Jordana Brewster Shares Bikini Selfie of Her Flat Abs
Jordana Brewster is getting ready for her book club — in a bikini! The Fast and Furious star gave her Instagram followers a glimpse at the book she is currently reading for her book club (Middlemarch by George Eliot) as well as her washboard abs. "Bookclub has begun," she captioned the image. How does the 41-year-old maintain her rock hard midsection? Read on to see 7 ways Jordana Brewster 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 Makes Exercise a Priority
Jordana starts her day off with a workout. "I get up at, like, 5:15 a.m. every morning to run. I like treadmills—it hurts my knees too much to run outside. [My mom] is still a member at [a gym]. She's in her mid-60s, and she works out. So I really got that from her, and I still defer to her," she told Health.
She Gets Her Steps In
The star trains with Harley Pasternak, who sets step minimums for her. "I also go on hikes, which is really nice. I need to get steps in," she said. "I need to be outside and breathing fresh air. I'm so lucky that I live in L.A., where I can do that, because otherwise I would go absolutely stir-crazy." She often posts photos of her workouts on Instagram, and they involve a lot of weights, squats, and ab exercises. You can see her lifting weights on Instagram, capturing it "Sunday Funday."
She Also Takes Classes
"I work out six days a week. I like to change up my workout so I never get bored," she told Hollywood Life. "Once a week, I take a class at Body by Simone. I love dance classes and body sculpting classes. It's just fun to get in a room and dance and listen to good music."
She Doesn't Focus on the Numbers
You won't find Jordana keeping track of calories or numbers on the scale. "I am a control freak, so I went through phases where I was obsessed with the number on the scale and I didn't want to deviate. I was never anorexic, but I was definitely too controlled to be healthy," she explained to Health. "Now, I just try to think about modeling good behavior for my kids, who love treats. And, paying attention to if I am full or just eating mindlessly."
She Is All About Wellness
Jordana believes that wellness "is all about balance and feeling comfortable in your skin," she explained to Health. "I think that sometimes you have to be shaken out of complacency to get back to wellness. Like, for example, I love sugar so much—I am a sugar junkie. Recently, Harley said to me, 'You need to figure this out.' I appreciated his bluntness because he was right. I would have Swedish Fish with my kids—and M&M's and Tootsie Rolls are my weakness. And I was often replacing lunch with frozen yogurt instead of actual food. Not great."
She Doesn't Do Juice or Smoothies
You won't find Jordana sipping on green juice or other fruit concoctions. "I hate smoothies, and I hate juices," she told Health. "I like chewing. So I steam tons of vegetables and add avocado. And then I have soup with chicken or salmon for at least one of my meals. And then I'm getting all my vegetables in one meal, and I don't really have to worry about it after that. So it's about checking in and making sure you're living as balanced a life as possible."
SheTries to Eat Organic
Jordana tries to avoid chemicals in food. "I try to eat as natural as possible, and I try to eat organic," she explained to Hollywood Life. "I also try to avoid processed food."