Adriana Lima prepping for the runway. Credits: Instagram.com
How supermodels and Victoria’s Secret Angels stay fit, beautiful and runway-ready:
All of the catwalk cliques—from the Instagirls to the Angels—love going nine rounds. A form of interval training, boxing builds stamina and muscle endurance. No ring nearby? Grab an exercise band. Former boxer Michael Olajide Jr., who works with Adriana Lima at his Aerospace High Performance Centre in NYC, ties them around clients’ ankles while they bob and weave. Even just jabbing will strengthen the lower back and shoulders and help posture, says Justin Gelband of modelFIT, also in NYC, whose clients include Irina Shayk and Miranda Kerr.
Olajide prefers the body-toning cardio of skipping to running; he says it’s easier on the joints and you’ll see results in a third of the time.
CHANGE IT UP
Behati Prinsloo counts squats and sit-ups as top butt kickers, but she’s always up for a change. “I don’t like knowing exactly what I’m going to do because I get lazy,” she says. This mind game benefits the body too: Switching exercises makes you concentrate more and equals faster results, says Gelband.
Estee Lalonde visits the ELLE Canada closet. Credits: Danielle Campbell
A few weeks back we had Youtube sensation Estee Lalonde into the ELLE Canada Closet to play a little game of Fishbowl Frenzy! Don't forget to pick up our January 2017 issue to see an exclusive portrait of the Internet star...and now IRL author of a new memoir / life advice book, Bloom.
(We don't blame you, girl). Plus: Taylor Hill's dewy skin, Drake's fade and 7 of our other favourite celebrity beauty Instagrams posted this week.
Tell us who you need to find a gift for then tune in to our Facebook Live for a chance to win The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar ($99 value).
And we'll find one.
The holiday gifting struggle is real. Start by taking a look at our holiday gift guide. Still aren't quite sure what to get someone? Tell us who you can't figure out a gift for (and be as specific as possible: BF of 6 months or 6 years? Sister who spends all day watching makeup tutorials? Workplace Secret Santa? etc.) using the hashtag #TellELLECanada and tagging @ELLECanada on Instagram and/or Twitter. Then, tune in to our livestream on the ELLE Canada Facebook page December 9 at 1:30pm to see what we've picked!
We will randomly select one entry to win a beauty advent calendar from The Body Shop ($99 value).
Tell us who you can't figure out a gift for (and be as specific as possible: BF of 6 months? Sister who spends all day watching makeup tutorials? Workplace Secret Santa? etc.) using the hashtag #TellELLECanada and tagging @ellecanada on Instagram and/or Twitter. Then tune in to our livestream on the ELLE Canada Facebook page December 9 at 1:30pm to see what we've picked! We will randomly select one entry to win The Body Shop Advent Calendar ($99 value) 🎄🎁🎀 #holiday #gifts #giftguide