Wednesday 3 May 2017

Game of Thrones Workout Tips

   Fantasy and fitness - two of my favourite things. I don't often share guest posts, but this one is more than welcome, compiling the fitness tips of the four leading ladies of Game of Thrones - and what great tips they are! Staying in shape is never easy, and it must be especially tough and demanding for stars in the limelight, but though my any of them have personal trainers to help them stay on their strict path, the rest of us can learn from their experiences.

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Game of Thrones is currently the biggest show in the world and has become a global phenomenon. The actors and actresses who star in it have become household names and inspire many who wish to follow in their footsteps. No matter whether they are good or evil the one thing the characters all have in common is that they are in great shape. In this article we look at the four main female stars and examine how they achieve their fitness goals.

Gwendoline Christie

The towering Brienne of Tarth is one of Game of Throne’s most loved characters. After learning about the series Christie was determined to be cast and put herself through a tough workout routine to lose a stone in weight and replace it with muscle. Her hard work paid off and she won the role. Hopefully this will inspire you to keep working for your ambitions whether they are health or career related.

Emilia Clark

Emilia Clark is not only the Mother of Dragons she has also played the iconic action heroine Sarah Conner in the Terminator franchise. In an interview with Train Mag she stated how her workout regime to become Sarah Conner included “weightlifting, kickboxing, hand-to-hand and stunt fighting – kicking a lot of ass.” She also pointed out that her diet was also important and that she had to plan out her meals.

Lena Heady

The Game of Thrones star is known for her ferocious portrayal of Cersei Lannister in the show. According to Food 4 Better Health, Heady stays in shape through boxing and yoga. Boxing is a great way to stay in shape as the body can burn over 600 calories during a 60-minute session. At the other end of the spectrum is yoga, which helps Heady stay injury free through stretching her muscles. Mixing up exercises is an effective way to keep in shape as different workouts can target different areas. Getting stuck in the same old routine is why many people quit.

Sophie Turner

Sansa Stark has had a tough time during the six seasons of the show. In contrast, the career of Sophie Turner who plays her has sky rocketed with a role in the recent X-men film. Speaking to, she told the health site that her workout includes hill sprints, kettlebells, resistance bands and burpees. Interestingly her workouts took place outside which she said: “was more fun than being cooped up in a gym.” What this shows is that you don’t need to be a slave to the gym in order to stay fit and it can often be better for motivation to find new ways to work out.

The next series is due out this July and is expected to break viewing records again. To get a sense of how big Game of Thrones is you only have to look at the ways different companies have used the show to entice new costumers. For example, gaming portal Pocket Fruity have their own official Game of Thrones game. This is just one of the many different gaming versions that have been launched off the back of the show’s global success.

Hopefully this article has relight the Game of Thrones flame within you and you will seek to become a warrior women through following the tips from the stars. 


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