Jenna Dewan Tatum started dancing at an early age, and it’s still her go-to workout to this day. The gorgeous actress and mother, who famously met her husband, Channing Tatum, during their auditions for Step Up in 2005, feels strongest “any time I get to use my body.” Jenna is on the March cover of Health, and the magazine talked to her about staying toned with dance classes, her vegetarian-mostly-vegan diet, and keeping her marriage solid. Get a peek at what Jenna had to say about her healthy lifestyle below, then read the full interview in Health.
- On her go-to workout: “I do dance-based workouts with Jennifer Johnson [in Los Angeles]. She’s a trainer who is also a dancer and she makes it fun for me. If it’s not fun, I won’t go. We dance, we do routines for 45 minutes to an hour, whatever time we have. It depends on the week, but if I get one or two workouts in, I’m happy.”
- On any parts of her body she has to work really hard for: “I work my literal ass off for my ass! That’s the way it is. When you dance all the time, you’re constantly using that muscle. When you stop dancing that much, that’s the first thing that goes. So, we focus a lot on that because everyone likes a perky butt. Also, my stomach after baby is something I have to put a lot of extra effort into. So, for abs, Jennifer does these exercises where you’re in a plank and you move your legs all different ways and it engages you.”
- On maintaining a vegetarian, mostly vegan diet: “I eat mostly vegan, but I’m very accommodating, maybe because I’ve lived with a man for 11 years who’s not vegetarian. Evie is a vegetarian, mostly because I cook for her and it’s what I feel to be healthy for her and easiest. She loves it and wears it like a badge. Chan will do meatless, and most of the time it’s what I’m cooking. He’ll do pasta, risottos, things that have a carb element.”