- Robin Wright does yoga and pole dancing to help her build long and lean muscles.
- The “House of Cards” star also enjoys Zumba and horseback riding.
- While training for “Wonder Woman” she ate 2-3,000 calories a day.
Actor Robin Wright is known for her stellar work in “House of Cards,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “Wonder Woman,” but she also has what Vogue called “the ageless body.”Wright definitely seems to know a few secrets for staying fit no matter your age.
Here’s what we know about how Robin Wright keeps in peak physical form.
Wright focuses on exercises that help her muscles look long and lean
As a film and television star, Wright is aware that it’s crucial to tailor her fitness routine to maintain a great look on-screen.
“You can love SoulCycle,” Grace Lazenby, one of Wright’s fitness coaches, explained to Vogue. “But you can’t go to SoulCycle five times a week and do squats and lunges and expect to go on camera, ever.”
Lazenby commented that Wright chooses exercises that include barre work, pole dancing, and yoga. These types of moves promote a long, lean look and rather than bulky muscles.
Though there’s nothing wrong with shooting for larger muscles, Wright seems to prefer workouts that build strength without adding mass.
Zumba lets her stay active and have fun at the same time
Moving your body in a way that keeps you smiling and coming back for more is a great recipe for lifelong health and fitness. Wright definitely subscribes to the idea that exercise doesn’t have to feel like punishment.
“Oh my God, Zumba is the greatest invention ever for women,” she told The Telegraph in an interview.
“I like to exercise, though I do nothing consistently because I get bored and impatient. With Zumba, you’re dancing, you’re moving your hips. So much fun,” she added.
While preparing for her role in “Wonder Woman,” Wright incorporated horseback riding into her workouts
Wright’s portrayal of the fierce warrior queen Antiope in “Wonder Woman” took serious acting chops, but it also required her to get into epically good shape.
“We would do horse riding for an hour, then drive from the stable to the studio and do weight training for an hour – heavy weights and short reps to build size quickly,” she told Porter Edit.
Though it’s probably not feasible for most people to tack on an hour of horseback riding to their gym routine, the activity helped Wright achieve a body worthy of her powerful role.
Wright ate 2-3,000 calories a day while prepping for a role
In an interview with Garbage singer Shirley Manson, Wright revealed that she got into shape for “Wonder Woman” by pairing gruelling physical workouts with plenty of healthy food to nourish her body.
The actor estimated that she ate “2-3,000 calories a day: raw oats in smoothies with avocado, whole milk, and weight-gain powder, three times a day.”
She advocates for a healthy balance of healthy eating and indulgence
We’re all told that moderation and balance are the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle, and Wright seems to agree. She likes to pair a good diet with enjoyable treats.
“I’m a moderate person. I’ll have a bottle of wine and then I’ll wake up the next day and drink green juice and eat salads,” she told Porter Edit.
Wright also has some quick fix hacks
Wright told People magazine that she frequently uses shaping undergarments to give her figure a boost.
“I have Spanx on. Always! I have to wear them all the time!” she revealed.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Wright also said she receives Botox treatments to keep her skin looking youthful and that “everybody f—– does it.”
“It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year. I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off,” she said.
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