Lola Marandel in Bathing Suit Does "Boat Life"
Lola Marandel is vacationing in the South of France – in her swimsuit. The tennis star shows off her famously fit figure in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts, posing on a boat. "Boat life," she wrote in the captions. "Beauty," commented one of her followers, while several others left behind fire emojis. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lola Marandel stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
She Plays Tennis
The main way Lola stays in shape is by playing tennis, which she does pretty much all day, every day of her life. According to ACE Fitness, tennis blends together cardio and aerobic exercise, as there is a lot of running around and hand-eye coordination. "While tennis provides numerous health benefits—improved aerobic fitness and anaerobic endurance, muscular fitness (grip strength and endurance), flexibility, multiple skill parameters (balance, speed, agility and quickness), reactivity, and power—it also is psychologically demanding," they say.
She Lifts Weights
As part of her training, Lola lifts heavy weights. "130kg 👊🏽 with the coach," she captioned a video of herself hip-thrusting with heavy weights. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Lola also enjoys running. According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say.
She Rides Bikes
You can find Lola getting around on her bike, a great low-impact aerobic exercise that helps build muscle, improves strength and flexibility, and improves balance, according to the Cleveland Clinic. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis
Lola understands the importance of stretching. Before a match, she stretches out her entire body, from her wrists to her legs. "Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints," says Harvard Health. "Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage."