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Ashley Judd Flat Abs Due To Zumba And Yoga Workouts: Incest, Sexual Abuse Victim

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Ashley Judd credits Zumba dance workouts and yoga for her flat abs and hot body at age 48. (Photo: Facebook)

Ashley Judd credits yoga and Zumba dance workouts for her ripped abs at age 48.

Ashley, who flaunted her washboard abs at the 2015 Zumba Convention, said Zumba workouts healed her emotionally and toned her physically.

“I found Zumba and I love it,” said Judd. “My inspiration was the cross-brain exercise and balance using non dominant and dominant sides of the body (as happens in yoga). It began as just a little something good for the brain.”

Ashley said Zumba has filled her life with joy, as well as given her sexy abs and a hot bikini body, Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.

“It has transcended brain work and become an experience of effervescent JOY,” said Judd. “If you haven’t tried Zumba yet, consider stretching yourself and making a class.”

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Ashley Judd says Zumba workouts gave her ripped abs and fill her with joy. (Photo: Zumba Fitness)

Zumba dance workouts have been touted for promoting weight loss by torching calories and body fat.

TV star Sherri Shepherd credited Zumba and a low-carb diet for her 66-pound weight loss and for helping her manage diabetes.

“I do Zumba every night,” said Shepherd. “I find a class or put in my Zumba DVDs.”

Ashley Judd overcame depression and the emotional trauma from childhood incest and sexual abuse with the help of yoga and Zumba.

“An old man everyone knew beckoned me into a dark, empty corner of the business and offered me a quarter for the pinball machine at the pizza place if I’d sit on his lap,” Judd revealed in her memoir, All That Is Bitter & Sweet.

“He opened his arms, I climbed up, and I was shocked when he suddenly cinched his arms around me, squeezing me and smothering my mouth with his, jabbing his tongue deep into my mouth.”

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Ashley Judd says yoga, therapy and Zumba helped her overcome emotional traumas from childhood sexual abuse and incest. (Photo: Instagram)

Through yoga, therapy and a difficult journey of self-discovery, Ashley is happier now than ever.

“I have improved self-esteem,” wrote Ashley. “I have healthier boundaries. I know that no means no. No is a complete sentence. I’m able to stand autonomously now with the god of my understanding.”

Ashley says doing yoga regularly is critical for her mental health.

“My mat is a safe place,” Judd wrote. “Yoga has made a big difference. When I feel that slippery slope [into sadness], instead of just monitoring it and being fearful, now I give thanks for my struggles. True happiness is not dependent on circumstances and conditions.”

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