Natalie Hershlag (born June 9, 1981), better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship.
Natalie Portman workout for her role in Black Swan turned her body slim, strong and elastic. Training for a year before filming began, Natalie Portman worked side by side with former New York City Ballet dancer Mary Helen Bowers. Natalie Portman says she has maintained the same small 5’3 figure since she was 15. She commented on her size: ”I know I look small, but I never feel small.”
Height: 5′ 3″ (1.60 m)
Weight: 114 Lbs
Natalie Portman’s Diet
Natalie Portman is already generating Oscar buzz for her role in Black Swan. She plays a ballerina cracking under the physical and emotional pressure. In real life, she’s emotionally sound, but put herself through a physical rigor to earn the accolades she’s now receiving. “I do go in diets for movie roles. Doing Black Swan really challenged me, I lost so much weight. But now that the filming is done, I get to eat normally again.” She says.
“I don’t recommend an extreme diet for anyone.” Natalie Portman’s diet is adhered to a vegetarian eating plan with portion control. This diet is focused on consuming organically grown plant-based Foods, while meat and dairy products are excluded altogether, in support of animal and environmental rights.
“I’m a very strict vegetarian. I just really, really love animals, and I act on my values.” She states. At times, Natalie treats herself to desserts but only in moderate portion controlled amounts.
“I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff. I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of stuff.”
“I actually wanted eggs at the beginning and then they grossed me out after awhile. I know there are people who do stay vegan, but I think you have to just be careful, watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you might be low in in your diet.”
Natalie Portman’s Workout
Natalie Portman’s exercise routine mainly consists of Yoga daily, which involves doing gentle stretching, proper breathing patterns, and doing progressive deep relaxation.
“I mostly do yoga, but I also have spinning classes and Pilates.” Natalie shares. “It’s always good to know your’e helping yourself burn more calories.”
Natalie also keeps herself active by hiking, jogging and running on the treadmill when she is not spending time in the gym.
Bowers combined swimming, resistance training and endurance training to supplement the years of ballet practice that would usually create the lean physique Portman needed for this role. In an interview with Bowers she told reporters that, “We usually started by swimming a mile a day, doing the front crawl and breast stroke…then we’d do 2 hours of ballet Exercises and resistance work.”
Portman’s workouts were rigorous and lengthy, however it is possible for you to get a lean ballerina body without getting bulky.
Natalie Portman Ballet Workout: The Bridge
Ballet dancers are known for having incredibly strong, lean legs. This ballet exercise targets the inner thighs, back of the legs, core and butt to help anyone get a ballerina’s lower body.
Natalie Portman Ballet Workout: Butt-Buster
A tight, toned ballerina butt not only helps you look amazing in your jeans, but it can also help prevent injury.
Natalie Portman Ballet Workout: Abs Exercise
For a ballerina, the center of balance is everything, Bowers says. That’s why ballet abs Exercises serve a dual purpose: They flatten your stomach while strengthening your abdominal muscles—the foundation of your balance.
Natalie Portman Ballet Workout: Arm Toner
Perfect posture and graceful, toned arms are classic qualities of a ballerina’s upper body, Bowers says.
Natalie Portman Ballet Workout: Essential Stretch
Stretching keeps the muscles long and lean, so it’s an important part of building a ballet dancer’s thin body shape, Bowers says.