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.
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Warning: spoiler alerts ahead.
Here's the thing about good TV: you don’t realize how much you’ve missed it until it’s back on. That's why marathoning our way through six hours of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the LIfe this weekend was so bittersweet.
Not only did it go by too fast, we were also left with wayyyy too many unfinished plot lines, including the – SPOILER ALERT – jawdropper of an announcement from Rory that she’s pregnant.
So will there be more episodes? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, said it all depends on the reaction to the reboot. "We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey. So to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, 'Is there more, is there more, is there more?' — this has to go out into the universe now. We've got to put this to bed. And then whatever happens, happens."
We're more confused than Lorelai was watching Taylor Doose's musical.
Quick, off the top of your head...what would you say is the most used # on Instagram? In Canada specifically? No, it's not #poutine. Or #iheartjustintrudeau. Or #iheartjustinbieber for that matter either.
It is, according to official stats from Instagram HQ....drumrolll...
Sorry. Turns out the Big Smoke is the centre of the universe. JK!
The runner up, however, is literally heart-warming, because it's #love.
Here's the complete top 10.