Beyoncé Only Gets 24 Hours In A Day, And She’s Spending 11 Of Them In Dance Rehearsals For Coachella
If there was any doubt that Beyoncé is pretty much the hardest-working person in entertainment, the preparation for her upcoming Coachella performances this month should put all questions to rest.
Set to perform twice during the annual festival (on Saturday, April 14 and Saturday April 21), it’s the first time Beyoncé will take the stage since giving birth to twins Rumi and Sir Carter last summer. She was set to perform at Coachella last year, but had to back out because of her pregnancy.
Therefore, she’s been making a serious effort to get ready and to be at her very best. The 36-year-old announced that she would be going vegan in the weeks leading up to taking the stage at Coachella. Now, according to TMZ, she’s putting the final touches on her performances by focusing on choreography for 11 hours a day with her team.
Per the report, she’s scheduled multiple lengthy practices this month in a studio in L.A. with her dancers, choreographers, technicians and other crew members, including security, to ensure an incredible show and keep what she’s doing inside the space as confidential as possible.
That means a lot of stepping and sweating and memorizing moves while burning calories. So you can expect Queen Bey to be flawless and in incredible shape when she performs in Indio, California.
Thinking of Beyoncé working up a pretty intense sweat has left us inspired to get moving. But why not train in a fun way, inspired by her own favorite workout moves and classic tunes? If you’re interested in a Beyoncé-inspired workout, check out a few options, from fierce cardio to workouts that tone and sculpt, so you too can be “Shining” out here:
There is nothing like a step fitness workout, kids. It takes the right amount of concentration, coordination — and sweat. You can do instructor Phil’s workout to the sounds of “Love on Top.”
Get a pair of gams like Beyoncé with the help of this tough leg workout. You’ll be holding some squats and strengthening your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calf muscles for the entirety of the singer’s hit, “7/11.”
Take things up a notch by working out in heels to “7/11.” This workout involves some choreography that’s not too tough in terms of the moves executed, but will surely have your legs on fire thanks to your pumps of choice.
To a sped up version of “Single Ladies,” this five minute workout from Kym Nonstop (who puts on the “Single Ladies” leotard) includes some tough lunges, plies, leg lifts and more. If you feel like you might not make it through the whole five minutes, Kym’s thighs are sure to give you some crazy inspiration to at least try your best.
With the “Mi Gente” remix playing in the background, you are going to amp up your heart rate and steps and groove at the same time with dance fitness instructor Jessica. Thankfully, the moves, while fun, aren’t too complex to leave you feeling as though you will easily be left behind.
This is the only video on the list that is actually based on the specific moves Beyoncé has said she includes in her workouts. Danielle Peazer helps you crunch and punch your way to a Bey body.
If that “Mi Gente” video was quite easy for you, test your dancing abilities with the help of Mike Peele’s Hip Hop Fit class. Bust a move and work on that cardiovascular system to Beyoncé’s collaboration with DJ Khaled, “Shining.”
At first glance, you’re probably wondering what the hell this is. It’s no joke, that’s for sure. For those more advanced in their ab work, you must try this incredibly tough workout, done by young gymnasts if you are hoping to strengthen your core and back (and even your legs). And it’s all set to the sounds of “Run the World (Girls).”
Back to legs! It might look simple at first, but this slow winding and grinding routine to the star’s “Dance 4 U” is quite difficult, particularly on the lower body. Good news is, you’ll also get to put in work on those abs, too (and learn a sexy dance to share with your partner).
If you like Zumba, then you’ll enjoy this take on that mode of fitness while grooving to “Diva.” Easy dance routine, but with the right effort, a not-so-easy workout.