How Paula Patton Got in Shape for 'Mission: Impossible'
Nothing is impossible for Paula Patton, including pulling off one sexy, sultry spy alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, in theatres now. The striking starlet is heating up the big screen in the new action flick, showing off an impossibly hot body with kick-butt fighting skills to match.
If you’re wondering how to make it your mission to get her Mission: Impossible hot bod, look no further. Meet Jeanette Jenkins, President of The Hollywood Trainer, creator of the new "Sexy Abs" workout with Kelly Rowland and— wait for it — trainer and nutritionist to Patton herself!
“Paula wanted the beautiful mix of a super hot woman that can kick ass…with some great muscle tone but still feminine,” Jenkins says. “Mission: Impossible came fast so really her training started before she even landed the role.”
Jenkins, who has trained the actress for the last several years, worked with Patton doing yoga, Pilates, hiking and power walking while she was pregnant (with son Julian Fuego), which enabled her to lose the baby weight quickly in time for the leading lady role.
“That’s why it’s always important to stay healthy because you never know what opportunity is waiting for you around the corner,” Jenkins advises. “You better be ready when they call!”
For MI:4, Patton completed five weeks of fine-tuning with Jenkins, consisting of yoga, Pilates and sculpting. Patton also worked extensively with stunt coordinators from the film to practice martial arts and fight scenes.
“Paula has the most beautiful spirit, she trains very hard, and is absolutely hilarious,” Jenkins says. “Both her and husband Robin Thicke are committed and consistent with healthy living and that is why they both look so amazing!”
Mission, accomplished! We were beyond thrilled when Jenkins shared with us Patton’s healthy eating plan and Mission: Impossible workout. Read on for more!