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Jade Thirlwall in Bathing Suit Says "New Year, Same Me"

Here’s how the Little Mix star keeps herself in shape. 

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall is offering fans a glimpse into her first month of 2022. "Promised myself in 2022 I'd post in real time more but here I am showing my holibobs 3 weeks after it happened new year same me enjoy," she captioned a series of photos, including one of herself showing off her fantastic figure in a swimsuit. How does the artist keep herself so fit? Read on to see 5 of Jade Thirlwall's top tips for staying 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!


Find a Workout Buddy

Jade explained to Cosmopolitan that she doesn't like to exercise alone. "What motivates me? I can't go [to the gym] by myself. One because I get embarrassed because I don't know how anything works, but two because it's really hard to motivate yourself. I go with my brother or my boyfriend because you want to be better than them – it gets competitive."


Listen to the Right Music

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Jade maintains that listening to the right music can pump you up for exercise. Her favorites are "power anthems [and] Little Mix," she said. "I listen to Scooter and Cascada, it gets you proper pumped. It really makes you wanna move."


Get a Workout In

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According to fellow Little Mix bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, the girls stay in shape by dancing while on the road. "We dance a lot, so that's our main exercise." However, they also "try to go to the gym as much as we can," she added. "I tend to go in hard when I know I'm going on holiday and I've got to get my body out. Three times a week, but I'm gonna have to go in [this time] because I haven't trained for six months. It's ridiculous. I'm off the bandwagon." Jade added she also does exercises in her hotel room. "If I don't go to the gym I try to do squats and sit ups before I go to bed," she said. 


Shout at Yourself

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Jade has a unique way of motivating herself during workouts. "I shout names at myself. I'll be like 'Jessica Alba', 'J-Lo'.. If you say the names, it motivates you because that's who you want to look like," she told Cosmo. 


Love Yourself

Jade revealed to the BBC that she struggled with an eating disorder when she was younger. "It got to the point when I knew I needed someone else to tell, harboring a horrible secret like that is obviously really damaging to your mental health and obviously my physical health," she said. She eventually told someone she thought she had a problem. "It was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. The minute I started to actually talk to people about it, was the minute I started to get better," she continued. "I don't think I would ever do that to myself again." When talking to two teenagers in recovery from anorexia, she revealed the secret to recovery: "I just learned to love myself again."


Leah Groth
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