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Vanessa Hudgens in Bathing Suit Gets Some "Sun"

Here are six ways the actress stays fit. 

Vanessa Hudgens is red hot this summer! The Princess Switch and tick, tick… BOOM! actress flaunts her fit figure in a bright red swimsuit via her latest social media post, perched on a cliff with her pal Vince Rossi. The caption? A bunch of sun emojis. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 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 Bathing Suit Photos!


She Takes Supplements

Vanessa recently partnered with Ritual, a supplement company. "I'm always traveling and moving around and on the go, and a big proportion of your immune system's actually in your GI tract," she recently told People. "So I was like, 'Okay, I'm going to prioritize this and make sure that taking care of my gut is actually going to help me in a big way, whether that's with digestion or with boosting my immune system.' And Ritual does exactly that." 


She Works Out Daily, Sometimes Twice!

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For Vanessa, exercise is a daily job. "I would do seven days if I had time. 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 told Parade. Sometimes Vanessa even works out twice. "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 added. "I always feel so accomplished when I double up."


She Does a Lot of Strength Training

The bulk of Vanessa's exercise is strength training. "My fitness has taken a turn. Cardio has been put on the back burner, and I'm very OK with that," she told Shape. "The things that have become the most important are balance and mental health." She loves sweating at The Dogpound gym, where she does a lot of strength training and weight lifting. "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 said.


She Also Takes These Classes

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Vanessa mixes in a few other class-based 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 told Parade. Pilates, Soul Cycle, and hot yoga are a few of her go-tos. "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 also likes Pilates on a reformer, because it "works your muscles like nothing else," she added to Shape. 


Her Diet Is Clean


"My overall food philosophy is, if it's real, I'll eat it," Vanessa told Shape about clean eating. "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 Does Intermittent Fasting

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Vanessa is one of the many celebrities who does intermittent fasting. "I eat two bigger meals a day instead of three," she told Shape. An avocado, "maybe vegan sausage, and a piece of healthy bread" is her go-to breakfast. "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."

Leah Groth
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