So many of you have been asking me to write about Margot Robbie. And I’m not surprised!

This Australian babe is really popular right now for good reason. She’s a fantastic actress, and she also seems to be very kind, funny, and smart.


Margot is clearly a superstar at the moment, and that’s awesome.

But that doesn’t mean that every part of her routine is perfect or that you should copy it. Her diet is pretty extreme, and I don’t recommend parts of it. Instead, try to learn from the good things she does. :)


Margot admits that she isn’t the healthiest eater when she’s taking a break from acting. She eats in two extremes — junk food or rabbit food as she calls it!

In general, Margot considers herself pretty laid back. Beers, waffles, fries, chocolate are all of her favourite and most regular off-duty foods. But, when she needs to slip into a bikini, she says she tends to eat just carrots for several days to slim down.

Trust me, Margot Robbie seems amazing, but yo-yo dieting isn’t good for anybody! It is too extreme. Your body will look and feel better if you eat well consistently while also allowing yourself to enjoy your meals.

I always suggest people eat healthy meals 80 percent of the time and indulge 20 percent of the time. In my experience, this 80/20 rule helps most people stick to healthy eating for the long run. :)

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Margot takes on roles in which she needs to be very athletic, slim, and toned. She takes her job as an actor very seriously, so she commits to getting the best body possible.

When she’s preparing for a role, she doesn’t eat:

  • Saturated fats
  • Fast food
  • Sugary drinks
  • Chocolate

Really, she limits herself to high-protein dishes with lots of vegetables. She only has a glass of wine for a treat, and she’ll typically have a glass every other day.


For breakfast, Margot likes to have porridge with blueberries. She also loves green smoothies, which she makes with kale and apples.

Her favorite breakfast, though, is avocado toast with bacon. Sounds delicious!

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Margot’s lunches always include protein. For example, she likes lemon chicken with brown rice or a salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers, and mackerel. And when she eats grains, she makes sure that they’re whole grains.


Dinner is more protein with nutritious carbohydrates. She likes:

  • Sweet potatoes with tuna steaks
  • Vegetable hot pot with rice noodles


Margot says she drinks probably 10 cups of tea a day. To her, a cup of tea is the answer to everything.

Tea can be great for your health. It is a great way to stay hydrated.

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A lot of Margot’s workouts are adjusted to her get her ready to act a specific character. For example, in, I-Tonya, Margot had to look like an Olympic athlete and be able to skate like one! This requires a lot of time dedicated to working out and choreography. As you’ll see, she is very committed!


Margot trained a lot to prepre for this role. In fact, it was probably the most intense training she’s ever done. After all, she was playing an athlete! Margot was in the gym (or on the ice!) 5 days a week, and she trained for four hours every time she visited the gym. Wow!

Of course, Margot did a lot of ice skating to get ready for the movie too. In fact, skating is one of Margot’s favorite cardio and toning workouts in general. She loves how she feels strong and graceful after being on the ice. It tones her up and increases her heartrate.

Margot also did a lot of ab workouts and lower body moves to get ready. She would do 100 sit-ups every day to prepare.

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Margot wanted to look good for her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. The role requires a lot of stunts and she trained so hard that she did many of them herself.

She told her trainer that she wanted to look toned, but she also wanted to build a bit of a booty to show off in her short shorts! Margot worked with celebrity trainer Andie Hecker, who also has helped train several Victoria’s Secret models, like Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Andie put together 2-3 hour long workouts for Margot. Andie has a background in ballet, so she mixed in ballet moves for toning with hour-long HIIT circuits, strength routines, and choreography (for the film).  


Although Margot likes cardio workouts like running, she mainly did HIIT workouts when she was training for her role as Harley Quin.

Her HIIT workouts were very long. She would spend 45 minutes to an hour doing these intense circuits. Margot had to be in incredible shape to manage that!

Andie said the circuits often included the following moves:

  • Trampoline/Rebounder Jumps – 1 minute
  • Skipping Rope – 1 minute
  • Bosu Ball Hops – 1 minute
  • Big Circles Leg Rotations – 1 minute
  • Double Leg Lifts – 1 minute
  • Outer Thigh Lifts – 1 minute
  • One Hundreds – 1 minute
  • Mountain Climbers – 1 minute

She would repeat this circuit about 4 times before moving on to something else.

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Margot used strength training to help build the muscle that her character would have naturally had. Her training also helped her have the endurance to play such a high-energy character.

But, like many of us, Margot didn’t want to end up looking bulky. After all, she wasn’t trying to be the Hulk!

Andie tailored a type of strength-training just for Margot called crazy-eight. With this routine, you do eight strength training moves back to back without much rest in between.

This is so fast-paced that it burns a lot of calories and can feel like cardio. Margot used low weights with high repetition to ensure that she was getting toned, but not bulky.

The routine included:

  • Bodyweight Squats – 4 sets of 20 bodyweight squats
  • Weighted Arabesques – 4 sets of 20 reps per side with a 5-pound ankle weight
  • Tricep Extensions – 3-4 sets of 25 reps per arm with a 5-pound dumbbell
  • Lateral Raises – 30 reps with 3-5 pound weights
  • Lateral Circles – 20 circles going forward, 20 backward
  • Bicep Curls – 5-pound dumbbell for 20 reps per arm
  • Tabletop Crunches – 25 reps, often on a Pilates Reformer
  • Clamshells – 25 reps, often on a Pilates Reformer
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But what does Margot do when she isn’t training for a movie? She still continues to exercise, but she likes to try different types of workouts and she seems to be less strict about her routine.

Margot loves ice hockey and incorporates that into her normal life. The sport is great for aerobics and toning!

She also:

  • Loves to go for runs.
  • Is often spotted surfing.
  • Says she’s always up for a dance class if she has time.


My takeaway from learning more about Margot Robbie? She works incredibly hard. I’m amazed by the way she dedicates herself to her workouts and being the best actress she can be!

Margot’s fitness routine is not easy. She seems to give it everything she has, and I really admire her for that! I’ll watch her movies with newfound respect now. :)

Love Rachael xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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