Supermodel Naomi Campbell in Cute Workout Gear Stretches and Boxes
Naomi Campbell is working out and flaunting her fit figure. In a new social media post, the 1990s supermodel gets her sweat on while vacationing in Dubai, hitting two different workout studios. At 53, Naomi has the body of a woman half her age. How does she manage to look forever young? Celebwell has all the details about her approach to fitness and diet.
"My Happy Place ! Women Only !!" she captioned a series of snaps taken at The Platform Studios, a women's-only gym that offers a variety of workouts ranging from pilates and yoga to HIIT. She appears to have taken a yoga class. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."
In the second post she visits The Kamani Club, also in Dubai, where she throws punches with champ Anthony Joshua. "This kind of boxing has many health benefits because it constantly requires you to think, change your position, and change your posture," physical therapist Linda Arslanian, director of rehabilitation services at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital tells Harvard Health."You're swinging your arms, moving the muscles of your arms and shoulders, increasing your upper-body strength. And when you're in the boxer crouch with a wide stance, with your knees slightly bent, you're strengthening your core muscles, back, and legs." Harvard Health maintains that boxing is a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance, and helps increase alertness.
"I work out. But not [at] a regular type of gym—no machines. I can't go to a regular gym. That makes me nervous," Naomi once revealed to E! News. She works out with trainer Joe Holder. "I've never liked working out before I started working out with Joe," she explained in her Youtube series, #BeingNaomi. "I don't like everything he makes me do, but it's not about liking it. It's about attacking the body in different parts and conditioning." She even shares videos of their sessions on her IGTV channel.
Holder told British Vogue that Naomi loves her jump rope. "I like the ones that get my heart rate up, but I understand the importance of the ones that are more slow and burning and conditioning and tightening," the model said when asked about her favorite types of workouts. Holder maintains that her usual jump rope circuit involves five sets of skipping for 60 seconds.
She Also Does Pilates
Pilates is another of Naomi's go-to workouts. "Stretching is important," she told Today. "I danced for many years, so Pilates is something that elongates you and keeps you toned." It's also the perfect form of active recovery to help her body bounce back between sweat sessions.