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Celebrity personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer has worked with a bevy of stars, including Stella McCartney, Rachel Weisz and Abbie Cornish, but she's most known for working with the one and only Madonna.

In fact, Nicole and Madonna are opening their 8th Hard Candy Fitness club today in Toronto. But busy as Nicole is, she caught up with E! News to talk about her relationship with Madonna and all things fitness.

Nicole and Madonna met up in 2009 when she was working as a trainer on the Sticky & Sweet tour, but their real partnership came with the concept of Hard Candy, which opened up its first gym in Mexico City in 2010.

'Madonna stands as an icon. Her body, work ethic, and persistence is an inspiration to the people,' says Nicole. 'The gym is a place where people can experience the ‘Addicted to Sweat' workout that is inspired by the workouts I have been doing with Madonna for five years. I update the program every three months, so the gym always has fresh new content.'

And of course it comes as no surprise that Nicole had nothing but high praise for the music legend. 'She is the most incredible woman in the world. Her dedication, persistence, intelligence and work ethic are bar none,' gushes Nicole. 'I couldn't ask for a better workout partner.'

And what is one of Madonna's favorite ways to fuel up? Coconut water. 'Coconut water is key for potassium, glucose and sugar to keep her energy levels up,' says Nicole. 'It's an all-natural source that does wonders for your skin.' Excuse us while we start stocking up on coconut water, ASAP.

Oh, and if you're wondering if Madonna and Nicole are going to open up a Hard Candy gym near you in the states, there's hope! 'It's always an option that I definitely hope happens,' says Nicole. 'We have many other cities around the world lined up and we look forward to opening them very soon!'

From E! Online


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@Cornelius - true! Forgot about M's financial interest in cocnut water!


Given Madonna is known as a self-confessed "control freak", I am appalled at the quality control/grammar shown on the Hard Candy Fitness web site!

Here is a direct extract:

"Nicole has most recently served as choreographer on Madonna’s first single "GIMMIE ALL YOUR LUV’IN" music video off of MDNA"

Look at the song title! Even if it were correct, the spelling of 'gimmie' is shocking enough!

"Off of"??? FROM!

I am very surprised that Madonna seems now to be involved with so many projects but to not quality control them. Her name used to stand for 'utter quality' when it came to music and tours; now she has diversified so much she has become sloppy - although I imagine it is as much down to her 'people'.


Yeh but M doesn't have substantial investment in bananas!


'Coconut water is key for potassium, glucose and sugar to keep her energy levels up,'

So is a banana!

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