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Lea Michele in Black Bikini Celebrates Summer's End

Here’s how the former Glee star stays fit 

Lea Michele is celebrating the end of summer in her swimsuit! The former Glee star shared a few photos from Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, flaunting her fabulous figure (washboard abs included!) in a black bikini. "That's a wrap on summer 2021!" she captioned the stunning snaps. How does the star, who welcomed her first child just one year ago, maintain her fantastically fit physique? Read on to see 6 ways Lea Michele 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 Bikini Photos!


Consistency Is Key

Lea never crash-diets—not even right before her 2018 wedding—because she doesn't have to. "It's not rocket science, it's the basics," she explained to Us about her consistent approach to health and fitness. "If you're always taking good care of yourself, and if you're always eating right…then no matter what comes up, you don't feel like you need to adjust or increase or anything."


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Lea, a pescatarian, eats super clean. "Every single thing that I put into my body is to nourish and fuel my body," she told Us. "I've always felt that food is fuel so what you're eating is going to help your body. So I don't eat junk food, I don't eat processed food. I keep only fresh and healthy ingredients in my home so I can feel my absolute best."

[slidetitle num="3"]She Hydrates A Lot

"The first thing I do when I wake up is I pour a big glass of lemon water to just really flush my system and start the day right," she told Us, adding that she also hydrates with a trendy, green juice. "Celery juice is so incredibly good for your body but it's actually for your liver and it's a great cleanse first thing in the morning," she said. "I've seen it improve my digestion so much, so that's another little trick that I've been doing in the morning as well."


She Does Yoga

In a July 2021 blog for Story + Rain, Lea explained why she is a devoted yogi. "I've been practicing yoga since I was 19 years old. It's by far my most favorite form of working out," she wrote. "But I practice not only for my body, yoga has helped my mind more than anything I've ever tried before. It centers and grounds me, and connects me to myself at my core. As soon as I wake up, before the baby or anyone else is awake, I take out my mat and do a quick yoga flow. even just for five minutes. It gets my blood flowing, and helps me to feel energized for the day." 


She Also Loves "Spiritual" Workouts

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Lea once told Health that her approach to fitness isn't just physical. "I like workouts with a spiritual element—whether it's SoulCycle or hot yoga," she said. She also enjoys outdoor exercise. "I hike all the time," she told Us. "We have so many great trails here on the West Coast so I love being outdoors and I love getting a workout outside."


Healthy Doesn't Equal Thin

Lea revealed to Health that her definition of healthy isn't what it used to be. "I feel like I am at the healthiest place in my entire life. It's not that I'm the thinnest, because I'm not the thinnest I've been. But when I was the thinnest, I was not being the healthiest. I'm definitely the most mentally, physically, and spiritually sound that I've ever been," she explained. 




Leah Groth
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