How does the star stay fierce and fit?

By Alex Apatoff
Updated December 16, 2014 02:20 PM

Forget gym specials or fad diets. The best motivation you might need to for those annual New Year’s weight loss resolutions is already here: Britney Spears is looking killer in a peach bikini on the cover of
Women’s Health
. And there’s a reason that the cover line “Insane Abs!” is pointing right to our girl Brit.

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Perhaps even more impressive than the star’s fit figure? The fact that — with the exception of group classes or yoga — she says she does it all without a trainer. “Daily exercise is important for me both mentally and physically,” she says in the magazine’s January issue. “I don’t mind working out. Trainers keep you motivated, but I don’t have a problem being motivated.”

Of course, it helps that she’s dancing on the regular thanks to her Las Vegas show. “Dancing is a great cardio workout — tough and fun at the same time,” she says. But just dancing it off isn’t as easy as it used to be for the pop idol.

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“After I had Jayden, it was real easy for me to get back in shape,” she says in the interview. “But five years later, I started noticing changes in my body. My hips are a bit wider because I’ve had kids. So it was crucial for me to be continuous with my exercise. Consistency is key.”

For more from the star — including her raw food addiction (sushi and Nut Thins are on her list) — pick up the new issue of
Women’s Health
, on stands Dec. 23. But know that in the meantime, Brit’s having a blast. “I’m not about the biggest and best,” she says. “I’m about enjoying my life, more than anything.”

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–Alex Apatoff