Kate Beckinsale is showing off her swimsuit body while floating in a pool with her feline! The 49-year-old actress looks amazingly fit in her latest social media clip, wearing a black and white swimsuit while lounging on a pool float with her furball cat. “He’s floating like a butterfly 🦋 #chakademusandpliers,” she captioned the video. “Stunning,” commented Paris Hilton. How does she manage to look half her age? Read on to see 5 ways Kate Beckinsale stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Kate is an avid yogi. According to Women’s Health, she “packs yoga workouts recorded by Jessica James and Mandy Ingber.” “I haven’t been injured while doing an action movie, and I think it’s partially from practicing yoga,” she explained to the magazine.
Beckinsale ate vegetarian for many years, but started eating fish and chicken at the suggestion of her trainer. “I was a vegetarian for a really long time because I am incredibly squeamish about meat,” she told Shape. “But when I was filming Pearl Harbor, I didn’t have enough energy, and the trainer I was working with at the time said ‘You’ve got to start eating chicken and fish.’ So I did, and that helped me.” In general, she maintains a clean diet. She dished to Delish that she triest to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates as they make her feel “very sluggish.” She tries to eat protein and vegetables, which “suit my body very nicely,” she said.
Kate trains with Brad Siskind of Gunnar Peterson’s gym, who revealed that her workouts are intense. “The whole hour is work,” he told Women’s Health. She starts off with eight compound exercises, each of them working two muscle groups simultaneously. Examples include doing bicep curl as she squats, or situps with combination punches. Then, she might do a 90 to 120 seconds of a cardio interval, like rowing or the VersaClimber, then repeat the entire circuit with heavier weights, added bands, or faster reps. Finally, following the 45 minute circuit workout, she’ll finish with a cardio interval using a rubber Inertia Wave, or one-leg pushes on a curved SkillMill treadmill. After her workout, she will stretch.
Kate oftentimes spreads fitness throughout the day. “I wake up, eat something, and go straight to the gym,” she told Women’s Health. “If I’m going to do cardio, I’ll do it later on in the day,” she said.
Kate has been known to trampoline. “It makes you feel kind of jolly!” she said. Fellow star Eva Longoria is also a fan. “Take the time to find your own rhythm,” she captioned one post.