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Gabrielle Union in Bikini Dances to the Beat of Her Own Drum

Here’s how she stays in such great shape.

Gabrielle Union is enjoying her vacation on a yacht! The 48-year-old actress shared a video of herself dancing in her bikini during a getaway with her family, looking incredibly fit and happy.  "Dancing to the beat of my own drum," she captioned the clip. "And so it begins #WadeWorldTour2021 #FamilyEdition." How does she stay in such great shape? Read on to see 6 ways Gabrielle Union-Wade 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 Bikini Photos!


She Maintains a Healthy Diet

"No gluten, no dairy. Except when I eat gluten and dairy, she captioned a recent image on Instagram. She previously revealed to WH that she occasionally indulges in "eating what the hell I want and not thinking about it." 


She Makes Exercise a Family Affair

The Union-Wade family is evidence that the family that trains together, stays together. "Training together, struggling, failing, trying to get better—it's been a cool thing that doesn't feel like, 'Let's go talk about our feelings.' It's like, I'm a cool mom!" Gabrielle told Women's Health. "Grind together, shine together," she captioned an image of herself working out with her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade. 


She Trains Efficiently

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Gabrielle told WHO that her workouts usually consist of 15 to 20 minutes of cardio plus strength training and Pilates. "A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control, and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength. It can also be helpful in training for sports or in physical rehabilitation," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Is a Morning (Workout) Person

Gabrielle gets her heart pumping first thing in the morning. "You know how you swing your legs off to the side of the bed?" she asks. "That's when you really think about life's decisions: How much would it cost if I cancel? What does traffic look like? Should I go back to sleep?" Instead, she drinks a coffee and hits the gym. "I don't leave people hanging." 


She Stays Active Outdoors

"I need sun. I need vitamin D on my face," she explained to WH. "Give me a trail, a park, a walk down the street with the dogs, a breeze, rain. I'll go hike. I'll get a lawn chair and sit outside my trailer so I'm not trapped inside."


She Makes Hydration a Priority

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Gabrielle once told Elle that she has been drinking a gallon of water a day since her mid-thirties and it is a game changer. "It's made a tremendous difference with my hair, skin, and nails. Everyone is always like, 'What did you do differently than everyone else? Why are you aging so slow?' It's something that everyone has access to and it not only helps with your beauty, it also helps with your fitness and digestion," she said. She consumes half her water by noon, "casually" drinking the other half until 6:00 pm. She also revealed that she drinks "a good 32 ounces" during her workouts. "Just try and do as much as you can early," she suggests. 


Leah Groth
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