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Bar Refaeli In Workout Gear Says "I Am a Tennis Player Now"

The ball is literally in her court.

Supermodel Bar Refaeli is trying new hobbies in the new year, and sharing her efforts on social media. Refaeli, 38, posted pictures of herself posing next to a tennis net, wearing leggings and an oversized sweatshirt as she performed stretches on the court. "I am a tennis player now 🎾 almost," she captioned the post. Refaeli has modeled since she was a teenager and shows no sign of slowing down—here's what her diet and workouts look like.


Diet and Workout

Refaeli believes working out encourages a healthy diet and vice versa. "I work out a lot," she told Cosmopolitan. "I like to look good and feel good. I do Pilates and TRX four times a week for an hour each time. I'm not very careful with my diet but when you work out a lot you want to keep healthy. Eating healthily makes you want to work out more because your body is more alive. If I'm craving something I'll have it, but I don't really crave bad things."


Lifting Heavy Weights

Refaeli frequently posts videos of her workouts, which are strongly focused on strength training with weights and resistance bands. "The benefits of using resistance bands for strength training are endless," Aaptiv trainer and owner of Trainers in Transit Jennifer Giamo tells "You can perform exercises for every major muscle group, challenge your existing routine ([for example], add them to push-ups for increased difficulty). You can also increase your range of motion, flexibility and muscular endurance."


Makeup Tricks

Refaeli has learned what works for her when it comes to beauty. "I now know my face – what looks good and what doesn't look good," she told Cosmopolitan. "I let makeup artists do their job because they know best but I know my face more than they do, so if they're good they usually ask me what I like, but it's also learning what works for you or doesn't. Makeup artists have taught me to use a tinted cream blush (I like NARS, Shiseido and Chanel) on the cheekbones, eyelids and lips, applied using fingers. It looks like a touch of light."


Alter Ego

Refaeli goes into character when she's working. "I feel like my job is my alter ego; it's a different me and I love it," she told Hello!. "I'm a Gemini! Behind the camera, I'm totally different. I don't wear make-up, I don't wear heels and I'm very basic. But I love the fact I have this job and it gives me the opportunity to dress up."


Strike a Pose

Refaeli learned to pose by studying other models in magazines. "It's a matter of experience," she told Cosmopolitan. "I've done a lot of learning. I used to buy a lot of fashion magazines and see all the poses of the girls. I'd buy Sports Illustrated and see the specific poses and how girls look better and the best angles – it's like reading up on material for a test and learning what's good."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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