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Miley Cyrus's Pilates Instructor, On How to Get the Star's Crop Top-Ready Abs and Super-Lean Legs
Regardless of our thoughts on Miley Cyrus‘s sartorial choices these days (see here, here and here) there’s no denying that she’s gotten herself into amazing shape in order to wear the, shall we say, often skimpy getups she now favors.
So while we’re not sure we ourselves would wear a pink satin bra and mini with creepers to our own album release party (and this is the tamer of the two outfits she wore) we are interested in how one would shape up to look that good in that outfit.
Enter Mari Winsor, an L.A.-based Pilates instructor whose studio Cyrus has been spotted leaving many times this year. “I gave her those legs,” Mari tells PEOPLE of Cyrus’s now oft-exposed stems. “She’s always going to have those long gorgeous legs. We just toned and firmed in all the right places.”
After Cyrus got sick of the paparazzi following her to her daily workouts, she installed a studio in her own home, where Winsor pays house calls when Cyrus’s busy schedule permits. “She wants to be healthy, she wants to have good abs,” Winsor says. “It always makes her feel better and clearer when she works out.”
So what’s on Cyrus’s Pilates routine that keeps her in such amazing shape? “When we work out we don’t just do a couple of moves,” Winsor says, adding they do the sidekick series on thr Cadillac for legs and butt, then plenty of ab work to ensure Cyrus can get into a crop top on a moment’s notice. “It’s at least a half an hour of working out … You have to learn how to not just tighten up your tummy but actually pull your tummy in to your lower back as much as you can,” she says. “Just doing 40 crunches a day isn’t gonna do it for you.”
Want to see Cyrus’s favorite moves in action (and work towards your own set of leg-baring granny panties)? Winsor’s latest DVD is Pink Ribbon Pilates, which donates a percentage of proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And though twerking is not on the DVD, Winsor says she fully supports that portion of Cyrus’s workout routine as well. “Doesn’t every woman like to shake their booty a little bit? C’mon!” she says. “It feels good to shake that s–t loose a little bit.”
What do you think of Cyrus’s Pilates-toned figure? Have you tried Pilates?
–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Raha Lewis