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Sophie Julia in Workout Gear Exercises With Friends

“Hi it me. I live here now.”

Influencer Sophie Julia hit the gym with some friends. One of them just so happened to be actress, Jamie Chung. Chung shared a reel on Instagram of themselves working out. In it, they are seen in a Pilates class. Chung captioned the post, "Hi it me. I live here now." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Sophie Julia stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Does Pilates

Julia likes to do Pilates, and this has a lot of health benefits. The Cleveland Clinic reports, "One of the reasons Pilates is such a good workout is that it specifically focuses on building core strength. Having a strong, aligned core makes it easier to have good posture — a seemingly small change that can positively impact many areas of your life."


She Bikes

Julia likes to bike ride. She shared these photos on Instagram of herself riding in Manhattan Beach. A Healthier Michigan states that biking is a great workout. "All that work your body is doing by pedaling and balancing not only works muscles in your arms and core, but it counts as serious cardio exercise and burns calories with every spin of the wheels. By biking at a moderate pace, about 12 or 13 miles per hour, a person weighing 155 pounds burns nearly 300 calories in 30 minutes, according to statistics shared by Harvard University. Like to pedal faster? A person of that same weight doing a fast pace of 14 or 15 miles per hour burns more than 370 calories in 30 minutes."


She Swims

According to this photo she posted on Instagram, Julia likes to swim to stay in shape. The Cleveland Clinic reports that swimming has a lot of benefits. "The built-in resistance that water provides helps build muscles and makes you stronger. And because water is more resistant than air, swimming does this faster than land workouts like running and biking."


She Hikes

Julia enjoys hiking as a way to stay in shape. She shared this photo on Instagram of herself on a mountain enjoying the view. Piedmont states that hiking has a lot of health benefits. "Going up and down hills gets the heart pumping, creating a great cardio workout. Like most cardio exercises, hiking helps reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even some cancers."


She Works Out With Others

Julia likes to workout with her friends. According to the Iowa State University, group workouts have a lot of benefits. "Even if you've already decided exercising is something you want to do and intend to do, there are different kinds of motivation that can determine if you are successful at beginning and maintaining exercise. Exercising with others can boost those motivations. The highest quality or type of motivation is called intrinsic motivation – you're doing something because the behavior itself is enjoyable, satisfying or both. If you enjoy exercise and not just the positive feelings you get after you've worked out, you are more likely to stick with it. Exercising with other people can supply that enjoyment, even if the activity itself is difficult or otherwise not something you love. Group exercise can turn working out into a fun social activity, which could lead to you continuing to do it."

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