It’s no secret, that Zoe Saldana has some epic snap back! Now, the Guardians of the Galaxy star who has been pretty vocal on social media about her fit journey, after giving birth to her twin boys, Cy and Bowie, 1, reveals how she did it. According to People, Saldana reached out to celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza, who put her through the body-circuit gauntlet just in time to reprise her role in Star Trek just nine months after giving birth.
“Our workouts were to not only get her looking strong but feeling fit again,” Braganza said. “Zoë is not a big fan of the treadmill so for cardio, I focused on dance-based moves and boxing moves to get her heart rate up, kicks, leg lifts, plyometric combinations, and had her doing interval training if we did get on the cardio equipment.”
As for how she achieved those sexy abs she showed off in July, well, it was a combination of classic crunches and resistance training.
“Building back her stamina was key, as was strengthening her core,” Braganza who also works with Jessica Alba and Halle Berry continued. “Our focus there was Pilates-based exercises including 100’s [lying back with legs and shoulders off the ground, while pumping the arms up and down slightly for 100 reps], bicycles, leg lifts and exercises such as spyder on the Bosu ball.”
Strength training, also played a big role in bringing the beauty down from her pregnancy high of 185 pounds. “For strength training, we worked with dumbbells, focusing on back and shoulders to improve posture and give length to the torso,” Braganza says. “Leg work is always a big part of my daily workouts for my clients and weights get legs in shape quicker when doing lunges, squats, and deadlifts.”
Now, if this doesn’t give you the little exercise inspiration you need to hit the gym this week, we don’t know what will…