Victoria Secret angels are known for their amazing bodies. They’re always posting workouts videos and photos on their Instagram, and I love how they share this information with us!
I’ve trawled through the internet (and social media) to find these fitness and diet tips from the Victoria Secret angels. Enjoy!
BOXING IS HUGE WITH THE ANGELS
It’s clear that almost ALL of the angels do boxing, with Adriana Lima being the ultimate fan. She says that boxing tones up the arms and core without adding bulk, plus it’s good cardio and never boring.
MOST HAVE PERSONAL TRAINERS
When your body is one of the most important things for your career (and you have the money for a personal trainer), it makes sense to have one. Having a personal trainer means that they learn the correct technique, they learn a variety of different workouts and they never skip workouts!
And below is a video of the gorgeous Taylor Hill working out hard with her coach Kristina Forest. Go, Taylor!
THEY WORK OUT EVERYDAY
Most of the angels train every day, especially before the show. Not all workouts are super intense and hard though. A daily workout could be something such as a 1 hour yoga class, or walking along the beach. But they’re always active – it’s just a part of their lifestyle.
ALL OF THE ANGLES DO CORE WORKOUTS
Core workouts are a huge part of their workouts programs. I know lots of fitness models and trainers say that they just lift weights and don’t do much core focused work. But this is not the case for the Victoria’s Secret angels. Typical exercises such as sit ups and planks are very popular.
Take a look at this plank dance session by Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes! Even models need a workout buddy :)
THEY ALL USE GLIDING DISCS
Most angels love these little pieces of gym equipment. They use them specifically for lower body and core workouts. Kelly Gale posts workouts on her Instagram and she posted some gliding disc workouts a while ago (I’ve also posted a gliding disc workout too!) :)
PILATES AND YOGA ARE ASLO FAVOURITES
The models LOVE pilates and yoga for toning up without getting bulky, and also for stretching and lengthening, and clearing the mind. I couldn’t really find any model that didn’t do pilates and yoga. They also love reformer pilates, and some do ballet too!
THEY ALL DO CARDIO
Most of their trainers encourage them to do a lot of cardio. Skipping seems to a really popular cardio exercise. And a lot of models also run. Although I have read that some models don’t run because it makes their legs bulky, so they only walk. Kelly Gale openly talks about how she only walks and doesn’t run.
HIGHT PROTEIN / LOW CARB
All of the models follow a high protein and low carb diet. Their main proteins come from egg whites, fish and chicken. Vegetables and salad also make up a huge portion of their diet.
THEY NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST
You might think that models skip meals, but they know that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Oats, eggs and smoothies seem to be the most popular breakfast items.
THEY DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL
Yes you heard that correctly. They don’t drink alcohol! But they do drink plenty of water, which helps with their skin.
BUT THEY DO DRINK COFFEE
Most models drink coffee, with either full cream or skim milk.
THEY HAVE CHEAT MEALS!
OK I knew that they couldn’t have a perfect diet ALL the time :) They eat healthy most of the time but they don’t really restrict themselves. Good genetics also means that they can get away with some cheat meals here and there. They eat anything from pizza and pasta, to ice cream and chocolate.
THEY CARRY HEALTHY SNACKS WITH THEM
Some of their favourite healthy snacks include carrot sticks and hummus, popcorn, green juices, and nuts.
I hope you found these tips helpful! :) xx
I’m 5’8 110lbs is that considered thin?
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Been following your blog for a while, am a big fan! :-)
Just have a question here, I enjoy doing yoga but haven’t seen you mention it much. I have quite muscular quads and I have avoided weight lifting for a while now. But just wondering if yoga can increase the size of leg muscles (much)? Or should I avoid it altogether and just focus on power walking? Thanks very much.
Hi Mary! I am a big fan of yoga and I think it’s really great for strengthening your body. I must admit though that I don’t do it as often as I would like, so that’s probably why I don’t mention it a lot. But I do think it’s great! I think if you really overdo it you can increase the muscle in your legs. If you think you are noticing an increase in your muscle size though and you’re not happy with it, it could be worth decreasing your yoga and doing some more cardio xx
Thank you for your reply. I was doing power walking 5 days a week then double sessions of yoga on the weekend (4 sessions in total). I was getting happier with the way I look, but the legs weren’t looking as slim as I would like.
However, I used to do my power walking (fasted cardio in the am) as follows:
I would walk to warm up about 20 minutes, then run for about 12 minutes, then walk to cool down for another 10 minutes. The past two weeks, I have stopped the running and just concentrated on walking.
I have noticed a positive difference! I can now walk longer and at a faster pace (because the recovery from walking is easier than running) and am also pleasantly surprised that the love handles around the hips are looking much better. I must say that I have way underestimated the power of walking. Plus, since running is harder on your body (and leg muscles) in general, I think my observation is that the legs aren’t looking as “swollen” for lack of a better word as the muscles are less inflamed from the exercise. From walking, the muscles recover faster and not as swollen. Not sure if I am explaining myself well here. But the legs looking slimmer, to me, is a combo of two things: power walking really is more effective than running and that the inflammation is way down so the muscles don’t look as puffy. Have you found that yourself, in your experience?
I might stick with the frequency of my yoga sessions now as I do love them and will pay close attention to the legs to see if just by doing away with running and walking more, I can maintain or even reduce the quads further.
Thank you again for your kind and generous response. All the best for the wedding :-)
Hi Mary, yes typically I notice my legs slimming down more with walking compared to running. I can get great results without doing any running at all. Keep doing your walking and yoga and if you love it and what it does to your body – that’s great! You can always make changes as you go :) Good luck, and thank you so much for your well wishes xx
After I had my daughter, I stayed home and used a Pilates video. I was little in no time! I’ll definitely have to try boxing. Thanks for the tips!
You’re welcome! I love pilates too! xx