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Simone Biles in Bathing Suit is an "Island Girlllllll"

Here’s how the 24-year-old keeps herself fit.

Simone Biles is heating up the beaches during her tropical vacation getaway! The 24-year-old Olympian showed off her impressively fit figure on social media this weekend, flaunting her curves in a variety of swimsuits. She even shared a video of herself dancing on the beach, with the caption "cause I'm an island girlllllll" and an adorable emoji of a coconut. Aside from her rigorous gymnastics training, how does she keep herself fit both mentally and physically? Read on to see 10 ways Simone Biles 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 Eats What She Wants

Simone eats intuitively. "I do not track anything," she explained to Women's Health. "I eat what I feel good with and try not to overeat or stuff myself because I'm always at the gym." "For gymnasts, in particular, [tracking] can lead to health problems and eating issues, so I just eat what I know I can and should."


She Is a Morning Person

"I've always been somewhat of a morning person," she admitted to Women's Health. While she isn't a coffee drinker, when training, Simone wakes up early before her 7 am practice and sometimes eats a bowl of oatmeal or fruit. "On the weekends, I'll have some protein waffles with chocolate chips, some eggs, or even make cinnamon rolls," she said. "Because I might not have to be at the gym, I can actually take the time to make breakfast."


She Drinks a Lot of Water

Simone prioritizes hydration, especially when she is training, she told Women's Health. She makes sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. 


She Also Loves Protein Shakes


Simone fuels up with protein packed shakes. "I love having a Core Power Protein Shake after a workout," she told Women's Health. "Usually I drink half after the first practice and half after the second practice. One of my favorite flavors at the moment is vanilla. It always changes, but it's currently vanilla."


Her Diet Is Healthy But Non-Restrictive

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Overall, Simone's diet is relaxed. She cooks some of her meals and also order from Uber Eats, especially lunch, ranging from pepperoni pizza to salmon to sushi. "I feel like it's more manageable because I can get home, shower, and go on the app to order whatever I want with the click of a button," she told Women's Health. "If I cook, though, it's usually pasta, or chicken or salmon in the air fryer, oven, or on the grill." She also tries to fuel up on veggies like asparagus, broccoli, carrots, corn, green beans, peas, and potatoes. "I love potatoes in any shape or form," she says. She doesn't snack a lot, but if she does grapes, strawberries, bananas, and watermelon are on her list. She might also nibble on banana bread and banana muffins. "It all depends on how I feel, but when I splurge, I have like popcorn or pretzels and Nutella, stuff like that, as a snack." For dinner, she listens to her body. "If I'm feeling like a little bit of a less healthy meal, I get pizza or fettuccine Alfredo with chicken," she says. "I really like home restaurants that are in the area because I feel like I get to be closer with them. I'm not picky. I'll try any new restaurant."


She Trains Hard

"I train seven hours a day, I do have Sundays off," she revealed on The Tonight Show. "So, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday I train twice a day. And then Thursday and Saturday I train once a day." Trainer Danielle Grey revealed to Women's Health that Biles and other gymnasts focus on core workouts and training, like candlestick burpees and one-leg v-sit crunches.  "Strengthening and training the core directly is a major part of a gymnast's conditioning," she said. "The pike and hollow body shapes are constantly used in gymnastics and mastery of each can make skills easier in the future."


She Prioritizes Mental Health

"For a while, I saw a psychologist once every two weeks. That helped me get in tune with myself so that I felt more comfortable and less anxious," she told Health magazine in June. In October she revealed on Today that she is "trying to navigate" her own unique mental health journey. "I definitely feel like it's been a relief [to speak openly about her emotions] but it's not easy to go through it. Because I try to be strong not only for other people but also myself, but sometimes there are weaknesses in strength and that's OK, and it's OK not to be OK, and I've taught myself that."


She Occasionally Indulges Her Sweet Tooth


Simone doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, but she will indulge in a craving if she has it. "I have to be in a dessert mood and that usually happens more often when I'm out of town. I find myself looking at local places on Uber Eats for cookies or ice cream or both," she told Women's Health. "I do bake chocolate chip cookies myself and whenever I do I usually make s'mores cookies," she says. "I put a graham cracker at the bottom, marshmallows and chocolate on the top, and then I wrap it in cookie dough and bake it. That's my favorite cookie to bake." Umm, YUM?!


She Prioritizes Sleep

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Simone has an early bedtime and makes sure to get a lot of sleep "Earlier than 10:30 p.m. is my target time. I'm usually in bed by 9:30 p.m., so I'm asleep before then," she told Women's Health.


She Drinks Alcohol On Occasion

"I do like having a drink on the weekends," she told Women's Health, revealing her favorite drinks are a glass of wine or a margarita.

Leah Groth
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