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    I Tried Kaley Cuoco's Workout Routine, And Her Regimen Was Intense, Even For Someone Like Me Who Regularly Works Out

    I might have underestimated just how tough this would be.

    Hi! I'm Fabiana, and by now I've established that I'm a person who genuinely enjoys exercising and eating healthy. I've written posts about how I started my fitness journey, how I became a morning workout person, and I've even tried a few celebrity workout routines.

    the author taking a selfie at the gym

    It's been some time since I've ditched my go-to gym routine of strength training and HIIT-style workouts to endure an intense celebrity workout. After trying both Jennifer Lopez and Kourtney Kardashian's workout routines, I think my muscles just finished being sore. I'm kidding, but they were intense! Now, I'm back, and this time I'm trying Kaley Cuoco's go-to gym routine.

    Kaley Cuoco on the red carpet

    I learned from doing some quick research that Kaley began working with her LA-based personal trainer, Ryan Sorensen, after the actor had to undergo shoulder surgery and was recovering from it.

    Kaley Cuoco exercising with her trainer

    I decided to do four days of workouts with two days of an active recovery mixed in β€” Kaley supposedly tries to get in 10,000 steps a day and does yoga when she's not working with her trainer β€” and one day of rest.

    The week would go like this:

    β€’ Monday: Full Body

    β€’ Tuesday: Cardio (elliptical)

    β€’ Wednesday: Full Body

    β€’ Thursday: Cardio (jump rope)

    β€’ Friday: Yoga

    β€’ Saturday: Walking

    β€’ Sunday: Rest

    DAY ONE: It was time to get started! First up for the week? A full-body workout.

    the author looking up with her hand on her head

    DAY TWO: I was never more thankful for a cardio day than the way I was today considering both my upper and lower body were hurting.

    a person working out

    DAY THREE: Although my muscles were still recovering from Monday, I conjured up another Kaley-inspired full-body routine for today's workout. 😬


    DAY FOUR: It didn't surprise me that by this point in the week when my alarm went off for my morning workout, I buried my head under my pillow and thought of a few excuses I could use to justify me skipping today's workout. But then I thought to myself, What would Kaley do?, which prompted me to hop out of bed and quickly make my way to my workout area in my basement before I changed my mind.

    Kaley is a fan of jumping rope β€” another form of cardio that isn't my favorite. Are we seeing a trend here? I'm 5'9'' so I always feel clumsy and awkward jumping rope, but for the sake of this post, I had to do what I had to do. I put on some music and started hopping away. 

    I did intervals of 30 seconds jumping rope with 10 seconds of rest. I then increased that to 45 seconds of jumping rope to 15 seconds of rest. In total, I was jumping rope for about 20 minutes, which was enough to cause me to be dripping in sweat. Let's just say this was a humbling workout. 

    DAY FIVE: Praise be that today was an active recovery day, which meant I couldn't just lounge on my couch watching Netflix; I actually had to move my body but not necessarily at an intense rate. I opted for yoga because Kaley is a fan of yoga.

    the author smiling and giving a thumbs-up sign

    DAY SIX: Despite having a few complaints this week, I was feeling good about my efforts in the gym following Kaley's workout regimen. I woke up feeling way less sore and ready to take on a nice, long walk.


    A few things I wanted to point out to keep in mind:

    two women sitting on yoga mats in a gym

    Have you ever tried a celebrity workout before? Which one(s) have you loved β€” or hated? Do you have a suggestion for one I should try next? Share in the comments! πŸ’ͺ