Shape / January 2005

Shape Magazine – A Smart Take on Life

A Smart Take on Life

How our cover model shuts out stress – and stays balanced, by Valerie Latona

Even with 30 movie credits to her name, including 2004’s Starsky & Hutch, actress Amy Smart, 29, doesn’t let her busy schedule get to her. “I try to simplify my life,” says Smart, who values fresh air, exercise, plenty of sleep and a healthy diet. “When I’m stressed, the first thing to go is my immune system – so I try to take extra care of myself.” Her stay-healthy tips:

1. Get moving! It’s the best way to release tension and stay well, says Smart, who tones up with CARDIO BARREĀ®, a low-impact ballet barre class…

… Get Amy’s Abs with CARDIO BARREĀ®, an hour-long workout created by former dancer Richard Giorla. Smart’s twice-weekly routine: body sculpting with cardio, resistance and 3-4 minutes of ab exercises. (For more information, click on But Amy’s healthy living is also key: “Your entire lifestyle affects your waistline,” Giorla says.