Jordana Brewster in Bathing Suit Takes Polar Bear Plunge
Jordana Brewster is taking the polar bear plunge! The star of the Fast & Furious franchise showed off her swimsuit body on Monday, jumping into a pool next to one of her sons and her dog and sharing the photo on social media. How does the 41-year-old mother-of-two stay in such fabulous shape? Read on for 7 things Jordana Brewster does to stay 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!
Jordana works out first thing in the morning. "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 Uses an Activity Tracker
Jordana, who trains with Harley Pasternak, uses an activity tracker and tries to meet daily goals. "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."
Her Workouts Are Tough
Jordana's workouts involve a lot of weights, squats, and ab exercises, and she often posts about them on Instagram. "I work out six days a week. I like to change up my workout so I never get bored," she explained to 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 Count Calories or Pay Attention to Pounds
Jordana tries to maintain a healthy approach to her health. "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 revealed 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 Maintains Balance
Jordana explained to Health that wellness "is all about balance and feeling comfortable in your skin," but that sometimes it involves giving up things that you love. "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."
Don't Doesn't Drink Calories
"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."
She Eats Organic and Clean
Jordana's goal is to eat as clean and healthy as possible. "I try to eat as natural as possible, and I try to eat organic," Jordana dished to Hollywood Life. "I also try to avoid processed food."