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Alicia Keys' Abs Are on Fire in New Photo 

This is how the singer stays incredibly fit

Alicia Keys' abs are on fire! The Grammy award winning singer flaunted her uber-toned midsection on social media this week while promoting her skincare line. Wearing a matching sports bra and leggings, it was hard not to appreciate her defined midsection. How does the 40-year-old mother-of-two keep herself fit and flat-abbed? Read on to see 5 ways Alicia Keys stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Works Out with a Trainer

Alicia trains with Jeanette Jenkins, whose clients include Kelly Rowland and Pink. "my husband [Swizz Beatz] loves skating, and he's actually good at it! I'm not that good at it, so he's teaching me stuff, and we love it. If we just go outside to the park and skate, it's really, really fun. And I've definitely been getting my super workout on. One of the workout versions that I do, her name is Taryn Toomey and she does something called The Class. There's another woman named Anna Kaiser, and she has the whole AKT Method that I also do. And Jeanette Jenkins has really helped me learn how to get active and be present and push past the thresholds. That's been helping me just connect to my endorphins and stay connected to myself and feel positive," Keys told Vanity Fair.


Her Workouts Are Very Ab-Centric

Alicia shared her routine on YouTube in May 2020, and zero surprise, it involved a lot of abwork. Some of the exercises she executed? Cat-cows, bird-dog, upward dogs, side planks, hip dips, and side crunches. "The core is involved in everything," Jenkins says in the background.


She Shuns Bread and Dairy

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In 2020, Alicia revealed to Vogue that she cut two things out of her diet, and it has helped her achieve her glow. "I've cut out dairy… and also, believe it or not, getting rid of the breads," she said. "Let me tell you, I'm the first person… I am a 'breadaholic'. And then obviously, the fried foods, the oil and all that in the skin is never really good."


She Drinks a Lot of Water

In the same Vogue interview she revealed that she drinks a ton of water, carrying it around in "a big-ass jug." "Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water," says the Mayo Clinic. "So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men
  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20% of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks."


She Runs…and Rides

In addition to being a Grammy Award winning singer, a mom, and skincare guru, Alicia is also a marathon runner. In 2015 she even trained for the New York City Marathon. She also uses a stationary bike to get her cardio in. 

Leah Groth
Leah Groth has decades of experience covering all things health, wellness and fitness related. Read more