“Wearing a bikini on a magazine cover is my 41st birthday present to myself,” she says in the magazine, as excerpted by JustJared.
According to a report in People Magazine, Hill was brave enough to pose for the cover because of a rigorous Pilates routine.
Hill says she was always athletic, but as she got older and became a working mom, she found her workouts became sporadic.
So, turning 40, she decided to make a lifestyle change and took up Pilates, People said.
“It was so hard, but ultimately so worth it. My core is much stronger, and my arms are more toned. In fact, wearing a bikini on a magazine cover is my 41st birthday present to myself.”