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Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, and Martha Hunt Swear by These Fitness Secrets

A woman training using the Lagree Megaformer equipment
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Let’s face it – all women want their wings! Victoria’s Secret Angels are known for their long and lean physiques, rocking muscular bodies with incredible definition. They always look their best, and their bodies are admired by millions all over the world. 

However, it’s not impossible to achieve their highly-coveted look! Toning and tightening like an A-list model takes lots of hard work and dedication, but with drive and determination, you too can have a body like Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt. These women have many secrets to their health and wellness success, but one thing they all have in common is their love for Lagree Fitness.

Victoria’s Secret Angels swear by their unshakable routines to maintain their classic appearances, and with extremely busy schedules, they have to make every moment count – especially when they hit the gym! That’s why ladies like Alessandra, Karlie, Martha, and more love the Lagree Method.

Physical fitness is comprised of five components: cardio, strength, endurance, body composition, and flexibility. When exercising, many people forget this and just focus on one specific area, rather than viewing the workout holistically, which is what the Megaformer does. 

Rather than spending an hour running, another hour weight-training, another hour stretching and then 30 minutes of abs, Victoria’s Secret Angels can achieve the same results within 50 to 55 minutes on a Megaformer pilates machine with seemingly simple yet very rigorous moves, such as two minutes of muscle contractions, which will hone in and really tighten and sculpt that muscle. Essentially, Lagree allows the body to strengthen and tone without bulking up, which many women – especially professional models – are eager to avoid.

A woman training using the Lagree Megaformer equipment
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A workout rooted in cardiovascular endurance and strength-training, don’t underestimate the Megaformer machine! Within 60 to 120 seconds of holding a position, you will without a doubt be shaking and sweating as your heart rate rises, a sign that your body is putting in the hard work and creating awesome changes. 

Because the workout is intense and certainly takes a toll on your body, if you’re trying to achieve an aesthetic like Alessandra, Karlie and Martha’s, you only need to use the Megaformer three times a week for hour-long sessions to notice results. Trust me – this stimulation is all you need to get in the best shape of your life.

That said, exercise is only one part of the equation. A-list models abide by very strict eating habits in order to look and feel their best at all times. No matter how much time you put in the gym, it won’t matter if you’re over-indulging in carbs and food that won’t support your muscle development. 

For instance, you may have really toned muscles, but they’ll always be hidden under a layer of fat. So, if you want to look lean, you need to incorporate a healthy diet. This includes eating foods high in good fats and protein, but low in carbs. Don’t shy away from healthy fats – such as avocado, coconut oil or olive oil – as your body and brain needs them to function. Victoria’s Secret Angels also won’t eat sugar, other than natural sugar found in fresh berries, which is a healthy and sweet substitute. As for proteins, they are typically instructed to incorporate lean meats or the equivalent of three eggs in every meal. 

Eating right is so important, and having a balanced diet is key. I always say that everything is OK in moderation, so don’t deprive yourself, and try not to over-indulge. Hit the gym, feed your body healthy and delicious food, and channel the Victoria’s Secret Angels to help you get your best body ever in 2020.

Got a fitness question? Email Sebastien at [email protected] for his expert opinion!

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