Alessandra Ambrosio in Bathing Suit Has "Acqua Therapy"
Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is in St. Barths on a family vacation filled with sun, fun and "Acqua Therapy," according to her latest Instagram post, which finds her strolling the beach in a polka-dot swimsuit. She deserves the break, after walking so many runways and guest judging on Germany's Next Top Model. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Alessandra Ambrosio stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Knows It's "Crunch Time"
Alessandra Ambrosio knows her way around a gym, doing crunches, working with resistance bands and weights and using kettlebells. "Crunch time… 🍏‼️💪," she wrote, captioning one workout. Here's a superset with a crunch you can do, from trainer Mark Langowski:
1. High Plank with Opposite Arm/Leg Extension and Crunch
Get into a pushup position with your arms extended. Lift your left foot off the ground and, at the same time, lift your right hand and extend your right arm out in front of you. Now bend your left knee and your right elbow and bring them both underneath you, and try to touch them together. Place your left foot and right hand back on the floor, and repeat the move with your right foot and left hand. Continue to alternate for one minute.
2. Flutter Kicks and Criss Crosses
Lie on your back and place your hands under your hips for support. Straighten your legs and lift both feet a few inches off the floor. Now flutter your feet up and down, in opposition to one another for 30 seconds. Without stopping, change direction, criss-crossing your feet sideways over and under one another for another 30 seconds.
She Eats Clean
"It is very important for me to eat 'clean,'" she has said. "This principle has its roots in my Brazilian childhood. I try to eat everything that is fresh and seasonal, to keep the balance of food groups in the diet. I also instill this approach in children: even if they eat a bunch of sweets, I make sure that their diet remains balanced. I can also easily allow myself something like that – a cupcake, ice cream or fries, for example. It's only better to keep yourself in control and, if possible, try to balance such a set with healthier and more nutritious foods."
She Says "Be the Best You Can Be"
"Every woman has a different metabolism and different genetics, so rather than compete with one another, concentrate on yourself and be the best you can be. Everyone has days when they don't want to show anything. That's what the good ol' jeans and T-shirt are for. So many times, I haven't felt ready for shoots. I'm like, why didn't I work out more? It's life." she has said.
She Says "Live Like You're On Vacation"
Can't go to St. Barths? Pretend. "'Forever on vacation' is my motto," she has said. "It's just the way I take life. Nothing makes me feel that pissed off or out of control. Whatever I do, whether I;m modeling or doing my clothing line, ale by Allesandra, I just want to feel like it's fun. If you're doing something you don't like, you're wasting time. Life is short. There is so much to see and do and feel. We should enjoy every moment."
She Loves Those Kids
Of course Allesandra had a family vacation. "[My kids] always come first, so I try to spend as much time as possible with them," she told Glamour years ago. "Sometimes that means rearranging my schedule or bringing them on set." She added: "I love that I get to travel the world and discover so many different new places and cultures. Making time for everything can be challenging, but I enjoy what I do, so I make it happen."