It seems like Jenna Dewan has been in ridiculously good shape since practically forever, but she’s made it pretty clear on Instagram that she works hard for it. Now, she’s sharing her hotel workout routine and…it’s intense.
When she's not traveling, Jenna recently told Women’s Health that she's actually all about the weights, though. “I want to build muscle, so I can pick up my daughter,” she said. “Before, it used to be like, ‘I wanna get long, lean muscles.’ Now, I’m just like, ‘I wanna feel strong and good.’”
Jenna takes jazz-funk and contemporary dance classes, but she also works out regularly with trainer Jennifer “JJ Dancer” Johnson for 45 minutes sessions. “[She’s like,] ‘Let’s go hard or go home!’” JJ said. “She is a beast.” JJ even named one of her moves the Jenna Squat; it involves some hip-hop-inspired movement. “It’s a little fun, a little sexy, and a lot hard,” Jenna said.
Jenna also told Women’s Health UK that she and JJ spend the first 15 minutes of class doing nonstop dance cardio to three or four hip-hop sons. "I follow Jennifer's choreography, or dance in a squat position the whole time,” she said. After that, she usually does resistance band work with five-pound weights on her ankles, followed by squats and lunges on a box and abs work on core glider, followed by different kinds of planks.
So yeah, Jenna goes hard at the gym!
Here’s what Jenna's on-the-go routine involves...in normal speed:
How to: Start in a plank position. Lift your right foot off the ground, then bring your right knee in towards your chest or right elbow as you engage your abs. Bring it back to start. That's one rep. Jenna does 25 of these.
How to: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat. Push yourself back to start. That's one rep. Do 20. (You can add a dumbbell or kettlebell for an extra challenge, if available.)
How to: Get into pushup position. Lower your body toward the floor and then push yourself back up to starting position. That's one rep. Do 10.
How to: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes forward, with your hands in front of your chest. Bend your knees, then explosively jump as high as you can. Land softly on the balls of your feet and immediately lower into your next squat. That's one rep. Do 10.
How to: Lie faceup on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat. Raise your torso to a sitting position. Slowly lower your torso to the starting point. That's one rep. Do 25.
Jenna repeats the circuit five times total.