Jordana Brewster in Bathing Suit Says "My Job is Weird"
Jordana Brewster has been in a lot of strange situations over the course of her career, from racing in cars in the Fast and Furious franchise to playing herself on The Other Two. Now she's wearing a swimsuit in a dressing room. "My job is weird," she captioned a photo of the moment. (She doesn't mention what she's filming but it may be Hello Stranger, a thriller starring Simu Liu.) How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 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 Bathing Suit Photos!
This is Her Favorite Form of Self Care
"My favorite form of self care is—I can't pick one. It's two. I love meditating because I can do it anywhere. I can do it in a car—not if I'm driving, but I can do it in an Uber. It's a great way to just check in and just realize that everything else going on around you doesn't matter as much as your inner state. And then also baths. I love baths with bath salts and it's a great way to pamper myself." "Mindfulness meditation stresses living in the present moment. The practice involves observing and being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judging them. You can practice mindfulness in any activity, such as doing the dishes," says the Cleveland Clinic.
This is Her Definition of Wellness
"My definition of wellness is being balanced and constant and putting yourself first in a selfish way, like taking time to meditate and taking time to work out when you're juggling a lot," she told Health.
"Most people do well with a run-walk program. If you're totally new to running, start with a routine of walking, gradually pick up the pace to brisk walking to increase your tolerance to the activity. Start by using minutes in length versus miles of walking or running," says the Cleveland Clinic. "Start with one minute of running alternating with two minutes of walking for a total of 20 to 30 minutes.Then increase running by 30 seconds each week until you reach 10 minutes of running."
She Lifts Weights
"I also love lifting weights. I love squats. I'm a weirdo that actually enjoys working out. I really don't like Pilates; I can't do it well and therefore I don't like it cause I don't like anything I'm not really good at. And there's just something about, I just don't have the core strength. I don't know, but it just really annoys me," she told Health. Muscle burns calories at a resting state. How cool is it to think that you can turn your body into a calorie-burning furnace just by adding resistance training to your program?
Here's a Squat Exercise Inspired by Brewster
What to try squats yourself? Try this superset from personal trainer Mark Langowski:
1a. Squat into opposite-knee-to-opposite-elbow standing bicycle crunch. 20 reps. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and toes turned out slightly. Place your hands interlaced behind your head and make sure not to pull your head forward. Push your knees out as you descend and keep your chest up. Pause for a moment and, pushing off your heels, straighten your legs as you return to the starting position. Now tighten your abs as you immediately bring your right knee towards your left elbow as you exhale, and then lower your right foot back to the floor. Perform another squat and repeat the exercise, this time bringing your left knee to your right elbow. Total of 20 reps (10 to each side).
2a. T-Push Up. (Push up into rotation where you end in a side plank hold for 3 seconds. Total of 12 reps.
Place your hands on the floor about shoulder width apart, and extend your legs so your weight is balanced on your hands and toes. Your body should form a straight line from head to toe. Inhale as you bend your elbows to lower yourself until your chest is almost touching the floor, then exhale as you straighten your arms and push your body up. As you push up, lift your left hand off the floor and twist your body to the left, so that at the end of the movement you are supporting yourself with just your right hand and the side of your right foot; extend your left arm into the air so your body forms a "T". Hold this position for 3 seconds, then twist back and lower your left hand back to the floor. Perform another pushup, this time twisting to the right and lifting your right arm off the floor. Perform 12 pushups, twisting six times to each side.
She Values Mental Health
Brewster believes in the "importance of tending to your mental health through therapy, through meditation, through self-awareness, through breathing techniques, whatever you can do is really really, important. If you or a young person that you know is struggling, please visit childmind.org for help and for resources."