OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert’s Secret of the Bleachers

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In this week’s Us Weekly, I found Miranda Lambert‘s secret. It’s got to be one of the top reasons she stays so fit and keeps her petite figure so petite. She runs the bleachers in the venues she is playing. Isn’t that so genius? And so Rocky Balboa of her (minus the “Gonna Fly Now” theme song)? Lambert admits she also does crunches and pushups while she is on the road, but the part about using the arena as your own personal gym is just so smart. “I make healthy choices so that when I’m onstage shaking it, it jiggles in only the right spots,” she told the magazine. And while she doesn’t say if she’s a big swimmer or not, she and husband Blake Shelton have rented a house with a pool in Los Angeles for when he starts taping The Voice again. So maybe she’ll add a swimming workout to her routine, too. I just love a girl who makes the world her health club.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.