On a group vacation with husband Dax Shepard, their two daughters, and her friend and fellow Veronica Mars alum, Ryan Hansen, and his family, Kristen was caught mid-"selfie in paradise." Ryan also Instagram Storied a group workout showing both families sweating it out—yes, even the kids.
The actress looks all kinds of ripped in the photo, with a serious six-pack on full display.
So, how does Kristen keep her abs in tip-top shape? For starters, the Veronica Mars actress did Pilates after giving birth to her first child, Lincoln, in 2013.
Kristen's also a huge fan of cycling because she finds spin classes easiest to power through during the the day. "That they feel like a nightmare while they're happening, but like a dream the whole rest of the day," she previously told Women's Health while at a SoulCycle class in 2014. "It's a unique trade-off to be in a room full of 50 other people who are suffering and leaking from every spot on their body. But the endorphin rush that you get and the self-confidence that you feel from having pushed that hard is really extraordinary."
These days, the Frozen 2 star goes to L.A.-based gym Studio Metamorphosis and takes a combo cardio and strength class that burns up to 1,000 calories per session. "It’s basically a cross between Pilates and CrossFit and pretty much the worst class I’ve taken," she said.
Like powering through a spin class, Kristen builds up a sense of accomplishment during each workout by setting bite-size, achievable goals for herself every time she hits the gym. "I find if I can make tiny bargains with myself, I can incrementally move forward," she told Women's Health. "Like I will say, 'Today all you have to do is jog for seven minutes.' 'Today all you have to do is jog for 10 minutes.' And I rarely go past 15 or 20, if ever. I'm not a long-distance jogger. But if I make a tiny commitment, I know I can accomplish seven minutes."
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.