Ashley Judd Abs Fab At 47: Judd Praises Zumba Dance Fitness & Yoga For Helping Her ‘Kick A** With Style’ [Video]

Ashley Judd earned her abs through sweating it out. At 47, Ashley rocked her surprise performance during the 2015 Zumba Convention in Orlando, Florida. Judd flaunted those abs with a tummy-baring outfit, reported Entertainment Tonight.

Strutting her Zumba dance best with her instructor, as well as capturing the crowd in her role as keynote speaker, Ashley showed why she feels the dance fitness is the best for her body and brain.

Judd credits Zumba for her awesome abs and bright mind, explaining recently on Facebook why she adores it.

“Well, y’all, I’ve mentioned I found Zumba, and that I love it,” shared Ashley on Facebook. “It began as just a little something good for the brain, with friends mentioning a class they really enjoyed … It has transcended brain work and become an experience of effervescent JOY.”

When in doubt, work it out, has become Judd’s motto.

“When I work out, I try to challenge myself in other ways,” said Ashley. “I’ll be in Zumba and the whole class is doing the combination to the right, but I’ll start doing it to the left just to challenge my brain. It improves neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to generate connectivity. It’s regenerating.”

Judd credits her abs to doing yoga as well, reported Women’s Health.

“When you’re really engaged in the world, really serving the world, you have to find ways to take care of yourself and to stay grounded. For me, I do a lot of yoga and meditation, hiking and journaling. I write every day about my experiences. That’s how I keep myself feeling safe and sane, given life’s atrocities. And the yoga, that comes into play in Missing too; all that Vinyasa flow yoga I’ve been doing really allows me to kick a** with style,” added Ashley.

And Judd isn’t alone in flattening her abs with yoga. As the Inquisitr reported, Katie Holmes also is passionate about yoga.

But while Ashley adds Zumba dance to her workout routine, Katie is into everything from bicycling to running to weight-lifting, she revealed recently.

“I started running three miles a day when I was ten years old. I’m a pretty active person in general, I like to do yoga, cycling and running and occasionally I’ll lift some weights because I know it’s good for women. But I try to be active every day and break a sweat,” said Holmes.

In addition, Katie turns to a low-carb diet of organic food to maintain her sleek physique.

[Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. The Inquisitr does not endorse any of the diets or diet techniques mentioned in this article.]

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