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Beach season right around the bend (Memorial Day weekend is almost here!) and lucky for us Gigi Hadid is dishing out her best advice on how to get ready to hit the sand and surf.
First off, the supermodel claims it’s better to build a lifestyle than just a workout regimen. “I guess it’s a lifestyle mantra,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “Eat clean and work out to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.”
So just how does she stay fit? For her it took some adjusting when she moved from SoCal to the Big Apple. “I grew up playing volleyball and riding horses, so it was weird to move to NYC and just have to go to the gym and lift weights and run. I was so bored!” she says. “I started boxing and it became my new sport. It’s an amazing cardio and strength workout and I feel like I want to go to the gym whenever I can and get better.”
And, of course, have a little musical motivation. “Anything that I can sing and dance to,” she says on what she pumps while at the gym. “Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Drake, Kanye West, Jason Derulo…it’s where all my mainstream guilty pleasures come out.”
As for the defining what a perfect beach body is, the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster claims that it’s completely up to you.
“I grew up in a community where the ‘summer body’ didn’t exist because we’re always on the beach,” she says. “I think it’s a great way to live because your beach-ready body should be your healthy one, whatever that means for your different body type.”
With that in mind, Gigi also reveals the best way to head to the mall to pick out the best bathing suit. “Find the right shape that makes you feel your best,” she encourages. “And bright colors and patterns bring out your tan.”
But she reminds everyone to stay safe while in the sun. “I always protect my skin,” she says. “You can still get a good tan using tanning oil with a high-level SPF sunscreen on underneath. I wear the highest SPF on my face to protect from sunspots.”
[Source: Harper's Bazaar]