Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin' Monday - Elizabeth Banks' Shape-Up Secrets!

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Elizabeth Banks for Reebok CrossFit -- Reebok
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Elizabeth Banks for Reebok CrossFit -- Reebok

"Fitness is a part of life. It should be a part of everyone's daily routine. I do try to workout and be a fit person," declares Elizabeth Banks to Healthy Hollywood.

Healthy Hollywood caught up with the ultra fit actress at the launch of Reebok's new campaign - "The Sport of Fitness Has Arrived." The fitness giant is teaming up with CrossFit, an intense boot camp style workout.

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Banks, along with her "Man On A Ledge" co-star Ed Burns, sweated out together with a 9-minute CrossFit workout, which included rapid rounds of kettlebell swings, box jumps, and burpees (start in standing position and jump out to a plank). "I actually do a lot of this already. Which is why I'm really excited to learn some newer techniques," reveals Elizabeth, who adds, "I do a lot of resistance training and little bit of weight training. I don't do a ton of cardio because I try and mix the cardio into the actual workout, just like they do here in CrossFit."

At 37, Elizabeth admits her body is changing and needs to work harder on keeping toned. "It's all about keeping the core strong. I do think, especially as I get older, it's really important to just be strong."

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Plus, with her one-two movie hits, the action-packed "Man On A Ledge" and the upcoming "Hunger Games," Elizabeth has been super busy. Yet, she tries to never let her fitness or nutrition fall by the wayside. "I do have some rules. I don't drink soda. I don't drink a lot of dairy. I stay away from a lot of white things like pasta and bread. I don't have ice cream - but I will eat cupcakes until the cows come home."

For more information on Reebok's CrossFit inspired workout gear, head to www.reebok.com.

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