Are you looking for some fit-spiration? If their gravity-defying backsides don’t impress you, their rock-hard abs will surely motivate you to get fit. Check out these 15 actresses whose bodies inspire us – plus, some tips and tricks that will help you get in shape.
1. Rachel Bilson
Hart of Dixie’s Rachel Bilson swears she isn’t a gym rat. She revealed that her favorite form of exercise is dancing. Instead of hitting the gym, she prefers playing tennis, hiking or doing yoga.
2. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is a head-turner on the red carpet. The reason: she knows how to flaunt her toned bod especially her sculpted arms. Tone your upper body like Nicole by doing at least 15-minute arm workouts every day.
3. Courtney Cox
The Cougar Town actress stays in shape with interval training. Courtney Cox’s trainer, Michelle Lovitt, filled her workout program with various cardio routines and strength training.
4. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is the epitome of sexy. Even after having two kids, she still maintains a toned bod. The key to her famously fit backside: weighted sumo squats, single-leg squats and reverse lunges to front kicks.
Let’s be honest. Madonna may be over 50 years old but she is impressively fit. How does she stay in shape? It is rumored she had a hydraulic yoga mat installed in her hotel room before she performed in last year’s Super Bowl.
6. Nicole Scherzinger
The Pussycat Doll’s trainer, Adam Ernster, focuses on building Nicole Shcerzinger’s muscle. She supplements his program with running, dancing and plenty of squats.
7. Elsa Pataky
The Fast & Furious 6 star loves to advocate the importance of exercise. She puts in a lot of hard work to get her amazingly toned body. She does strength training at least twice a week, does yoga or pilates three or four times a week and squeezes in a little Muay Thai in between.
8. Bar Rafaeli
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has an insane workout. Her program consist of different martial-arts style kicking sequences that work the abs, butt and legs.
9. Gwen Stefani
Even after having two kids, Gwen Stefani’s abs are still rockin’! Despite her incredible body, the singer swears she doesn’t have a magic workout routine. She says that her secret includes eating healthy, working out and getting lots of cardio by dancing around the stage when performing.
10. Kelly Rowland
Who doesn’t want to have Kelly Rowland’s abs? The singer revealed that she does 45 minutes of ab work every night. Plus, she makes sure to keep her core engaged from walking around to dancing on stage.
11. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba shared that the secret to her trim figure is to have fun when you are working out. She mixes up her fitness routine with everything from dance and hip-hop classes to indoor cycling and sprint intervals.
12. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is known for her amazing surfer body. Even at 40, she continues to surf and goes to the gym three or four days a week to do either pilates, cardio, weight training or a mix of all three!
13. Naya Rivera
On Glee, Naya Rivera caught everyone’s attention with her amazing dancing skills and of course, her toned bod. When asked for fitness advice, she swears by indoor cycling and hot yoga.
14. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston’s body is timeless! To achieve her flawless look, do a combination of hardcore cycling and super-toning yoga. Those are what consists her program created by her trainer Mandy Ingber.
15. Jessica Biel
Who couldn’t miss Jessica Biel? She is known as one of the hottest female stars in Hollywood for a reason! Her training sessions include routines for buff shoulders, lean legs and a tight butt.