Rita Ora in Floral Swimsuit Shares "Smiles All Around" After Weekend
Let the sunshine in! Rita Ora enjoyed her weekend outdoors, basking in the sunlight while flaunting her fabulously fit figure in a floral swimsuit. "Smiles all around," she captioned the series of snaps. "I hope you all had an amazing weekend." In the selfies, the singer and actress radiated without a lick of makeup on her gorgeous face. How does the beautiful Brit maintain her super fit physique and her glow? Read on to see 8 ways Rita Ora 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 Bikini Photos!
She Refuses to Starve Herself
Rita once explained to Shape that she fuels her body for fitness. "I used to be like, 'I'm not eating!' Eating isn't the problem, though. It's about what your body needs, and everyone's body is different," she explained, adding that it's all about making good choices. "I've been the girl on tour who eats when she can and goes along when the band wants to go out all the time. But you just can't keep that up. With the plan I'm on, you can eat quite a bit as long as you exercise." Rita focuses on consuming protein, veggies and healthy snacks, while avoiding bread and sugar.
She Cuts Her Portions in Half
"I watch what I eat but I just cut my portions in half. So if I want a burger I'll just cut it in half and eat half of it. That or I'll take the bread off and only eat the burger. Or if I want fries then I won't have a burger to go with them," she told Cosmopolitan UK about her eating trick.
She Doesn't Do a Ton of Cardio
"I do toning exercises, pilates, yoga or a hike. If I run, I only run for about 10-15 minutes, if that," she told Cosmo about how she sprinkles cardio into her workouts. "I'm really focused on being healthy rather than anything else."
She Works Out Long and Hard
Rita doesn't rush her workouts, training long and hard with circuit training sessions. "I usually work out for one or two hours, depending on how much time I have. I do three circuits and repeat that three times," she said. "I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting. And I do one circuit of cardio. What I've learned is that you can take your time with training. You don't have to beat yourself up as long as you get in the workouts that you need. I used to push myself until I felt sick. But I'm approaching it differently now. I enjoy working out. And I like the aftermath—that feeling of contentment."
She Has Fitness Role Models
When Rita needs a little push, she relies on a few celebrity role models. "Sometimes it's hard," she told Shape magazine when asked about her motivation to exercise. "I don't just wake up and run to the gym. When I need to motivate myself to work out, I look at pictures of women like Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale. They look incredible! If they can look like that, I have no excuse."
She Focuses on Building Strength
Rita explained to Shape that strong — not skinny — is her goal. "I'm not going to lie and say I was completely happy with my body before. I knew I could change a few things to improve my stamina, especially onstage. I didn't start working out to get skinnier—I started working out to feel better. And I think it's important for women to know that. Don't be obsessed with being thin. You just have to be fit, healthy, and strong," she said. "I love my shape because it's curvy. I have thighs. I'm a size 28 in jeans. And that's an average, normal size. I'm proud that I'm normal."
She Tries New Workouts
Rita is always down to try a new workout. "I've started this thing called Barrecore," she told Harper's Bazaar a few years back. "I'm not a massive cardio fan, not that anyone really is, but this pulses your body to the music. It's shaky—you almost feel like Bambi, but it's really good for you. It's like ballet mixed with pulsing yoga??"
She Maintains a Little Zen
In a 2020 Instagram Story, Rita revealed how she cools down post-workout. "One of the most important parts of my day. Meditating after working out, be calm, feel your breathing," she captioned a series of clips of her practice.