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Katelyn Ohashi in Two-Piece Workout Gear Learns "New Tricks"

Here's how she stays superfit.

Katelyn Ohashi is a former UCLA gymnast, who went viral for one of her competition routines. Since then, she's gotten a large following on social media. She shared a video on Instagram in May of herself on the balance beam. Ohashi captioned the post, "Old dog, new tricks." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Katelyn Ohashi stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Does Gymnastics

Ohashi might not be a competitive gymnast, however, she's still using some of her skills. Gymnastics Victoria states that the sport can help with flexibility. "A large amount of time is spent on improving flexibility in gymnastics training. For competitive gymnasts this means improving leaps and jumps. For recreational and adult gymnasts this is about improving the flexibility of muscle groups in order to prevent injury. The more flexible a person's muscles are, the less likely they are to strain or tear a muscle completing everyday tasks."


She Bikes

While in Amsterdam, Ohashi did some biking around the city. In the first photo in this Instagram post, she is seen biking. Ohashi captioned the post, "Not really sure how to describe it but the stories will always live in my heart. Amsterdam and a little stockholm." A Healthier Michigan states that biking has a lot of benefits. "Everyone thinks about biking as great for your legs, and it is, but it's also good for your balance. Cycling engages your abdominal muscles as you balance and steer, go up hills and around corners, according to information shared by the Cleveland Clinic. It can help improve not only your balance, but your coordination and your posture."


She Swims

Ohashi spends a lot of time outside. One thing she likes to do is go swimming. She shared these photos on Instagram of herself wading in Cannes. states that the sport is a full-body workout. "Swimming uses all the muscles in the body so whether you swim a gentle breaststroke or hammer butterfly, you will get a full body workout. Plus, exercising in water makes your body work harder so 30 minutes in a pool is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land."


She Hikes

Another outdoor workout Ohashi likes to do is hike. She shared these photos of herself hiking in Lake Serene. Ohashi captioned the post, "Worth every mile you think you're almost there." Piedmont reports that hiking has a lot of benefits. "Going up and down hills gets the heart pumping, creating a great cardio workout. Like most cardio exercises, hiking helps reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even some cancers."


She's Embracing Herself


Ohashi is open about her struggles with body image and an eating disorder. She opened up about finding self-love to Walden Eating Disorders. "I've been consumed with the thought that bigger is synonymous to less than, That only those people with the right, perfect bodies have the right to stand. But here today, I stand, with the love that penetrates deeper than any wedding band. Because I am my own size, and no words or judgmental stares will make me compromise. For the bittersweet satisfaction that lays between my eyes and my thighs. I finally got my cake and ate it too; for my old self cries. And today, my self-hatred said its goodbyes."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more