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Jurnee Smollett in Workout Gear Strength Trains in New Video

Here are her lifestyle habits.

Jurnee Smollett is getting her butt kicked by celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins. In a new video shared by the personal-trainer-to-the-stars, the 37-year-old Lovecraft Country star shows off her amazingly fit figure in a sports bra and leggings while working out. "Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit. ❤️Here's some workout motivation! Training the beautiful, strong & talented @jurneesmollett for her next role & she will be kicking some ass!" Jenkins captioned the video with her followers. How does Smollett approach health and fitness? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits and the exact workouts responsible for her body. 


Portable Exercise Equipement


Jurnee sets herself up for exercise success. "If I have a jump rope and a resistance band, I can work out anywhere," she says. "Even without a jump rope. If you do 200 jumping jacks, then drop and do some crunches, and then do some squats, you're good," she told Self.


Healthy Sleep Habits


While it can be difficult for Jurnee to stick to a sleep schedule she has developed healthy habits to help. "I don't know if it was the content or what, but it's hard to come home and just turn it off and sleep," she told Self. "I found myself turning on white noise to try to fall asleep and just making sure the room was pitch black."




Jurnee loves taking baths with Dead Sea salts from Whole Foods in aromatherapy scents like lavender. "One thing I would advise: never soak in anything with mint because it stings in places.," she saod. "I made that mistake one time. It was not fun." She also lights candles and listens to music.


A Variety of Exercises

Jurnee mixes up her workouts, and incorporates yoga, plyometrics, and dance classes into her more traditional workout regime. 


Online Workouts

Jurnee told Glamour that she also does Jenkins' online workouts. "I do all her workouts because I always feel thoroughly worn down afterward, which is a feeling I like right now," she said. 


Strength Training and Boxing

Jurnee currently trains with Jenkins, who kicks her butt. The two do interval training, using exercise bands, heavy weights, and bodyweight. They also do boxing and kickboxing. Harvard Health maintains that boxing is a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance, and helps increase alertness.

Leah Groth
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