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Olivia Dunne in Bathing Suit Has "Makeshift Spring Break"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Olivia Dunne is one of the most well-known female gymnasts right now. She is pretty much an overnight success, who rose to fame on social media. Dunne is currently a student at Louisiana State University. And she's currently enjoying a right of passage for every college student: Spring Break.  However, Dunne is staying on campus, and enjoying Louisiana's sunshine, as you can see from a recent post on her Instagram. She captioned it, "Makeshift Spring Break." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Olivia Dunne 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

Being a gymnast is the main way Dunne keeps herself in shape. Gymnastics has a lot of benefits. reports that the sport benefits flexibility. "A large amount of time is spent on improving flexibility in gymnastics training. For competitive gymnasts this means improving leaps and jumps. For recreational and adult gymnasts this is about improving the flexibility of muscle groups in order to prevent injury. The more flexible a person's muscles are, the less likely they are to strain or tear a muscle completing everyday tasks."


She Wants To Inspire Young Women

Dunne grew her following quickly. And she wants to use her platform for good. In 2021, she told The New York Post that she wants to inspire girls like her. "I want to be a role model to young girls and I think it's really awesome that I am a female in this," Dunne said. "I feel like most people expected [male] football and basketball players to get the biggest endorsement deals."


She Wants To Help Others Pursue Their Dreams


In addition to inspiring young women, Dunne wants to encourage others to follow their dreams. Specifically, she wants to help people figure out how to grow their businesses from their passions. "I want to show you can do whatever you love," she told People "Whether it's gymnastics or music or painting — and capitalize on it and create your own business…There was no roadmap of how to do school, your athletics and social media all at the same time. There's really no one that's ever done it. "And I figured I could change that. I could pave the way and be a good example to young girls that look up to me."


She Keeps Herself Safe

Dunne has attracted a large following. Unfortunately, having fans can be unsafe. Dunne once walked out to a lot of young men waiting outside her meet. She tells Today that she is working on keeping herself safe, and asking for more protection. "As a woman, you are not responsible for how a man looks at you and objectifies you. That's not a woman's responsibility." Dunne says that her college has added some protective measures. "They gave us some new rules for us athletes just to keep us safe, to not go into the stands after meets, and we have a new security person that travels with us."


She's Dedicated

Being a gymnast takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Luckily, Dunne is determined to accomplish her dreams. She opened up about how she got to where she is now on the Today Show. "I pretty much sacrificed my summers," Dunne admits. "Those pool days, those beach days with your friends. I was in the gym training."

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