Her name is Tatyana Ali, but everybody knows her as “Ashley” from the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Now, here is something that will make some of you all feel old: the bubbly, young girl who acted alongside Will Smith turns 36 years old on January 24th. She has aged gracefully into a beautiful woman, but she admits that maintaining her slim body size has not been easy and that it came with struggle

Tatyana explains, “Like all women, I’ve had to figure out what my body now responds to as far as exercise and eating go. It’s changed. I just want to be healthy and fit in to the clothes that I have.” At five feet and four inches tall, Tatyana confesses that she is a size 4.

Even with such a small stature, Tatyana was recently labeled as the “curvy girl” in a magazine that she was featured in. Although the notion that Tatyana is even slightly overweight is preposterous, her point about how the body reacts differently to food and exercise as it ages is valid. We all know that changes, such as slowing of the metabolism, happen over time. Well, there is a common theme among healthy people: nutrition and exercise.

She awakes at six every morning and attends a spinning/boot camp class. For those that have never been to a spinning class, an instructor guides participants through pedaling on a stationary bike for a certain amount of time or distance and it’s pretty intense. Expect to sweat a lot!

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