According to Jen (51) herself, she works out seven days a week for an hour and a half with no exceptions. As far as exercise, she boxes, jumps rope, does strength training, and works with a lot of resistance bands.
As far as what she eats, she says her diet is a big part of it. She eats "as [many] organic fruits and veggies" as she can while keeping "sugar [intake] low, [drinking] tons of water, and get good sleep."
Those abs don’t come easy! Halle Berry (53) loves to MMA train and uses kettlebells. On top of that, she embraced the keto diet. Berry has been a diabetic most of her life, so she's always taken food very seriously.
Berry has said, "if you're like me, you can possibly reverse type 2 diabetes, you'll experience better physical endurance, better sick, and also less acne if that's an issue."
Anyone that's seen a Jennifer Lopez (50) music video or concert knows that she has a body that doesn't stop. Lopez actually works with two trainers to put together a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) routine that works her muscles to the max.
She also combines it with strength training, kickboxing, and ab workouts. Just thinking about all that is exhausting! Like other stars, she says that water is the most important thing you can give your body. Because of that, she nixed caffeine and alcohol from her diet. She also eats clean, whole foods for a nutrient-rich lifestyle.
Carmen Electra (48) was the lifeguard you wanted to save you at the beach, and that statement is still true today. Electra's exercise routine hasn't changed up much over the years. When she was younger, her parents put her in dance classes, and even today, dancing is her exercise. She does aerobic stripteases and other dance DVDs.
To keep her body bikini-ready, she drinks tons of water – and we mean tons. Before she even starts her day, she drinks two bottles of water (yeah, we said two bottles). Then, she fills up on fish for protein while adding fruits and vegetables on the side. As far as carbs go, Electra adores sushi, so there's no cutting rice.
Sofia Vergara (47) has multiple trainers that keep her body fit and healthy. She works out five times a week for an hour or more. Another one of Vergara’s trainers solely work on her glutes – lots of squats and lateral raises. Her workout routine isn’t for the faint of heart, but it does provide results.
Vergara may look like she doesn't eat anything unhealthy, but she's known to have an especially strong sweet tooth. While she says she eats a lot of fruit and vegetables, she also eats desserts during the weekend. The one thing she does stay away from is salt because she states it makes her eyes look puffy the following day.
Reese Witherspoon (44) is a lot like us when it comes to exercise – she isn’t the biggest fan. She still does it, but not to the extremes of other celebs on the list. She does cardio for 30 minutes a day, six days a week. Yoga retreats are her favorite exercise, but she’s also known to do Body by Simone workouts a few times a week.
Like many of today's celebrities, Reese Witherspoon thinks that diets should be whole and balanced. It's no longer the '90s when crash diets reigned supreme. She works closely with nutritionist Kimberly Snyder and adores her Glowing Green Smoothie. The smoothie has actually become a celebrity go-to. Reese doesn’t restrict any food from her diet, including carbs, which is her self-acclaimed favorite late-night snack.
Eva Longoria (45) clearly knows where the fountain of youth is, especially since she recently had a baby. What happened to all the baby weight? She worked it off! First, she gave her body time to adjust to postpartum and post-pregnancy. When she was ready to start exercising again, she focused on cardio. She would go out for a run in the morning but followed it up with a healthy breakfast.
Diet is what truly keeps her in shape. Longoria states she could “I could easily be a vegetarian… I love cooking with vegetables.” She eats what she wants in moderation but does her best to avoid sugar. Sometimes, her stomach is stronger than her will, and she indulges, but it may be once every three months.
Gwen Stefani (50) hasn’t aged a day since she was the lead singer of No Doubt. It doesn’t come without a ton of effort. When talking with Harper's Bazaar, she says, “There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself!” She does HIIT training, circuit training, and full-body cardio four times a week for 60-70 minutes per session.
Gwen's diet is a lot less intense. She mostly a vegan diet, although she will go through periods of carb cycling. Sometimes she’ll avoid pasta, bread, and rice, but indulges every now and then to keep her body fit. Other than that, Stefani drinks tons of water – a common theme with fit celebs.
