Vanessa Hudgens in Bathing Suit Flaunts Fit Figure
Vanessa Hudgens is white hot! The 32-year-old actress flaunts her super fit physique in her Instagram stories this week, rocking a white two-piece swimsuit highlighting her rock hard abs. How did the star recently revamp her routine, transforming her body from skinny to strong? Read on to see 10 ways Vanessa Hudgens 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 Swimsuit Photos!
She Stopped Doing So Much Cardio
Vanessa is no longer focusing on cardio workouts. In the new issue of Shape, the My Little Pony star explains that she recently switched up her routine. "My fitness has taken a turn. Cardio has been put on the back burner, and I'm very OK with that. The things that have become the most important are balance and mental health," she said.
She Now Focuses on Strength Training
Vanessa revealed to Shape that she is all about a certain celeb-filled bicoastal gym. "During the pandemic, when everything was paused, I created a little community. I'd get my friends together over Zoom and we would do Isaac Boots's live workout classes. As the world started to reopen, I found myself obsessed with Dogpound," she revealed. "I go with my best friend; we're extremely competitive. We have the best time — the amount of dancing we do between sets is ridiculous. Everyone knows when we're at the gym. They say they hear us before they see us." She also revealed one of her favorite moves, squats with a rack, "and I love to see how much weight I can add to the bar," she said. "That's empowering.
She Mixes Up Workouts
Vanessa also dabbles in a handful of other workouts. "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 revealed during a recent interview with Parade. Pilates, Soul Cycle, and hot yoga are a few of her favorites. "I've been going to this Pilates studio called WundaBar for years and it's just a great deep muscle-training workout. It's not super high intensity but I always feel it the next day." She added to Shape that doing Pilates on a reformer, "works your muscles like nothing else."
She Doubles Up Workouts
Sometimes Vanessa does two-a-days. "And 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 told Parade. "I always feel so accomplished when I double up.
She Eats "Real" Food
"My overall food philosophy is, if it's real, I'll eat it," she told Shape. "Many things are processed and contain chemicals and ingredients I can't pronounce. I want real food. If I'm in Italy, and I see them making pasta by hand, or if it grows from the earth, that's real. I stay away from the processed stuff. I also don't eat meat. I'm a pescatarian. What animals go through is so inhumane. That's not a system that I support."
She Eats Two Meals a Day
Vanessa has previously revealed that she is a fan of intermittent fasting. "I eat two bigger meals a day instead of three," she told Shape. Breakfast usually involves an avocado, "maybe vegan sausage, and a piece of healthy bread," she revealed. "Dinner depends on my mood. I let myself have what I want. If that's a big bowl of spaghetti with clams and a glass of wine, then that's what I'm eating. Sometimes I crave a salad, and I'll make a big one with nuts and goat cheese and salmon. Other times, it's tacos and a margarita. I've learned that when I try to be super conscientious of everything I put into my mouth, all I can think about is food. But when I listen to my body and eat what I want, that's when I'm happiest."
She Works Out Almost Daily
"I would do seven days if I had time," she told Parade about her workouts. "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 Loves Working Out With Others
Hudgens doesn't like to work out alone "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 Plans Ahead of Time
Vanessa makes sure to plan ahead when it comes to fitness, setting herself up for success. "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 said.
She Finds Fitness Empowering
"At my fittest, I feel unstoppable," she told Shape. "You think, 'There's no way I can get through 30 reps.' But then you do, and you remind yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to," she explained. "Those little victories should always be celebrated. That's what contributes joy and happiness and power and strength to your life."