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Jutta Leerdam in Bathing Suit Lives "Under Water Life"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Jutta Leerdam is a speed-skater, who competed in last year's Winter Olympics. She recently did some snorkeling and shared a new underwater video on Instagram. In it, she swam among the seaweed and coral. Leerdam captioned the post, "I think the ice just melted. 💭 I looooved challenging myself and improving my breathwork. It almost felt like I could breathe under water. Thank you @tavicastro & @yanitayancheva for challenging me and introducing me to the under water life." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jutta Leerdam 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 Balances Her Diet


Leerdam has to pay attention to her diet. She tells Body & Fit that she makes sure to balance what she eats each day. "In the morning, I eat oatmeal and lots of fruit. It fills me up because I'm always super hungry from training. I really have to watch my protein intake. If I take too much I get too muscular. As a skater, I have to be strong but I don't want to be too bulky. I see food as my energy. I need carbs. I need fat. I need everything. I eat plenty of vegetables and watch how much food I eat in general, but I wouldn't say I have a cheat day. What really is a cheat day anyway? A burger contains animal proteins and good fats that I can use as energy. I'll watch the saturated fats, but if I feel like it, I eat it, and I don't feel guilty. I use the energy to train the next day."


She Conditions

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Leerdam talked about her favorite workouts to Body & Fit. She says that she does a lot of conditioning, especially during the off-season. "We cycle a lot in the summer, block training, mountain biking, hours of easy riding. That's the conditioning part. You need a strong base condition to be able to peak at the right moment. In winter, it's more skating, weight training, and cycling."


She Takes Rest Days

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Leerdam does a lot of working out, but she also makes sure to make time for recovery. She tells Body & Fit that she makes time for rest days. "I relax because I need to recover. We need a rest day. I'll go to dinner or out on the boat in summer, or in winter lay on the couch and be with my family. I try not to do too much on my rest days."


She Swims

As you can see from her recent Instagram post, Leerdam loves to swim. She spends a lot of time at the beach, and shares a lot of photos on Instagram of herself in the water. Leerdam shared this underwater photo of herself snorkeling. She captioned the post, "Adventures."


She Windsurfs

Leerdam doesn't just like to swim at the beach. Another thing she enjoys doing is going windsurfing. Leerdam picked up the sport this past summer. She shared this video on Instagram of herself trying it out in the ocean. Leerdam captioned the post, "Loved trying some windsurfing. Hopefully to be continued."

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