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Between writing and directing movies, starring on 30 Rock and making her rap debut on Donald Glover's "Royalty" track, Tina Fey could easily say she's too busy to stick to a regular workout routine. Like so many other working women, the Saturday Night Live alum is still striving to find that perfect balance between taking care of business, her family (including her two young daughters) and herself.
"She isn't a fitness junkie but she knows the importance of being fit and healthy for her roles and job," says celebrity trainer Kristin McGee, who began working with Fey on the set of Date Night. "We focused on her arms and doing chaturangas and vinyasa flow-style yoga, but she also loves balancing exercises like tree pose."
And, no matter how busy her schedule became, Fey always managed to squeeze a regular sweat session in between scenes. "We just found a way to make it happen even if it was at 9 pm in her trailer!" says McGee.
In fact, the funny girl was so impressed by the results, she helped McGee land the recurring role of Kaitlin, the yogaerobics instructor, on season 4 of 30 Rock and hired her to host a yoga party for her and 12 girlfriends to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Luckily, you don't have to be on the guest list to score a yoga session with McGee. The NYC-based fitness guru created the following at-home workout for Self readers to try in their living room. Incorporate these three moves into your regular routine three times a week.
Read on for the moves!
Inhale deeply in a push-up position. Keep your body in a straight line all the way from your shoulders to your heels. Press firmly back through your heels and thighs and keep your abdominals engaged and buttocks contracted to protect your lower back. Hold for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times.
Begin in Plank pose. Bending your elbows, slowly lower your body to hover a few inches off the floor. Keep your back flat, chest lifted and shoulders in line with your elbows. Do not allow your chest to drop toward the floor. Press back up to Plank. Repeat 8 to 10 times.
From Chaturanga, on an inhale, straighten your arms and lift your chest as you roll over the tops of your feet letting your hips lengthen down to the mat with your legs straight behind you. Keep your legs super active so you're not falling down onto the mat and engage your core. Hug your shoulders around your spine and engage the back body through the buttocks out through your toes. Keep pulling the abdominals in and up and try not to lock out your elbows. Repeat 3 times.