Ciara keeps motivated by working out with her husband

Ciara keeps herself motivated by working out with her football star husband Russell Wilson.Over the years, the Goodies singer has used regular gym sessions and energetic dance routines to maintain her fitness and enviable abs.However, Ciara has now sha…

Ciara keeps herself motivated by working out with her football star husband Russell Wilson.

Over the years, the Goodies singer has used regular gym sessions and energetic dance routines to maintain her fitness and enviable abs.

However, Ciara has now shared that she now prefers couples’ workouts to individual regimes, and sometimes even brings her and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell’s 20-month-old daughter Sienna, and her four-year-old son Future, from her relationship with rapper Future, along too.

“There’s a lot of athleticism in our household and (Russell and I) do a lot of things together. We find even more ways to be motivated because we can work towards our individual goals together,” she said in an interview with Vogue.com. “When I was losing my baby weight, it was so amazing having my partner right there beside me, cheering me on. And it’s cool (because) your kids get to see you in action.”

With her passion for fitness, Ciara has just been named a brand ambassador for U.S. fitness company Equinox.

And while she may appear to be the epitome of health, the star did divulge that she faces her own set of body issues.

“I have diastasis recti, which is when your stomach muscles split post-pregnancy. I had it after my first pregnancy, and could feel a difference compared to my abs before I ever had a child,” the 33-year-old explained. “But the second time it was really noticeable because my muscles were actually laying differently. Immediately, I changed my workout to focus on that and the gap between my muscles began to get tighter and tighter.”

In addition, Ciara spoke about her diet and noted that she plans to incorporate more vegetables such as broccoli and beetroot into her everyday meals.

“I want to make sure I’m moving away from the foods that make my body feel more weighed down at certain parts of the day, as well as focus on being more open-minded and leaning into lighter protein options, like fish, and definitely eating more vegetables,” she said.

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Dua Lipa allows herself food treats

Dua Lipa’s diet is all about balance – meaning she never denies herself sweet treats.Known for her catchy pop tracks, Dua has become one of the hottest names in British music over the last two years.As well as music, Dua is exploring the world of sty…

Dua Lipa’s diet is all about balance – meaning she never denies herself sweet treats.

Known for her catchy pop tracks, Dua has become one of the hottest names in British music over the last two years.

As well as music, Dua is exploring the world of style with a clothing line for H&M-owned brand /Nyden, and she’s also been tapped to front campaigns for Adidas.

In an interview on the sports company’s website, the 23-year-old admitted that while she works hard to keep her body looking lean, she’ll happily eat junk food when the mood takes.

“I try and stay as healthy as possible whenever I can. I’m never one to stop myself having treats, I do love naughty treats. But I try and limit it to days when I’m not as busy, because if I do eat a doughnut it usually puts me in a food coma!” she laughed.

Talking about her exercise playlist, Dua likes to have songs Apes**t by The Carters and Ciara’s Level Up blaring out, and says her track Be the One is also good to train to.

She’s slightly more indecisive when it comes to her workout wear though.

“It depends what kind of workout and what the weather’s doing,” she shrugged. “If it’s early morning and I’m tired I always seem to reach for something more baggy and loose. If I’m doing Pilates or yoga I’d probably wear leggings and a work out bra top.”

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Ciara taps into inner goddess with ponytail styles

Ciara’s hairstylist, Cesar Ramirez, has styled the singer in ponytail looks for years to bring out her “goddess-like” qualities.The Goodies hitmaker recently sported the updo at the 2018 ESPY Awards, as she accompanied her football star husband Russell…

Ciara’s hairstylist, Cesar Ramirez, has styled the singer in ponytail looks for years to bring out her “goddess-like” qualities.

The Goodies hitmaker recently sported the updo at the 2018 ESPY Awards, as she accompanied her football star husband Russell Wilson on the red carpet, donning a stunning yellow Toni Maticevski gown.

Cesar structured the star’s hair to compliment her outfit for the evening, noting the ponytail look is a go-to style he relies on for instant and unique glamour.

“Seeing as how structured and bodycon her dress was, I knew a clean, high, yet structured, pony would complete the look with a goddess-like vibe,” he tells Refinery29, revealing he amped up the ponytail’s drama by adding a hair piece from his new WILDFORM line.

