Trainer Tony Martinez: Britney Is An Athlete

Britney Spears is Mrs. She’s Too Big Now She’s Too Thin, but in the recent months her body is Mrs. Just Right thanks to her personal trainer, Tony Martinez, who she credits help getting her in tip-top condition for her Shape magazine photoshoot.

Tony tells Britney kills it in the gym, describes her work ethic and gives fans a few exercises he performs with Britney called the “Four B’s.”

Tony, who first worked with Britney before the “Me Against The Music” video in 2004, says she’s fully committed when she gets to the gym.

“She’s old-school about working out; she’ll want to do an hour of cardio, an hour of weights, and she loves to run, but I try to tell her ‘let’s try and do something different.’” Instead, Tony switches up her workouts using his “trickeration” method, which is his word for workouts that are strenuous, but distracting enough where it’s more fun than work. They also do interval and resistance training, which he calls working out “smarter not harder,” thus shortening the length of the workout.

“I like doing stuff outside with Britney more than being in a gym. Anyone can be in a gym. I try to do more functional, athletic training. When she dances she’s doing a lot of lateral movements, so we do a lot of lateral, we do a lot of plyometrics. We try to mix it up a lot so her knee’s still good, her back, shoulders… but at the same time she’s getting strength and she looks great.”

Britney Spears is in shapeTony’s even working on getting Britney to try out surfing, but no matter what the workout entails it seems Britney’s always stepping up her game.

“I push her every single time to the limit. I want to make sure that she feels every little thing possible. The thing that makes me mad is she conquers it every single time. She’s like ‘that’s all you got?’”

Britney tells Shape magazine she also does 90 minutes of yoga twice a week, in addition to a lot of cardio–hour long sessions three times a week. “The [Vegas] performances won’t be easy–they’ll be a massive party from start to finish,” said Britney. “And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.”

The “Four B’s” include:

– Basketball jump shot against the wall 20 times
– Backwards interval walking on a treadmill at 2.0mph for 1min then walk forward for a min.
– Balancing on 1 leg then with 1 arm doing medicene ball slams
– Bicycle and rotate on the floor mat for her abs 20 times.

“She is so tenacious and determined,” he continues. “She’s doing this for herself because she likes to be in shape, but she’s also doing this for her fans. She wants her fans to know ‘you know? I eat junk food once in awhile but at the same time I do it all in moderation. I eat well, and once in awhile I’ll have a cheap meal here and there.’ Tony says, “There’s nothing wrong with that.”

“She still works hard, she eats well and you have to live a little bit – you have to do everything in moderation,” he continues. “That’s what the whole thing is about in life, and she’s a smart eater. When you’re younger you can eat anything you want… Now over time it catches up, so we have to eat better and work out a little differently (smarter not harder!).”

“She’s a tremendous athlete, and she makes it easy for me.”