Ripa was relatively late to the fitness game, having ignored the gym during her twenties. The first person to comment on her new muscle tone? Her TV co-host, Regis Philbin. That’s all it took to make fitness a habit, she said.
The star, shown here shooting her series Cougar Town, reportedly turned down the offer of a body double. "It was important to show the real side of being 40," she said. "But I was also lit very well. Don’t mistake Hollywood lighting for reality!"
The Sex and the City star confessed that she found donning a bikini for the cover of Fitness "intimidating." But she’s happy with her body (and why shouldn’t she be?!). "I have hips!" she told the magazine. "I’m never going to be the thinnest actress, and I don’t want to be. When you’re at peace with yourself and your body, you’re automatically more confident."
"I do hatha yoga three or four times a week," Aniston said of her famously fit figure. " If my body is strong it keeps me able to sleep better, function in the day better and I can do my job better. It’s been wonderful for me."
How do we know Sheryl Crow won’t find herself out of shape any time soon? Her adopted son, Levi, provides lots of opportunities for jogging with a stroller, an exercise she also tried with Wyatt, now five.