“What really makes (our) relationship so great is that we’re both hair-obsessed,” Cesar adds. “We love all hairstyles, but a pony is, for sure, one of her top favourites. When a ponytail is done right it makes a woman feel super sexy and feminine. It’s also a great way to keep a look young and chic versus looking overly dressed (up).”

The haircare professional always tries to match Ciara’s locks with her outfit, applying the same strategy for her 2016 look at the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony with a loose, messy ponytail.

“My goal is always to balance a look,” he shares. “Ciara’s dress was very revealing with a plunging neckline and completely open back. I didn’t want loose hair to compete with the silhouette.”

Cesar’s line of WILDFORM human hair extensions debuts this fall (18).

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Ciara works hard to reduce gap in ab muscles

R&B star Ciara has to push herself “extra hard” at the gym because the mother-of-two suffers from separated abdominal muscles. The Goodies singer welcomed her second child, daughter Sienna, last spring (17), and she has been documenting her exercise r…

R&B star Ciara has to push herself “extra hard” at the gym because the mother-of-two suffers from separated abdominal muscles.

The Goodies singer welcomed her second child, daughter Sienna, last spring (17), and she has been documenting her exercise regimen via social media ever since.

Fans have been sharing their praise for the impressive results of her dedication ever since, and on Saturday (07Apr18), Ciara revealed part of the reason why she has been putting in the hours to get her six-pack back, explaining she was previously diagnosed with diastasis recti, which can cause the appearance of a post-baby belly pooch.

“I have Diastastis Recti (sic) from both of my pregnancies, so I have to work extra hard to regain my core strength,” she captioned a photo of herself in her sports bra and leggings, displaying part of her abdomen. “Determined. Let’s Go Mammas!”

Ciara shares Sienna with her husband Russell Wilson, while she is also mum to three-year-old son Future Zahir, from her previous relationship with rapper Future.

Luckily, the 32-year-old, who frequently incorporates dance routines into her workouts, can turn to Russell whenever she needs a little extra motivation to keep her fitness levels up. The American football star, who plays as quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has to stay in shape during the NFL’s off season, and he joined Ciara for a sweat session over the weekend.

“Partner 4 Life,” she wrote next to a sweet picture of the smiling pair during an exercise break.

The couple wed in 2016.

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Ciara celebrates ‘deeper meaning’ of womanhood in historic new Pandora campaign

Singer Ciara has made history with her new female-forward jewellery campaign for Pandora.The mum-of-two is in awe of her role as the face of the company’s new spring 2018 range, the first-ever collection of 18-karat gold-plated sterling silver jeweller…

Singer Ciara has made history with her new female-forward jewellery campaign for Pandora.

The mum-of-two is in awe of her role as the face of the company’s new spring 2018 range, the first-ever collection of 18-karat gold-plated sterling silver jewellery the brand has created since its inception in 1982.

“I feel like I am a part of history right now because it is the first time Pandora has done this type of collection,” she gushes to People.

The Goodies hitmaker insists there’s no better time to introduce the collection in light of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements with their emphasis on female empowerment.

“We’re in a time where, as women, we’re coming together stronger than ever and discovering our voices and collectively encouraging each other to be more bold, confident, fearless, and to really be who you are,” she tells Elle. “That’s what Pandora celebrates and encourages, and I’m honoured to be a part of that.”

Ciara, who also filmed a special music video for the campaign, literally shimmered as she channelled her inner goddess for the shoot.

“We were shooting a campaign for golden jewellery, but the energy that was radiating in the air felt like gold,” she smiles. “(In the campaign images I’m) literally shining with all the gold, but there’s a deeper meaning in terms of believing in yourself and the journey of a woman. It really is about inspiring women to feel good about who they are.”

Ciara, 32, insists she’ll be wearing the beautiful pieces from the Pandora range all the time – even when she sleeps: “I did wear my Pandora honeycomb choker to sleep the other day because it’s cute, and I wanted to be cute when I was going to sleep,” she laughs. “When I get obsessed with things that’s all I want to wear. Once I lock onto it, I try to be consistent because it becomes part of your personality, your signature style.”

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