Dolphins Cheerleader Jared De Armas in Bathing Suit Has "Sunny Attitude"
Miami Dolphins cheerleader Jared De Armas isn't letting an overcast day stop her from getting into a swimsuit. De Armas shared a video of herself posing next to a beautiful pool in a burgundy bikini, with palm tees (and gray skies) in the background. "Gloomy day but a sunny attitude ☀️," she captioned the post. "Positive vibes," a fan commented. Being an NFL cheerleader is certainly not for the faint of heart—so how does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways De Armas stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Weights and Resistance Bands
De Armas focuses on weight training and resistance bands for workouts that build muscle and encourage a toned, strong physique. "They [resistance bands] provide variety to a routine workout and also allow for muscles to work concentrically and eccentrically—providing resistance during the 'work phase' and the 'rest phase,'" says trainer Jennifer Giamo. "[Resistance bands] are also quite simple to use when working out on your own. They're safe and effective."
De Armas makes her own smoothies with strawberries, mango, pineapple, ginger, bananas, and Greek yogurt. "I would say it's a really easy way to get a lot of good fruits and vegetables. You can get a lot of nutrients packed into one little glass," says Mayo Clinic dietitian Lorraine Fye. "An unhealthy smoothie, it would be one that maybe is just all fruit or has a lot of fruit juice — one that's really laden with added sugar and that's not very balanced. The healthy smoothie — we're really looking for that balance. So you want good carbohydrates, good proteins and good healthy fats."
She's a Dancer
De Armas is a trained jazz dancer, and even teaches other dancers. "There's no question, anecdotally at least, that music has a very stimulating effect on physical activity," says Daniel Tarsy, MD, an HMS professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). "And I think that applies to dance, as well."
De Armas and the rest of her squad all do full-body workouts together. "One of the key benefits of full-body workouts such as clean and press and overhead throws is that they can help you to achieve a faster metabolism," says the American Sports & Fitness Association.
"This means that your body will be better able to use the energy from the food that you eat to power your workouts, allowing you to train more efficiently and effectively."
De Armas takes collagen peptide supplements as part of her wellness routine. "If you choose to try collagen supplements or drinks, review the list of ingredients and the protein profile," says Payal Patel, MD. "Avoid supplements with too many additives or fillers. Products containing high quantities of prolylhydroxyproline and hydroxyprolylglycine are better at reducing wrinkles and improving the moisture content of skin."