Julianne Hough shows how she keeps her incredible body in shape with an impromptu beach work-out

Bikini blitz! Julianne Hough shows how she keeps her incredible body in shape with an impromptu beach work-out

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20:06 GMT, 6 August 2012

People usually cram in their exercising before wriggling into their bathing suit.

But Julianne Hough scheduled in some last minute workouts having already hit the beach.

The 24-year-old was seen doing a series of squats and press-ups with her mother Mari Anne as the pair hit Oak Island in North Carolina with Julianne's pet pooches Harley and Lexi.

Five to go! Julianne Hough and her mother Mari Anne exercised in the sea at Oak Island, North Carolina

Five more to go! Julianne Hough and her mother Mari Anne exercised in the sea at Oak Island, North Carolina

Having left Dancing With The Stars in
2008, Julianne will no doubt have had to rethink ways to keep in shape
to maintain the body expected of her for her new Hollywood career.

Since bidding farewell to the reality
talent show, the Utah native has since gone on to star in Footloose,
Burlesque and Rock Of Ages.

The blonde actress is now shooting her latest venture Safe Haven, alongside Josh Duhamel.

Keeping trim: Julianne was seen doing press-ups, highlighting how she gets her bikini body

Keeping trim: Julianne was seen doing press-ups, highlighting how she gets her bikini body

Dancer's body: Julianne has maintained her figure after quitting Dancing With The Stars

Dancer's body: Julianne has maintained her figure after quitting Dancing With The Stars

Dancer's body: Julianne has maintained her figure after quitting Dancing With The Stars

Dancer's body: Julianne has maintained her figure after quitting Dancing With The Stars

How low can you go Julianne sank into the water during her squats session

How low can you go Julianne sank into the water during her squats session

And judging from her dedication to
working out even when soaking up the sunshine with family, Julianne will
be in fine form for the Lasse Hallstrm-directed film.

While clearly slender and remaining trim, Julianne still has curves and shuns the size zero trend.

Wearing a patterned spaghetti string
bikini, Ryan Seacrest's squeeze showcased toned thighs and a pert
derrire while her mother stayed covered in a black all-in-one.

Making a splash: Julianne wisely surrendered her workout to have fun in the sea

Making a splash: Julianne wisely surrendered her workout to have fun in the sea

Girls just wanna have fun: Julianne was accompanied by mother Mari Anne

Girls just wanna have fun: Julianne was accompanied by mother Mari Anne

Girls just wanna have fun: Julianne was accompanied by mother Mari Anne

Devoted: Julianne showered her pets with attention

Devoted: Julianne showered her pets with attention

And running around after her canine companions will be additional exercise, without having to bother with the gym.

Speaking of her Cavalier King Charles
Spaniels, Julianne told People: 'Being away from family and everything,
it sometimes is tough. You go through your good days and your bad days

'Having my dogs with me is literally
my safe place. They're always there giving me joy and comfort and love.
Lexi is like a prima donna, a princess.'

Where she got her looks from! Julianne's mother, a former dancer, is clearly still very attractive

Where she got her looks from! Julianne's mother, a former dancer, is clearly still very attractive

Dog day afternoon: Julianne and her mother were each seen holding a pet pooch as they caught up on gossip

Dog day afternoon: Julianne and her mother were each seen holding a pet pooch as they caught up on gossip

Dog day afternoon: Julianne and her mother were each seen holding a pet pooch as they caught up on gossip

Relaxing: Julianne and mother Mari Anne lie in the sea to cool off

Relaxing: Julianne and mother Mari Anne lie in the sea to cool off

Girl's best friend: The 24-year-old often takes her dogs Harley and Lexi with her on location

Girl's best friend: The 24-year-old often takes her dogs Harley and Lexi with her on location