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Jena Sims in Bathing Suit Shares "My Journey"

Here are 5 ways she stays in shape.

Jena Sims is one step closer to becoming a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model. The wife of PGA star Brooks Koepka shows off her incredible figure in some new modeling photos in one of her latest social media posts. "My journey with @si_swimsuit began in the late 90s when I saw Tyra on the cover in that iconic polka dotted bikini. It was my earliest memory of what true beauty felt like," she wrote in the caption. "SI Swimsuit is not about the body, but WHO's in that body. I'm touched beyond belief to be one step closer to my biggest dream in life, thanks to @theswimfluencenetwork Swim Search. This community of badass women had already changed my life for the better, so I can't wait to see what the next steps hold! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this incredible group of 12 women to advance, @mj_day and the entire SI team." How does the swimwear designer and model keep herself fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jena Sims 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 Doesn't Starve Herself

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Jena eats healthy most of the time but refuses to starve herself. After a troll ordered her to "go eat a cheeseburger," she did just that. "Not so rare footage of me eating a cheeseburger," she captioned an Instagram story of herself chowing down. In one Instagram Q&A she added that she and her man "get down on McDonalds."


She Does HIIT Workouts

Jena trains with Olivia Figueroa, a Florida based trainer. "I try to do 3x per week," she told a fan during a Q&A. Figuero's Instagram page is filled with photos of herself training with clients, mostly doing HIIT style, strength training workouts. There is lots of Research backing up the benefits of HIIT workouts, including body fat reduction, improved cardiovascular function, and mental health. It is also time effective. 


She Skis

Jena also loves traveling from her home in Florida to the mountains so she can ski. "I love you snow much," she captioned this photo taken from a ski trip with Brooks in Big Sky, Montana. Research has linked downhill skiing to a number of health benefits. In addition to promoting physical fitness, it may decrease risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Studies have also found that the more frequently a person skis, prevalence of known hypercholesterolemia, systemic hypertension, diabetes, the frequency of mental stress and the occurrence of memory deficits declines. 


She Swims

You can often find Jena taking a swim in the ocean. Swimming is a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity, according to the CDC. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses. In addition to the many physical benefits, there are multiple studies supporting the mental health benefits of swimming as well. 


She Refuses to Give Up Her Life

Jena stays true to herself. "I didn't give up my life and my friends just because I married someone who is an athlete," Sims said in an interview. "These girls just quit their jobs immediately and travel full-time. That is probably 90% of the women on tour, which if that's your journey, 'You go, girl'. I have no judgment of that. It just wasn't the path I was going to take for myself."


She Cheats

Jena has a go-to sweet cheat meal: Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The bio on Jena's website, reads: "One of her hidden talents is the ability to eat an entire box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts in one sitting."

Leah Groth
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