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Sarah Hyland in Bathing Suit Enjoys Big Sur Birthday Getaway 

Here’s how the 31-year-old Modern Family star stays fit.

Sarah Hyland is heating up Big Sur! The Modern Family star took a moment out of her birthday getaway to the Northern California cliffside haven to strip down into her swimsuit and take a soak in her hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean. How does the star, who turned 31 in November, keep herself fit? Read on to see 7 ways Sarah Hyland 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!


She Spends Time in Nature

As can be evidenced by Sarah's latest "Big Sur Birthday photo dump," the actress spends a lot of time in nature, engaging in outdoor activities. "@wellsadams surprised me with a weekend getaway filled with wine, deer, and, of course, tree hugging 🥰 Feeling full of gratitude, joy, and cheese," she captioned the series of snaps. 


She Does Strength Training, HIIT Style Workouts

You can find Sarah breaking a sweat at The Dogpound, where she works out with trainer ​​Austin Pohlen. "Prep for a secret shoot next week! …but let's be real. The end goal is wedding body ready…." she exclaimed in a recent Instagram Story. Her workout 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 added.


She Has a Rowing Machine


Sarah recently splurged on a new at-home fitness machine from NordicTrack, which is enabled with iFit interactive workouts. "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," she said. "They have a bunch of different classes and I can pretend that I'm in Ireland y'all, not home!"


She Works Out Almost Daily

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Sarah rarely skips a workout. "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."


She Has a Moderate Approach to Diet

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"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 dished to Shape


She Enjoys Exercise

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"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," Sarah revealed about her motivation to break a sweat. 


She Has Battled Major Health Issues

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Sarah has battled a major chronic kidney issue and has been hospitalized many times, first undergoing a kidney transplant in April 2012. She told Seventeen that she suffers from kidney dysplasia, a condition in which kidneys don't develop properly in the womb and result in painful cysts. She underwent her second kidney transplant in 2017 after the first failed and she was forced to undergo dialysis. Endometriosis and an abdominal hernia are other health conditions she has battled. "I was still in severe pain after the transplant, and that was due to the endo and the hernia," she added to Self in 2018. By the end of that year, she had 16 surgeries behind her. 



Leah Groth
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