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Tabatha Ricci in Bathing Suit Shares "Venice Workout"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Tabatha Ricci, aka Baby Shark, is getting her sweat on in Venice – in her swimsuit! The UFC Fighter shows off her impressively fit physique and reveals her strength training workout in one of her latest social media posts. "Venice workout sequence from my upcoming short film with @pedroyasbek / out soon," she captioned the Instagram Reel. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Tabatha Ricci 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 Started Off with Muay Thai

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"I got in Muay Thai because I was loving the martial arts, so when I learned more contact sports so I got into the Muay Thai but it was not through my dad, I just was in the gym and I saw the class going on at a regular gym and when I do that and I got into it. And then when I was 17, almost turning 18 from my Muay Thai gym they asked me if I want to do MMA. I was going to look it up say, "Oh what is that?" You know? And I looked some YouTube videos, I was going to like, oh I want to do that," she revealed to Front Row Seat podcast.


Then She Found Jiu-Jitsu


Then she started doing Jiu-Jitsu too. "So I started Jiu-Jitsu when I was 18 because of the MMA and then after that I fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu too. So I was training all my life I was always train like four times every day," she told Front Row Seat podcast. "Jiu-Jitsu impacted my life a lot. Because of Jiu-Jitsu, I am where I am right now. I teach, I got a family here. It got me open a lot of opportunities, you know, and I love judo. But I really have a deep connection with Jiu-Jitsu," she continued. "I trained a little bit of Jiu-Jitsu techniques in judo because we learned a lot of ground game. So when I got in Jiu-Jitsu I learned everything pretty quick. I got my blue belt within six months. It was not like I got in to Jiu-Jitsu and I didn't know nothing. I came from judo. So I already knew a lot of things about it."


She Works Out at the Gym

To keep herself in fighting form, Tabatha spends a lot of time at the gym, where she weight and strength trains. She isn't afraid to go full beast mode, lifting heavy weights and doing intense circuits. "Circuit training is a form of body conditioning that combines endurance training, strength training, and high intensity aerobics. It typically involves several different exercises that target various muscle groups, and each exercise has a target rep range or time cap in which the exercise must be completed. Once all exercises in a single circuit are completed, there is typically a rest period of 1-2 minutes," sats NASM.


She Skateboards and Surfs

"I do like to skate a lot when I don't have a fight schedule. I'm getting more into surfing. Actually I'm getting a board. Like I'm going to put some my Baby Shark with my surfboard customized. I'm going to customize my board," she said on the podcast, adding that "surfing is hard, super hard," and takes a toll on her body. "Like when I go with short boards, my shoulders burn so much. It's like my neck is like my back. It's crazy. It's hard. It's hard." She captioned a recent post: "Surf sunday."


She Dances

Another way Tabatha stays fit? "I was a party girl back in Brazil a little bit, you know. I like to dance. I have the Brazilian swing," she said on the podcast. "If you're at risk for cardiovascular disease – start dancing. More research has shown that people with heart failure who started waltzing not only improved their heart health and breathing, but they also saw overall improvement in their quality of life. Additionally, these improvements were significantly greater than those with heart failure who cycled, or walked on a treadmill," says the Y.

Leah Groth
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