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Red-carpet envy ends here. Get sculpted from head to toe with these moves from the most sought-after celeb trainers.

Behind every stunning actress - from Jessica Alba to Courteney Cox - is an equally talented fitness pro, who charges up to $350 an hour to whip stars into shape. To help you get in top form without spending top dollar, we asked eight of the most in-demand trainers in Los Angeles to share the one exercise they incorporate into every client's routine. Do them all to reshape your entire body or choose a few to tackle your trouble spots. Lights, camera, action!

Description: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an equally talented fitness pro, who charges up to $350 an hour to whip stars into shape

What rate of perceived exertion (RPE) means

RPE is used to gauge your intensity in cardio workouts. Here’s what the numbers in our fitness stories mean …

RPE 1-2: Very easy you can converse with no effort.

RPE 3: Easy - you can converse with almost no effort

RPE 4: Moderately easy; you can converse comfortably with little effort

RPE 5: Moderate; conversation requires some effort

RPE 6: Moderate hard; conversation requires quite a bit of effort

RPE 7: Difficult; conversation requires a lot of effort

RPE 8: Very difficult; conversation requires maximum effort

RPE 9-10: Peak effort no-talking zone

The plan

How it works: Three times a week do three sets of one or more of these moves.

You'll need: A pair of 2-4 kilo dumbbells.

Spotlight on … your legs

The trainer Gunnar Peterson, whose star roster includes Kim Kardashian, Minka Kelly, and Sofia Vergara

Description: Spotlight on ... Your shoulders

Raise left leg in front of you, bring it over the stool to the right {shown} and tap toes on the floor to the right of right foot

The move Crossover Touch

Stand facing a stool or chair and hold a dumbbell in front of your chest, elbows pointing down. Raise left leg in front of you, bring it over the stool to the right {shown} and tap toes on the floor to the right of right foot. Reverse the motion to return to starting position. Do 15 to 20 reps; switch legs to complete set.

Spotlight on ... Your shoulders

The trainer Michelle Lovitt, who keeps Courteney Cox and Mary-Louise Parker fit.

Description: Spotlight on ... Your shoulders

Raise arms to shoulder height in front of you as you rotate palms toward the floor

The move Skier Front Raise

Stand with feet hip-width apart and knees bent and hold a dumbbell in each hand. Bend forward from hips and extend arms toward floor, palms facing each other {A}. Raise arms to shoulder height in front of you as you rotate palms toward the floor {B}. Lower arms to starting position . Do 10 to 12 reps.

Spotlight on … your arms

The trainer Kimberly Fowler, who regularly leads Elie Macpherson through her signature YAS (Yoga and Spinning) workout

Description: Spotlight on … your arms

Rotate torso to the left and raise arms to shoulder height out to sides, palms facing ceiling.

The move Warrior 2 Curl

Stand with feet together and hold a dumbbell in each hand. Lunge back with left leg and turn left toes out. Rotate torso to the left and raise arms to shoulder height out to sides, palms facing ceiling. Bend elbows, curling weights toward your head {shown}. Staying in the lunge, extend arms back out to sides. Do 10 reps then switch legs and repeat to complete set.

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