Salma Hayek’s Total-Body Challenge

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Salma Hayek’s Total-Body Challenge

Move over Uma Thurman, there’s a new femme fatale in town! The highly anticipated Oliver Stone thriller Savages hit theatres this summer, starring the stunning Salma Hayek, and it is definitely as gory as it is gritty. In the flick, the Oscar-nominated actress plays a sophisticated single mom who also just so happens to be the head of a Mexican drug cartel—and sports some really steamy lingerie to boot.  Only Hayek could make such a ruthless, intense character so sexy!

But bringing that sexy doesn’t come easy. From juicing to Pilates, the sassy senorita works hard to keep her curvy figure fabulous. Sara Shears, founder of, has trained Hayek in the past and says, “Salma is super smart and has so much drive! She always puts all her effort into her workouts and that’s the reason she gets results. I can’t say enough good things about her.”

When the dynamic duo trained together, they worked out quite extensively—whether on location, at a hotel, or in her home—for an average of five to seven days per week. While the workouts were short (usually around 30 minutes), they were extremely intense!

“We did a lot of kickboxing, dance type workouts with strength training and ball work,” Shears says. “We’d build up cardio and high-intensity interval training with exercises that really bring the heart rate up. Salma is super petite, so adding in the strength training really gave her some nice muscle definition and lines to accentuate the beautiful body she was born with.”

According to Shears, the key to results is choosing workouts that are varied, challenging, and consistent. “You won’t get results by training only two times a week. You should be doing something every day, in shorter durations but higher intensity,” she says.

We love quick workouts that deliver better results (who doesn’t!), which is why we were stoked when Shears shared one of Hayek’s exercise routines with us!

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