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Kelly Bensimon in Bathing Suit Says Hi from the Hamptons

Here’s how she stays fit.

Kelly Bensimon, the real estate agent, lifestyle icon and alum of The Real Housewives of New York City, is a former model, but she could still be one today. In a new Instagram series of photos, she posed in a house she's selling, looking ageless in a swimsuit. How does the 54-year-old, who goes by Kelly Killoren Bensimon, stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kelly Bensimon 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 Finds Her Balance

In a video she made with her daughter Teddy, in which they discussed workouts, Kelly said: "I've been studying, practicing yoga for a long, long time. And the great thing about yoga, even just the little moves that I incorporate in my workout every day, they really help with balance. And we're always talking about balance in our life and that's really what wellness is all about, is that creating that balance, not just with food, not just the emotional balance, but your physical balance. Like if you feel good and you're treating your body well, then you will have this balance that we're talking about."


She Walks

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"So I've been doing a lot of walking," Kelly said. "My oldest daughter and I have been walking all over Palm Beach and," as a realtor, "I've been seeing the most beautiful houses. And it's been really interesting too, when you're walking, you're really in the trenches and it's incredible how each different community has such a different landscape. So it's been fascinating to see the West Palm Beach area by foot. That's been really, really great."


She Jogs

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"I jog like 25, 30 minutes a day. And the reason I started doing that was when I was a kid, when I was a swimmer, I needed to balance off my swimming." How does that balancing work? "Because your body's using different muscles. And so when I would get into the water, I was faster and yeah, I used to mow the lawn before, like if I had a big meet, I would go for a run, I'd mow the lawn….Great core workout." She adds: "What's great is that I really started running more when I was a model living in all these different countries all over the world. And it was just a really easy way for me to understand where I was, where I was going during the day. And just to get, again, like a different view of each city's landscape. And so I learned so much about all these cities and I was never intimidated by them because I would run them in the morning… I always say, you know, just put your sneakers on it. Doesn't cost a thing and you know what you get out of it."


She is Thankful

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"It's good to wake up that way in the morning if you stretch. That's one reason why I like to exercise in the morning. So I just get that. I mean, it makes me feel really, really good. St the end of my workout, I always do a headstand. And I used to do, when I was doing my headstand, I used to say what I was thankful for and what I was, and then I, and then I switched and then I was like, what I'm grateful for? And then I realized, I'm so incredibly lucky. I have most beautiful family. We're healthy. We're well. I am so fortunate to be able to raise them on my own. And so now I just say like, who I'm thankful for. So the people in my life, when I pick three people a day."


Good Begets Good, She Says

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Who is she thankful for? It "depends on what person taught me a lesson or brought something new into my life or whatever it is. It's just like, I think it's just a nice gesture to put that out there. That I am thankful for the different people in my life. And I have a lot of people in my life that I'm so thankful for. So that's just kind of what I do. And so that's why you guys were like, oh my God, Kelly's always in such a good mood. I'm in a good mood because good gets good. I mean, I'm trying to be the best person I am. And I'm trying to work out as much as I can."

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