Salma Hayek’s (53) figure seems unattainable, especially since she’s regarded as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. The first tip she offers? Keep a good posture. Keeping your body upright forces your muscles to work all day long. She also does short but regular HIIT or cardio workouts seven days a week for 30 minutes or less.
Hayek is a big proponent of juicing. From a young age, she's loved making her own juice with organic fruits and vegetables. Since she's a foodie and avid cook, she doesn't restrict herself. Diets aren't really her thing, but moderation helps keep her waist thin.
As Jennifer Garner (48) moves into her 50s, it’s clear her health-consciousness has seriously paid off. Garner is another celeb who works with Simone De La Rue and Body By Simone. She does this plus strength and cardio training four to five days a week – at least when she isn't prepping for a movie.
While exercise is important, nothing can outrun the fork. Garner’s diet is pretty strict. She works with Kelly LeVeque, a celebrity nutritionist that's known for “Be Well by Kelly Diet.” That being said, she doesn't deny herself anything. Garner adores baking and cooking, so she eats what she wants in moderation.
Making the new 52 look like 30, Julia Roberts has a rigorous exercise routine. Roberts studies yoga and trains four times a week for an hour. She admittedly doesn't love exercise, but she loves the results and how she feels afterward – that’s something we can all relate to. She also does step aerobics to spice things up for at least 40 minutes of body work.
Her diet is a little less extreme. Roberts believes food should be enjoyed and balanced. She loves carbs as much as everyone else and eats them (as long as they’re nutritiously whole foods). Since she’s a stay-at-home mom of three children, mealtimes are a family affair, and she uses this time as a way to teach her children about food. Roberts repeats, “You have to eat the good stuff to get the good stuff.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt (41) steals the red carpet every time she walks out. To maintain her body, she exercises a lot. In fact, she considers exercise to be her hobby because she loves it so much. It doesn’t matter what kind – HIIT, strength training, cardio – she loves it all. Since it’s her hobby, she works out all the time, every day of the week.
Hewitt tries not to keep bad foods in her fridge because it’s easier than self-control. Since she only eats 1500 calories a day, there’s a lot of stuff she can’t eat. Her diet consists of high-protein, low-carb meals, like avocado and tuna salad. As for snacks, she grabs fruit since it's low calorie and highly nutritious. She also completely eliminated alcohol and dairy from her diet.
It may not be a surprise to some that Ross (52) is a fitness fanatic. In the past, she used to be a cardio junkie, but recently she's incorporated weights at the behest of her personal trainer. She trains really hard, and when her body hurts, she balances it out with a little yoga and massages.
Ross attributes her health benefits to drinking a lot of water, decaf green tea, and supplements like Omega 3, but she also works really hard on her body. She stays away from processed foods and aims for a vegetarian diet.
Gabrielle Union (47) has been very concerned about her health for quite a while. During an interview with Women's Health, she stated her family has a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. So, she wanted exercise to be a big part of her life.
Union focuses on doing full-body compound exercises that work multiple muscles at once. She also loves strength training, cardio for at least 15 to 20 minutes a day, and Pilates. When she's exercising, she does her best to do it outside to soak up as much vitamin D as possible. Another huge secret? Water, and tons of it. As far as her diet, she’s mostly vegan.
We’ve been in love with Rachel Weisz (50) since The Mummy. It’s been over two decades since the film released, and it looks like Weisz is still the same age. For working out, Weisz works out with Gregory Joujon-Roche, a celebrity trainer. She does one hour of cardio at a two percent incline. Afterward, she does some weightlifting and strength training for 30 mins. Finally, she wraps it up with a little yoga and stretching.
Before a movie, Weisz starts by doing an 11-day master cleanse, which is just lemon juice, spring water, amino acids, and cayenne paper. Afterward, she eats superfoods as much as she can, including vegetable juice and raw quinoa. Joujon-Roche also encourages her to drink a ton of water throughout the day.
