Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala says Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is very passionate about fitness and enjoys every bit of working out. Karachiwala, who has also trained stars like Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, came up with a “new workout called 20-20-20” for Deepika to get her in the right shape for “Padmavati”.
“Earlier Deepika adopted functional weight training and plyometrics as she needed to look very fit and athletic for ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’. Now, we have shifted focus and she has been doing a lot of pilates,” Karachiwala said in a statement.
“Infact, I have devised a new workout called 20-20-20 where she works out on three different machines for 20 minutes each focusing on three different body parts. Deepika has been training five times a week most of the times but I have to admit she is very passionate about fitness and enjoys every bit of working out,” she added.
Karachiwala feels “Deepika’s resolve and zeal towards perfection is beyond impressive”. “Unlike earlier, for this film Deepika has given me a lot of time to devise a workout plan and started off training before she even started shooting,” she added.
Deepika, who is looking forward to “Padmavati”, slated to release on December 1, said: “What I adore about Yasmin, is that the exercises she recommends are low intensity, forcing you to use your core and body weight. “The exercises focus on employing correct technique and posture which works wonder for me. Within two weeks of working out with her, I could see a difference in my body — there was a lot more definition.”
Apart from her fitness schedule, Deepika’s diet plan included low-fat milk, two egg whites or dosa, idli, and rawa upma for breakfast and for lunch it was chapattis, fresh vegetables, grilled fish.
It was filter coffee, nuts and dry fruits for the evening and dinner constituted vegetables, chapattis, fresh green salads and seasonal fruits, coconut water or fresh fruit juice and some dark chocolate as dessert.
To this, Karachiwala added: “She knows the trick of staying in great shape, know what food patterns work for her and eat smart. She knows how to balance it out — if she’s indulgent one day, she goes light the next day and practices moderation. I have never seen her starve but she’s always eating right.”
Karachiwala will be hosting a workshop at her franchise Fitocratic in south Mumbai later this November to tips on how to get body like Deepika from Padmavati.