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Vanessa Hudgens Celebrates Summer in Bikini in Pool

Here are her top five tips for getting and staying in shape.

Vanessa Hudgens is one of this summer's hottest swimsuit stars! The 32-year-old has been working hard to get into the best shape of her life, showing off not only her grueling workouts, but the epic results, on social media. Thursday, the High School Musical alum flaunted her fit figure in a retro-style bikini and matching head scarf. How does Vanessa maintain her super fit figure? Celebwell has rounded up her top five fitness tips—and the photos that prove they work—and to get swimsuit-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


Mix Up Your Workouts

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Vanessa maintains variety when it comes to her workouts to avoid muscle fatigue. "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. Pilate, Soul Cycle, hot yoga, and strength training are a few of her favorite workouts—and sometimes she even does multiple workouts a day. "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. 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."


Go for Group Exercise

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Vanessa can afford one-on-one training sessions, but maintains that group exercise motivates her. "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."


Find a Workout Buddy


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"To be self-motivated consistently is almost a daydream, she said. "I reach out to friends to hold me accountable." Says the CDC

"When you work out with a partner, you're likely to:

  1. Feel more motivated. When you and your buddy encourage each other, you'll work harder (and get better results!). And there's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition.
  2. Be more adventurous. It's easier to try new things with a buddy. You may just find an activity you love, one that feels more like fun and less like a workout.
  3. Be more consistent. When someone else is counting on you to show up, you won't want to let them down."


Strength Training Does a Body Good

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Hudgens is a devotee of The Dogpound, an exclusive strength and weight training workout studio. She regularly shares videos of her hardcore workouts using dip belts, resistance bands, and weights, and also executing hardcore moves including battle ropes, leg lifts, and lunges.  


Make Exercise a Daily Habit

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For Vanessa, exercise is a near-daily ritual. "I would do seven days if I had time," she told Parade about her workouts. She tries to get her workouts in as soon after waking up as possible. "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."

Leah Groth
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