Actress Jessica Alba has one of the most envied bodies in the world, thanks to spinning, sprint intervals and dance classes.
"I like doing dance classes. That's fun," Alba told the March 2013 issue of Women's Health. "Like hip-hop class, mixed with like core Pilates-type exercises. And when I'm in New York, I like to do some spinning classes. Fly Wheels is a place I like to go."
Like many people, the lithe 5-foot-7 Jessica finds working out boring, although she does it to maintain her incredible bikini body.
"Sometimes I do sprint intervals [on the treadmill] just because I hate working out," says Alba, 31. "Anything where I have to do something but I can get my mind off doing it. That's so much better for me than anything that's repetitive, or the music has to be loud and I have to be moving."
While she's happy with her career, the mom of two says parenthood has grounded her and made her more balanced. "Prior to having kids, my priorities were in building my career," she says. "It was all about my career, really. It was kind of my everything.
"I didn't have a lot of balance. I would often not have birthdays or holidays. My whole life just revolved generally around work, and now my priorities lie in my family and in my friends. And I've been able since I took some time off with my first, to cultivate relationships that I never had before, and friendships. I'm a better daughter now, and a better sister."
Alba, who's a beauty and fashion icon thanks to her elegant style, says her fashion role models are Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.
"I've always loved Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, because they're timeless and chic," she says. "And I love Kate Moss, because she's rock n roll, and I'm a bit of a nerd about it."
While she has been a regular on "sexiest women" lists for years, Jessica says she has only recently embraced her sex-symbol status.
"A few years ago, I couldn't use the word sexy to describe myself without feeling funny," she says. "Now that I've had two kids, my idea of physical perfection has changed, and I finally feel confident, secure, and yes, sexy."