Halle Berry is 52-years-old, but you’d never be able to guess that from her Instagram photos. In her most recent post, Berry shows off impressively toned arms and an hourglass figure as she works out. The photo was posted to promote her weekly Instagram mini talk show, called “#Phittalks,” in which she interviews her trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, and posts the Q&A-styled video in her stories. This week’s episode focused on cardio.
During the video, Thomas shared that he believes it’s necessary to do some cardio in order to build muscle mass and they both suggest tools and techniques that harness cardio to get rid off problem areas like the abdominals. They also discuss running with weights on, why cardio causes cramps, and other topics related to aerobic exercise.
The actress is currently promoting John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and recently told Entertainment Tonight that the training for the role transformed her body.
“[Director] Chad [Stahelski] got me in the best shape of my life, so why not show it?” she said. “These guys worked me so hard. I never worked so hard in my whole life for this little character in this movie.”
In the movie, Berry plays an assassin named Sofia, a friend of John Wick’s who walks around with some fierce-looking dogs. She has previously said on Instagram that the role showed her that women can do anything they want to, no matter their age.
“This film reinforces that AGE is nothing but an insignificant number!” she wrote in the caption of an Instagram post to commemorate the end of filming. “My deepest respect and heartfelt thanks to the ENTIRE stunt team. I miss you already!”
Berry also said that she was attracted to the role because she’s a fan of the franchise. So when she learned that Stahleski wanted to hire a “bada** actress who could fight,” she insisted that she should get the role.
But doing the work meant lots of physical training, which has clearly had great results for Berry.
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Happy #FitnessFriday, warriors!! My heart’s racing to share this week’s #PHITTalks with you because @peterleethomas and I answer your most asked questions about functional cardio. We break down cramping (and how to avoid it!), effective cardio alternatives when dealing with foot injuries, and I’ll share some of my FAVORITE cardio workout accessories! Tune into stories or IGTV to learn why cardio is KEY! ????????
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It’s a wrap...CHEERS! A huge thank you to all the beautiful people of Morocco! Thank you for opening your hearts to me and making me feel so at home. #JohnWick3 has been a truly memorable experience! I have so much respect for #KeanuReeves and this franchise, it’s been my honor to be apart of it! Thank you @chadstahelski, our fearless director - I had the extreme pleasure of working along side your most amazingly talented @87elevenaction stunt crew, lead by @heidimoneymaker! She is hands down the BEST stunt woman working in the business today. They’ve all pushed me to new levels and forced me to work physically harder than I have ever before. This film reinforces that AGE is nothing but an insignificant number! My deepest respect and heartfelt thanks to the ENTIRE stunt team. I miss you already! And finally, a huge thank you to #BasilIwanyk and #ThunderRoadFilms, @lionsgate & the entire Moroccan film crew and a special thank you to #AndrewSimpson, @instinctwolves, all the dog trainers and #TaranButler @tarantactical, Jade and the gals...the pleasure was all mine and I’ll remember it always !❤️ @theicecreamgiant @mattberberi @jspider @bruceleeconcepcion @khalidghajji @danielgraham85 @eb_method @neeshnation @saratess @jacendaburkett @gsahyena
Berry has been kind enough to share her workout secrets, but she also has great skin. Luckily for us regular folk, she’s shared one of the product that she uses to keep her face looking so youthful. In a photo from January, she revealed that she uses an ageless skin mask from a company called Olga Lorencin Skin Care.
Halle Berry is part of a growing list of women in the entertainment industry who are demonstrating that “sex symbol” status doesn’t have to end after a woman hits 40, or even 50. We’ll get to see lots more of her age-defying fierceness as Sofia when the John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum opens in May.