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Amanda Nunes in Two-Piece Workout Gear Poses for Gym Selfie

She recently hit the gym for a training session.

Amanda Nunes is one of the most successful female MMA fighters out there. She recently hit the gym for a training session. She shared a photo on Instagram of herself and her trainer. Nunes was seen in black workout gear. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Amanda Nunes stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Runs

One thing Nunes likes to do to stay in shape is going for runs. She shared this video on Instagram of herself running with cows. Valley Oaks states that running has a lot of health benefits. "Running has a wide variety of health benefits like improving blood pressure, building heart muscles, and strengthening bones. Beyond the physical benefits, running is also proven to positively impact your mental health."


She Horseback Rides

Nunes likes to go horseback riding to stay in shape. Nunes shared these photos and a video on Instagram of herself and her wife going riding. The American Heart Association states that riding has a lot of health benefits. "One of the benefits of regular exercise is lowered blood pressure; horseback riding is exercise. Lower blood pressure can reduce the risk of heart disease. Plus just being around animals has been shown to do that as well."


She Swims

Nunes likes to swim to stay in shape. She shares a lot of posts on Instagram of herself in the water. Nunes shared this photo of herself and her wife in the pool. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Crowe tells The Mayo Clinic that swimming has a lot of health benefits. "Swimmers need strong legs and need strong arms. But what really protects people from injuries are core muscles ― the abs, the lower back muscles and all the muscles around the shoulder blades that are stabilizing the shoulder blade to prevent injury."


She Strength Trains

Nunes likes to strength train to stay in shape. She shared this video on Instagram of herself balancing on a disc while doing squats with a barbell. Nunes captioned the post, "Don't do this if you don't have good balance." The Mayo Clinic states that strength training has a lot of benefits. "Strength training may enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Strength training can also protect your joints from injury. Building muscle also can contribute to better balance and may reduce your risk of falls."


She Works With A Trainer

Amanda Nunes/Instagram

As you can see in her Instagram story, Nunes likes to work with a trainer. In this video, she is seen doing exercises with a band with the support of her trainer. ACE Fitness states that personal training has a lot of benefits, including helping people work out on a consistent basis. "A trainer can hold you accountable and help you overcome all the excuses you might use to avoid your commitment to exercise. It's a lot harder to skip the gym when you know someone is waiting for you."

Anna Bechtel
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