Jordana Brewster in Bathing Suit Chills on a Saturday
Jordana Brewster took the weekend off from saving the world with her pals from Fast & Furious to take a break in a red bikini. "Saturday," she captioned the photo simply. How does the mother of two—who appeared in six Fast movies and had a hilarious part on The Other Two—stay so fit after 40? Read on to see 5 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!
Here's Her Take on Inner-Beauty
"I drink a ton of water, I try really hard to limit sugar, and I eat lots of vegetables," Brewster told the New Potato. "I also sweat every day by running, lifting weights or doing circuit training. I practice meditation twice a day, which helps to calm me down and keep perspective."
This is Her Training Regimen
"I'm very old-school when it comes to the gym. I have a treadmill and a little gym at home, so I like to get up early and work out. I'll do cardio six days a week, and I really like weight training and boxing…it's a great way to get all your stress out. I actually like it when my muscles ache and when I'm sore," she told Men's Fitness. "I've also been working with trainer Harley Pasternak for more than a decade, and he's given me a great program. I work two different muscle groups per day, even if it's 15 minutes. I love doing deadlifts and squats. I'll use a TRX for pullups and hamstring curls, and medicine balls for abs work. I like mixing it up."
She Once Said This is Her Perfect Day of Eating
"For breakfast, four shots of espresso over ice from Starbucks, and a homemade healthy breakfast sandwich consisting of a Thomas English Muffin, a slice of turkey bacon, egg whites, tomato and avocado," she once told the New Potato. "For lunch, the chopped salad from La Scala or a Barney's Beach Body Salad (Grilled chicken, beets, avocado) with a side of curly fries. For dinner, Craig's Tito's vodka martini and chocolate pizza."
Here's How She Got Through Quarantine
"I'm very lucky in that I've been doing FaceTime workouts with my trainer, Harley [Pasternak]. I also go on hikes, which is really nice. I need to get steps in. 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 told Health.
Here's Her Take on Turning 40
"I really do see it as I'm so grateful to be here. I'm so grateful. I have two boys, and I'm still working. Thank God most of the women I look up to—like Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cate Blanchett—are over 40 and are still working and thriving. So I feel like the only way to go is up from here," she told Health.
"I also like to do meditation and get myself outside for a workout—like hikes or going to the Santa Monica stairs. I think these days everyone's so glued to their phone, and it's so hard to be present and focused. Twice a day I practice vedic meditation [a type of meditation during which you take 20 minutes to focus on a specific mantra or sound—perfect for busy people], and it really helps me stay calm, have more patience with my kids, and be more present at work. It just gives me bandwidth. It allows me to recharge. It's a necessity," she told Men's Journal.