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Jenna Dewan in Workout Gear Reveals Wellness Secrets

The actress loves dancing and smoothies. 

Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan has been in the spotlight since the beginning of the 2000s. She started out as a professional dancer, and appeared in several videos and tours. Her dance skills allowed her to land her breakout roles in films like Take the Lead and Step Up. Dewan continued her career as an actress, starring in Witches of East End, The Resident, and currently, The Rookie. She's also a mom. "As a dancer I've always felt very connected to my body…but NOTHING (and I mean nothing..!) prepared me for the connection I built and grew with my body during pregnancy. I truly have never felt more strong and powerful than I did when I was pregnant with Evie and Callum..and making the time to workout and strengthen my body helps remind me what we WOMEN are capable of," she posted recently on Instagram, along with workout photos. Read on to see 5 ways Jenna Dewan 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 Bathing Suit Photos!


She's A Dancer


Dewan began her career as a dancer for artists like Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake. And she's still dancing today. "I like going to a fun, upbeat class with loud music, like dance cardio," she says to Marie Claire. Dewan recently played a dancer and showed off her training in the short-lived Netflix series, Soundtrack. 


She Works Out At Home

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According to these photos and video from Dewan's Instagram, she loves to workout at home, and makes sure to make time to get moving regularly. In the video, Dewan is seen jumping rope, doing squats, sit-ups, and using hand weights, in a home gym. She writes in the caption, "Making the time to workout and strengthen my body helps remind me what we WOMEN are capable of." 


She's Vegan

Dewan is open about having a vegan lifestyle, and loves to eat plant-based meals. She tells People, "I choose to eat plant-based-foods because not only is it healthy and yummy, but I feel ethically right. We have become so off-balance with our animal consumption. Even one meatless meal a week helps!"


She Drinks Smoothies in The Morning


Dewan tells Marie Claire that she loves to start her day with a smoothie. "I'll have a smoothie made with spinach, romaine, lemon, celery, banana, pear, and apple," she says. "It's filled with so much fibre, minerals, and vitamins—it's changed my energy and skin."


She Doesn't Diet

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Dewan is not a fan of extreme diets, but she is a fan of balance and the occasional indulgence. "I consider eating healthy a way of life because I feel better, plain and simple," she tells People. "I'm not a fan of dieting, which is why I choose to eat healthy most of the time. I keep it in balance, so I don't have to crash diet. When I want to splurge I allow myself and don't beat myself up — I just make a plan to eat extra healthy the next day or work out."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more