Want Jennifer Aniston's Super-Toned Arms? Here's What You Need to Know Straight from Her Yoga Instructor

08/18/2014 at 08:00 AM ET

We all know the secret behind Jennifer Aniston‘s great hair — Living Proof products and her stylist Chris McMillan. As for her amazing body (reminder, she’s 45), it’s all about her frequent yoga practices. We caught up with Aniston’s long-time instructor Mandy Ingber for all the details on the star’s dedicated workout routine.

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“If you do vinyasa flows, it’s actually one of the best things you can do for your arms because you are doing multiple push-ups,” Ingber told PEOPLE while promoting her collaboration with Silk soy milk. “The reason that Jennifer has tone, but she’s also lean has to do with [the fact that] when we do the flow, her own body weight is incorporated.”

A vinyasa flow involves moving through three yoga poses in a fast progression — plank, chaturanga and upward facing dog — all of which are weight-bearing poses. Ingber does her yoga routine with Aniston about three times a week.

“The funny thing is people think you need to do so much in order to be fit, and the truth is you don’t have to do so much, you just have to do it consistently, and that’s really the key with Jennifer Aniston,” Ingber explained. “She is one of the most consistent people that I know in terms of moderation in health and diet and physical activity.”

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A healthy diet is just as important to maintaining muscle tone as exercise is, according to fitness guru.

“Your arms will be defined if you lean towards less of a carb-heavy diet and more to a plant powered protein-based diet,” she explained.

Ingber’s advice and yoga routines are now accessible to everyone thanks to her new Yogalosophy app, available on iTunes.

“It has a pose of the day, a recipe of the day, a playlist of the day, and an attitude or intention of the day, because I really do believe a huge aspect of health and wellness is where you put your attitude,” she said. “You can incorporate [the poses] into your actual workouts, and you can create your own routine.”

Are you interested in trying out Ingber’s app? What do you think of Aniston’s routine? Share your thoughts below.

–Gabrielle Olya

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dawn on

That was not a good photo i see nothing that makes me go ooooooooo i gotta have arms like that.

Sarah on

Her arms are not that great. Overrated like her hair.
Also, she is 45 and all articles about her involve her hair or body.
She has no depth to her. Nothing interesting.

Bill on

I guess I miss what is so amazing about her arms. Oh, it’s Jen…what amazing arms !!!!!!!!!!!!!

pam on

Her arms are amazing because she does not have turkey/chicken wing arms. I started doing yoga 6 months ago, I am 60, I have lost 36 lbs., and 44 inches. I do it 6 times a week and I am eating really healthy, with a nutritionist. I will never look like this, I just want to age without the need for daily drugs – for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.

Jessica on

The highlight of the article is Jennifer’s toned arms. And THIS is the photo you put up with the story to inspire us to want her arms??? Seriously People….get with it

Mo-Jo on

Ewww ! She is nothing. Such a boring person with a really annoying voice. She has a man face. Let’s get a story people care about. Come on People !!

eye roll on

The secret is she can afford to hire a personal yoga instructor. Also she does not work regularly at an 8 hour job, nor does she have a husband or kids to raise. So stop trying to make it seem what she does is easy, it’s not for the average person. She is rich, and can afford to hire people to train with her, and prepare the type of food she needs to maintain her weight.

Leo on

Perhaps a result of daily smoking, chugging ridiculous Vitamin Water or paid Aveno promo duties?

Vacationing in Mexico all the time probably helps.

hj on

Poorly written article. Pathetic woman!

Teknosbeka on

Eyeroll – no she does not have an 8 hour job. She generally works 12-15 hours a day on set.

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