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Kate Hudson's sexy, rock hard figure is nothing we've never seen before, but we still can't stop staring!
It's no wonder she's a staple with all the fitness magazines!
This time though, the 37-year-old takes the June cover of Shape, promoting her new Fabletics swimwear line with this striped bikini.
She's making it official — swimsuit season is finally upon us!
And inside the glossy, the actress was revealing exactly just how she gets her body in tip top shape. As she's previously opened up about, Kate is all about pushing herself to the limit.
"Sometimes I just need to do aggressive routines, like boxing. I also recently tried a popular new workout in L.A. by Taryn Toomey, called the Class, and I loved it. It's kind of hard to describe—it's like an intense boot camp combined with cardio and yoga. It's also a spiritual experience in which you get rid of old toxic energy. It's very cool but definitely for people who are really into pushing themselves hard."
"I was 19 when I discovered Pilates, and I'm still doing it. It's the workout my body really responds to. It's all about alignment, elongating your spine, and strengthening your core. It makes me feel my strongest. Pilates is always challenging. The advanced moves are amazing, but so hard. I also love TRX because it's similar to Pilates in that you use your own body weight. But for me, Pilates is the best."
If Kate's been doing it 16 years, she must really know her stuff then… which is also probably why she's so confident!
Opening up to the magazine, the sexy single momma confessed:
"I love my shape because I work really hard at it. I honor my body by working out and seeing what it can do."
She has every reason to be proud!
But get even more of what the blonde bombshell had to dish on staying active, her fave workouts, and enjoying a good bratwurst in the HIGHlights (below)…
On staying active outdoors: "I'm a nature girl. I grew up in Colorado and was always outside. I still am, even when I'm in the city. If I'm in Amsterdam, I get on a bike, ride everywhere, and really see the place. I love that freedom, which you can't get in a car. In New York City, if I'm staying downtown and have a meeting uptown, I'll put on my earphones, listen to great music, and just walk. There is nothing better than walking in Manhattan."
On her fave workouts on-the-go: "There are a couple of workout apps that I use, like QE2, a full-body routine created by my Pilates teacher, Nicole Stuart. It keeps me in tip-top shape. Then there's Hot5, which I love because each workout is only five minutes long. When I'm in a hotel room and feeling jet-lagged, I can do one or two and it really gets me going. I also like Sworkit. You can do it anywhere, even in the smallest space, and break a good sweat in just 15 to 20 minutes."
On being forced to take dance lessons as a kid: "I was three years old when my mom enrolled me in dance class, and I practiced intensely until I was about 14. I was not a big fan of ballet, but she made me do it. Now I'm so grateful that she didn't allow me to quit. It was the best thing she could have done for me. In dance, you're constantly competing with yourself, and you're only as good as your practice. It taught me discipline."
On balance: "My mom has always been healthy, but she's not a health nut. I'm the same way. I absolutely believe in enjoying my food, especially when I travel. I don't eat a lot of meat when I'm home, but I can't be in Germany and not eat the bratwurst. I just love it so much."
On having family dinners at home while growing up: "Enjoying good food is a huge part of being healthy and happy. When I was growing up, everybody came to our place for dinner on Sundays. It was a joyful house. Food was very important; there was always something good cooking. Mom went to India a lot in the seventies, so she made curries and dal. She cooks Southern food too — her dad was from Arkansas. She makes a mean biscuits and gravy and chicken and dumplings."
On her diet: "I've pretty much cut meat out. I don't remember the last time I ate a steak."
On her exercise regimen… or lack thereof: "Some people need structure and a regimen, but I'm not a planner. When I exercise, I need to connect to myself and see how I'm feeling at the moment, because my mood is constantly changing."
She may not be regimented about it, but it's obvious keeping fit and being healthy is a priority for Hudson.
The proof is all in the pictures, too! Ch-ch-check out her glistening spread in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Shape Magazine.]