WATCH: Valerie Bertinelli Shares Her Get-Fit Secrets

10/19/2009 at 04:25 PM ET

After getting in bikini-body shape with Jenny Craig earlier this year, Valerie Bertinelli is turning exercise guru, and she took a little time out to talk with PEOPLE why she wanted to launch her new get-fit video, Losing It and Keeping Fit. “So many people asked me how I got in shape. Was it difficult? Was it easy? How did you do it?” she says. And the secret was simple, according to the star. “They’re exercises that anyone can do, anywhere in your home, and I thought, ‘well, why not?’ I don’t like to keep secrets anyway, so I just want people to know how I did it. ‘Why not?'” The biggest benefit to toning up? “My closet isn’t a scary place to go anymore,” she laughs. “I go into my closet and I have more choices than I’ve ever had… So it’s fun for me now.” Watch to hear what the biggest change is in her body since she started the routine and more.

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Helen Barr on

Just wanted to tell you I’d tried Valerie’s Tuscan Soup yesterday and it is FANTASTIC! I sent the recipe to all my friends and am sure they will enjoy it as much as I did. It is so easy and you can add anything you like–spinach, turkey sausage, different kinds of beans or black-eyed peas to make it even heartier. How great for these chilly nights!

Nancy on

I think Valerie Bertinelli has inspired and motivated thousands of women her age and older. I am highly motivated; having just recently lost 20+ pounds, I am going to purchase her videos, perhaps hire a personal trainer for a few sessions, and get my body toned and in the best shape and perhaps wear a two-piece bathing suit for the first time in 36 years.
Wow, Valerie, you are an inspiration for many women. I just read your book “Finding It,” and now I’m going to purchase your book, “Losing It.” Valeria is a real Hollywood person and gets down to the level of everyday women.

EXCLUSIVE: Sara Rue is the New Jenny Craig Spokesperson! | Living with style on

[...] Valerie Bertinelli and Nicole Sullivan have been about to be in even improved association as Eastwick star Sara Rue joins them as the newest orator for Jenny Craig. The 31-year-old singer tells PEOPLE which she can’t wait for to begin the program. “My weight has fluctuated my total life, and given I’ve been on radio given I was eleven years old, everybody has seen it,” she explains. “I think similar to so most women in this nation I have a complaint determining what I eat infrequently formed on my romantic health.” Bertinelli, who lost 40 pounds on Jenny Craig, tells PEOPLE which Rue “is me 3 years ago. She’s each lady who’s ever proposed a diet.” She will be a great orator because, “she’s real. She’s honest.” Rue’s primary weight loss idea is thirty pounds. Then, she says, “we’ll see how my physique looks, how I feel, and go from there.” Her initial post-weight loss goal? “Rock rock climbing or breeze surfing!” Rue says. “The things which I’m only as well intimidated the distance I am right away to do.” But the big subject remains: Does she wish to follow in Bertinelli’s footsteps and competition a bikini? “If I demeanour half as great as Valerie does at the finish of this, maybe, possibly,” Rue says, smiling. “I don’t know if I’m some-more frightened of sharks or being in a showering suit. Maybe sharks, depending on the day.” For some-more on Rue, collect up the Dec fourteen emanate of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.–Monica Rizzo [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Sara Rue is the New Jenny Craig Spokesperson! « Celebrity Blog! on

[...] Valerie Bertinelli and Nicole Sullivan are about to be in even better company as Eastwick star Sara Rue joins them as the newest spokesperson for Jenny Craig. The 31-year-old actress tells PEOPLE that she can’t wait to start the program. “My weight has fluctuated my whole life, and because I’ve been on television since I was 11 years old, everyone has seen it,” she explains. “I think like so many women in this country I have a problem controlling what I eat sometimes based on my emotional health.” Bertinelli, who lost 40 pounds on Jenny Craig, tells PEOPLE that Rue “is me three years ago. She’s every woman who’s ever started a diet.” She will be a good spokesperson because, “she’s real. She’s honest.” Rue’s initial weight loss goal is 30 pounds. Then, she says, “we’ll see how my body looks, how I feel, and go from there.” Her first post-weight loss goal? “Rock climbing or wind surfing!” Rue says. “The things that I’m just too intimidated the size I am now to do.” But the big question remains: Does she want to follow in Bertinelli’s footsteps and sport a bikini? “If I look half as good as Valerie does at the end of this, maybe, possibly,” Rue says, smiling. “I don’t know if I’m more scared of sharks or being in a bathing suit. Maybe sharks, depending on the day.” For more on Rue, pick up the December 14 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.–Monica Rizzo [...]

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[...] over Valerie Bertinelli and Sara Rue — there’s a brand new male in town. Seinfeld star Jason Alexander has one big [...]

Valerie Bertinelli’s Next Goal: “To Run the Boston Marathon” | Living with style on

[...] in a swim suit on the cover of PEOPLE magazine! Since then, the singer has created dual books and released a fitness DVD. So what’s left? “For me, my 2010 goal, hold it or not, is to run the Boston marathon, 4 days [...]

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