Kate Hudson on Quarantine Workouts, Wellness Tips, and Her Golden Globes Plan

Kate Hudson on Quarantine Workouts and Wellness Tips

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Courtesy of InBloom

Kate Hudson is a multi-hyphenate. She's an actress, podcast host (seriously, have you listened to Sibling Revelry with her brother Oliver Hudson? It's good), and author. She also recently received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the Sia-directed musical Music.

If that's not all, Hudson is also a formidable entrepreneur. She's the co-founder of the popular activewear brand Fabletics. She launched King St. Vodka in 2019. And last year she debuted her 100% plant-based supplement line InBloom.

Kate Hudson on Quarantine Workouts and Wellness Tips

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Hudson founded InBloom with the goal of making wellness more accessible. The supplement powders have a price range of $49 to $59 and support different needs, whether you want to boost your energy or improve your skin health or need some help in the sleep department. They contain whole foods and plants, so you don't have to worry about any synthetic ingredients. The brand just added a new addition to the lineup: Probiotic Balance, which is formulated to restore gut health and keep things balanced.

With so many celebrities launching various brands these days, sometimes, a consumer can feel jaded about all them all. But after hearing Hudson talk about all of her ventures, you can tell that they're all just an extension of her passions, and she's so committed and deliberate about each one. As a wellness editor who's seen a lot of celeb launches, it's refreshing to see.

We got the chance to chat with Hudson about her supplement line, how her wellness routine has changed in quarantine, and how she plans on celebrating on Golden Globes night. Read what she had to say below.

How has your wellness routine changed in quarantine?

It's gone through shifts like everybody else. I'm kind of one of those people that gets really bored, so my routines are always changing, and I think it's more fun anyway that way. So during quarantine, it went from being really strict out of fear and anxiety to kind of calming down and doing things to help me calm down, which I think is a part of a wellness experience—we need to take care of our brains. I kind of went through a little bit of a roller coaster. I got really healthy, and then, I started going, "Eh, I'm going to start having some cocktails and relaxing a little bit."

But the one thing that did change a lot for me is I got really excited about doing my own fitness—not feeling like I had to go anywhere but actually getting into all the different things that were out there. It was really fun dancing with people on live feeds, and then, I discovered so many different apps.

Kate Hudson on Quarantine Workouts and Wellness Tips

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What kind of workouts have you been doing?

I go back and forth between a couple of different things. We did just launch our fitness app for Fabletics, and they're doing a great job, but it's brand-new, so I'll talk about other apps as well. I like an app called Obé. What I love about Obé is it's hard. I find that in some apps, it's not a really hard workout. It seems I can get a real workout, especially with the 45-minute ones. I started off doing Ballet Beautiful, which I really like, but then, I got into Obé and then Tracy Anderson. I've always loved the Tracy Anderson Method. There's something familiar and nice about the way she does her workouts. It's more meditative, and I liked the weekly routine. She puts you on a weekly routine, and you do it throughout the week, and you get to know the routine, so your body starts to enjoy the workout. You kind of get into a different groove with it. And then, she changes it every week.

I'm into all of it. I've done a couple live-circuit things that have been really hard. My friend has a company called Circuit Works, and he does these live classes. That's really fun. I mean, honestly, I'll do anything.

And Peloton has been like the lifesaver of all lifesavers, and I love being able to transport on my treadmill to different places in the world. I'll go, and I'll do a 15-minute run in Iceland. That has actually been amazing for my brain. It's so great. Instead of having to do a class, you just kind of disappear a little bit.

Kate Hudson on Quarantine Workouts and Wellness Tips

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How do you stay motivated with your workouts?

