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Jenna Dewan Reveals Tight Body and Exercise Secrets

Here’s how the mother-of-two stays in shape. 

Jenna Dewan is revealing some of the secrets behind her phenomenal figure! The actress is featured on the latest cover of Women's Health Australia, flaunting her washboard abs in a crop top and briefs. How does the mother-of-two maintain her fantastic physique? 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 Bikini Photos!


She Mixes Up Her Workouts

Jenna explains that her approach to fitness has changed over the past few decades and now in her 40s, "the focus is muscle training with Pilates, plus hiking with friends," she said. "I've turned my garage into a gym. I do a lot of workouts off the Mirror [an interactive smart gym with real-time feedback] and I have a Soul Cycle bike. I also do regular privates over Zoom with my Pilates instructor, Kim Carruthers. She's a secret weapon and how I keep my muscles where they should be."


Exercise Helps with Her Anxiety

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Jenna is all about the mental health benefits of exercise. "Sometimes I'll have gone a few days [without a workout] and I wonder, 'Why do I feel a bit more anxious than normal?' [Then I realize] 'Oh wait, you haven't moved your body.' I had two cesareans and that period of time where you're not really walking well is difficult; my focus was on just surviving and taking care of my beautiful babies. But when I start to feel anxious, my first check-in with myself is, 'When have you moved your body recently?'"


She's All About Self-Care

Jenna pays attention to her cues — especially when she starts experiencing anxiety — and acts accordingly with self-care. "The things that help me are working out, moving, dancing, walking, getting fresh air or even taking 10 minutes to go in another room, to do anything, something just for yourself. I am also a huge fan of baths at night. That really helps me, locking everyone out of the bathroom for a bath all to myself with my oil and my salts and music to relax."


She Eats Healthy Most of the Time

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In a previous interview with Us she revealed that she eats healthy, most of the time! "I believe in eating 80/20," she explained. "I do 80 percent as healthy as possible — vegetarian and vegan, as healthy as I can." She fuels up on nutritious foods like "lots of vegetables and lots of smoothies" most of the time, allowing herself a little room to cheat. "And then 20 percent I'm eating Mexican food if I want it," she said. "You know, I've gotta be able to indulge and have a glass of wine and feel good in that way, so that helps me not be so strict and so focused in one way."


She Drinks Hot Water with Lemon

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She also starts her day off with hot water and lemon as well as supplements. "I love healthy living," she said. "I've taken quite a lot of supplements, I make quite a lot of smoothies. I'm, like, really about trying to keep myself in balance and healthy as much as possible."


Leah Groth
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