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Sommer Ray in Bathing Suit Shares "Variations"

Here's how she stays fit.

Sommer Ray, the fitness model and influencer, shares a lot of photos on her Instagram; it's literally part of her job. But sometimes she blends business with pleasure. For example, just shared a ton of selfies from a day she spent at the beach—a bunch, in fact. Ray posed with her hair wet, while wearing a tiger-stripe bathing suit. She captioned the photo series, "Here's 9 variations of the same photo lol." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Sommer Ray 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 Wants To Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

For Ray, being a fitness influencer and model isn't just about posting workout videos and photos of her toned body. She also wants to promote a healthy lifestyle and methods. "I just want to promote a healthy, natural lifestyle," she told Forbes. Ray says that she especially wants to inspire young girls. "I want girls to know that I'm for them," she said.


She Takes Days To Recover

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While Ray's workout schedule is intense, she does make sure to take days to recover. She says that she doesn't want her body to get too sore or injured. "If my glutes are sore, I tell myself, 'I probably shouldn't work them today,' " she says to Cosmopolitan. "I just listen to my body."


She Switches Up Her Workouts

Even though Ray is a fitness influencer, she does get bored of working out sometimes. She says that the solution to this is switching up her workouts. "There's not a certain exercise or specific workout that's beneficial," she says to Cosmopolitan. "I switch it up every day and try to make it fun, because as soon as it feels like a job, you don't want to do it."


She Isolates Her Muscles

Ray broke down her favorite exercises and workout routines to Cosmopolitan. She says that she likes to do exercises that target and isolate her muscles. Ray says that this is how several exercises are supposed to be done, and that this can be a lot more effective. "If you do any exercise right, with the right form, you learn to isolate your muscles," she says.


She Doesn't Give In To Society's Beauty Standards

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Ray tells Cosmopolitan that she doesn't feel pressure to give in to the beauty standards society has for women. She says that she wants her followers to do the same, and not feel like they have to look like her, or someone else. "I don't want to motivate women to look like me — I want them to love themselves the way I do," she says. "Society puts on pressure to look and be a certain way — you're your best when you are confident in yourself."


She Gives Into Her Cravings

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Ray tells Cosmopolitan that she tries to eat a healthy diet, but she doesn't deprive herself too much. She says that she does indulge once in a while. "If I want a slice of pizza, I have a slice of pizza. I want to look good, but I also want to enjoy life."

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