We caught up with Kate Hudson to get her thoughts on staying in shape, her favorite pieces from her beloved athleisure line, Fabletics, and why she cut back on sugar.
Kate Hudson in the new Fabletics boutique at The Village at Westfield Topanga.
Rock the Kasbah actress Kate Hudson hosted an event last Thursday at her new Fabletics boutique at The Village at Westfield Topanga in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The evening supported Bright Pink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers.
Given that Hudson is a mom of two, a movie star, and the cofounder of her own athleisure line, Fabletics, we were eager to find out her health and wellness secrets for doing it all and making it look so easy. (Case in point: She even makes fitness gear look flawless. At the event, Hudson was outfitted in a Fabletics Femima Tank and Amara French Terry Skirt from the February 2016 collection paired with red Brian Atwood pumps.)
Here’s what Hudson said about her exercise routine, her favorite Fabletics pieces, the importance of meditation, and why she cut back on sugar.
What made you want to expand Fabletics into retail stores?
KATE HUDSON: For us, it was the success of how far we came in two years. It felt like a natural progression to be able to open stores that allowed women [and men] to be able to really see the product, and touch and feel it, and to actually have the experience of seeing what it is that we do in a more traditional shopping experience. It’s very exciting—to see the product put out and laid out like that, it’s so nice.
And what are the most popular Fabletics pieces?
KH: The leggings are big ones. Girls love the leggings. Our seamless bras do really well. [Customers also] love the switch-back tee.
How about your personal favorites?
KH: I love the seamless pants. I love the seamless bralettes, like the Hudson bralette because it’s my bra. [Laughs] I love our jumpsuits. They’re really cute, short jumpsuits. The backs of a lot of our bras are so fun.
Inside the Fabletics store.
What is your workout routine like?
KH: It’s all over the place. I get bored easily. I do all kinds of stuff—I go to Soul Cycle, I do a barre classes, I do Pilates. My foundation of everything I do is mostly Pilates. And I box and sometimes I run.
How often do you exercise?
KH: It just depends. I’m very consistent, meaning I don’t go too long without being active. When you work on movies, it’s hard to actually work out, so it kind of goes in waves, but I never go too long without working out. If I've gone two weeks without working out, I just don’t feel good internally.
You’re also into meditating. Why is that so important to you?
KH: I think [meditation] is important for everybody. I’m a big proponent for meditation. The research is too right on for us to ignore it. It’s something that’s wonderful for our livelihoods and creates a much greater personal experience and giving experience to others. And the health benefits of what they’re finding about meditation is amazing. My mom, that’s been one of her passions since the ‘70s. It’s something that she was always very much pushing forward and now science is starting to catch up to it. I think mindfulness is the way forward, truly, and more people should be practicing. It should be a priority for kids [to] learn.
We heard you cut back on sugar. What sparked that decision?
KH: Well, I don’t cut out sugar completely. It’s just that sugar is so bad. Everything in [moderation], but I just think it’s mindful to be aware of how much sugar intake you have in a day. It’s really not good for you. Have you seen Fed Up, the documentary? It’s great. Just watch it because it’s mind-blowing—you just look at it and you’re like, “Wow.” [It’s about] the sugar industry and [how] sugar is in everything and it shouldn’t be. It’s just so horrible for us. We’re just feeding ourselves way too much sugar and it’s a big issue. But, as long as you’re aware, you can have a little sugar once in awhile.
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