Well, the thing is, people ask me that, and I have to say that I know it's really hard for most people to stay motivated. I think it was because I danced and was so athletic when I was younger. That was just a part of my brain chemistry growing up—it's all I know. It doesn't take much to motivate me. A real next step for supporting people is knowing that it's not easy to get motivated for a lot of people. People don't necessarily have the same kind of discipline, and understandably so. I know a lot of athletes who spent their whole life being athletic, and then, they're finally done with their career, and they just like, "That's it." They're like, "Oh no, I never want to see a gym again. I never want to…"

For me, I know that when I'm active, when I'm healthy, when I'm strong, I feel so much better. It never leaves me. I get motivated to do different things, though. One of the things that I find helps a lot of people, number one, is support—like friends, apps, cute clothes. When you look good in something, it does motivate you to say, "Okay, I'm going to take a walk" or "I'm going to go for a hike" or "You know what, I'm going to walk around the block." The little, tiny things can be really motivating.

My thing has always been that big steps are daunting, right? When you have an expectation, if you go too far beyond what your expectation is of yourself, if you think that you're going to start at A and get immediately to Z, you're going to set yourself up for feeling inadequate. When it comes to anybody who's searching for a wellness journey or even just getting their body back a little bit, you got to start with just simple stuff. It's walking, it's breathing, it's moving your body for 10 or 15 minutes. Don't kill yourself over it. Just move. And that is, to me, the most motivating because the more you start moving, the more you feel better. The more you feel better, the more you push yourself a little bit more.

I think that's the trick to longevity in the space—knowing that the more you do and the more you take those small steps, the more long-term your lifestyle changes will become. It's so important. But at the end of the day, our mental and physical health needs to come first, for everybody. There's nothing in your life that can function without those two things functioning first. Especially now in the world we're living in, we need to take care of ourselves and our minds, our brains.

Kate Hudson on Quarantine Workouts and Wellness Tips

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Speaking of taking care of your mental health, we're almost a year into this whole pandemic. What are some things you've learned during this time? How have you been taking care of your own mental health?

I think the first thing for me is knowledge. I just want to understand what is happening in the world. A sense of fear and anxiety really kicked into overdrive for everybody because of the unknown. I think it becomes about dealing with the fact that there are a lot of unknowns and there is real impermanence—our life and our time here is fragile. That's actually a really important thing to remember. It's always been that way. But this is sort of putting it right in front of us. And then, I think, it becomes about finding a little bit more security in that. To me, during this time, spirituality, faith, and things that make us feel comforted have been really important.

Now, we start knowing the virus better. We start knowing what we can do for our bodies, our immunities, and how we can build our immunities. These are things that I'm just interested in. It's not only just about COVID, but for everything—to fight off viruses, to fight off disease. How can we create a system inside of ourselves that will, hopefully, create the most longevity for us?

It's a lot of information. Again, it's one of those things that I always want to do, which is, How do I get all of the best ingredients and the best things, make it accessible, and make it not so boring and at a more affordable price? We need to democratize wellness. We need to be honest about wellness, meaning that there are a lot of people out there who say that they're giving you something that's good for you and it's just filled with shit. That's the truth. It's filled with fillers. It's filled with certain kinds of things—sugars or gelatin—things that aren't really good for you. So it's important to know where you're getting your sources from, to know where you're getting your plant proteins from, and to know where things are sourced.

Kate Hudson on Quarantine Workouts and Wellness Tips

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And lastly, congratulations on your Golden Globe nomination. I know the ceremony will look a little different this year, but how will you be celebrating?

I guess we'll just get dressed up and have a cocktail and enjoy the show. I'm super excited. I'm a little bummed out we're not going to have all the parties because it's so fun. I love a good party, so I would have been very ready to show up with my party shoes on, but I guess we'll just have to do it in our pods. And I'm super excited.

Honestly, this movie is so special to us. Sia worked so hard on it. It's such a labor of love. Just to be recognized is really special.

I can't wait to watch it.

You're going to love it. It's really great. It's really refreshing and different. It's so colorful and beautiful. I love it. I'm very, very, very happy that she wanted me to be in it.

Next up: Tallulah Willis on Mental Health, Fashion, and Quarantining With Her Family

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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