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Josephine Skriver Shows Off Her Sculpted Figure in Workout Gear

Five ways Sports Illustrated model Josephine Skriver stays in shape. 

Sports Illustrated model Josephine Skriver lives a jet-setting life of exotic travels and long work hours, but the new mom makes health a priority. The 30-year-old has a packed schedule, but makes time for self-care and ensuring she gets plenty of sleep, healthy food, and working out. Having premium activewear is also important to the former Victoria's Secret model, so she launched her own brand joja with fellow model Jasmine Tookes and showed off her toned physique in one of their nude and white designs. Here's five ways Skriver stays in shape. 


She Figured Out What Works Best For Her Body

Learning how your body responds to certain workouts can help get better results and in an interview with Byrdie, Skriver explained how she discovered what works best for her. "I've tried every workout, and I think that's a journey everyone has to go through to figure out what works for your body," she said. "The best advice I can give is to make sure that it's fun. Working out doesn't have to be lifting weights or spinning—it can be Zumba dancing, swimming, or hiking. I've tried everything from yoga to spinning to Pilates, and the workout that I've landed on is weights"


She Hits the Gym Often

Consistency is key to achieving fitness goals and Skriver hits the gym as much as her schedule allows. "On a good week, I go to the gym five days a week, sometimes three days a week, or sometimes I can't even make it one, so I really try to listen to my body," she told the outlet. "I always say that every day is a good day to go to the gym, and because of the schedule I have, I can't say 'Oh, I'll go on Mondays, because I don't know what I'll be doing next Monday."


She Eats Healthy Carbs


Skriver has a well-balanced diet but doesn't limit herself. She also knows how to fuel her body with healthy carbs. "I don't follow anything strictly," she said. "I just eat a lot of protein and a lot of veggies, and I make sure I get my carbs because the way I work out, I need healthier carbs like brown rice or sweet potatoes because if I cut out carbs, I would have no energy to do what I do."


She Has Three Hearty Meals a Day

The model shared what her typical meals are like and how she includes plenty of protein. "For breakfast today, I had scrambled eggs, spinach, and a cup of brown rice. I would say most of the time it's grains, protein, and rice, but sometimes for lunch, I don't do as many carbs because it makes me sleepy. But for breakfast, it's such a good start—especially after my workout, I'm dead tired and I need fuel for the whole day. My biggest meal is breakfast—sometimes I have it twice because I'm so hungry."


She's a Big Believer in Staying Healthy

Skriver understands the importance of staying healthy with nutritious food and doesn't stray from good food choices often. "I travel the world and sometimes have three red-eyes in a week, and if I don't eat for fuel or eat to stay energized … I can't live off of burgers! I might not gain as much as some people, but I would be slumping off if I ate sugar all the time—it's more like health consciousness for me, but I also always do the 80/20: 80% of the time, I eat healthily and work out, and I stay on a schedule because I really am all about taking care of my body. My body is like my temple, and you only get one shot."

Heather Newgen
Heather Newgen has two decades of experience reporting and writing about health, fitness, entertainment and travel. Heather currently freelances for several publications. Read more