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Reese Witherspoon’s Tricks For Staying In Shape Without Hitting the Gym

We’re just gonna say it: Reese Witherspoon hasn’t seemed to age since starring in the first Legally Blonde film back in 2001. We doubt we’ll be able to tell that a whopping 19 years have passed when the upcoming third installment is released on Valentine’s Day next year. So what’s the actress’ secret to staying so youthful?

Aside from relying on Elizabeth Arden products for her glowing skin (she’s a partner and spokeswoman for the brand), Witherspoon also maintains her killer figure by eating healthy and only splurging on her Southern favorites (like shrimp and grits) on special occasions. But that’s just half of the equation. 

Her former trainer, Michael George, spilled the technique they used to tone and sculpt her muscles to Shape magazine — and it doesn’t involve stepping foot in a gym! Witherspoon would go on hikes with George three or four times a week and incorporate strength training with light dumbbells along the way. After hiking for a bit, they would stop to do sets of things like lunges, squats, and bicep curls. There’s no denying this method definitely worked out well for Witherspoon!

Like plenty of other Hollywood starlets, she’s also a fan of the dance-based workout classes at Body By Simone. The fitness routine was developed by Simone De La Rue, a former professional dancer who decided to share her tips with her (frequently famous) clientele. The trainer’s website explains, “The combination of high intensity dance cardio mixed with strength training has been extremely successful in rapidly changing the shape of many female bodies.” The method sounds a bit more complicated than the goofy moves Witherspoon recently showed off with her son on her Instagram page, but still like a fun way to whip yourself into shape. 

Of course, we’d love to watch this talented actress on our screens no matter what her body looked like — but we’re totally inspired by the creative ways Witherspoon chooses to get her exercise in. Now, please excuse us while we look for a new hiking trail to hit up this weekend! 

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