“Train like a boss” says actress babe Ashley Greene, whose go-to workout might actually break our bodies (think 30 minutes of non-stop, fast-paced vertical climbing). But if that kind of intensity brings us closer to having a figure like this Twilight star’s, we’ll cautiously oblige.
We’re loving Ashley’s commitment to a hard-core playlist, no hold’s barred attitude toward scrunchies, and her impressive skills on Rise Nation’s vertical climber with the help of trainer Jason Walsh.
Moment I fell in love with fitness:
I don’t know that there was a specific moment per se. Growing up, my parents always encouraged sports and physical activity. I started martial arts very young, and I guess that would be the moment – I remember how much I loved always striving to be stronger, better and more disciplined.
Fave sport/activity as a kid:
I’ve always been a water baby, so anything to do with water activity. Or anything my brother was doing.
Trainer, workout or habit that changed my body:
Trainer: Jason Walsh. He’s made me stronger than I’ve ever been. Workout habit: Learning to give my body proper fuel for performance before and after the gym.
How I workout when I mean business:
Like a boss. I always mean business.
Fave workout in LA:
Rise Movement with my trainer Jason Walsh; or Rise Nation for a great 30-minute killer class. I’m addicted.
Fave workout in NYC:
I work with a trainer named Justin Gelband. He really listens to my body and always gives me a great workout!
Favorite time of day for a class:
I like either an 8 a.m. or a 6:30 p.m. class. I’m usually not a fan of mid-day classes.
5 things always in my gym bag:
An extra sports bra and tank for after my workout. Water for during the workout. Organic Muscle Milk to replenish me after the workout; I’m always ravenous afterwards and it’s a great way to get lots of protein back in there immediately. A hair scrunchie – yes a scrunchie – because it keeps my hair from breaking while it’s up.
Fave fitnesswear brands:
Favorite way to hydrate:
Water, before, during and after a workout. When I’m at home I enjoy coconut water as well.
Favorite post-workout fuel:
I mentioned Organic Muscle Milk previously, but it really gives me what I need to recover. I also drink tons of water to rehydrate – and the occasional iced green tea, if I need an extra pick-me-up.
On my workout playlist:
Calvin Harris ft. Rhianna, This is What You Came For; ChainSmokers, Don’t Let Me Down; Eminem (most of his stuff can hype me up).
Braids or pony:
Pony. But sometimes I like a braid on the side of my pony.
Gym to street tips/secrets:
Quickie workout of choice when can’t hit gym:
I have an app on my phone, Stretching Sworkit, that I like. It has both stretching and pilates. I also have a really steep, long driveway that I’ll sprint up and down alongside my pups.
Fave body part:
My right pinky, for sure.
Body that inspired you:
I think Jessica Biel has a great, strong, lean-yet-feminine sexy body. Great balance.
I stay inspired by:
My parents. They always encourage me to be the best version of myself possible and to go out and conquer the world.