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Elisabetta Gregoraci in Bathing Suit Enjoys "the Intensity"

She has a black belt in karate.

Italian model Elisabetta Gregoraci is sharing what looks like a professional modeling shot where she's showing off her enviably toned physique. Gregoraci, 43, shared a snap of herself perched on rocks, wearing a bathing suit and lots of bracelets. "The intensity of the moment," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Gregoraci 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!



Karate Queen

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Gregoraci enjoys an active lifestyle, and is a black belt in karate. "Like all little girls I adored dance and never separated from the tutu and pink leg warmers but I understood soon enough that in reality my true passion was another: karate," she says. "I started doing karate at the age of 6 , becoming a black belt, second dan and then also an instructor. I have also always loved athletics, another passion that my father passed on to me, and I became a long jump and 80m champion."


Making Time For Workouts

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Gregoraci tries to find time for exercise at least twice a week. "Unfortunately, I can no longer train as consistently as I used to, because I divide myself between a mother's commitments and my work commitments," she says. "I try to train twice a week, with shorter sessions of about 40 minutes where I do some cardio and some leg, glutes and abs exercises."


Relationship Advice

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Gregoraci, who was married to Flavio Briatore from 2008-2017, says marriage is hard work, and should not be taken for granted. "As in any couple, it takes a lot of patience," she says. "Never let your guard down. Marriage is a complex relationship and you have to work hard to make it work."


Carb Lover

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Gregoraci loves her carbs. "I have always been a big eater," she says. "I really like sweets and carbohydrates … I just can't do without them. With a Sicilian mother and a Calabrian father, I grew up with abundant and highly seasoned dishes, not to mention the ragù that my grandmother used to make!"


She Is Independent and Loving It


Gregoraci says she works hard every day, and cherishes her independence. "I want to wake up in the morning and be satisfied with myself," she says. "Someone might think that she lives between parties and massages, but that's not the case. I am full of energy, I don't like to delegate and I am committed to everything I do. I have been working and independent for 15 years. Nobody gave me anything, I made many sacrifices."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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