To kick off her inaugural “PHIT Talks” segment, Halle and her trainer, Peter Thomas, are answering questions, like how to be healthy on a budget, how to get strong without sacrificing your curves, and more. Continue reading to learn some of the star’s best fitness secrets.
Halle Berry Just Revealed All Her Fitness Secrets — Like How She Works Her Lower Abs
1. What keeps you motivated to keep going?
“My kids. I’m a mom of two, and I want to see my grandchildren, actually. And, I also want to model healthy living, and [a] clean good lifestyle for my kids. I think what we do matters much more than what we say.” — Halle
2. What’s a natural alternative to a preworkout?
“I love to use Can’t Beet This! It’s primarily made from beets . . . we can’t live without it.” — Peter
“It’s so much energy, it’s like a turbo boost.” — Halle
3. I’ve got the workout part down. I really can’t afford a healthy diet plan. What’s your advice?
“If you don’t have a bunch of money to spend on food at particular grocery stores, I would suggest you go to your farmer’s market on the weekend. You support your local farmers, you buy directly from the farmer. A lot of times what I’ve done, I’ve gone there at the end of the day when there’s just a couple of things left, and they’ll sell it to you for half the price — if not sometimes they even give it away for free.” — Peter
“And, you can go get bones from the butcher, like used organic bones . . . that’s totally free; and, cook up some bone broth, and you’re golden.” — Halle
4. What is your favorite workout?
“My favorite workout is any workout I get to do with this dude . . . because he makes it so fun, he makes it always different . . . I’m learning stuff, I’m learning how to fight and box, Muay Thai. He incorporates things that just interest me every day, and he makes it fun.” — Halle
5. How many days a week do you workout?
“I workout five days a week. I do four days a week training for John Wick, which is brutal — like three to four hours at a time. And then, I workout with Peter another three days a week. So, while I do five days a week, I’m actually doing seven training sessions in a week.” — Halle
6. How can we keep curves but stay toned?
“We always talk about that. I think a lot of it is using your own bodyweight. I don’t personally use too many old-fashioned weights. I use a lot of bands, my bodyweight. I do some cardio, but cardio is always mixed into my workouts. Nothing makes me more angry than to be on a treadmill. So we mix cardio into my workouts by going up and down stairs — some sprinting here and there.” — Halle
7. What are the best exercises to do to work your sides and lower abdomen?
“Abdomen is also my bane of my existence. I have two children, and this lower part down here just sucks. So, every time we’re together I do something that has really helped me. I do a hang, and then I do leg lifts, and knee lifts. They’re killer; they’re brutal. I have found that’s really the only that has helped me bounce back, especially from baby number two. And also planks.” — Halle
8. What’s your favorite cheat food?
“My cheat meal is a big ol’ bag of salt and vinegar Lays potato chips. I eat the whole bag in one sitting. I’m not sharing, and don’t put your hands in the bag!” — Halle