Jessica Alba shows off her rock solid body in the new issue of Shape magazine, but admits that she hates working out to achieve it. Nevertheless, one look at this hot-yet-slightly-conservative photo shoot lets you know that her work is paying off.
She does admit to having a good boost to getting where she is today: her first major starring role in the TV series, which ran from 2000-2002. “I attribute my athletic body to the martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and strength training I did while filming Dark Angel. That’s made me strong and really set the bar.”
But even with that background, she doesn’t like working out any more than you or us.
I have to break a sweat or I don’t feel like I’ve gotten anything done. When I only have 30 minutes, I’ll do a series of burpees, mountain climbers, squat jumps, planks, and a few sun salutations. But I’m not going to lie. Working out sucks. Which is why I love taking classes, because I’m surrounded by other people and that keeps me motivated and accountable. These days, I do power yoga with light weights in a 105-degree room, so it’s a mix of hot yoga and strength training. I also spin. The key for me is good music, like 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Beyoncé.
While Alba obviously needs to hit the gym for roles and to stay in top shape, she reveals that her biggest motivator is being a healthy role model for her daughters. She says, “I wasn’t truly confident about my body until I had my daughters, Honor,7, and Haven, 3. I felt more comfortable in my own skin after they were born. Plus, if I want them to be happy with their bodies, I need to walk the walk.”
Check out the hot Jessica Alba bikini photos in the video above.