Bella Hadid is a bit of a fitness enigma. Scrolling through her Instagram page, you won't find a barrage of gym snaps or fitness Boomerangs—no, the lithe model claims she's "not really big on exercising," despite her svelte figure and new role as Nike's spokesmodel. Because of her Lyme disease, Hadid strays from strenuous regimens. "My body can't handle aggressive workouts," she tells The Coveteur. "[For me], it's more about being the best I can be, not about losing weight. [Weight loss] comes naturally, but it is about being fit and feeling strong.
When I wake up in the morning and I don't feel strong, I feel like I shouldn't even get out of bed." If the thought of Bella Hadid not being a fan of working out induced an eye roll, hang on a second—just recently, she's also said that she prefers an intense gym session: "When I work out, I love to work out," she tells E! News. "I train and I work out hard for two hours. I don't like to do the whole yoga thing. I think yoga is calming and it's amazing, but if I am going to go for it, I am going to go hard." Hmmm.
Despite her opposing statements, we're willing to bet her chiseled abs aren't a result of being a stranger to the gym. Perhaps she was being modest about the hard work she puts in, but to that, we say own it. Because we're realists (and because we have further proof), we put together Bella's favorite workout moves for you below. Ain't no shame, Bella, do your thing.
To learn more about Hadid's exercises, keep scrolling!
Hadid may have said she avoids aggressive workouts, but just recently she's said that boxing is her favorite regimen du jour. We may have two different perceptions of "aggressive," but kudos to the model for being able to jab and uppercut with the best of them. She tells Vogue Paris, "When time is on my side, I train with my coach [Ed. note: Rob Piela, founder of Gotham Gym] for intensive sessions. I run non-stop for 20 minutes followed by a boxing session and finally a series of weights targeting the abs and glutes.
We keep the routines varied, so the sessions are always fun."
Pull-Ups and Targeted Ab Exercises
The above moves utilize Hadid's body weight as opposed to the weighted moves mentioned earlier, but they're still an excellent way to tone your upper body and stomach. It's relieving to see her struggle with the pull-ups, too, which is further evidenced by her caption, "WTF am I doing/pull-ups are harder than they look." Same, Bella, same.
In the same breath as saying her diet is "pizza," Hadid also mentions that she enjoys at least 15 minutes of running and cardio. It's all about, balance, right?
Next up, take a look at Hadid's skin secrets.