Elsa Pataky in Bathing Suit Celebrates With Friends
Elsa Pataky—the Spanish model and actress—knows a bit about Australia. She's married to Australian Chris Hemsworth. And she's recently been traveling in the continent. "Life is more fun when you are around @aprilmun and @lukemun. Enjoying the last day in Australia before the trip!" she captioned a photo of herself in a bathing suit—with her friends April Munro and Luke Munro. Read on to see 5 ways Elsa Pataky 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 Does Yoga
"It's just like another kind of energy you have in yoga," Pataky told Women's Health in 2019. "It's also for your mind. At the end you have that moment of laying down and five minutes of like [does an exaggerated exhale]. Kind of like a meditation. I think that's really important for your brain and to come down. At the end of the yoga, it's just good for me to lay down and think about nothing… or try to [laughs]."
She Weight Trains
"Weight training with yoga really works with my body. I work out with weights, and the more and more I learn that, I'm not scared doing weights," she told Body+Soul. "I'm using more weight, and more weight, and more weight, and less repetitions to create that muscle. But stretching is such a important thing for the muscle—and in women, it's what makes you get the shape, the beautiful shape."
She Needs to Keep Going
"I can't be without training for more than two weeks—I just get really nervous and my energy starts to go down," she said in March 2019. "When you start working out and your body's changing and you're achieving your goals, that's such a great thing. So, I think that's the motivation [to exercise]—feeling better and just being happy with you and knowing that you're healthy. If you know you're taking care of your body and you're doing it for a reason, you can put aside the, 'I can't do it.'"
"I am a very active person. I want my body to stay young – in strength and energy. I want to still go horseriding with my daughter when I'm 80!" she told Body+Soul.
She Promotes Swisse
Elsa promotes Swisse Wellness, Australia's No.1 Brand in Vitamins and Supplements. "Being outdoors and in nature is something that we continuously strive to do – me as an individual, but also as a family – and so the fit with Swisse is a great one that really highlights something that is important to both me and the brand. Filming at the waterfalls and with my horses in our hometown in Byron Bay with the Swisse team was an amazing experience and was also a great learning time for me to understand more about the brand and its products. I'm still getting to know all of the products, but I already have a few favorites that I use every day," Pataky said.