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Elsa Pataky in Bathing Suit Has "Summer Vibes"

Here’s how she stays fit.

Model Elsa Pataky knows exactly how to stay silver-screen fit. The star of Interceptor (and wife of Chris Hemsworth) does a lot of swimsuit photoshoots and posts them on social media. In a recent Instagram photo, Pataky posed in a multicolored bathing suit and tan button down. She captioned the photo, "Summer vibes." 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's Inspired By Olympians

For many people, Pataky is their body goals. For Pataky, her body goals came from Olympic athletes. She tells Body & Soul, "We used to watch the Olympics a lot, and I would get obsessed with the toned and strong bodies of the gymnastics and the 100 metre women runners. I loved their abs! So I just wanted to have a body like that. And I liked sports… and so then I started training and my goal was to have abs! 


She's Consistent

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Pataky makes sure to be consistent with her wellness habits. She tells Body & Soul that it is easy for her to fall back into it when she's in a rut. "I started doing abs [workouts] all the time, and then I started to see my body change. I started eating healthier. And yes, you still have cravings – so it was very difficult – you know sometimes it [feels] impossible … especially when you have times when you're really low and down. But I would always get back into it."


She Builds Muscle

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Pataky tells Body & Soul that she wants to build muscle in her body. "I always tell women not to get scared to being muscly because it keeps everything up. When you get older, and everything starts sagging [laughs]. So the only way to keep it up, is the muscle. So don't be scared of that – in the beginning it will look like you're gaining weight but that will change, step by step. Just hang in there."


She Does Yoga With Weights

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Pataky likes to combine workout techniques. She tells Body & Soul that she likes to combine strength training with flexibility and stretching. One way she does this is using weights while doing yoga. "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. I'm using more weight and more weight and more weight, and less repetitions to create that muscle."


She Intermittent Fasts


Pataky tells HOLA Fashion that she is a fan of intermittent fasting. She says that it was easy for her to get into this way of eating. "I do it naturally, because I have gotten used to eating early with the children, never later than 6:30 p.m. and I don't have breakfast until 10 or 11 a.m. I try not to eat anything until the next day. It is a new way of eating healthy, with which you burn more calories and also let your body rest."

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