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Melissa Roxburgh in Bathing Suit is Somewhere "Incredibly Special"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Melissa Roxburgh is an actress, known for her work in NBC's Manifest. She's currently on vacation in beautiful Fiji. She just shared a stunning new set of photos and videos from her trip on Instagram. In one photo, Roxburgh posed on the beach in a white bathing suit and straw hat. She captioned the post, "@tokoriki_island_resort you were incredibly special. Vinaka." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Melissa Roxburgh 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 With A Personal Trainer

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Roxburgh opened up about her workout routine to Shape. She says that she works with personal trainer Paolo Mascitti to help her stay in shape. "We started working together and he's just an incredible person but also a really good trainer," she says. "He finds a way to make you feel good about wherever you're at. I came in at an interesting time in my life when I had a lot of stress so I wasn't able to do a lot of things and he modified a bunch of things for me, so he works with where you're at."


She Has A Better Relationship With Exercise

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Roxburgh is open about her struggles with eating disorders and body image. She tells Shape that she has a better approach and relationship with exercise now. "For years I was running, but finally I was like, 'I don't feel that great running all the time,'" she says. "Mostly because I wanted to achieve a healthy version of myself that I was proud of. Something I had worked hard for in the right way and not because someone else wanted me to but for my own sake." 


She Started Slow

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Roxburgh opened up about how Mascitti got her back into fitness. She says that they started slow, and worked their way up. "He would get me to do high intensity training but obviously we didn't start there, we started with resistance training and worked our way up," she says. "I would do that twice a week and maybe a hike here or there, but other than that, I wasn't overdoing anything."


She Works Out To Feel Better

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Roxburgh has a better approach to working out. Now, she exercises to feel better, rather than look a certain way. "She hadn't worked out for a bit and she wanted to go back to filming feeling strong and fit," Mascitti tells Shape. "We did plenty of squats, deadlifts, and overhead presses."


She Overcame An Eating Disorder

In a revealing interview with Shape, Roxburgh talked about her struggles with eating disorders. Eventually, she would end up in the hospital for her condition. Roxburgh revealed that a therapist helped her overcome this. "She asked me if I wanted kids and I said yes," she says. "And she said, 'okay, then this body is not sustainable.' It took me realizing that to have a long, successful, happy, healthy life, I had to actually start taking care of myself again."

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