Demi Moore (57) looks as youthful as ever, and we have the details on how she does it. When she's preparing for a role, she works out pretty hard – we’re talking exercising for three hours and wrapping it up with a six-mile run. If a film isn’t in the future, she focuses on staying fit and toned by targeting trouble areas. For her, that's her arms, stomach, and lower body.
Moore tries to eat as healthy as she possibly can by consuming organic, natural foods. She typically follows a raw vegan diet, which completely nixes cooked foods. A few other celebs have jumped on this train including Uma Thurman and Natalie Portman.
On top of resistance training (like hamstring curls), Garcelle Beauvais (53) incorporates Pilates and treadmill exercises into her routine. As far as diet, she eats healthy but doesn't do anything crazy. It's all about balance.
"If I'm with my kids and it's pizza night, I am having a couple of slices, for sure. And then the next day I'll have something a little healthier."
How can such a busy woman stay in shape? A lot of hard work! Bullock (55) works with Simone De La Rue, a celebrity fitness expert. De La Rue created the Body by Simone training technique that helps everyone get a stunning body. Bullock alternates every 10 minutes between high-intensity cardio and strength-training.
Bullock's diet secret is fresh food and portion control. She chooses meats that are free-range and hormone-free while also picking sugar-free and gluten-free items. Another secret from this celeb is to eat all day rather than big meals. This keeps your metabolism going strong.
Elizabeth Hurley (55) was the dream woman of the ‘90s, and not much has changed. She’s still looking good, and that’s thanks to her exercise and diet plan. Hurley doesn't have a strict exercise routine but stays active throughout the day. On weekends, she'll go for long hikes with her dogs and stretch every day. Occasionally, she'll go to a yoga or Pilates class as well as doing stomach, arm, and butt exercises at home.
Hurley prioritizes water throughout the day. She wakes up and has two glasses and follows it up by drinking water throughout the day. Processed foods are also a huge no-no. She'd rather have something simple, natural, fresh, and easy. In her own words, “When I’m at home in the country, I always try and eat food that’s grown locally. That goes for meats and vegetables.”
Cameron Diaz (47) has a body to die for, so what's her secret? Variety. Her exercise routine is never the same because she's constantly changing her surroundings and working out different muscle groups. Diaz prefers anything outside and anything that makes her feel strong whether that's yoga, Pilates, strength training, or cardio.
The real secret is diet. This reformed, self-proclaimed fast-food addict has largely cut anything fried out of her diet. Instead, she aims to eat a Mediterranean diet. Diaz explained how a balanced, nutrient-rich diet helped her skin, made her feel better, and look fantastic.
Cindy Crawford's (54) go-to exercise is equal parts cardio and strength training, with 20 minutes of cardio (trampoline, treadmill, or elliptical) and then weights. She also enjoys going to a pole dancing class with her friends. Crawford tries to squeeze in a workout at least three times a week.
Then there’s her diet. She has one strict rule: no processed food. Diet-wise, she doesn't eat "crap" and she "doesn't eat a lot of packaged foods." She'll go for a protein shake for breakfast, salad for lunch, and something healthy for dinner.
Jane Seymour (69) heads to the golf course whenever she has time, but she mixes up her routine with Pilates. In fact, she’s been going to the same Pilates class for over 30 years! For her core, she specifically works out using isometric exercises, which she says helps "maintain a flat, toned stomach."
As far as diet, Seymour doesn't eat any junk food. Instead, she munches on produce from her own garden. Also being a sommelier, she indulges in sweet French wine regularly.
Jessica Alba (39) is pretty strict with her workout routine. She takes spin or hot yoga classes every morning – something she does instead of sleeping in. We’re not sure how she manages that. Even though she loves YogaSculpt, she mixes it up with hardcore physical workouts to keep things from getting too dull.
