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20 Amazing Bodies of Iconic TV Sitcom Stars

Here’s how they stay in shape.

From Alison Brie's rigorous weightlifting routines to Sofia Vergara's balanced approach, here we delve into the fitness and wellness regimens of beloved TV sitcom stars. Learn how Jennifer Aniston embraced self-care, Aubrey Plaza mastered skincare, and Kaley Cuoco conquered high-intensity circuits. Discover Courteney Cox's skin care wisdom, Mindy Kaling's active lifestyle, and Ellie Kemper's rejuvenating morning rituals. Explore the diverse paths of Cobie Smulders, Julie Bowen, and more, as they share their strategies for maintaining well-being amidst Hollywood's demands. From yoga to dietary insights, join us in uncovering the healthy habits that empower these icons.


Alison Brie


To get in shape for GLOW, Alison Brie worked with trainer Jason Walsh. He shared what it was like working with the actress with SELF. "She was deadlifting I think over 165 pounds for reps. She could have been doing more but that's the last number I can remember off the top of my head. She can crank out 11 full-body hanging pull-ups. She was doing over 300 pounds on hip thrusts, and hundreds of pounds on the sled. She would do push-ups with 50 pounds of chains on her back."


Sofia Vergara


Sofia Vergara's trainer, Jennifer Yates, shared the actress' fitness secrets with Marie Claire. "Typically, if we have a good filming schedule where she has availability, we'll work out between 5-7 days, which is a lot. But she takes a lot of time off when she's busy. It's fine to give yourself a break—your body comes back stronger. You have to let your body rest, even if you're working out a few days during the week. That's why we rotate with Sofia. We have days in between when she rests. If you exhaust the muscles, you're more prone to getting injured."


Jennifer Aniston

LOS ANGELES - JUN 10: Jennifer Aniston arrives for the Netflix 'Murder Mystery' Premiere on June 10, 2019 in Westwood, CA

Jennifer Aniston opened up about how she improved her wellbeing to InStyle. "My level of anxiety has gone down by eliminating the unnecessary sort of fat in life that I had thought was necessary. Also realizing that you can't please everybody. And what good does that do if you're just little bits of yourself? Let's try to be the full all of who we are so we can come to the table. The way the media presents us folk in this business is like we're always trotting around the world, on beaches having fun. But there are a lot of other, less obvious things that go into it."


Aubrey Plaza


Aubrey Plaza shared her skincare secrets in an interview with The Cut. "It's pretty simple, especially now that Peet Rivko exists. It's cleanser, moisturizer, oil. Done. If I feel like I'm super hormonal or I'm having breakouts — a lot of times, because I'm an actor, I have so much makeup on my face and people are putting makeup on my face all day, and sometimes it irritates my skin — I'll have to throw in an acne product or something like that to help me out a bit."


Kaley Cuoco


Kaley Cuoco works with trainer Ryan Sorensen to help her stay in shape. Sorensen talked about Cuoco's workouts with Shape. "Her training regimen consisted of high-intensity circuit full-body training, like cardio, strength training, and lots of core twice a week. Hot yoga once a week, and a couple of days a week she would ride (cycling), which is a beast of a workout."


Courteney Cox


Courteney Cox shared some of her skincare secrets with GetTheGloss. "I don't think I even thought about a moisturiser or washing my face until I was in my 30s. Now I have such a regimen especially with cleaning my skin –  I use a hot towel to deep cleanse always. I would also say don't over-pluck your eyebrows otherwise you may not have any left when you are older."


Mindy Kaling



Mindy Kaling shared some of her wellness secrets with TODAY. She says that walking is one of her favorite ways to stay in shape. "Sometimes I'll be like, 'Well, I have four different times today where I have 10 minutes so let's just walk instead of sitting down and checking Instagram,'" she said. "So instead of it being like one chunk of exercise in the beginning of the day or none at all, I'm now just deciding that I'm going to be a more active person all the time."


Ellie Kemper


Ellie Kemper is all about finding time to relax. She tells Women's Day that she likes to do this in the morning. "It usually involves just sipping coffee and breathing," she says. "Which sounds a little corny, but it is just breathing in, breathing out. It's just having a moment of not reading anything, not going on my phone, letting my brain empty for a minute. That recharges me."


Cobie Smulders


Cobie Smulders likes to do Pilates to help her stay in shape. She told StyleCaster, "I'm a big Pilates girl. And I've recently gotten back into dance. There's this type of dance called PlyoJam. I like to do any exercise that has really loud music. I was Spinning for a while, but I've gotten back into this dance class and Pilates."


