Anne Hathaway dances to stay in shape

London: Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway keeps in shape by dancing and enjoys it because she can do it anywhere.

The `Les Miserables` actress is famed for her stunning figure and her personal trainer Simone de la Rue said the star will quite often burst into a routine to burn off the calories as she can do anywhere she likes, reported Contactmusic.

"Anne Hathaway loves to dance, because she can do it anywhere. When you`re walking around your home, do a step I call The Basketball Dribble. Move opposite arms to legs, imagining that you`re bouncing a ball in front of each foot as you dance. It`s an easy way to get your heart rate up and start working muscles," said Simone.

Simone, who used to work with Tracy Anderson, also said it`s important for women not to overdo it when it comes to exercising.

"I cringe whenever I see people trying to do 1,000 sit-ups - it`s like they`re on a mission to do so many that they`ll end up with a neck brace!

"Results needn`t mean killing yourself. Start with 20 minutes of cardio to get your heart rate up - dancing running and skipping are great - then tone specific areas with subtle movements. For abs, lie flat with a Pilates ball in the small of your back - then make a `C` curve upwards with your spine, like a tiny sit-up, so you`re just very slightly contracting your abs," she said.