The Tina Louise workout plan
Here's how the former Ginger Grant stayed "limber, slim, and firm."
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By 1978, Tina Louise had been famous for decades. Twenty years into her life as a public figure, the former Gilligan's Island star was showing no sign of slowing down. Luckily for her fans, her career wasn't slowing down either. By the late seventies, Tina Louise was regularly starring in TV movies and made numerous guest appearances on popular shows. She was never more than a channel switch away from viewers' television sets.
So, how did she stay in shape to meet the demands of her robust onscreen career? On March 26, 1978, The Los Angeles Times published an interview in which Tina Louise unveiled all she did to keep up appearances.
"I have never had a higher energy level than right now. But I have never stopped trying to learn all I could about vitality," she said.
What was her secret?
"I recommend yoga for control of body and emotions. It gave me a sense of self and of relaxation. But I did not go too deeply into the philosophy, for I feel it does not fit into a Western lifestyle.
"I've had a dance class this morning and I'm hungry. Exercise has to have variety or I lose interest. Now I'm into isometrics, jogging, and orobics."
For those unfamiliar with "orobics," Louise explained that the workout was a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics.
"The advantage of variety is that not all exercise serves the same purpose. You can stay limber, slim, and firm with a daily workout but you do not necessarily gain stamina with it. You also need a routine that makes your heart beat faster. When I started jogging, I was tired in a fraction of the time I am now."