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Cherneka Johnson in Bathing Suit is a "Work in Progress"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Cherneka Johnson is getting close to her target fight weight and flaunting it in her swimsuit. The boxer shows off her incredibly chiseled body in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts. "It's a work in progress and everyday counts 👊🏼Still a fair few weeks off fight weight but we working," she captioned the Instagram post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Cherneka Johnson 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 Follows a Strict Diet

Cherneka fuels up with food while she is training. "What I eat in a day during fight camp. When it comes to cleaning up my diet and counting calories I make sure to feel fuelled for my training sessions, add lots of colour, lots of vegetables to create volume, drink plenty of fluid to stay hydrated plus it helps me feel fuller, stay prepared with my meals ready to go, swap some of my favourite meals/ treats to better options to suits my macro intake, follow up with my nutritionist on our weekly check ins to make sure weight is on track and energy levels whilst training are still high," she revealed in an Instagram post. 


She Does Yoga

Cherneka might fight, but she also loves to get her zen on with yoga. "I do love a good hot flow 🔥🧘🏽‍♀️My towel, my clothes are absolutely drenched come the end of class," she captioned a post. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."


She Meditates

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Cherneka also meditates and has a tab devoted to her practice on her Instagram Stories. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality


Her Day Is Regimented

As a professional athlete, Cherneka's days are very regimented. Eat Run Eat Box Rest Eat Strength Box Eat Sleep," she captioned a video of her day. "Something along those lines." 


She Does Cardio

She does cardio. Cherneka also does cardio on the air bike, which is much harder than riding an actual stationary bike. "I try and tell myself I actually like the air bike and the feeling I get when I feel like im gonna fall over after this session," she captioned a post of her workout

Leah Groth
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