Jessica Alba: Super Sexy in Bikini, but Hates Working Out

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Jessica Alba is super sexy in a recent cover shot for Shape magazine--she graces that cover in a bikini--but within its pages she talks about how she hates working out.

So how does the mom of two manage to look so fantastic--with barely anything on?

It seems Jessica Alba does work out--she simply doesn't do it in a traditional manner.

The actress credits the “martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and strength training” she did while filming Dark Angel for her taut and toned body.

“That’s made me strong,” she told Shape. “And really set the bar."

Often left with only 30 minutes in her busy day to work out, Jessica Alba manages to get it done with a “series of burpees, mountain climbers, squat jumps, planks, and a few sun salutations.”

“But I’m not going to lie. Working out sucks. Which is why I love taking classes, because I’m surrounded by other people and that keeps me motivated and accountable,” the Sin City star adds. “These days, I do power yoga with light weights in a 105-degree room, so it’s a mix of hot yoga and strength training. I also spin. The key for me is good music, like 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Jay Z, Beyoncé."

Jessica Alba, who also co-founded The Honest Company--claims she is far more comfortable in a bikini since she gave birth to her two daughters than she ever was before.

"I wasn’t truly confident about my body until I had my daughters, Honor, seven, and Haven, three,” she said. “I felt more comfortable in my own skin after they were born. Plus, if I want them to be happy with their bodies, I need to walk the walk."

Jessica Alba looks like she goes way beyond simply walking the walk in the June issue of Shape. Check her out at newsstands and see her sexy bikini--and how amazing she looks in it.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.