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Maya Jama in Bathing Suit is "Like Butter"

Here’s how she stays fit. 

Maya Jama, the BBC presenter and model, is enjoying a day by the pool. She posted a new selfie on Instagram of herself sitting in a chair. She wore a straw hat and a white swimsuit, complementing her dark hair. She captioned the photo, "Like butter, wouldn't melt." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Maya Jama 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 Works Out Regularly

Jama broke down her wellness routine and secrets to Women's Health UK. She says that she makes exercise a big part of her routine, and that she does so regularly. "​​I have loads of energy so lately I've been trying to channel that into an exercise routine," she explains. "But I'm still very much a beginner. I now work out three to four days a week because I know it's an important part of keeping healthy." "Do strength training for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. Consider free weights, weight machines or activities that use your own body weight — such as rock climbing or heavy gardening. Or try squats, planks or lunges. Aim to do a single set of each exercise, using a weight or resistance level heavy enough to tire your muscles after about 12 to 15 repetitions," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Stays Motivated

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Motivation is important to keep working out on a regular basis, and Jama says that she makes sure to stay so. Jama tells Women's Health UK, "I do a one-hour boxing workout with my trainer Bradley Simmonds, who keeps me motivated; if I'm on my own, I'll pump up high-energy songs like Bicycle by Vybz Kartel to get me through my workout."


She Does HIIT Circuits

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Jama tells Women's Health UK that a big part of her workout routine is doing HIIT circuits. She says that she picked it up before she appeared on the reality series, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! "Before my trip to Australia for I'm A Celeb, I started a vigorous summer workout plan, which consisted of three sets of burpees, jumping squats and planks (non-stop for 20 seconds then 40 seconds rest), followed by seated shoulder presses (three sets of ten reps), squats (three sets of ten reps), crunches (three rounds of 20 seconds non-stop plus a 40 second rest) and press-ups (three sets of ten reps)."


She Works Out In The Morning When She Has A Shoot

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A lot of people like to work out in the mornings, especially if they have a busy day ahead. Jama tells Women's Health UK that works out in the morning when she's away from home, or is about to go to a job. "When I'm away filming, I try to wake up early so I can fit in a workout before arriving on set. It helps get me in the zone."


She Works Out With Her Friends

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Jama tells that she likes to work out with her friends. She says that this helped her stay in shape when the pandemic first hit."In the first lockdown, I lived with friends and we all worked out together. It was good because when one person wasn't feeling it, the others would get you in the mood."

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