The 3 Rules Jennifer Lopez Follows For A Sculpted Physique

AKA how she gets those abs

Jennifer Lopez, 49-years-old, is a mother-of-two, actor, dancer, singer, producer, reality show judge, and yet manages to look exactly the same as she did nearly twenty years ago when her noughties hit ‘Jenny From The Block’ released. 

You could be forgiven for thinking Lopez was a superhuman or held the secret to defying age but it turns out, it all comes down to the multi-hyphenate’s vigorous fitness, diet and beauty routine. She told People, “I’ve taken care of myself, and now it shows.” There’s no arguing that.

Below, we find out all the details of J.Lo’s routine including what simple act she starts everyday with, how she beats cravings and the three things she always avoids. 


Lopez begins her everyday routine with a simple and calming act. She starts her morning with a meditation session and affirmations crediting it for her youthful look. She revealed to InStyle US, “I also definitely think beauty comes from within – you have to have keep your mind, soul, body and spirit in sync. I am a firm believer in meditating and when you are happy and feel joy and love, you radiate beauty.”


The mega performer always ensures a minimum of eight hours sleep. As told to InStyle US, “The number one tip is to always get enough sleep. I can’t stress this enough. Ideally I would love to get nine or 10 hours of sleep, but either way, I always make sure I get at least eight.”

A Strict Exercise Regimen

Lopez has admitted that her workout routine is “hard work” which involves two personal trainers, intense circuit training, light weights and dancing. When she’s working out with Hollywood’s go-to personal trainer Tracy Anderson she does freestyle dancing five times a week. As told to Hello!, “Dance has always been a huge part of my life and taking the time to move my body and do something that’s so good for me is key to my happiness.”

When Lopez is in New York she turns to trainer David Kirsch and completes a one-hour circuit session three times a week. Her killer abs and strong arm muscles are the result of Kirsch’s full-body training including planks, push ups and boxing.

No Smoking, Caffeine Or Alcohol

Alongside her rigorous workout regime, Lopez also avoids three major things – smoking, caffeine and alcohol. 

A Clean And Unprocessed Diet

Lopez maintains a glowing skin with a healthy diet that includes lots of water, vegetables and fruits. She also adopts important habits to maintain a consistent diet including carrying fruit and vegetables with her everywhere to snack on between meals. She lives a social lifestyle but sticks to her diet by making informed choices, “Most restaurants offer healthy, low-calorie meals so I watch for things on the menu that fit my lifestyle. I’ll have a salad or some fish with veggies.” And how to beat those cravings? Protein. “It fills me up and keeps me full longer. It’s a great muscle fuel” she tells Hello!

Less Makeup, More Sunscreen

J.Lo always washes her face following a workout and never goes to bed without taking makeup off and suddenly our ‘too tired’ excuse is looking a little lame. When she’s not working, the singer prefers to not wear make-up instead relying on a moisturiser and eye cream for healthy skin. The former L’Oréal Paris ambassador stresses the importance of sun protection incorporating SPF in her everyday beauty routine and avoiding staying outside for too long.

This article originally appeared on InStyle.

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