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NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -– It's widely known that Multi-platinum vocalist Martina McBride has always been in shape but this month the mother of three appears ON Shape – and is wearing a bikini! Martina joins country singers LeAnn Rimes and Julianne Hough to reveal their simple tips for staying fit, strong and sexy.

"I became fascinated with nutrition when I got pregnant with Delaney," says Martina during the group discussion. "I love to read about healthy eating and preach to my husband. Now I'm trying to teach it to my daughters. And it's working, because they all love green vegetables–like broccoli. And they should be able to have treats too. We should all have treats, just not all the time."

Another issue important to Martina is to promote a healthy self-image as well as physical beauty.

"When I do a magazine shoot like this," admits Martina. "I have to explain to my three daughters [Delaney, 14; Emma, 11; and Eva, 4] that it takes a team of professionals to do my hair and makeup so I look this way. I have girls who are concerned about how they look compared to models or what have you. It's my responsibility to teach them that beauty is more than superficial."


Martina and daughter Delaney have recently launched a campaign called "My Time to Shine" with the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline. Teens and parents are encouraged to visit www.loveisrespect.org to find helpful tips on dating and healthy relationships. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers