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Ana de Armas, Star of 'Blonde,' Follows These Fit, Healthy Habits

It takes a shining star to portray legend, Marilyn Monroe.

As a young girl growing up in Havana, Cuba, Ana de Armas dreamed of being an actress. In de Armas' case, dreams really do come true. Read on to learn the fit and healthy habits Ana de Armas, star of "Blonde," follows. And next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Ana de Armas will star as 50s bombshell Marilyn Monroe in "Blonde"

Ana de Armas
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Some of the roles that started this shining star's successful career include "Hands of Stone" with Robert De Niro, "Knock Knock" with Keanu Reeves, "War Dogs" with Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, "Blade Runner 2049" with Ryan Gosling, and "Knives Out" with Daniel Craig, and "The Gray Man" with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. De Armas was even a Bond girl in "No Time to Die."

Next on deck? De Armas will star as 50s bombshell Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix film "Blonde," which is scheduled to air on Sept. 23. How does an actress prepare to play the former Hollywood goddess-turned legend, Marilyn Monroe? Read on to find out the healthy mind and fitness secrets Ana de Armas lives by.

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She ups her game when prepping for a role, including working on her skills at the shooting range

Ana de Armas
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Training for movies involves extraordinary dedication and a super aggressive workout. When it comes to fitness, De Armas explains to Vogue UK, "I have to prepare for this action film I'm doing with really intense, physical work, training and choreographies. I do it from 9am to 2pm and then I get a break."

And working out is not the only task at hand. She's practiced her skills at the shooting range, too, telling Vogue UK, "On the weekends I go to the shooting range and I practice shooting with firing arms that I have to use in the film. And some knife training, too. I enjoy it very much—it's part of the excitement for a new project and playing a part that I haven't done before."

The star enjoys pilates, boxing, and going on walks

pink women's boxing gloves

Pilates is one of the "Blonde" star's favorite forms of fitness. "I've been going to this beautiful pilates studio very close to my hotel. It's in this gorgeous old majestic building on the top floor with windows to the river," She tells Vogue, adding that it keeps her "sane."

Another go-to workout of de Armas', according to Who What Wear, is boxing. "It releases all of this energy and there is nothing boring about it. You don't have to do the same thing every day because you don't feel the same way every day, you know? You can just structure it however you want. I get a lot of joy from it, and it's a great workout, trust me," she tells the outlet.

Based on the star's Instagram page, it appears she gets in her cardio and enjoys going on walks with her pup, Elvis.

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She likes to keep things fresh when it comes to her workouts

Ana de Armas
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The 34-year-old shares with People (via Women's Health UK) that switching up what she does for her workouts helps motivate her. "Exercise makes me happy, but it has to be fun. I do something different every day—one day boxing, the next spinning or weight training—to not get bored," de Armas says.

She meditates

meditation silhouette at sunset

Typically, the actress focuses on balance and staying grounded. Meditation is such a relaxing technique that's instrumental in helping with just about everything when it comes to a super busy life. "I do meditate," she tells Vogue UK, adding, 'I like it very much. When you start doing it and you're consistent with it, you realize how much it helps with all the things that come up for you."

A regular treat includes a hot bath with lavender soaking salts

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"Sometimes I have night shoots, so I have to change my whole schedule and sleep during the day," she explains to Marie Claire. "It's really hard to unplug and just go to bed—sometimes I just can't because my head is spinning. I've been using this app I really like called Waking Up to help with that. It's really helped me to breathe and relax and just get into that zone I need to be in to rest a lot."

The actress is also a major fan of taking a good old-fashioned bath after a long day's work. She loves to add soaking salts, and we have to say, the star seems to have her wellness routine down to a science! She tells Marie Claire, "Filming movies with a lot of action means taking a lot of hot baths to recover and relax. I add salts to mine—I mix a few kinds, like lavender, and the ones made for sleep and muscle pain. I almost fall asleep in the tub sometimes, but it really helps."

Mornings aren't the easiest, but coffee sure does help

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De Armas reveals to Vogue UK that she wouldn't consider herself a morning person. "I need my coffee next to me and a little music," she says, adding, "I've learned over the years—and lately, since we've all had so much time at home not doing much—to enjoy [the morning] and use it to really take care of myself. Beauty isn't only about doing your make-up, it's the process of it. What you do [in the morning] is your rituals, at your pace and time. All these things help me wake up and figure out what I feel like that day."

Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa