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5 Fitness Classes to Get a Model Body

Train like an Angel (Image via Victoria's Secret)

A major part of any model’s job is to have an amazing body. Most models eat only healthy food or follow restrictive diets while exercising every single day. Before the annual Victoria’s Secret show, lingerie models are known to exercise multiple times a way while restricting their caloric intake to alarmingly low levels. They train not as dainty women but as fit athletes, losing fat, gaining muscle fast. If you want to have a body like a model, try one of the classes below.

Cardio Kickboxing

Supermodel, Adriana Lima, working out with her personal trainer and former #1 ranked middleweight champion boxer, Michael “Silk” Olajide (Image via Gary He for Insider Images)

Loved by supermodels like Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima and Kendall Jenner, cardio kickboxing is one of the toughest workout classes you can take. An hour of class burns nearly 600 calories. Most kickboxing gyms recommend going to class three times a week to see staggering changes in weight. But be warned, this class will push you to your limit.

Ballet

Misty Copeland (Image via Courtesy of Grand Central Life & Style)

An interesting approach to fitness is ballet. Barre classes use the tools and techniques from ballet to create a set of swift movements. This way the body focuses on it’s own weight. These exercises build lean muscle and elongate muscles. It helps create a strong back for good posture. Lingerie models are often found at barre classes when they’re not doing intense cardio. One hour can burn anywhere from 400 to 500 calories.

Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, just released a fitness book, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You, to help readers achieve a sculpted figure, good posture, and a healthy mind. Check out her book to find ballet oriented exercises you can try at home. They’re deceptively simple, but will really work your body.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga

Another fitness class that makes you use your own weight is aerial yoga. Don’t be fooled by the word yoga, aerial yoga is not very relaxing. It makes you use muscles you didn’t even know you had. All the pretty pictures you see of aerial yoga on social media? That pose is merely two seconds at the end of an excruciating, challenging hour-long class.

Spinning

Spinning

An hour of spinning can burn nearly 500 calories. Spin class consists of a stationary bike and a loud instructor. The class raises your heart rate and pulse, pushing you to burn fat all over your body. The bike keeps your core engaged so you can continue to build muscle.

Barry’s Boot Camp

Image via Barry’s Bootcamp

This class is exactly what it sounds like, a guy named Barry’s boot camp to force your body in shape. One, one hour class burns 800 to 1000 calories. It combines high intensity cardio with strength training. A common misconception is the instructors are scary. In fact, the atmosphere of the fitness class is very welcoming and supporting. Unfortunately, this class is mainly in California.

Written by Sasha Michaels

A long time writer based in Chicago with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Political Science. Professionally writing since the age of 13, I cover topics I'm most passionate about - relationships, travel, health, and of course, politics.

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