When Kelly Rowland was on stage, we were listening to her, Beyonce and Michelle sing and the performance was great but many of us noticed that she looked fantastic. Yes, there was a huge buzz about Destiny’s Child getting back together to sing at the Super Bowl, in the weeks and days leading up to the event, but after the event, there was also a buzz about how toned and defined Kelly’s arms and legs were.
Personal trainer, Jeanette Jenkins is the woman behind Kelly’s amazing body. Thanks to Essence Magazine, we can find out what it takes to look great beyond 30 years of age!
ESSENCE.com caught up with Jenkins to learn the secret to having a chiseled, jaw-dropping physique like Rowland’s.
ESSENCE.com: Did you have a chance to train Kelly in the weeks and days leading up to the Super Bowl?
JEANETTE JENKINS: I’m her trainer. I’ve been working with her for three years. I work with her all the time. [She works out] five days a week.
ESSENCE.com: What areas does she try to target when working out?
JENKINS: Kelly’s goal is to be healthy. She works everything. We do all different styles of training. We don’t target one area. We do yoga, pilates, cardio-training, boxing, boot camps and circuit training — she targets everything. It makes no sense to target one area.
ESSENCE.com: What kinds of foods do you recommend for her?
JENKINS: It doesn’t matter if she has a big show coming up or she’s going through everyday life — my goal for her is to be healthy. In order to be healthy and to optimize her performance and everyday health, [she must stick]to a meal plan. She eats fresh fruits and vegetables and lean cuts of meat. Twenty percent of the time she can do whatever she wants. I call it the 80/20 rule. She sticks to it.
ESSENCE.com: You also did yoga with Alicia Keys yesterday morning before she began preparing for the Super Bowl.
JENKINS: Yes, we did! It was an absolute joy. I’ve been training Alicia for a year and a half. I helped her get ready for her album, Girl on Fire. Any time you work with positive people that are driven and do what you say, it makes my job easier and it makes my job that much more joyful. It makes me feel like I’m part of the team.