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One Piece Star Chioma Umeala Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Spa Date"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Chioma Umeala is currently starring as Nojiko in the live-action version of One Piece. She also appeared in the film, The Woman King. Umeala and her partner recently enjoyed a spa day, and she shared some highlights on Instagram. In them, she is seen relaxing outside in a robe and swimsuit, and getting a pedicure. Umeala captioned the post, "Spa date with my human. We got matching toes 🥰I wasn't too sure about the colour but he convinced me by saying he would get it with me." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Chioma Umeala stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Hikes

Umeala spends a lot of time outside. One thing she likes to do to stay in shape is going on hikes. She shared this set of photos on Instagram of herself after a hike in Johannesburg. Umeala captioned the post, "Look who's conquering her fear of heights, one hike at a time." The National Parks Service states that hiking has a lot of benefits. "Check out all of these physical benefits of hiking: Building stronger muscles and bones. Improving your sense of balance. Improving your heart health. Decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems."


She Swims

Umeala loves to swim to stay in shape. She shares a lot of posts on Instagram of herself in the water and by the pool. Umeala posted this photo of herself in the pool, captioning it, "Did someone say summer body?" Umeala also posted this set of pool photos, captioning them, "Sun kissed and soaking ☀️💦Fun fact about me: by the time I actually get all the way into the pool (I go at my own pace thank you very much) my friends have already gotten out."


She Makes Salads

Umeala makes sure to eat a healthy diet, and shares a lot of her favorite meals on Instagram. One thing she loves to eat is salads. Umeala shared this photo of herself enjoying some homemade salads, which included eggs, chicken, and avocado. She captioned the post, "Sometimes my version of salads and eating healthy is throwing everything in the fridge in the bowl."


She Horseback Rides

Umeala loves to horseback ride to stay in shape. She shared this photo of herself riding at the Hartbeespoort Dam Resort on Instagram. Umeala captioned the post, "Day 1: Meet Juliet 🐎❤️ She was so restless and fidgety so I guess we were paired perfectly for the trip." Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist and professor, Dr. Dennis Sigler, tells Texas A&M that riding has a lot of benefits. "We all know riding horses is good exercise. Riding a horse for 45 minutes at a walk, trot and canter can burn up to 200 calories. It you do something a bit more strenuous such as cutting or reining, that can come out to nearly seven calories per minute for the entire length of the riding period."


She Does A Variety Of Exercises

In an interview with Fifty Four Magazine, Umeala talked about getting in shape for her role in The Woman King. She says that she did a lot of different exercises. "My pick-up was at 8am, so I would wake up between 6-7am. Because we filmed during Covid, every second day was testing. We had strength and conditioning for an hour at the beginning of the day. We would then travel to stunt training for three hours a day, then we'd break for lunch, and the next two hours would be choreography and dance rehearsals because there are quite a few dances in the film. We also ate according to a meal plan and were very healthy."

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