Julie Bowen


Julie Bowen likes to go outside. Specifically, she likes to run. She tells Women's Day, "I just want to feel good, and I want my brain to feel good, and that means going outside. You don't need any equipment. You don't need anything other than this desire to take care of yourself."


Amy Poehler


In an interview with The Guardian, Amy Poehler opened up about her career. She says that vulnerability is something that helps her. "I think if you're doing your job right, you should be feeling unsure and vulnerable because it means you're pushing yourself to try new things. Doesn't vulnerability find its way into everything? I'll answer the opposite, which is I certainly don't feel invulnerable in any way at all."


Mary Louise Parker


Mary Louise Parker shared some of her skincare secrets with The Bare Magazine. "I think a hefty percentage of good skin is keeping it as clean as possible," she says. "I once heard Stevie Nicks say that no matter what else happened at night, even if she was stumbling down drunk, she made sure to clean her face. I have, more than once, forcibly pushed a friend staying the night into the bathroom to clean their face. I remember being at the Hotel Costes with my friend Nikk,i and its 4 AM, and we just got in and suddenly I became the complexion police. Now my daughter is the same way, and she's like me in that she loves makeup but doesn't wear a lot of it. I like Nars and Kevyn Aucoin. The Clairsonic helps a lot. I also like that Nuface device. I just started using it and I think it works. I like Skinceuticals products and Retrouve. Sunscreen I wear when it rains. I wear it every day. My mom never went in the sun. She and my sister are completely natural and to me, the most beautiful women on earth, along with my daughter of course!"


Jenna Fischer


Jenna Fischer tells Good Housekeeping that she's a big fan of yoga. "When I do yoga regularly, I feel so good," says Fischer. "It's my mind, body, and spirit cleanse. After a long weekend of play dates and sporting events and kid birthday parties, I can't tell you how much I crave my Monday morning yoga class."


Mayim Bialik


Mayim Bialik opened up about her struggles with body image and an eating disorder on her podcast. "I'm trying to release the pressure of being 15 pounds lighter, which is what I, quote, 'should be,' by Hollywood standards," Bialik said. "I'm trying to release the pressure of caring that I'm wearing the clothes that make me look like those other women, even though I'm not those other women."


Melissa Rauch


In addition to being an actress, Melissa Rauch is also a chef, and has her own cookbook on healthy eating. She shared some of her favorite healthy foods in an interview with Parade. "Lots of whole grains, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Something that's not in the book that I make a ton is stir-fries with tofu. That's also quick and easy. It's tofu-based, but not necessarily tofu. Have you heard of Shirataki noodles? House Foods also makes them. They're so great and kids think that they are eating spaghetti. It's also got protein and is healthy for them. I love that."


Terry Crews


Terry Crews revealed his typical diet in an interview with Men's Health. "When I wake up, the first thing I do is have a glass of water…and I put amino acid powder inside—I like to call it stardust. I drink that all morning and afternoon. And, then I'm off to the races."


Rob Lowe


Rob Lowe is open about his use of the Atkins program to help him eat healthy. "This is the way I've been eating anyway for 20 years," he told E! Online. "Even before I started my relationship with Atkins. I've been eating the Atkins way anyway because we know that watching your carbs and watching your sugar is how most people should be eating."


Neil Patrick Harris


Neil Patrick Harris likes to use the Tonal home gym to help him stay fit. He explained why to "It's essentially a big flatscreen TV turned on its side, it has two arms that can adjust to different lengths and heights, and then it uses electromagnetism to increase and decrease the weight. It's very challenging yet very intuitive."


John Krasinski


To prep for his role in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, John Krasinski made sure to get in shape. He shared the process in an interview with Men's Health. "I gotta be honest: It was brutal at times. We did tons of metabolic work, dragging sleds and all this stuff I've seen NFL players do."


Joel McHale


Joel McHale uses the 4-Hour Body Diet to help him eat healthy. He explained this in an interview with Men's Journal. "It's a slow carb diet, so you can eat things like beans and lentils—which are carbohydrates, but they're not the same as wheat or potatoes—and all the protein and vegetables you can. There's also a Slow Carb App. The theory is your body goes into, not a starvation mode, but 'Oh, we're not getting a bunch of sugar any more,'  so we're going to treat it accordingly. Then, once a week, you go nuts. You have a huge cheat day and that shocks your body into going 'Oh, we're gonna keep the metabolism going fast because this is how you eat, and we've gotta get all this stuff out of here.' Then when you go right back to the slow carbs, your body is still keeping your metabolism going fast."

Anna Bechtel
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