Hilary Duff is on the cover of Women’s Health Australia and has come to play.
The 35-year-old singer and actress modeled an impressive swimsuit that shows how strong she is right now. Her arms, legs, everything is amazingly toned and Hilary shines on the cover.
The actress shared the experience on Instagram, including a few other photos of her drinking water, blowing a kiss at the camera, and wearing a pair of sunglasses.
“Oh, Australia, how I miss you! They let me keep the swimsuit because I liked it. Now I can’t find it. Thank you to all the people who made this day as joyful as possible,” she wrote in the caption. People applauded her in her comments. “Looking beautiful and fit!” said Kyle Richards, while Kim Cattrall chimed in with a “Whoa!wow!!!”
Hilary said in the cover story that she learned to change her thinking about her body from trying to be skinny to wanting to be strong. “[Estoy] appreciating my health, doing activities that make me feel strong instead of just improving the appearance of my body”, shared. That includes “spending time with people who make me feel good, sharing similar views on health and body positivity, getting enough sleep, and balancing my diet.”
In order to be fully strengthened, Hilary enlists the help of personal trainer Dominic Leederwho emphasized the importance of setting realistic goals. “Achieving your fitness goals is more of a marathon than a sprint”, said. “And turning it into a marathon means that my main focus for my clients is to not only reach their goal, but also to maintain it. And doing it fast often doesn’t allow them to keep it.”
Leeder also broke down his workouts with Hilary. “When I met Hillary, we decided to focus on resistance training, because we wanted to build lean muscle mass and speed up his metabolism,” he shared. “His diet was also a very important factor. and I wanted to make sure I was eating the right amount of macros for the goal I needed.”
They both do strength training, focusing on work with heavy weights with which you can do eight to ten repetitions. “After that, we’d drop the weight and do eight reps in a slower rep range,” she shared. “I found out it’s the best way to gain lean muscle mass when combined with a sensible diet based on science”.
Hillary told Women’s Health what started training with Leeder in early 2022, doing one hour workouts four days a week in his garage. These included exercises like pulldowns lats followed by bent-over single-leg dumbbell rows, or triceps extensions with a ball. He also did 30-second bursts of cardio with exercises like jumping lunges, and walked or played tennis on his days off.
“I started sleeping better, I felt better”, he shared. Hilary revealed that she has since cut back on the intensity of her workouts a bit — but she’s clearly still doing it right!