If you caught one of Pink’s Funhouse shows last winter in Oz, there’s no doubt you noticed her amazing bod. It’s no wonder US Women’s Health asked the 30-year-old to grace their cover this month. If you need a little inspiration and motivation to hit the gym this year, take some tips from the chiseled performer.
How she stays in shape on the road: “Ever hear of [the workout videos] P90X? My brother and his wife are both in the Air Force; they do marathons and triathlons. I went to visit and [she was doing P90X]. I couldn't keep up with her — and she'd just had her first baby four weeks before. I was like, "This is bulls**t! I will perfect this thing!" So usually, I wake up and do an hour of cardio, then an hour of P90X or yoga, then a half-hour of warm-up [during show rehearsal]. I do that six days a week."
Does she ever get rest? "Yeah. I try to make it a show day so I'm still getting cardio. I have to be able to run up those stairs as many times as I do and be able to sing at the same time. I'm an asthmatic. I have to be on that treadmill singing to get my lungs right."
Does she do it all on her own? You bet!:"I don't work well with trainers. [Air quotes] 'Does not work well with others.’"
Benefits of working out: "Last year, when I was going through my separation [from competitive motocross racer Carey Hart], I was in Malibu running every day just to keep from burying myself in the sand — to get out, feel the ocean. You've got to make yourself feel good at times like that. Even if it's a pain in the arse and you hate working out, the endorphins and the stress you bring down [help]. You feel strong, healthy. You feel good about yourself, your jeans fit."