Model Ashley Graham’s Intense Workouts Are Not For the Weak
If you have any doubt that strong is sexy u2014 and confidence is a trait you can strut at any size u2014 then look no further than Ashley Graham. The plus-size model has been the star of major body-positive campaigns| including the SwimsuitsForAll ad that was touted as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue‘s first appearance of a plus-size model as well Lane Bryant‘s #ImNoAngel and #PlusIsEqual campaigns| championing curves and helping others embrace their body shapes. She even staged her own fashion show for her plus-size lingerie line at this year’s New York Fashion Week| telling POPSUGAR Fashion| “”I think that I’m sexy| comfortable| and chic| always. That’s how I like to look at myself.””
While we can’t get enough of her glamorous ads and fashion show appearances| we love how she lets us into her dedicated fitness routine (through inspiring gym selfies and videos of her badass workouts) even more. Take a look at our favorite ways Ashley exercises to stay strong| confident| and be a major dose of body-positive fitspiration for all.
| Weekend Warrior
No casual bike ride here! “”Bike ride from #Brooklyn to #Harlem & back.. 25+ miles!!”” she wrote.
| Inner-Thigh Burn
If you’ve ever used a sliding board at your gym| you know that this move is| as Ashley says| an “”inner thigh killer!””
| No Time to Rest
Wall sits| jumps| and crunches are just part of Ashley’s intense workout. “”Just because I’m a ‘plus size’ ‘curvy’ ‘fiercely real’ model doesn’t mean I don’t workout to keep it tight!! We ain’t playin’ around!!!!”” she says of this video.
| Looking Good| Feeling Good
Sometimes| the best motivation to hit the gym is a cute gym outfit| like Ashley’s Zella pants and Enell sports bra.
| No Excuses
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you don’t have time for a workout. Try Ashley’s “”improvised hotel workout:”” a 30-minute run| jumping jacks| planks| lunges| chair dips| squats| side planks| and push-ups.
| Intense Aerobics
Ashley captioned this workout video| “”Me & my baby sister @abbz0fsteel getting that #curvyfitclub on!!! She kept up with me and then vomited.”” We maybe would’ve too.
| Cardio Queen
Ashley knows you don’t have to be a runner to reap the benefits of cardio. Here| her workout includes BOSU jumps| mountain climbers| lateral moves| and more. “”I’m not working out to loose weight| I’m working out to feel good and to keep my curves tight!”” she captioned the video.
| Train Like an Athlete
“”Keeping my curves tight & training like a professional athlete|”” Ashley said of this serious-looking move.
| Get Serious
While in Miami| Ashley took her workout to DBC Fitness| where NBA stars Dwyane Wade and Lebron James also train.
| Fighting Form
Talk about abs! Ashley kept up this killer boxer-inspired move for 10 reps u2014 and is going for 20!
| Rock On
A good workout playlist goes a long way.
| Total Dedication
Even with a foot injury| Ashley was able to get a serious cardio workout in. “”My sprained foot isn’t keeping me from keeping my body on point! I focused on my arms and abs so much that they are like jelly!!”” she said.
| Rock Climber
“”This is definitely going to hurt tomorrow!”” she said of her rock-climbing experience.