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Ashley Park in Bathing Suit is With "Friends in Paris"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Ashley Park is getting ready for the third season of her Netflix series, Emily In Paris, to premiere. The Netflix France Instagram account is promoting the show by posting a lot of behind-the-scenes photos of the cast. In one photo, Park and co-star Lucian Leon Laviscount are seen sunbathing. Park wore a red bathing suit, a black bucket hat, and sunglasses. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ashley Park 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's Consistent

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Park opened up about her wellness in an interview with Fit For Broadway while she was starring in The King And I. She says that she has to stay consistent with her health in order to be a successful performer. "As a performer, my body is my instrument in every sense of the word. It's my vessel through which I story-tell, the foundation for my self-expression, and the one tool needed for work.  Maintaining health and fitness is the key to keeping my instrument fueled and able to perform at its best. The healthier I am, the better I perform, simple as that."


She Loves Cardio

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One of Park's favorite types of exercise is cardio. She tells Fit For Broadway, "I've always been a cardio girl. You can most often find me on an elliptical or treadmill watching an episode of Chopped.  I love to sweat and get a full body workout. In the spring/summer/fall, I love running outside.  With my roots in California and Michigan, I enjoy living right by Central Park where I can go for morning runs amongst some greenery."


She Loves Bikram Yoga

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Park likes to take Bikram Yoga classes. She tells Fit For Broadway that they help her as a performer. "In the summer, and when I'm doing a lot of movement/dancing in a show, I go to Bikram yoga pretty religiously. I've found that Bikram is not an ideal workout for me when I'm needing to sing a lot because it dries out my voice, but there is nothing that feels better than laying on that hot mat after 90 minutes of focus, pushing myself, and sweating."


She Doesn't Deprive Herself

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Park tells Fit For Broadway that she doesn't like to restrict herself when it comes to her diet. "I've never been one to deprive myself…or my sweet tooth," she says. "Food truly is 'Fuel'…Fuel for your mind and heart as well as your body.  So why not nourish yourself things that will make every ounce of you happy?  I feel my best when I listen to what my body wants as long as I 'Prioritize Quality'… When I want a cupcake, I want the BEST darn tasting cupcake around (I live on the same block as Magnolia Bakery…YUP).  When I want a green juice, I want the greenest, freshest liquid I can find."


She's Driven

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When Park was 15, she was diagnosed with cancer. She tells Shape that this experience affected her greatly, specifically, that it made her feel a lot more motivated. "Once cancer physically left my body, I made it my mission to not let it affect my life," she says. "I didn't want it to define me. People were so worried about me, and I became the person that was like, 'I'm fine. Don't worry about me. I am going to go after what I want and just do it.'" 

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