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This Is How Sandra Oh Looks 'So Damn Good'

She does Pilates on the regular.

There's no denying that Sandra Oh was on fire at this year's Golden Globe awards. Not only did she kill it at hosting the ceremony but she also walked away with the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama. 

And, at 47, she looked pretty fierce doing it, too. 

Oh's personal trainer of twenty years, Dove Rose, recently shared the star's fitness secrets with US Magazine. 

"What’s so beautiful about someone like Sandra and most of my clients staying so consistent is that they stay strong enough, where, regardless of our ages, we continue to kick ass,” she told the magazine. “She works hard. That’s why she looks so damn good.”

Here's how the "Killing Eve" star does it. 

She Does Circuit Training 

When Oh works out with Rose, they do circuit training, which Rose said, includes, "anything from lots of jump rope, treadmill, bike, elliptical. We use the Bosu Ball, lots of balance work, lots of plyometrics, lots of glider work. We do sliders and runners on the floor. Lots of core training, planking. We do plank-offs to see who can hold plank the longest.”

That's a lot of stuff, and really great stuff that can whip anyone into shape. Circuit training, FYI, is when you go through a number of exercises (in a circuit-type style) that target different muscle groups with little to no rest in between. 

It works because you get both the benefits of muscle strengthening and toning and cardio at the same time, so you're working every inch of the body and getting maximum results in minimum time. 

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She Does Bodyweight Training

The hour-long sessions Oh does with Rose incorporate the structure of a “old-school P.E. moves” like pushups, dips, step-ups, lunges and resistance band work. 

Bodyweight training is extremely effective when it comes to building lean muscle mass, toning up and blasting fat. Not only is bodyweight training something that you can do anywhere at anytime (which means no gym membership required!) but you can also constantly mix up your routine, knowing that you're still getting an effective workout each time.  

She Incorporates the Mind-Body Connection 

Rose also shared that her workouts with Oh, who also is known to practice Pilates, often includes a mind-body connection. “We do a lot of foam rolling and a lot of yoga and the yoga sutras as well. A lot of vinyasas, power yoga, yoga nidra where we’re just doing restorative at the end of class," she told the magazine, adding they usually finish workouts with meditation and savasana, or corpse pose.

From a physical standpoint, practicing both yoga and Pilates improves strength, flexibility, a range of motion, balance, as well as helps strengthen and lengthen your muscles, from your legs to your core to your arms. 

From a mental perspective, yoga is known to alleviate stress, anxiety, and even depression. Both yoga and Pilates help improve body awareness and both help relieve stress tension within the body.  

The Takeaway

Want an Oh-mazing body? Try switching up your fitness routine and keep it consistent while also making fitness a part of a healthy lifestyle -- not a "quick fix." 

Says Rose of Oh, "Another great thing about Sandra is that this is her lifestyle. She doesn’t just run in before a show or before filming — this is her everyday life. She’s always had an intention of the most self-care she can have. She’s always an inquisitive mind — wanting to deepen her awareness into all modalities of health and wellness.”

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