48-Year-Old Penelope Cruz’s Age-Defying Workout Regimen Revealed

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48-year-old Penelope Cruz has defied all laws of aging. The mother of two has aged extremely gracefully and maintains an extremely fit figure. For ardent fans, knowing intricate details about their favorite celebrities is something that they look forward to. In Cruz's case, most fans would definitely like to know how the To Rome with Love star has stayed in shape throughout her time under the spotlight. Today we take a deeper look into Cruz's active lifestyle and the mainstays in her fitness routine.

Ballet for Two Decades

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Cruz's obsession with staying active and fit started early on in her life. As a child, Cruz was enrolled in ballet classes. She recalls practicing for up to four hours every day as she became more serious about the dance form. The Nine star revealed that she continued to practice and learn ballet for 17 years and that ballet taught her the importance of discipline and those are core values that helped her in her acting career as well. In an interview, she said, "The feeling of your toes bleeding but you keep going with a smile, that really shapes you." However, ballet is not something Cruz practices anymore.

Bikram Yoga and Moderation

InStyle, she said, "I do Bikram yoga, which has completely changed my body. You're drenched in sweat throughout the entire class. It's 90 minutes, but once you conquer 60, the last 30 gets easier. I used to be sluggish, and now my level of energy is through the roof. It's like magic, but you have to earn that magic.

Practicing Moderation

The 48-year-old prioritizes working out but recognizes that overdoing it is not sustainable. Therefore, she restricts her workouts to one hour and about three to four times a week. She states that it gives her enough time to recover and keeps her energy levels high for every workout session.

Other Tips and Tricks

The Vicky Cristina Barcelona star revealed that she does not follow a diet plan as she likes to eat organic, vitamin-dense foods by choice which makes it easier for her to maintain her figure. Additionally, Cruz shared that she has reduced her alcohol intake considerably which has helped her massively in terms of sleep quality and recovery as well.