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What Jennifer Garner Does To Stay THIS Fit at 48

Women's Health logo Women's Health 4/17/2020 Korin Miller
Jennifer Garner standing in front of a building: Jennifer Garner just turned 48 and she's as fit and strong as ever. Here's what she does to work out, and maintain a healthy diet, according to her trainer. © NBC - Getty Images Jennifer Garner just turned 48 and she's as fit and strong as ever. Here's what she does to work out, and maintain a healthy diet, according to her trainer.
  • Jennifer Garner celebrates her 48th birthday on April 17, 2020.
  • Her trainer Simone De La Rue says she works out four to five days a week.
  • Jennifer's workouts include strength training, cardio, and more.

National treasure Jennifer Garner is 48 today, and she looks absolutely amazing. But (in addition to probably being #blessed with awesome genes) Jennifer's made it pretty clear that she works hard to be so fit and healthy. Jennifer has worked with trainer Simone De La Rue for years. The two stick to her Body By Simone programming, which is a mix of strength training and cardio. "She trains four to five days a week, when she’s not prepping for a movie," De La Rue previously told Women's Health.

"We'll do something that's traditional strength training, and the next minute we’ll be dancing to build agility and core strength," says De La Rue. "I really mix it up, and we're never doing one thing. She does everything, which is incredible!"

The duo took their training to the next level when Jennifer was prepping for her movie Peppermint, back in September 2018. (And the result was serious biceps goals.)

De La Rue also previously told Womens Health that her client worked out six days a week (for one to two hours a day) to get extra strong for the role. They also did three months of intense prep. "We worked on lifting heavier weights, usually around 15 pounds," she says. "We also did a lot of bodyweight work, and supplemented with my custom resistance bands." De La Rue also says they did lots of triceps extensions with weights and the resistance band, along with triceps dips.

Jennifer also shared some of her workouts with De La Rue on Instagram, including one packed with abs exercises, planks, pushups, and lifting that makes me want to take a nap just looking at it.

Jennifer has also been working with nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, according to Delish. LeVeque is known for her "Be Well by Kelly Diet," which Jennifer used to prep for her role in Peppermint. She also later told Wired:"I actually have really liked the diet, so I've stuck on it."

Jennifer even shared a smoothie recipe from LeVeque on Instagram, in case you want to try it:

Still, Jennifer is super-open about her love of baking and cooking, and it seems like she's not that restrictive with what she eats.

This time of year it is extra cozy to send kids to school with something warm in their bellies. My kids feel extra cozy about @realbakingwithrose’s chocolate bread. This recipe isn’t crazy sweet and, with a good swish of peanut butter, is just the thing for my early rising middle schooler. You can find the full episode on IGTV. #PretendCookingShow #bangwentthecabinet #😡😩🤦🏻♀️wentmybrain #hurryupchristmas🤶🏻 . #TheBreadBible Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bread Ingredients: 3 Tbs plus 1/2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder 3 Tbs boiling water 1/2 Tbs pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbs sugar 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 13 Tbs unsalted butter, softened 3 Tbs chocolate mini chips or bittersweet chocolate (chopped) . Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Whisk cocoa and boiling water until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature, then gently whisk in vanilla and eggs. 3. In a mixer bowl, combine cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds to blend. Add half the chocolate paste and the butter and mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 1 minute to aerate and develop structure. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Gradually add remaining chocolate paste in two batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition to incorporate the ingredients and strengthen the structure. Scrape down the bowl. Fold in chocolate mini chips/chopped chocolate. 4. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. 5. Bake for 50-60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center will read about 200F. (The bread shouldn’t start to shrink from the sides of the pan until after removal from the oven.) 6. Set the bread on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Loosen the sides of the bread and invert onto an oiled wire rack. Reinvert so it is top side up and cool completely.

A post shared by Jennifer Garner (@jennifer.garner) on Dec 11, 2018 at 12:02pm PST

Now, that's a diet I can get behind!

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