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Yulia Putintseva in Workout Gear Says "Hello"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Yulia Putintseva is an extremely successful tennis player. She has competed in the US and French Opens, and has won two titles on the WTA Tour. In March, she shared some photos and a video on Instagram of herself on the court, captioning it, "Until next year." In April, Putintseva shared a photo of herself on the court in Spain. She captioned the photo, "Hello." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Yulia Putintseva stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Plays Tennis

Tennis is the main way Putintseva keeps fit. Lee Health states that the sport has a lot of benefits. "Tennis utilizes upper, core, and lower body muscles – but it's also one of the best cardiovascular and aerobic exercises you can do. Playing a few sets increases oxygen flow, circulation, and helps you fight back heart disease. That kind of physical workout also decreases lipids, which helps lower cholesterol."


She's Driven

Putintseva talked about her career in an interview with The New York Times. She says that she is very driven to do well. "I've always had this fire inside, and I always wanted to be a part of the great players. I want to be one of them, so I just keep on working. Even though sometimes I'm losing, sometimes I'm winning, I just keep on working."


She's Handling The Pressure


In her New York Times interview, Putintseva talked about how she handles the pressure of playing professionally. "I think I've started to do better now handling — not the pressure, but when the things are not going in the right direction," she said. "Just to keep doing your thing, keep focusing, keep trying, keep believing and keep working."


She Hikes

Putintseva likes to go on hikes to stay in shape. She shares a lot of hiking posts on Instagram. She shared these photos and one video of herself hiking on the Hoover Dam. Putintseva captioned the post, "Exploring the world." She also shared these photos and video of herself hiking in the Grand Canyon. 


She Swims

Putintseva likes to swim to keep herself in shape. She shared this photo on Instagram of herself wading in a pool. Putintseva captioned the post, "Good news! Today is summer, tomorrow is summer, in a month it is also summer! And even in a year it's summer." The Cleveland Clinic states that swimming has a lot of benefits. "According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 154-pound person who swims slow freestyle laps for 30 minutes burns 255 calories. But that amount varies depending on your weight, speed and stroke."

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