Meet the trainer responsible for Drew Barrymore’s 20-pound weight loss

Drew Barrymore has called her body a “roller coaster,” but she was definitely on a high after shedding 20 pounds for the final season of “Santa Clarita Diet.” And just last week, Barrymore, 45, took to Instagram to gush over the fitness trainer who got her there: Marnie Alton, whom she calls “one of the greats.”

“She came to me and said she wanted to lose weight, yes, but it was more about her character,” Alton, the founder of M/Body, an LA-based studio focusing on cardio and sculpting classes, tells The Post. “It’s a lot of pressure to be on TV. Her character had to move . . . running in heels and digging holes.”

Alton’s classes are a tough mix of barre, yoga and dance, and focus on three main pillars: sculpting, sweating and stretching.

The pair first met in the mid-aughts, when Alton was teaching a class at LA’s Bar Method — and they’ve been “great friends,” says Alton, ever since.

Marnie Alton and Drew Barrymore.Marnie Alton and Drew BarrymoreCourtest of Marnie Alton

“We tailored Drew’s workouts in ways to work with her body, so she could do the classes in hotel rooms,” says Alton, 43. “We used moves from my classes focusing on activating muscles and doing movements that open you up.”

The pair worked out four to five times a week in-studio, in-hotel room or via video chat for “an intense three months,” Alton says, adding, “‘D’ is the embodiment of someone who lifts up other women. She walks the walk.”

While the trainer is based on the West Coast, she plans to launch a stripped-down streaming version of her popular method, a 60-minute alt-barre class, in April.

Alton is currently in NYC through Thursday teaching pop-up classes at Energi, a co-working wellness space with locations in Soho and Union Square, where she demoed some of the moves that helped Barrymore get fit.

The classes are sold out, but you can try these three exercises at home, making sure to do three sets of eight on each side.

Rolling Hangovers

Marnie Alton Rolling HangoversRolling HangoversTamara Beckwith/NY Post

Stand tall and reach your arms overhead, taking a big breath in. As you exhale, tuck your chin, bend your knees deeply and round forward as you swing your arms behind you, bouncing twice at the bottom. Inhale as you roll back up to standing. Bonus: Add a hop at the bottom as your arms swing back.

Dancing Side Lunge

Marnie Alton Dancing Side LungeDancing Side LungeTamara Beckwith/NY Post

Start in a wide parallel stance (feet straight forward, legs more than shoulder-distance apart). Bend your right leg only and extend your left leg, keeping your knee straight. Swing your arms from right to left in a semicircle. Bonus: Add a step in with your working leg and practice lifting your right foot up to your left knee.

Flowing Oblique Plank

Marnie Alton Flowing Oblique PlankFlowing Oblique PlankTamara Beckwith/NY Post

Start in a straight-arm plank, hands and feet shoulder-width apart. Exhale and press your hips up to a downward dog. Inhale and take your right leg all the way up. Exhale and lower your hips back to plank. Lift and turn out your right knee and bring it to your ear. Inhale and step your foot back to plank.

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