We caught up with the Extra host at her cover launch party at the ChapStick Beach House in Malibu this weekend to chat about her fitness secrets.
So what did Maria do to get in "Shape" for her big cover shoot?
"Nothing actually," she admitted. "I was in the heat of Dancing With the Stars so there was no time to do anything else."
Now that the show is over, Menounos tells us she’s staying fit with outdoor activities and trying to avoid the monotonous gym.
"Normally I keep in shape by playing some beach volleyball or basketball," Menounos told us. "I like things that are activity-based rather than gym-based. For me it’s all about being outside and having fun."
"I don’t really enjoy going to the gym," said Maria. "I don’t enjoy abs. Sit-ups stink."
She says she also does a lot of cardio and Pilates, but has had to take it easy lately while she recovers from her rigorous Dancing schedule. Over the course of the show, Menounos suffered injuries to her chin, ribs, and feet.
Menounos listed her favorite junk foods: "Potato skins, pizza, and ice cream."
"I love everything," she laughed.
And if you’re guilty of splurging as well but need to be bikini-ready quick, Menounos has you covered.
Here are her quick tips for getting beach ready:
Obviously, Menounos has one of the best bodies in the business, but even she has her idols. When asked which celeb’s bikini bod she admires, Menounos told us, "Jessica Biel. She has a really gorgeous body. It’s tight and it's strong and it’s womanly."
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