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Zara McDermott in Bathing Suit Has "Best Day Ever"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Zara McDermott is a British reality TV star. She's known for her appearances on shows like Love Island and Made In Chelsea. McDermott just posted a new set of photos of herself at the beach in Ibiza. In them, she posed in a brown bathing suit. She captioned the post, "Omg I'm literally having the best day EVER!!!!! Is there anything better than eating fresh fish by the sea?" How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Zara McDermott 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's Committed

McDermott is committed to her fitness. She first started her journey in late 2020, and wrote about it on Instagram. "I've realised I don't post enough about the gym and I should! So here's me starting today!! It's been a long 18 months of finding out what works for my body, dragging myself out of bed on some of the days I didn't want to, walking to the gym in the freezing cold (like today),  but honestly I have never been happier in myself!"


She Works With A Trainer Multiple Times A Week

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: EDITORIAL USE ONLY Zara McDermott attends The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena on February 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns)

McDermott works with personal trainer Chris Barker, to help herself stay in shape. Barker tells Glamour that he aims to work with McDermott at least three times each week. "A usual week would be Monday, Wednesday and Friday training with me with two additional cardio sessions if she can."


She Does Full-Body Workouts

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 12: Zara McDermott attends the "I Like The Way U Move" BBC Three Series photocall at Chotto Matte on October 12, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

McDermott works out her entire body. "I like to program full body days, so we are working out as much of the body as possible," Barker revealed to Glamour. "However I will make sure that we are able to focus at the same time on certain areas like her bum, for example, which she has wanted to focus on."


She Changed Her Lifestyle

Zara McDermott during the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 28, 2020. See PA story SHOWBIZ NTA. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

McDermott revealed on Instagram that she made a lot of changes to her lifestyle. She wrote, "Can't believe how far I've come! The first pic of me was a girl who never exercised and ate whatever she wanted. She wasn't unhappy or insecure about weight…but she knew that she needed to start exercising, eating more fruits and veggies and making wiser choices in order to be healthier."


She Uses A Calorie Deficit

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 03: Zara McDermott attends the Women in Film and TV Awards at London Hilton on December 03, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Barker doesn't just help McDermott with her fitness. He also helps with her diet and eating. One thing he has her do is make sure that she is in a calorie deficit. "Everyone has abs they are just hidden beneath a layer of fat, the only way we can reduce this layer of fat is by being in a calorie deficit," Barker explained to Glamour. "Whether that be from eating less or exercising more; we need to be in a deficit to reduce our body fat levels enough to see those abs."

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