With a hectic schedule that balances touring, running a business, and motherhood, Carrie Underwood has become a bit of an icon in the lifestyle and fitness landscape.
On the 5th anniversary of her activewear brand CALIA by Carrie Underwood, she’s taking another step toward wellness guru with her first book and fitness app, both available now.
In her book, Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, she opens up about her personal journey with healthy living. After an active childhood, she tried to fit into the image of what a “celebrity” looks like following a strict diet to a point where she felt physically unwell and knew something needed to change. She was ultimately able to find a balance that allows her to maintain truly healthy living, and wants to share that insight with others in her book. It includes eating tips, workout guides, and motivation all sectioned into chapters inspired by her songs — from “Play On” introducing her Fit52 method to “Before You Cheat” tackling the issues of personal vices and potential derailment. Her mantra is that fitness is a lifelong journey—not about perfection—and this book will set her fans on a path to health, and taking care of their bodies and souls, for life.
For Carrie, being fit isn’t about crash diets or a workout routine that you’re going to dread. It’s about healthy choices and simple meals that you can put together from the ingredients in your local grocery store, and making the time, every day, to move, to love your body, and to be the best version of yourself.
“Health and fitness are something I am truly, deeply passionate about,” says Underwood, and urges readers to “do their best most of the time.”
Her app, fit52, takes a holistic approach to wellness by encouraging users and finding ways to make a stronger, healthier lifestyle more easily achievable. She worked with longtime trainer Eve Overland to create simple, fun workouts that could be done anyplace, anytime.
Her fitness strategy doesn’t use expensive equipment, but instead revolves around a deck of playing cards, with each suit representing a different exercise and the number showing how many repetitions to do. The goal? To stop making fitness another tick on the to-do list and turn it into something fun that can fit into any schedule.
The thought of starting a new exercise routine can be daunting, but if Carrie Underwood can maintain some of the most famous legs in music while balancing a packed schedule, this plan can work for anyone. In her view of fitness, there’s no way to be perfect every day, but making simple swaps and falling in love with being active can help you feel better overall and take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.