Last updated on December 16th, 2019 at 09:10 pm
Rachel Brosnahan’s workout and diet plan is nearly as fun as she is as Mrs. Maisel.
Okay, not really; she’s so much more fun, BUT this Rachel Brosnahan workout still is pretty fun.
I actually loved Rachel Brosnahan in The Blacklist, and then I loved her in House of Cards, and now I REALLY love her in (and, as) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!
Of course, she’s also had some other gigs that are pretty awesome, like Patriot’s Day, and her upcoming role in Spies in Disguise with Tom Holland and Will Smith; but her Mrs. Maisel is really a standout right now.
Either way, though, we’re here to analyze Rachel Brosnahan’s workout and diet; starting with a little discussion of her stats.
Rachel Brosnahan Stats:
Height: 5’3 1/2
Weight: (approximate) 115 lbs
Age: 29 years old
You know what people?…The half matters!
Don’t try to tell me otherwise. As a short person myself…I know the half matters.
Normally the average height we see for women is around 5’4-5’6 with ladies such as Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, Olivia Munn, Alicia Vikander, Sophia Bush, Tatiana Maslany, Evangeline Lilly, and a ton of others.
But then there is also that taller range, and among the tallest (even taller than the 5’7-5’8), are ladies like Gwendoline Christie, Gal Gadot, and a few others – with Phoebe Tonkin, Gabrielle Union, Brie Larson, Nina Dobrev, Daisy Ridley, and so many more coming in around that 5’7-5’8 range.
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Rachel Brosnahan Diet and Nutrition
Rachel Brosnahan’s diet is actually pretty easy to follow.
Which seems to be a trend among celebrities who opt for pretty intuitive diet plans.
In an interview with Shape Magazine she shared this about her diet:
“I start a typical day with a green smoothie in my NutriBullet, or I eat a piece of gluten-free toast with a poached egg and some avocado. For lunch, I have a salad or a sandwich with some kind of protein—like salmon, chicken, or quinoa—and lots of vegetables, and I really like roasted root vegetables with fish for dinner.”
On the topic of dieting and nutrition she continues with:
I’m not a great cook, but I can do simple things. I just try to change up the spices. My stay-healthy secret when I’m working 14- or 15-hour days on Mrs. Maisel is bone broth. For the first season of the show, I was feeling very tired. And because I have a fast metabolism, I felt like I was dropping weight in an unhealthy way. Bone broth has collagen and fat in it, along with all kinds of vitamins and minerals, and I really think it helped me. I was the only person on our set who didn’t get sick that season. I have to credit the bone broth.”
Anyone else just open up an Amazon tab and buy some bone broth?
No, just me?
We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.
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Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.
We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions.
For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.
You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.
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Rachel Brosnahan Workout Routine Research
Rachel Brosnahan’s workout routine is almost as simplistic as her diet plan.
Actually, it might even be more simple.
I’ll start you off with this from Brosnahan:
“Sometimes I find that the best thing for my body is to just take that extra hour of sleep and not work out,” she said.
And I completely agree.
I would say I listen to my body more than the average person when it comes to my training regime; but I’ve also been doing it for a long time.
Either way, we have some more from Brosnahan.
Here’s what she tells Shape about her crazy schedule and workout routine:
“Exercise keeps me focused and clearheaded. These days, I find it difficult to have any kind of set routine because my schedule seems to be constantly in flux. So I’m working out where I can and when I can. It’s hard to hold on to a gym membership because I travel so much, but I’ve had fun finding new classes wherever I am. I like to take yoga or Pilates or Spinning. Classes are my preferred method because I have trouble self-motivating. If I’m left to my own devices in a hotel room or in my apartment, I probably will choose an extra hour of sleep. It’s harder to skip a class you’ve signed up for. In truth, my most consistent form of exercise when I’m home is taking really long walks every day with my two dogs. I live in a fifth-floor walk-up, so I also get a lot of stair action in.”
Yoga, Pilates and Spin Classes are all super popular among our celeb ladies we’ve had on the site.
Getting active and burning the calories while having fun in a class environment to motivate you is always nice.
And to finish us off I’m actually going to jump back up to the first quote I shared from Brosnahan in this section to really show you how lax she’s able to be (especially with her crazy schedule). She continues that statement by saying:
I’m good at making time for self-care when I get overwhelmed. I read a book or take a bath or snuggle with my doggies and watch Survivor. I’m a Survivor superfan. Or I have coffee with friends. One of my favorite things is to spend the time catching up with someone doing nothing but drinking coffee with them for hours and hours.”
So, take a break. Relax. Hit the classes and get active (or in Brosnahan’s case she’s also extremely active with 12-14 hour days of working/moving around), and then give yourself a break!
It’s okay to rest.
Actually, your body needs it!
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Rachel Brosnahan Workout
5 days per week
Obviously Brosnahan clearly stated that it’s really hard for her to workout with her crazy schedule right now. But, I’m also factoring in the part that she works 12+ hour days while shooting for not only Mrs. Maisel, but her other roles, and travel as well. For that reason I’m going to say that you hit Spin, Yoga or Pilates 2-3 days a week, and cardio and some “fitness snacks” (which I’ll share from Kristen Bell and David Beckham’s workouts) 2-3 days a week as well; on top of also tracking your steps.
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Rachel Brosnahan Workout: Sample Workout Routine Schedule
Monday: Spin, Yoga or Pilates Class and Steps
Tuesday: Cardio, Fitness Snack and Steps
Wednesday: Spin, Yoga or Pilates Class
Thursday: Cardio, Fitness Snack and Steps
Friday: Spin, Yoga or Pilates Class
Saturday: Rest Day or One of The Other Options (if not completed 5 days already)
Sunday: Rest and/or Steps
Rachel Brosnahan Workout: Spin, Yoga, Pilates and Steps
This one is pretty self explanatory.
On these days you’re going to jump into a group class workout and burn some calories and have some fun!
It doesn’t have to specifically be these classes (although they’re definitely the ones I recommend most), but if your gym is having some classes, go in and get it in!
The second part of this training day is to mimic Brosnahan’s movement/steps throughout the day.
For that you’ll be required to track yours.
If you take the class: Track 5,000+ Steps for the day.
If you miss the class: Track 10,000+ Steps for the day.
Rachel Brosnahan Workout: Cardio, Fitness Snack(s) and Steps
For that reason I’ll be sharing some with you that you can do throughout the day, as well as giving you your daily step tracking information.
The main cardio is going to be a jog based on your fitness level, which should only take 10-30 minutes based on how much time you have; and, obviously, your fitness level:
Beginner: 1-3 miles
Intermediate: 3-5 miles
Advanced: 5+ miles
Fitness Snack Options:
Longer Calisthenics Circuit
Complete at your own speed.
Three Rounds for Time:
21 Second Wall Sit
21 Mountain Climbers
21 Second Forearm Plank
21 Inch Worms
15 Second Wall Sit
15 Mountain Climbers
15 Second Forearm Plank
15 Inch Worms
9 Second Wall Sit
9 Mountain Climbers
9 Second Forearm Plank
9 Inch Worms
10 Minutes or Less Workouts:
- Plank and Jump
- Climbing to a Tight Core
- Battle Ropes
- Death by Burpees
- 30 Second Bodyweight Circuit
- Burpee Circuit 2
- Sprints and Bodyweight
- The Heavybag Routine
If you completed your run and microburst: 2,500 Steps for the day
If you missed one activity above: 5,000 Steps for the day
If you missed two activities above: 10,000 Steps for the day
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