The Season 9 finale of Modern Family aired Wednesday night, reminding viewers everywhere that Ariel Winter — who has portrayed the lovable Alex Dunphy on the hit ABC show since she was only 11 — is a great person to look to for some fitspo. Lucky for you, Yahoo Lifestyle has the inside scoop on how Winter, 20, manages to maintain that perfect booty, revealed in this week’s episode of Off Season.
Growing up on TV and going through a breast reduction surgery, the actress has always had her appearance scrutinized, but she’s known for being quick to fire back at haters and flaunt what she’s got. “People call me stupid because I post photos of my butt, when the real thing is, I love my butt. I love butts! Why stifle yourself because other people can’t handle it?” she told the Hollywood Reporter last year.
Ariel has made waves in the body positive-movement in recent years, loving her curves and showing them off without shame. But she wasn’t always that way, and struggled with accepting her figure, giving some of the credit to her self-love to her co-star Sofia Vergara. “I had a great role model in Sofia growing up, with her being a curvy woman that was super proud of who she was and what she looked like,” Winter told Self.
Now she’s sharing the secret weapon behind her booty: four-days-a-week sessions with her trainer, Mack, aka @mackfit, who also trains celebs including Madelaine Petsch, Jordyn Woods (Kylie Jenner’s famous BFF), and Hannah Stocking. Mack’s been a personal trainer for almost 10 years, and his clients have the killer bods to prove it.
She shares videos of her Mack workouts on Instagram, and they are, shall we say, bad ass — featuring Winter doing glute kickbacks and 40-pound deadlifts, with perfect form. Now, that’s girl power.