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Sarah Michelle Gellar in Bathing Suit Says Hi to 2022

Here’s how she stays in shape. 

Sarah Michelle Gellar is looking sunkissed on her tropical getaway! The 44-year-old actress, who is currently vacationing with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. and their children, shared a few swimsuit snaps with her Instagram followers on New Year's Day, subtly making fun of her pal Andy Cohen in the process. "Like my friend @bravoandy my Jan 1 was a bit hazy (including my pictures) – but I clearly didn't let that stop me," she captioned the snaps, referring to the Bravo host's tipsy NYE moment on air. How does the former Buffy star maintain her fantastic physique? Read on for 9 of Sarah Michelle Gellar's top tips for staying 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 Paddleboards

During her vacation in the tropics, Sarah shared a photo of herself paddleboarding. "Taking a selfie on paddle board is not easy," she captioned one of her snaps on her Instagram stories. This helps work all her muscles, including her core. "Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Juices

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Sarah is a fan of juicing, starting her day off with a coffee followed by veggie juice. "My favorite thing is to have a green juice," she told The/Thirty. "I go every weekend to the farmers market and I get fresh kale, spinach, celery, and lettuces and I blend it all together. That's my favorite thing before I work out."


She Loves This Vibrating Workout

Sarah's go-to workout is unconventional. "I love PlateFit and the feeling of being on a Power Plate," Gellar said about go-to workout. "I love how quickly I can work out and get such a great exercise." She also engages in some other forms of exercise. "I love Pilates because it centers me and it also strengthens my body, but I also love being outside, so swimming, hiking, anything like that is great as well."


Rest Is Her Self-Care Tool

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If Gellar has one "beauty/self-care must-have," it is rest. "It's probably sleep because I need it and I'm very cranky without it," she revealed. 


She Does Cool Sculpting

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While Sarah isn't interested in going under the knife at this point in her life, she recently revealed to The Guardian that CoolSculpting is one of her go-to treatments. "The treatment didn't hurt, it just felt cold for a few seconds and then I didn't feel anything. It was very peaceful. I was just happy to have a few minutes to myself, and then I got to leave feeling better about myself – a win-win," she explained. "I don't weigh myself, I don't measure myself but I could tell within a week how my clothing was feeling and fitting, how my jeans were buttoning back up. I was like, 'I'm gonna go to the gym and work even harder now.' It gave me my confidence back in such an easy and noninvasive way." 


She Snacks


In an interview with E! Online, Sarah revealed she loves snacking. Her faves? "Cheese and crackers. And chips and salsa. And fruit and veggies.  The list goes on…" she said. 


She's All About Self-Care

Sarah prioritizes self-care. "Sometimes, I'm so tired at the end of the day I just want to go to bed, but I have to take time for myself to take a bath, read a book, or catch up with my friends so I don't lose myself in the minutiae of the day," she told Bustle


She Uses This to Help Her Sleep

Sarah revealed to Bustle the secret sleep tool. "I can sleep anywhere if I have this weighted sand eye pillow. I was traveling once, and TSA took it away from me. I was devastated. The anxiety of going to sleep without it was very difficult for me. I also need it to be cold. I cannot sleep if I'm too hot," she said. 


She Doesn't Sweat the Numbers On the Scale

Sarah doesn't put a lot of focus on her weight. "I don't believe in trying to trick your body into things," she told Health. "I eat healthy, I exercise, I love food—but I don't like junk food. I mean, we're women. We go up by five pounds, we lose it, depending on the water, the moon, your cycle, whatever. So I just try to maintain."

Leah Groth
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