Ladies, if you need more inspiration to get back into the gym in the New Year, let these pictures of Salma Hayek in a smoking red bikini be your guide.

Proving she's the utter definition of one hot mama, the 44-year-old actress was captured by paparazzi while frolicking on the beach in St. Barts in a skimpy halter neck crimson bikini with gleaming gold hardware that showed off her enviable hard body (albeit, soft in all the right places).

Hayek was joined in the surf by her adorable 3-year-old daughter Valentina, who wore an age-appropriate light blue two-piece to play with mom.

Hayek and her fashion mogul husband Francois-Henri Pinault aren't the only celebrities ringing in the New Year (and showing off their hard earned bods) on the exclusive Caribbean island.

Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel, Victoria's Secret stunners Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, The City star Olivia Palmero and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have also been spotted getting their tan on in St. Barts over the weekend.

For more inspiring (if not a tad disheartening) pics of stars in their itty bitty bikinis, check out our gallery above.

In related news: see Salma Hayek rocking the top knot trend on the cover of V Spain.

And click here for more over-40 celebs rocking bikinis.