By Karen Borsari
Updated: September 02, 2011

Complied on Friday, August 19th

As if we don't already look up to the amazing bodies of celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively and Halle Berry for fitness inspiration they went and got even more fit for movie roles. And while they may be blessed with good genetics these buff ladies work hard to get in top shape for these films. We found out just what they did to buff up and slim down for everything from Transformer: Dark of the Moon and Iron Man 2 to Terminator 2!

While we are inspired by these ladies, we don't have to work quite that hard to be in quite that good shape. That's why we love these 29 easy-to-do moves to stay fit on the beach. All you need is a towel & a beach ball-and sometimes nothing! But definitely no celebrity trainers necessary. Combine these moves with a little healthy eating and we'll be ready for our close up too! Read on to find out what to order when eating Italian, unexpected sodium-shockers to avoid, and awesome chilled summer soup recipes to keep you slim.

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