The Secrets to Sofia Vergara’s Sexy Body — Straight from Her Trainer

09/11/2014 at 01:23 PM ET

Sofia Vergara
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Sofia Vergara doesn’t shy away from showing off her bombshell physique, and with good reason — she works hard for it!

“We work out at least five times a week for 50 minutes to an hour, depending on her schedule,” her trainer Jennifer Yates, founder of Studio Metamorphosis, tells PEOPLE. “She’s dedicated!”

Yates specializes in the high-intensity low-impact Lagree Method, which she describes as “bodybuilding morphed into Pilates.” Vergara, 42, is such a fan of the workouts that she has the Megaformer machine (the key to the Largee Method — basically a 10-foot-long, 250-pound torture device disguised as a workout machine) in her home gym.

“She loves working the butt,” says Yates. “We do a lot of squats and deadlifts and a lunges [on the machine], and we do a lot of things off the machine as well. Recently we’ve been combining some of the heavier weights for the lower body because she’s trying to put a little more mass on, so we’ve been doing a lot of work with kettle bells. She’s really strong!”

Vergara is so consistent with her workouts that she even makes time for exercise while on vacation (which is not surprising given her last trip was with super-fit beau Joe Manganiello)!

“She’ll take weights and resistance bands with her,” says Yates.

While not everyone can look like Vergara, Yates says the keys to a strong, toned body are moderation and dedication.

“Try to give yourself small goals,” she says. “If you’re new to working out, maybe start with two times a week and let your body rest in between. Also remember diet is 80 percent of staying in shape and being healthy. Eat protein within 45 minutes after working out to let your muscles recover and repair, and drink lots of water!”

—Gabrielle Olya

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foghorn on

I’m not seein’ it. No triceps and biceps definition to speak of. She has the hourglass but anyone can buy implants. I’d rather have Julie Bowen’s body (minus the lung damage from smoking)

Rose on

Sofia Vergara is full of silicone and plastic surgery. In Colombia men and women get fake butt implants. She is a bad actress, it’s so hard to understand when she talks.

Carmen on

Sofia Vergara, seems to be born man . She looks like a transvestite. Too tal, nothing femenine. She is boring and ugly inside and out.

Kristina on

Her arms look great to me! you can clearly see some definition in the second pic when she’s flexing. Her hard work shows! she looks fantastic!

Nicole on

Most white women do want to look like skeletal Kelly Ripa or Julie Bowen or Angelina, but most men don’t like it. 99% would pick Sophia

Danny on

Sh’e’s so pretty. She works for her body

Janey on

She is freaking gorgeous! So is her new man. Yummy couple.

K on

Oh suck it haters. Shes a very accomplished business woman (do some research),whip smart and sexy as hell. Her timing is spot on and she knows how to work it. If this is ugly, I’d like to see what YOU look like!

Dana on

This is dumb…go for a hike or swim laps in the ocean, take a break while on vacay from the sweaty gym…good God woman!

Sarahg on

It’s genetic so shut up and lets move on!

But Anyway on

The readers posting mean and hateful comments are clearly jealous of Sofia.

isa on

@foghorn- not every woman wants big muscular arms. Her arms are perfect.

Wilber Coonfield on

privateyhaz on

Makes me want to continue joining pilates classes in Vancouver. I visit http://www.formbodylab.com/services/pilates/ and I hope they can help me look gorgeous like Sofie Vergara, hahahahahahaha! Thank you for sharing these images. Will really have these as an inspiration. :p

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