Miley Cyrus's Pilates Instructor, On How to Get the Star's Crop Top-Ready Abs and Super-Lean Legs

10/09/2013 at 11:05 AM ET

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Regardless of our thoughts on Miley Cyrus‘s sartorial choices these days (see here, here and here) there’s no denying that she’s gotten herself into amazing shape in order to wear the, shall we say, often skimpy getups she now favors.

So while we’re not sure we ourselves would wear a pink satin bra and mini with creepers to our own album release party (and this is the tamer of the two outfits she wore) we are interested in how one would shape up to look that good in that outfit.

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Enter Mari Winsor, an L.A.-based Pilates instructor whose studio Cyrus has been spotted leaving many times this year. “I gave her those legs,” Mari tells PEOPLE of Cyrus’s now oft-exposed stems. “She’s always going to have those long gorgeous legs. We just toned and firmed in all the right places.”

After Cyrus got sick of the paparazzi following her to her daily workouts, she installed a studio in her own home, where Winsor pays house calls when Cyrus’s busy schedule permits. “She wants to be healthy, she wants to have good abs,” Winsor says. “It always makes her feel better and clearer when she works out.”

So what’s on Cyrus’s Pilates routine that keeps her in such amazing shape? “When we work out we don’t just do a couple of moves,” Winsor says, adding they do the sidekick series on thr Cadillac for legs and butt, then plenty of ab work to ensure Cyrus can get into a crop top on a moment’s notice. “It’s at least a half an hour of working out … You have to learn how to not just tighten up your tummy but actually pull your tummy in to your lower back as much as you can,” she says. “Just doing 40 crunches a day isn’t gonna do it for you.”

Want to see Cyrus’s favorite moves in action (and work towards your own set of leg-baring granny panties)? Winsor’s latest DVD is Pink Ribbon Pilates, which donates a percentage of proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And though twerking is not on the DVD, Winsor says she fully supports that portion of Cyrus’s workout routine as well. “Doesn’t every woman like to shake their booty a little bit? C’mon!” she says. “It feels good to shake that s–t loose a little bit.”

What do you think of Cyrus’s Pilates-toned figure? Have you tried Pilates?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Raha Lewis

FILED UNDER: BodyWatch , Fitness , Miley Cyrus
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serena29 on

That instructor should be embarrassed to brag about that body. First of all, she is a single 20 year old & how about that sagging butt!

thea newhouse on

That should read “side kick series on the Cadillac for legs and butt”. The Cadillac is a piece of equipment, not an exercise. (I am a Pilates Instructor.) Just fyi.

Bevky on

I would not claim that “skinny fat” body with the sagging flabby tush. Find a squat rack Miley. Fast.

blair on

Still looks nasty….

midjerseyfatcat on

I don’t think she is attractive at all. She has the body of a 12 year old boy. I see way better good looking girls her age every day. Who would even know her name if it wasn’t for Walt?

Oh really? on

Um, that is in great shape? She has scrawny legs, a flat flabby butt and no boobs! She is built like a 12 year old boy!

originalgapeach on

I stopped reading the article at “amazing shape”.

Kaye on

No offense but her body is just a body. It doesn’t appear to be “fit” in the sense that she is working out and has muscle tone. She is healthy and not over weight. Nothing spectacular about that.

Casey on

Who doesn’t look like that at 20 before kids?

Jsilly on

I understand stating that she doesn’t have the shape or physique you look for. However, what you people are doing is cyber bullying. Plain and simple. Now if there was a story run that a young woman was cyber bullied about her body in a bikini, etc. and committed suicide you would all be ranting that it’s awful and the person should be held accountable, etc. Think before you type. I’m sure most of you are not 13 year old girls, you’re probably in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and have kids. Just grow up and be responsible. Make the internet a nicer place. Sheesh. SMH.

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