- Berry revealed her personal story about boxing for the last 10 years and how it has improved her mental and physical health.
- Experts agree that boxing is a great workout.
- Berry is something of a fitness guru who always shares her workout tips on social media.
At 52-years-old, Halle Berry is known for being one of the fittest people in Hollywood. Thankfully, Berry isn’t shy about sharing the diet and exercise secrets that keep her healthy and in shape. And now, Berry is sharing one of her favorite workouts that she credits for keeping in her amazing shape: boxing.
Each week, Berry takes part in the hashtag trend #FitnessFriday, giving a new tip, workout secret, or piece of advice to her millions of fans and followers. Most recently, Berry posted a series of photos that show her boxing with Peter Lee Thomas, her personal trainer. In the caption, Berry wrote, “Boxing is still considered one of the best full body workouts. You’ll sculpt every muscle and burn major calories and fat. It dramatically decreases stress levels, develops hand-eye coordination, and builds confidence and discipline. But most importantly … you’ll never stop learning.”
She added her own personal story about boxing, saying that she’s been practicing it for about 10 years now, and more regularly for the last three years.
She said, “I love that I always learn a new way to challenge myself and work new muscles,” then went on to encourage all of her followers to give the workout a try.
Experts back Berry up on the benefits of boxing.
Boxing is also great for mental health. Not only does it release endorphins, act as a motivator, and build self-confidence, but boxing coach Tanya Morgan told Harper’s Bazaar that is great for managing anger, saying, “Physically, hitting a punching bag produces a response in your body that helps to relieve tension. Boxing, especially in a group setting, is a safe way to release tension or aggression without hurting yourself or others, helping you to work through any negative feelings and effectively overcome them.”
Boxing isn’t the only workout Berry is into.
In another #FitnessFriday Instagram post, Berry wrote about how she is always trying new workouts to keep herself on point, saying she had started doing handstands and donkey kicks to become stronger.
In June, Berry wrote an Instagram post about practicing self-defense, saying that while training for the film “John Wick 3,” she learned some essential self-defense moves. She said, “Throughout my training, I’ve been pushing myself to new limits and learning all kinds of techniques that allow me to walk in the world with confidence.”
Berry has also dedicated many Instagram posts to yoga and meditation. In one post, she shared some meditation tips, saying, “I’ve learned that in my darkest hours, my inner strength is most available to me.”
The actress is dedicated to eating as healthy as possible, which for her means following the keto diet. Earlier in the summer, Berry shared some of her favorite keto snacks, and she’s been talking about the importance of the keto diet for a very long time now.
In between her fitness and healthy eating posts and Instagram stories, however, there is usually a photo of a glass of wine, Berry enjoying some birthday cake, or the actress simply relaxing in a beautiful setting. It’s clear she’s found a balance.