Gabrielle Union Reveals Her Go-To ‘Build A Booty’ Move

Gabrielle Union

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When Gabrielle Union isn’t taking charge on BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” running a thriving haircare business or traveling across the globe with her equally stylish hubby, basketball star Dwyane Wade, the actress is hard at work maintaining her svelte figure. “I work with a trainer for the most part. I do know how to train myself, but I’ve realized that if someone’s not waiting for me, I do not feel obligated to get up,” she recently told Health magazine of her typical workout.

Of course, that’s not to say staying motivated isn’t a challenge. “I’m not one of those people, like, “I can’t start my day without it,” confessed Union. She candidly added, “Nope. I can actually start my day beautifully, sleeping in, eating some pancakes.”

However, a family history of diabetes and heart disease keeps her motivated to work out. “Knowing what I can do to prevent that has been a huge thing,” she told the magazine. Her high-visibility job, like most celebrities, also keeps her putting in work. “Knowing that there are people who cannot wait to circle your fat and draw an arrow to it keeps me in the gym.”

So, how does Union maintain her tight tush? “Squats,” she revealed of her fave move. “Right now, I’m on build-a-booty. So, we did a specified workout to build up your butt, and you have to eat a specific way. You have to eat more protein to build muscle,” she added.

Here’s how to-do a proper squat, according to Fitness Magazine: