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Irina Shayk Shows Off Amazing Body in "Sun City"

Here’s how she stays in supermodel shape.

Irina Shayk looks like a bronze goddess on a magical trip to Marrakesh, Morocco. Shayk, 37, shared some very dreamy pictures of her trip, including ones of her posing in a black bikini against a background of traditional red stone buildings. "Red city," she captioned the post. "Welcome to Morocco! 🇲🇦❤️," commented the official Visit Morocco account. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Shayk stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


No Excuses

Shayk is disciplined about her workouts. "I have good genes, which helps," she says. "But you have to be tough. I'm not a lazy person and I push myself. I go to the gym three or four times a week when I'm not traveling." Even when traveling Shayk makes sure to get some movement. "When you travel a lot, it's hard to exercise. When you feel tired you can just stretch at home," she says. "It really helps you to connect with your body and mind. When I am in New York I do Pilates reformer machines."


Martial Arts and Barre Workouts

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Shayk loves barre workouts and jiu-jitsu. "It's a Japanese self-defense discipline, but because there's so many possible move combinations, it's brilliant for constantly challenging my body and pushing it to exhaustion every time," she says. "I do it four times a week when I'm at home in New York, then if I'm traveling I try to work out in my hotel room or at work during breaks, focusing on simple barre moves that don't need any equipment and really work my arms and bum."


Infrared Sauna Sessions


Shayk uses an infrared sauna as part of her wellness routine. "This is my new obsession," she says. "My friend introduced me to it. It heats you up from the inside. You get rid of toxins from the inside out. It makes you really sweat, but it's not workout sweat. I go once or twice a week when I'm in New York, and I feel like that's my workout because you can burn 600 calories. But I'm not going to lose 600 calories. When you go, your skin, everything, you feel better. You have to try it. You're going to be obsessed. I'm telling you right now."


No Restrictive Diets

Shayk refuses to follow any restrictive diets. "I drink a lot of water, but I don't do diets," she says. "People have this opinion of models that they don't eat – they'd soon stop thinking that if they saw me in a restaurant. I eat ice cream and cake, but it's a question of balance. If I eat something like that, I feel much better afterwards if I spend a few hours in the gym."


High-Tech Facials

Shayk is passionate about Russian-style saunas, and facials that actually use technology to get results. "I do a Russian sauna at least once or twice a week," she says. "It's different because you get hit by a hot broom, and it opens your pores and cleans your skin. Then you jump in a cold plunge and the difference in temperature makes your skin tighter. It's a Russian ritual that I've been doing since I was a kid. And I don't believe in facials. I really don't… My latest obsession is in London called FaceGym. They have one in New York, I think. It's literally the best thing ever. The woman comes and does a workout for your face. When you leave, you really feel like your face is lifted."

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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