A Rundown of How Gigi Hadid Stays in Top Model Shape
If you follow the fashion world| you definitely know about Gigi Hadid. The daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is making waves as a runway model| Sports Illustrated swimsuit star| and all-around A-list socialite . . . but while many people are concerned with her (admittedly gorgeous) fashion choices| we’ve been wondering about her abs! One scroll through The Workouts That Got Gigi Hadid Ready For the Victoria’s Secret Show
| Eating Healthy
Because she is attending The New School in NYC| the 20-year-old is adjusting to a whole new cuisine. “New York is great for being healthy u2014 I have a Juice Press right around the corner and I make my own food all the time. But burgers and fries are my weakness|”” Gigi told Into the Gloss of her eating habits. That professed love of burgers is all too real u2014 when interviewed by her childhood friend| the model declared that she’d take a double cheeseburger over tofu any day!
| A Balanced Diet
“”My biggest thing is just eat healthy and work out|”” the model shared about fitness and dieting. “”I was a volleyball player for 12 years| I rode horses my whole life| and now I box every day. . . . Yeah| I think the biggest thing I always say is eat clean to stay fit| and then have a cheat day to stay sane.”” Our guess for her cheat-day eats? Definitely a burger and fries!
| Volleyball and Team Sports
Gigi played volleyball throughout high school| which encouraged her competitive nature and taught her physical discipline.
| Healthy Competition
As a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model| Hadid participates in group sports with the other featured women. Whether it’s kicking butt in volleyball with teammate Lily Aldridge or throwing out the opening pitch at a professional baseball game| Gigi’s job requires her to stay active.
When asked about her daughter’s healthy lifestyle| Yolanda Foster cited sports as a healthy motivator for both Gigi and her younger sister| Bella: “”They were raised doing lots of sports. They were both riding horses every day u2014 their weekends were spent at the horse shows. They got up at 4 or 5 in the morning| and it was a very disciplined life. . . . They’re girls that choose to eat healthy| that are in the gym| that are committed to do the work to stay in shape.””
| New Challenges
“”Boxing has been great for me because it’s like my new sport| and it’s something that I can get better at|”” Gigi told Vogue as she showed the magazine some of her favorite moves| including the jab and uppercut.
| Getting Into the Ring
“”When you’re boxing| you get so into it mentally that you kinda forget what’s going on| you forget that you’re working out|”” the model said of her newfound passion for boxing| which works out her entire body but especially the core. “”You always want more.””
| An Experienced Trainer
At New York’s Gotham Gym| Gigi trains with former pro fighter Rob Piela| whom she credits with igniting her passion for boxing. “”We start with jump rope u2014 there’s no better way to slim down legs u2014 and we end with ballet-inspired floor exercises. . . . In the middle| we box|”” Piela said of his routine with Hadid and the other top models who attend his training sessions. “”All the girls I work with u2028can fight u2014 boxing is great for someone who’s competitive.””
| Bodyweight Training
When training Gigi and other A-listers at his gym| Rob Piela always keeps in mind their specific fitness needs. A few mainstays of his workout routine include bodyweight training| jump-rope cardio training| and a three-to-one boxing ratio: essentially| three minutes of sparring in the ring balanced with one minute of core-strengthening exercises.