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Peyton List in Workout Gear Does Martial Arts

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Peyton List is an extremely successful actress. She first became known for playing Emma Ross on the Disney Channel show Jessie. She then reprised the role on the spinoff Bunk'd. List also appeared in the Disney Channel original movie, The Swap. She is currently starring on the series Cobra Kai. List shared some of her martial arts training on her Instagram story. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Peyton List stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Walks Her Dog

List shared some of her favorite workouts in an interview with Forbes. She says that she takes her dog on a long walk each day. "I get up every morning and walk my dog for miles—just to get outside and move." The Mayo Clinic reports that walking has a lot of benefits. "The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. For example, you may start out as an average walker, and then work your way up to walking faster and walking a mile in a shorter amount of time than an average walker, similar to power walkers. This can be a great way to get aerobic activity, improve your heart health and increase your endurance while burning calories."


She Does Virtual Workouts


List tells Forbes that she does a lot of virtual workouts. "I need an outlet for my anxiety so I'd just jump into an online workout class and channel all of my stress and go as hard as I possibly can. I rely heavily on the energy of other people while working out so finding classes on YouTube and taking STRONG Nation's live virtual classes have been motivating me."


She Eats Healthy

List shared some of her diet secrets with Forbes. She says that she is trying to eat better. "My diet changed drastically over lockdown. I started seeking comfort in food and was drinking wine every night with my pasta. On days I'm trying to stay healthy and feel my best, I eat eggs, avocado and protein for breakfast."


She Works Out With Her Brother

Peyton List/Instagram

List tells Yahoo Life that she likes to workout with her brother. "Consistency is something I've told myself I really need to work on this year because I feel like my body has been really up and down," she said.  "My twin brother, Spencer, we work out a lot together… I've had him my whole life as my best friend and my partner, so if he's doing something, he's dragging me along and then I'll do it. I think finding a partner has been important for me. I'm not very independent."


She Does Martial Arts

Peyton List/Instagram

As you can see from her recent post, List had to learn martial arts for Cobra Kai. She talked about the impact it has had on her to Yahoo Life. "It has impacted my life and my confidence more than I ever thought it would. I usually have to learn different sports or whatever the character is into, whether it's an instrument or dance, but this show has played such a huge role in my life. Just from playing the character Tory, I found my confidence as a woman. Walking alone at night can be such a scary thing, or not feeling like you can defend yourself, which I felt throughout my whole life, and just learning some self-defense does give a lot of confidence. I've heard of a lot of young girls that are starting karate because of the show because of Sam and Tory, and seeing that just makes me happier than anything because I think everyone should take it up."

Leah Groth
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