Kate Upton in Bathing Suit Says "Happy Pride"
Kate Upton is celebrating Pride Month in not just one swimsuit but many. "What better reason to wear rainbow… Happy #PrideMonth! Swipe to see some of my favorite colorful looks over the years 🌈✨," she captioned it. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit legend still looks cover-ready at age 29. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kate Upton 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 Focuses on Her Overall Health
"I decided I needed to learn about our bodies," shared Upton, according to Shape. "I wanted to know what it was all about. Why are we working out? Not to get skinny, 'cause that couldn't motivate me anymore. Because I was just dead inside on that subject." As a result, Upton launched a beauty line in partnership with Found Active.
She Was Ogled Early in Her Career
"Everybody was oohing and ahhing and taking secret photos of me and being like, 'You love this attention, don't you?'" she said on the Skimm podcast about her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit pary at age 19. "That was my last pool party. I never would get in any kind of bikini in front of people [again] because it was just too overwhelming."
She Does Strength-Based Circuit Training
"A typical circuit training workout includes about 8-10 exercise stations. After completing a station, instead of resting, you move quickly to the next station. A muscular strength and endurance circuit alternates muscle groups, such as upper body, lower body and core, so little or no rest is needed in between stations," says ACE Fitness.
She De-Stressed with Exercise
"Depending on where they were shooting, we did five to seven days a week, usually pretty late at night for 60 to 90 minutes. I would have to get a babysitter to watch my girls and train her. It was very, very intense. It served two purposes: de-stressing and toning," Upton's trainer, David Kirsch, told Elle Australia.
She Was There for Her Husband
Upton's partner Justin Verlander revealed to the Bleacher Report that "I was depressed and kind of just upset at the world and trying to hide my own" stuff." And Upton? "She was what I needed," he said. "I don't like to talk to people about being hurt. As athletes, you're not supposed to. It's an excuse," he said. "But she was someone I could talk to. I mean, basically a therapist. Somebody I could trust with…worries about my career. Worries about, can I make it? Worries about what I'm going through to get back. And just the overall" badness "of it all."