Diet is also an important aspect of her life. She sticks to a diet that’s low in sugar and carbs while high in lean proteins and vegetables. However, she can’t deny herself anything. If she has a craving, she has to satisfy it. “When I do feel that I am depriving myself, I find that I binge. That’s not a balanced way to go about it,” Alba tells Elle Australia.
Shakira’s (43) hips don’t lie – working out is extreme for her. To keep a figure like her, she works out six days a week on top of tons of dance rehearsals. Her fitness routine follows the same structure, but she switches it up to keep things fresh. While some days she focuses on HIIT, other days she does circuit classes.
Being a mom of two, it's hard to see how she has so much time! Eating is much more consistent with a parent – she eats small meals throughout the day. Balance is essential to maintaining her figure, so she only eats fresh and healthy meals, excluding anything with sugar or dairy. Shakira is still known to have a cheat day here and there, though.
Charlize Theron (44) has a body to be envied by men and women, and she works hard at it. Even her own trainer said, “Charlize is an extremely serious, focused, professional, no BS, balls-to-the-wall client.” For exercise, she practices ballet-type exercises – certainly a unique way to stay in shape. She also practices strength training and Pilates.
For her diet, Theron doesn't make huge swing diets. Instead, she focuses on proteins, organic vegetables, and clean, dark-colored fruits and greens. She eats kale and green salads every day while avoiding alcohol. She’s certainly stronger than we are.
Penelope Cruz's (46) workout routine was a lot stricter before having a baby, and now, it's all about Bikram yoga for 90 minutes for a few times a week. She still does traditional workouts with personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. Even those exercises are geared toward dance routines and strength training.
Penelope Cruz isn't one to make things complicated. Her diet consists of eating foods that make her feel good and nixing things that don't. She relies on self-control to keep herself strong and healthy. Normally, she eats plenty of lean proteins, whole grains, fresh veggies, and nuts. It's no surprise that this beauty adores avocados, too.
We all know that Sheryl Crow (58) gets plenty of vitamin D by soaking up the sun, but she does a lot more to look good. Crow considers meditation to be a huge part of her life, doing it for 20 minutes every morning and night. She's also a fitness fanatic. Her workouts start with a 10-minute walk on the treadmill followed by core work, planks, pull-ups, and plyometric work.
Crow's diet is a “pseudo macrobiotic diet” (in her own words). She eats whole grains, fresh fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. Since she loves seafood, many of her dishes include Omega-3 rich fish like tuna. Crow also snacks quite a bit, but each snack is less than 150 calories. They usually consist of things like bananas, apples, cantaloupe, and almonds.
Eva Mendes (46) has a workout routine that's something the rest of us can do. When she isn't preparing for a role, she goes to the gym three times a week. She loves cardio workouts like interval running and sprinting. Mendes says she gets more from this than steady cardio for 45 minutes. If she's filming, she bumps up workouts to five times a week.
Normally, Eva Mendes will try to eat clean – keyword being “try.” She has a huge sweet tooth for Cadbury Creme Eggs, and she says she barters with herself all the time for when she can eat one. She’ll also drink a soda once or twice a week, but she wasn’t clear whether this was a zero-calorie soda or not.
Christy Turlington Burns
As far as her diet, Christy Turlington Burns (51) finds that eating good is the path to feeling good. She's a big believer in moderation. "I'm not one to binge eat or starve myself...I do a juice cleanse once a year and have done since I was in my early twenties." She also leans toward vegetarianism.
Since her late teens, Burns has had a yoga and exercise routine. Did you know she's a six-time marathon runner? " Right before a marathon starts, there’s almost always that feeling of, I can’t believe I’m doing this again. But after, I feel euphoric.” After the marathon? A good salt soak to wash away the aches.
Christie Brinkley (66) has always been outspoken about being a vegetarian. She's practically avoided meat since she was 12. Brinkley has maintained a consistent workout routine since the '80s, but she also switches it up to keep things new.
Because she's constantly busy, she fits in what she can when she can. While working on musicals, dancing is enough. However, she also walks down the beach and moving her arms like she's swimming. Brinkley also adores yoga.