Molly Smith in Bathing Suit Shares "Perfect Way to Start the Year"
Love Island star Molly Smith is having a nice, relaxing start to 2023, judging by her social media updates. Smith posted a series of pictures of herself wearing a tiny orange bikini, holding a champagne flute and posing in a hot tub. "Perfect way to start the year 🍷," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Smith 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's All About the Abs
Smith works hard on her abs—and it shows. She shared a video on Instagram detailing her typical ab workout, and it's not for the faint of heart. "Alt. Hanging Knee Raises: 3 x 20, Flutter Kicks: 3 x 40, Lying Leg Raises: 3 x 15, Scissor Kicks: 3 x 20, Hanging Knee Raises: 3 x 10," she captioned the video. "Can I have your abs please," an admiring commenter wrote.
Resistance Band Training
Smith loves using resistance bands for her ab and glute workouts. "You can loop them around your legs or arms, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. Like weights, they have different resistances to make your workout easier or harder," says personal trainer Jen Skym. "Resistance bands recruit the 'stabilizer' muscles – this muscle group is significant because it supports our larger muscles and joints when we move, and helps reduce the risk of injury. So they are a safe and low-impact option for older people, and are often used for rehabilitation."
She Lifts Weights
Smith incorporates plenty of weight lifting into her exercise routine. Weight lifting can transform your physique even if no weight is lost. "People say, kind of surprised, 'Well, I haven't lost weight, but I'm wearing different pant sizes.' If we didn't have scales, just had full-length mirrors, people would do a much better job of deciding what kind of exercise they should do or not do," says fitness researcher Dr. Wayne Westcott.
Smith takes care of her skin, enjoying spa treatments such as glycolic peels. "Glycolic peels have some amazing benefits. By removing those dull, damaged layers and dead skin cells, you can address skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, photoaging, scars, uneven skin tones, fine lines, wrinkles, and even clear up acne," says Ife Rodney, MD, FAAD. "It also stimulates collagen production and keeps excess oil at bay, giving you healthier skin for longer. It's a procedure I recommend to my patients often, especially if they've struggled with skin discoloration or simply want more youthful, glowing skin."
Smith loves running in the fresh air. "I think people have a love-hate relationship with running because it can be intimidating to start," says Peloton tread instructor Jess Sims. "And to that I say, just start! Take some pressure off yourself. Running reduces stress because you need to be super present while doing it. I use running as a form of meditation, in which I really focus on my breath, sometimes even saying a mantra on the inhales and exhales. Running also allows me to separate myself from the other stresses of the day, giving me an opportunity to focus on bettering myself and enjoying a fun playlist."