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Yassi Pressman in Bathing Suit is "Taking a Break"

Here’s how she transformed her physique.

Filipino star Yassi Pressman is taking a break from her busy schedule to enjoy some much-needed downtime. Pressman shared pictures of herself posing by the pool, wearing a burnt-orange bathing suit and large straw hat. "Imagine if there was 2 of me 💭👯 taking a break from being twins but you can catch both of me on saturday 6pm on TV5 ~ our sitcom's gonna make you laugh out loud and it's called #KURDAPYA ☀️➖🌞 will we see you?" she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Pressman 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!

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Yoga Sessions

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Pressman enjoys yoga sessions, both regular and heated. "The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body," explains Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California. "As an osteopathic physician, I focus a lot of my efforts on preventive medicine and practices, and in the body's ability to heal itself. Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it's based on similar principles."

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Boxing and Martial Arts

Pressman incorporates boxing and martial arts workouts into her exercise regimen. "I'd say the number-one thing that sets boxing apart from other workouts is the degree of stress relief. It's unlike any other workout," says professional boxer Arnold Gonzalez. "Boxing builds confidence and discipline at another level."

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Coming Out of Fitness Hibernation

Like many people, Pressman adopted unhealthy habits during the COVID-19 lockdowns—but turned things around. "I had fun letting go and not caring, chomping down all the chips, eating fast food almost everyday, drinking all the soda and snacking at midnight, but I listened to my body after letting go & I realized I wanted to go back to being strong, and hopefully this time even healthier than before," she said.

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Weight Lifting

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Pressman understands the importance of weights for strength and toning. "When you contract and extend a muscle while lifting weights, it places stress on the tendons that connect it to the bone," says personal trainer Anna Victoria. "The bone responds to this tension by getting stronger. And increasing the load over time only makes them stronger (just like muscles), this is called Wolff's Law."

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The 80/20 Rule

Pressman allows herself fun and indulgences on her fitness journey. "They say, 80% discipline but leave 20% for fun ~ Coach @darrenliufitness is teaching me how to properly track and change my mindset," she says. "BALANCE IS KEY. Nutrition is soooo important. Before, when it was hard, I would give up immediately, now… when I have cravings, I would give in but take it back again!"

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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