Nastia Liukin in Bathing Suit Enjoys A Beach Day
Gymnast Nastia Liukin decided to enjoy some time at the beach. Even the cold weather didn't stop her. Liukin posted a series of photos on Instagram of her time at the beach, while she's wearing a black swimsuit, and a large pink fluffy coat over it. Liukin captioned the photo, "Still trying to be Baby Spice two decades later," referencing the singer Emma Bunton, who was known as "Baby Spice" in the pop group, The Spice Girls. Read on to see 6 ways Nastia Liukin 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 A Gymnast
Liukin's impressive figure is likely due to her extensive training in gymnastics, and her representing the United States in the 2008 Olympics. While she no longer competes professionally, Liukin is still finding time to return to her sport, like in this Instagram video.
She Makes Working Out Fun
Liukin tells HollywoodLife that one of her biggest secrets to working out consistently is making exercise fun. She says, "You don't have to be training for the Olympics, just do something active! Make it fun! I mean, skating with your friends in Bryant Park? That's awesome! But you don't have to be in New York City. It doesn't matter where you are, just get your body moving. Obviously, it's easy in the summer but the winter is just as important. The earlier we teach these young kids, the better, because habits do stick. No matter what, it has to be fun. Everything you do — it should be fun and you have to be passionate about it. Gymnastics isn't for everyone. You have to find something YOU love to do and that is fun for you and stick to it."
She Treats Herself
When it comes to Liukin's diet and eating habits, she admits that she likes to treat herself once in a while. "The biggest thing is to treat yourself, because if you tell yourself you can't have something, that's all you're going to want," she says to HollywoodLife. "I remember my mom always told me, if you want a cookie, have a cookie, just don't have the whole box!"
She's A Believer In Moderation
While Liukin does like to treat herself, she is also a believer in moderation when it comes to her eating. She tells HollywoodLife, "My number one thing is moderation. If you know on a Saturday night you have a party, and there's going to be tons of not-great food and desserts, try to be good that week and have some salads, greens, and proteins from Monday through Friday. On Saturday, you can indulge and not feel so bad. I'm all about moderation and just living. Life is short and you don't want to be miserable. Indulge, but maybe not every single day!"
She Works Out At Home
Liukin tells HollywoodLife that she always tries to squeeze in a workout no matter where she is. She says that she will often work out in her home if she isn't able to hit the gym. "If I can't get out to do a class, in my house, I do squats, pushups, a little circuit."
She Varies Her Exercises
Liukin's fitness regime isn't just gymnastics and at home exercises. She tells HollywoodLife that she loves to vary her workouts and gym activities. "I love pilates, I love hot yoga, SoulCycle, just going for a run," she says.