Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

This former aerobics instructor and personal trainer gone actress has worked with personal trainer Patrick Murphy for years to stay in shape for her roles in shows like Desperate Housewives. Her workout routine is about fast-paced circuits so that she can burn fat and doesn’t have to add much cardio.

Eva’s trainer, Patrick Murphy, uses a stability ball for many of her exercises such as wood choppers, squats, and hammer curls as they work her core by forcing her to balance yourself properly. She’ll also use 8 lb and 10 lb dumbbells and a 9 lb. medicine ball. On her lunges, Eva often holds a medicine ball, and does a ‘twist’ at the end.

 Monday Routine

Warm up with 5-10 minutes of cardio. Do this on a treadmill, elliptical, running in place, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, rowing, or anything to get your heart rate up.

Legs – Do circuit 3 times (1 min rest), 15 reps:

Arms – Do circuit 3 times, 15 reps:

Abs – Go for 30 reps, 3 sets:

Tuesday Routine

Unless otherwise stated, do 15 reps of each exercise. Warm up with 5-10 minutes of cardio.

Legs – Do circuit 3 times (1 min rest between sets), 15 reps:

Chest & Back – Do circuit 3 times (1 min rest between sets), 15 reps:

Abs – Go for 30 reps, 3 sets:

 

 Wednesday Routine –  Day off

On her off days, Eva likes to switch it up and try new things like Pilates, kickboxing, yoga, ballet and paddle boarding.

 Thursday Routine

Unless otherwise stated, do 15 reps of each exercise. Warm up with 5-10 minutes of cardio.

Legs – Do circuit 3 times (1 min rest), 15 reps:

Arms – Do circuit 3 times (1 min rest between sets), 15 reps:

Abs – Go for 30 reps, 3 sets:

 Friday Routine

Unless otherwise stated, do 15 reps of each exercise. Warm up with 5-10 minutes of cardio.

Legs – Do circuit 3 times (1 min rest between sets), 15 reps:

Chest & Back – Do circuit 3 times (1 min rest between sets), 15 reps:

Abs – Go for 30 reps, 3 sets:

Sometimes, Eva’s personal trainer will switch it up and do one-legged squats and instead of medicine ball swings, Eva will do the “clean and press” for her hot body as seen in this photo shoot for GQ…

Sources for Eva’s workouts come from PopWorkouts.com and