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Irina Shayk in Bathing Suit Says "Thank U"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Irina Shayk is one of the most gorgeous and successful supermodels today. And her social media is full of stunning posts and photos. Shayk is currently doing a swimsuit campaign with Jean Paul Gaultier, and posted highlights from the shoot on her Instagram. In them, Shayk posed on the beach in a black one piece and a green patterned two piece. "Thank U," she said to the creative team. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Irinia Shayk 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 Loves Ju-Jitsu

Shayk broke down her wellness habits in an interview with Women's Health. She admits that she's not the biggest fan of most cardio workouts, like running. However, she has found a cardio exercise that she loves. "Four months ago I started jiu-jitsu with my personal trainer, and it's great. It's a Japanese self-defense discipline, but because there's so many possible move combinations, it's brilliant for constantly challenging my body and pushing it to exhaustion every time."


She Does Barre Exercises in Her Hotel Room

Shayk has to do a lot of traveling for her job. However, she doesn't let her schedule stop her from working out on a consistent basis. Shayk tells Women's Health that she does exercises in her hotel rooms, usually a barre workout. "If I'm traveling, I try to work out in my hotel room or at work during breaks, focusing on simple barre moves that don't need any equipment and really work my arms and bum."


She Eats A Balanced Diet


Shayk may be a model, but she isn't on any stereotypical model diet. She is open about her love of food, particularly unhealthy food. Shayk is also open about her love of a balanced diet. "Two days ago I had a huge burger with cheese, French fries, lots of ketchup, and a large Sprite," she explains to Women's Health. "But in the name of balance, I got up the next morning, did 30 minutes of barre in my room and ate steamed fish and grilled vegetables for dinner."


She Uses Multiple Moisturizers

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Shayk has amazing skin, and she needs to keep it healthy for her job, especially since she has to wear a lot of makeup. She tells Women's Health that one of her secrets is switching what moisturizer she uses. "I make sure I always moisturize. Some people find a favorite product and stick with it for years, but I swap between moisturizers every week, so my skin doesn't get too used to one formula and becomes immune to its benefits."


She Stays Motivated

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Shayk is open about her love of a balanced lifestyle. She tells Yahoo that one of the biggest parts of maintaining her lifestyle is exercise. Shayk says that she stays motivated to workout and always pushes herself. "If you decide that you want to eat all those crazy meals, you have to balance it with working out, so you always have to motivate yourself. You cannot wake up and see yourself in the mirror and think 'I look great so I can just relax', you have to always push yourself to be better."


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