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Vanessa Hudgens Poses in Bikini in "Dog Days of Summer"

The actress is enjoying the “dog days of summer” in her swimsuit.

Vanessa Hudgens is making the most out of the final weeks of summer. The actress and entrepreneur shared a fun photo of herself and friends — including her workout buddy, singer GG Magree — showing off her toned abs while cooling off in a pool. "Dog days of summer," she captioned the vintage-feeling snap. How does the 32-year-old stay in such fantastic shape? Read on to see 7 ways Vanessa Hudgens prioritizes fitness and the photos that prove her method works—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Does Lots of Workouts

Vanessa is a big fan of variety when it comes to fitness. "My body builds muscle very quickly and I don't love the way it looks on my body. So I find the way that I achieve the body that I want for myself is to lengthen, to lean and to tone," she told Parade. Pilates, Soul Cycle, hot yoga and strength training are a few of her go-tos. 


She Doubles Up on Workouts

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Sometimes Vanessa will do two-a-days. "Some days when I have the time, I love doing Pilates first and then going over to Soul Cycle. I love a double up!" she exclaimed. "I always feel so accomplished when I double up," she told Parade. 


She Is a Regular at The Dogpound

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Vanessa is a regular at The Dogpound, a New York and Los Angeles based fitness mecca. "Dogpound provides results driven personal training with a customized approach including fitness and body metric assessments for benchmarking nutritional programs," they say. Celebs like Hugh Jackman, Ashley Graham, and many Victoria's Secret models have worked out there, too.


She Is a Fan of Group Fitness

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Vanessa enjoys working out with others, as it makes her accountable. "I'm the type of person that needs to be in a class," Vanessa told PopSugar. "I need someone telling me what to do, and I love being in a group environment because I'm very competitive, so it pushes me to work harder than I would if I was by myself."


She Works Out in the AM

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Vanessa enjoys getting her near-daily workouts over with first thing in the morning. "I would do seven days if I had time," she told Parade. "I love starting my day off that way because sometimes I'll have a less productive days and if I've gotten a workout in, then I feel like I'm accomplished no matter what."


She Plans Ahead of Time

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Vanessa plans out her workouts to avoid slacking. "I normally sign up for a class the night before so I don't even have time to think about it and just wake up to having to go to workout. If I don't do it first thing in the morning it normally does not happen," she told Parade. 


She Makes Sure to Have Fun


Vanessa makes sure to infuse a little fun into her workout sessions. In nearly every workout clip she posts, it is obvious she is enjoying herself, adding little dances to her moves and playing around with her pals. 

Leah Groth
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