Jenna Dewan is feeling reflective. She posed at the edge of a pool in a swimsuit and captioned the shot: “Soaking it all in and taking time to nourish my soul… 💫🪐✨My kids are my greatest joy and truly bring endless happiness to my life. So sometimes it’s hard for me to even want to carve out time for myself. But it’s so necessary. Taking the time to practice self care and ground myself allows me to show up for my babies as my best self! Mamas- What is one part of your self care practice that you can’t live without? 💛” How does the mother-of-two keep herself in such phenomenal physical form? Read on to learn about 7 of Jenna Dewan’s top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Jenna does a lot of different workouts to stay in shape. She recently told Women’s Health Australia that her approach to fitness has changed over the past few decades. Now, in her 40s, “the focus is muscle training with Pilates, plus hiking with friends,” she said. “I’ve turned my garage into a gym. I do a lot of workouts off the Mirror [an interactive smart gym with real-time feedback] and I have a Soul Cycle bike. I also do regular privates over Zoom with my Pilates instructor, Kim Carruthers. She’s a secret weapon and how I keep my muscles where they should be.”
The mental health benefits of exercise drive Jenna to exercise. “Sometimes I’ll have gone a few days [without a workout] and I wonder, ‘Why do I feel a bit more anxious than normal?’ [Then I realize] ‘Oh wait, you haven’t moved your body,'” she told Women’s Health Australia. “I had two cesareans and that period of time where you’re not really walking well is difficult; my focus was on just surviving and taking care of my beautiful babies. But when I start to feel anxious, my first check-in with myself is, ‘When have you moved your body recently?'”
Jenna prioritizes self-care, especially when she notices herself getting anxious. “The things that help me are working out, moving, dancing, walking, getting fresh air or even taking 10 minutes to go in another room, to do anything, something just for yourself. I am also a huge fan of baths at night. That really helps me, locking everyone out of the bathroom for a bath all to myself with my oil and my salts and music to relax.”
Jenna eats health, most of the time! “I believe in eating 80/20,” she told Us. “I do 80 percent as healthy as possible — vegetarian and vegan, as healthy as I can.” She fuels up on nutritious foods like “lots of vegetables and lots of smoothies” most of the time, allowing herself a little room to cheat. “And then 20 percent I’m eating Mexican food if I want it,” she said. “You know, I’ve gotta be able to indulge and have a glass of wine and feel good in that way, so that helps me not be so strict and so focused in one way.”
Jenna is one of the many stars who drinks hot water and lemon in the morning. “I love healthy living,” she said. “I’ve taken quite a lot of supplements, I make quite a lot of smoothies. I’m, like, really about trying to keep myself in balance and healthy as much as possible.”
“I love 45-minute power workouts,” she told Women’s Health. “I get in, do my thing, and then I’m able to go pick up Everly from school. It gives me energy.”
“I work my literal” bottom “off for my” bottom, Jenna told Health about how she keeps her bottom pert. “That’s the way it is. When you dance all the time, you’re constantly using that muscle. When you stop dancing that much, that’s the first thing that goes. So, we focus a lot on that because everyone likes a perky” bottom.
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