Photo: Harper’s Bazaar
Rocker Sting and Trudie Styler, his wife of 18 years, maintain their fit, youthful physiques by doing yoga every day and having an active sex life.
TRUDIE RELEASES WEIGHT-LOSS YOGA VIDEO
Styler, 57, who released a yoga exercise DVD in 2009, is launching another workout video called Weight Loss Yoga in March 2011.
Both she and Sting, 59, have been doing yoga for 20 years, crediting their daily workouts with a happier marriage and an increased feeling of well-being in all areas of their lives.
Despite their disciplined approach to exercise, Styler and Sting indulge their joie de vivre. “We’re epicureans; we believe in the good life,” Sting tells the February 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Styler adds, “Eating’s pretty major; we have feasts at our house.”
‘WE LOVE TAWDRY SEX’
Another major component of their happy marriage is plenty of “tawdry” sex.
“I don’t think pedestrian sex is very interesting,” says Sting. “I like the theater of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up.”
Trudie and Styler, who have been together for almost 30 years, have raised six children together and weathered ups and downs in both their personal and professional lives.
Through it all, they’ve managed to stay in love despite the pitfalls of fame, fortune and temptation. So what’s their secret?
“We treat every day as it comes,” Sting explains. “Relationships aren’t easy, and I don’t think they’re particularly natural, but we’re lucky because we actually like each other.
“We love each other–that’s a given–but Trudie lights my world up when she comes into a room. I don’t take her for granted.”
Communication is also key. “It’s important to have frank discussions about what the other wants,” Styler says. “To be in a relationship that is like a little lifetime, that’s a challenge.”
‘I DO YOGA 45-90 MINUTES EVERY DAY’
And what’s Trudie’s secret for her youthful good looks and fat-free physique? In addition to regular Botox and facial filler injections, she does yoga, Pilates, cardio and ballet.
“I practice yoga for 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half every day, wherever I am,” says Styler.
“Yoga is the best holistic workout and body toner there is. It sorts out a chaotic mind and calms the body – it is how I de-stress, or stop myself getting stressed in the first place.”
‘YOGA HAS ENRICHED MY LIFE IN EVERY WAY’
Similarly, Sting is a yoga devotee, saying it has helped him stay fit physically and balanced mentally.
“Yoga has enriched my life by allowing me to improve physically; which is very inspiring, especially as you get older. I tour an awful lot, and being on the road is not always easy.
Yoga is a great way to offset the downsides of touring by bringing much-needed peace and sanity into what can be a hectic life. Like music, yoga is a journey one that is long enough so you keep developing, and keep learning. I don’t see an end to it.”
Trudie doesn’t believe in dieting, but makes an effort to eat well. “I eat organic food as much as possible, but I’m not militant about it,” she says. “If I’m a guest in someone’s house or in a restaurant, I eat whatever is on offer.
“But I do have to eat regularly during the day because otherwise my blood glucose levels drop and I start to feel faint and become hypoglycemic. I usually have healthy snacks on me, just in case I’ve been too busy running around to eat properly.”
Styler’s new fitness video, Weight Loss Yoga, comes out in March.