands on your hips. Lift your right heel off the floor and bend your right knee slightly so that most of your body weight is balanced on your left leg. (B) Bend your left leg until your thigh is parallel to the floor (or as far as you comfortably can). Hold a moment and return to the start.

Next: Kelly Rowland

Svelte Delts -- Kelly Rowland

Why we picked her:
With her new chart topping album and killer bod, Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland wasn't destined to sing backup -- she's one hot chick who's definitely ready for center stage. Clearly Nelly thought so when he sought her out for his hit song "Dilemma." And that's why her solo career is en fuego!

Her awesome physique is capped by a set of strong, sexy shoulders that can't be beat. Those well-toned toppers make her waist look whittled and her legs as long as an interstate highway.

How she does it:
Kelly's favorite foods are greens and corn bread, both low fat and healthy choices that help keep her slim and sculpted. But it's her morning workout ritual that really broadens her horizons -- and her shoulders.

Get the look:
To shape your shoulders like Rowland's, try this Shoulder Side Raise exercise, 2 to 3 sets, 8 to 15 reps per set, 2 to 3 times a week.

(A) Hold a 16-ounce soup can or a dumbbell in each hand and stand tall with your feet hip width apart and your arms at your sides. Bend your elbows slightly. (B) Keeping the slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms up and out to the sides until your elbows are level with your shoulders. Slowly lower to the start.

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