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Maya Jama in Bathing Suit Says Happy Tuesday

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Model and TV host Maya Jama is no stranger to revealing photos. Her social media accounts are full of swimsuit photos. In a recent Instagram story, she posted a selfie of herself in a multicolored bathing suit and a light blue bucket hat, making for a happy Tuesday. 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 Isn't Using Filters

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Jama has a strong presence on social media, and she wants to use it for good. For that reason, Jama is no longer using filters. "I did a story saying I'm going to stop using them because you end up getting used to it, and then, when you don't have them on you think 'actually I don't really like how that looks' and it warps your own mind," she explained to BBC 3. "So I've tried to cut down."


She Does Leg Workouts

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Jama revealed some of her wellness secrets to Strong Women. She says that she loves to do leg workouts with weights. Jama says that she has been doing them since she was young. "I love feeling strong, but I'm not naturally like that. From an early age, I'd be trying to use my mum's weight to do deep squats and build bigger legs."


She Does Virtual Classes

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For Jama, working out is not a solo activity. She tells Strong Women that she likes group workout classes. During the pandemic, she began doing virtual classes. "I actually like the Zoom environment where everyone is working out together. It keeps me from wanting to stop."


She Circuit Trains

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Jama likes to circuit train. She revealed one of her favorite circuits to Strong Women. In it, she does medicine ball squats, medicine ball Russian twists, and tricep extensions. "I usually just do three exercises back to back and then repeat that three times round," she explains.


She Uses Ankle Weights

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Jama tells Strong Women that she likes to use ankle weights when she works out. "Every morning I put good music on and dance around my bedroom or run up and down the stairs. I've found wearing ankle weights really useful, putting on thick socks and weights, while I do my daily activities for some extra resistance."

Anna Bechtel
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