While she continues her successful acting career at the age of 64 (yes, 64 hunny!), Angela Bassett has also been recognized for her beautiful body and outstanding fitness regime, which helped her command many of her starring roles, such as the critically-acclaimed What’s Love Got To Do With It.
And even more recently for her small screen roles in Black Panther and the American Horror Story series.
Wherever the red carpet is, Angela looks incredible.
She shares her secrets to building a better, stronger body…even on a busy schedule.
Bassett works out at least twice a week with a trainer and she’s dedicated. “I will show up, ’cause I don’t want to waste my money. So I gotta be accountable and know somebody’s there waiting for me, because I know myself, and I will talk myself out of going,” she said. “I go in the morning because my workout quotient will diminish as the day goes on. Maybe Monday, Tuesday, I’ll do cardio; Wednesday, Thursday, because I’m eating protein, I’ll do strength building; and then Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, when I’m eating all that fat, then it’s about deep breathing, a massage, yoga.”
“My goal with exercise is I try to do it more often than not,” Bassett says. “Recently, I got a couple of my girlfriends together and we walked the Rose Bowl. It’s maybe a three-mile thing. It’s about showing up and accountability. You have to say, ‘Everyone will meet at 8:15 a.m.’ I know when I have a real plan then I’m there. If my friends are waiting, that puts a pressure on me not to disappoint them.”
But Angela even admits, it’s not just about the exercise. It’s her diet that really makes the difference.
“You have to keep it interesting. Your diet and exercise. I like tasteful and passionate food. It has to be flavorful. You gotta eat. It’s one of our greatest pleasures, but you’ve got to eat yourself well, which is why I’m also organic.”