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Sarah Hyland in Bikini Celebrates BFF's Birthday

Here’s how the star stays in shape.

Sarah Hyland is celebrating her best friend's birthday in her bikini! The Modern Family star shared a moving tribute to her "forever friend" on social media this week, along with a few photos of the BFF duo having a blast in their bikinis. The actress, who suffers from major health issues, is an inspiration when it comes to self-care. Read on to see 6 ways Sarah Hyland prioritizes her health 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 Suffers From Health Issues

Sarah suffers from a chronic kidney issue, often landing her in the hospital. She first underwent a kidney transplant in April 2012, revealing to Seventeen that she suffers from kidney dysplasia, a condition in which kidneys don't develop properly in the womb and result in painful cysts. In 2017 she underwent her second kidney transplant after the first failed and she was forced to undergo dialysis. She also suffers from endometriosis and an abdominal hernia. "I was still in severe pain after the transplant, and that was due to the endo and the hernia," she told Self in 2018. By the end 0f 2018, she had undergone a whopping 16 surgeries over the course of her life. Sarah has been very open about how her health struggles have impacted both her physical and mental health. 


She Trains at The Dogpound

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Sarah Hyland attends 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Sarah is one of the many stars and supermodels who train at the Los Angeles and New York gym The Dogpound, where she works out with ​​Austin Pohlen. "Prep for a secret shoot next week! …but let's be real. The end goal is wedding body ready…." she said in an Instagram Story, revealing her workout, which consisted of hip raises on a medicine ball, reverse split squats with a barbell, kettlebell rows, and forward falls with resistance. "These are SO much harder than they look but get a good ?[butt] ya gotta work them ?[ham] strings," she said.


She Also Rows

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Sarah Hyland attends the 21st Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)Getty Images

In a March 2021 Instagram story, Sarah revealed she splurged on a new at-home fitness machine. "So, I decided I needed to get… started, and I didn't really know how to do that so I went into my garage and I measured out space and I got a rowing machine," she revealed. "So, here it is. It is the NordicTrack rowing machine, which I just like to do this on." After giving fans a demonstration, she revealed that she uses the brand's immersive iFit workouts. "They have a bunch of different classes and I can pretend that I'm in Ireland y'all, not home!"


She Works Out Nearly Every Day

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 12: Sarah Hyland attends ABC's "Bachelor In Paradise" And "The Ultimate Surfer" Premiere at Fairmont Miramar – Hotel & Bungalows on August 12, 2021 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)Getty Images

Sarah rarely skips a workout when she is in good health. "I like to build muscle by strength training with my trainer," Sarah told Shape in 2017. "I do an hour-long full-body workout five to six days a week whenever I can. We focus on different body parts, and in between each one, I do one or two minutes of cardio. It's pretty intense."


Moderation Is Key

UNSPECIFIED – OCTOBER 21: In this image released on October 21, Sarah Hyland speaks onstage for the 2020 CMT Awards broadcast on Wednesday October 21, 2020. (Photo by Rich Fury/CMT2020/Getty Images for CMT)Getty Images

Sarah has a moderate approach to die. "I'm the first one to pick up Taco Bell or a pizza. But as long as you account for it with exercise, you're fine. I believe in everything in moderation," she explained to Shape


She Actually Enjoys Exercise

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 10: Sarah Hyland attends the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)Getty Images

"It's really fun for me. I get an endorphin rush and feel good about myself. Plus, my trainer is like my fit therapist! We talk about life, and before I know it, my sets are done."

Leah Groth
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