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Nastia Liukin in Two-Piece Workout Gear is "Absolutely Stunning"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Nastia Liukin is one of the most successful gymnasts of all time. She competed for Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal, a bronze medal, and three silver medals at the games. Liukin shared a new reel of herself going through her wellness routine on Instagram. In it, she is seen stretching and doing cartwheels on the beach, walking her dog, picking up vegetables, and bike riding.  How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Nastia Liukin stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Walks Her Dogs

As you can see in her reel, Liukin loves to walk her dog to stay in shape. The Mayo Clinic states that walking has a lot of health benefits. "For example, regular brisk walking can help you: Maintain a healthy weight and lose body fat. Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Improve cardiovascular fitness. Strengthen your bones and muscles."


She Eats Vegetables


As you can see in her recent reel, Liukin loves to eat vegetables. states that vegetables have a lot of health benefits. "Vegetables are considered essential for well-balanced diets since they supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and phytochemicals. Each vegetable group contains an unique combination and amount of these phyto nutraceuticals, which distinguishes them from other groups and vegetables within their own group. In the daily diet vegetables have been strongly associated with improvement of gastrointestinal health, good vision, and reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, chronic diseases such as diabetes, and some forms of cancer."


She Bikes

In her reel, Liukin is seen biking. The University of Montana states that biking has a lot of benefits. "Cycling is one of the healthiest and most low-impact forms of exercise – meaning it causes less strain and injuries than most other workouts. So it's a hobby you can continue to enjoy throughout you long life. And, unlike other forms of exercise, you won't dread doing it. Even if you take cycling seriously and go at it hard, the blood pumping and wind in your face is still exhilarating, even when it's difficult."


She Practices Meditation

Nastia Liukin/Instagram

Liukin shared her morning routine in an interview with Well + Good. She says that she likes to practice meditation each day. "Meditation is also crucial to my mental health. For me, it just involves stepping away from my phone, closing my eyes, and focusing on breathing. The combo of journaling and meditation is my saving grace for clearing my mind and focusing on my day. I sometimes have so much going on and it can feel overwhelming, but doing both of these things first-thing [in the morning] really calms my mind and allows me to focus on what I have to do."


She Stays Motivated To Work Out

Liukin is driven to workout regularly. She shared her secret for doing so with "I think the most important thing to know is, you'll never regret a workout when it's over. And it's just hard to tell yourself that before you've done it. But just try to remember how you feel after your workout, and know that when you feel good, you look good, and you have more confidence, and so I think that that's really important."

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