Chrishell Stause may be best known for bringing in multi-million-dollar listings—and plenty of drama—on Selling Sunset, but the reality star does more than just peddle mansions.
Over the past few months, the actor has presented at the MTV Awards, hosted a gala for My Friend’s Place (a nonprofit assisting youth who are experiencing homelessness), starred in a Lifetime original movie, and even said “I do” to her partner, G Flip.
With season six of Selling Sunset premiering on Netflix on May 19, there's much more where that came from. An inside look at Chrishell’s relationship with G Flip, as well as plenty of bell-ringing, backstabbing, brand new agents, and her strong bod are all in store.
When Chrishell’s not closing major deals, she's likely working out. Her devotion to her fitness (seriously, just look at her Instagram Highlights and one of many photos of her looking super strong for proof) is seriously impressive.
Here's how Chrishell works out and what it's like to follow her in-tense routine.
Chrishell’s workout routine is "fun, creative, and challenging."
Chrishell shares behind-the-scenes clips of her at-home workout routine, led by her trainer Ocho, CEO of Power 8 LA, over on her Instagram Stories. Generally, Chrishell does a weekly one-hour training session with Ocho, featuring three sets of three different exercises, she explained in a Story from last May.
“We do heavyweight and plyometrics, as well as HIIT, so that her body is always moving and gains strength,’ Ocho previously told Women’s Health UK. “I always keep workouts fun, creative, and challenging. I’m always throwing something different at Chrishell to challenge her. The way I feel is, if you aren’t being challenged by your trainer, what do you have him for?”
Chrishell always begins with a 10-minute dynamic warm-up.
She does this with Ocho before getting sweaty, ensuring the star’s joints are mobile and her body is prepared for the work ahead, he said.
Chrishell uses a range of equipment for her workouts.
Dumbbells, kettlebells, loop resistance bands, and agility equipment (think: ladders, hexagon speed rings) show up regularly in her Instagram Stories.
And she makes combination movements like squat thrusters, lateral plank walks (with a pushup after each step!), lunges with shoulder presses, bear plank renegade rows, and hollow-body hold chest presses look effortless. Yes, my muscles are quivering just listing out those moves.
Chrishell works hard and prioritizes recovery.
And her trainer agrees: “She has been killing my program since we first started,” Ocho told WH UK. “Her drive, determination, and work ethic mean she adapts and destroys everything I put her through.”
To balance out these high-intensity activities, Chrishell also practices Pilates once or twice and takes two or three active recovery days weekly, Ocho explained.
Chrishell's Top HIIT Exercises, From Her Trainer
To get a taste of Chrishell’s intense fitness routine, I tried a HIIT workout featuring Ocho’s “top four moves.”
I planned on performing each exercise for 45 seconds, then taking 15 seconds of rest before moving on to the next. After I finished all the moves, I would take a one-minute break, then repeat the circuit three times more for a total of four rounds.
The HIIT moves:
- inchworm to a push-up to an upright kettlebell row
- kettlebell squat to squat jump
- kneeling hip extension to shoulder press
- bent-over single-arm row.
After a 10-minute warm-up focused on hip, ankle, and shoulder mobility and stability, I slowly performed two reps of each exercise to make sure I had the combos nailed down. Honestly, the movements felt easy, and I thought I was in for a chill workout.
The moves were simple to follow and felt easy initially.
Boy, was I mistaken. It kicked into high gear quickly.
I used a 20-pound kettlebell for the KB exercises and a set of 12-pound dumbbells for the shoulder presses, but I left out the resistance band used for the kneeling hip extension. (I didn’t have anywhere to anchor it safely)
After the first round, my head was already getting a bit sweaty and my heart was pumping. During round three, I was much slower, my squat jumps weren’t as high, and the range of my pushups was decreasing, as my muscles were already feeling so fatigued.
By the end of the workout, my face was bright red, my hair was a sweaty mess, and my butt and back muscles were ready to call it quits for the day. Completing all the rounds was anything but easy.
It was so satisfying to move quickly, use power, and get my heart racing.
I don’t power through HIIT workouts as much as I used to, since slower strength workouts and reformer Pilates classes are my jam these days. But this 20-minute session reminded me how satisfying it is to do HIIT.
I also appreciated the physical and mental challenge. At-home strength workouts can get real old, real fast, and this workout put my muscles to the test in new, pretty grueling ways (looking at you, kneeling hip extension to shoulder press). I felt so accomplished once I finished.
While I can’t say Chrishell’s HIIT workout will become a staple in my programming, I’ll be keeping it in my back pocket for the days my routine needs to be spiced up, Selling Sunset-style.