Supermodel Ashley Graham works out five times a week while 7.3 million followers watch along. Here are four of her best tips for living your own #fitlife, no matter your follower count.
1. DRESS FUNCTIONALLY, BUT MAKE IT FASHION.
“Comfort is key. If you’re working out and your pants are falling down, you’re not going to be in the moment. I use the gym as an excuse to wear fun colors. My husband works out in neon, and, let me tell you, it’s hot. I also don’t ever take my hoops off at the gym. My hoops are part of me.”
2. TRY ANYTHING, THEN TRY IT TEN TIMES.
“I’m an all-or-nothing chick. If my trainer shows me this big chain, I’m like, ‘Put it on me, let’s do it.’ I always try everything once, and if I can do it once, I can do it twice. And if I can do it twice, I can probably do it ten times.”
3. BREAK A SWEAT BEFORE GETTING THE SHOT.
“I usually exercise really hard for 45 minutes to an hour before I dedicate 10 minutes to making content. Something like a tire flip is always major for that, because that’s not something the average person does at the gym. It says, ‘If I can do it, you can do it.’ I always want to be inspirational and aspirational.”
4. NO TRAINER? BRING A FRIEND.
“The trainers at the Dogpound have pushed me in ways that I didn’t know I could push my body. Even when I’m traveling, they’ll yell at me over FaceTime. But you can also make sure you don’t skip a workout by going to the gym with a friend. Every once in a while, I’ll plan a workout with Karlie Kloss. And the last thing I’m going to do is call and be like, ‘Hey, Karlie, you and your rippling abs are going to have to work out without me this time.’”
Sports Bra and Leggings by NOLA | Addition Elle
Sneakers by Adidas Pureboost Go Shoes
Jewelry: Ashley’s own
Special Thanks:The Dogpound