From Gigi to Rosie: The Workouts Top Models Swear By

Candice Huffine


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While models often have genetics on their side, let's be clear: Height is just one industry requirement, and working (very) hard for their toned physiques is another huge part of the gig. So even though not all of us were born with an Amazonian stature (or necessarily want one), we can find serious inspiration in how our favorite cat-walkers break a sweat—especially since all of them have different fitness regimens they prefer. (Read: There's something for everyone!)

So, how does Gigi Hadid keep those abs in fighting shape? What's the secret to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's toned legs? Click through the gallery below to see the go-to workouts of 14 top models like Gigi Hadid.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid boxing

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Gigi Hadid has spoken out consistently on the importance of staying fit—and it's pretty common knowledge at this point that she loves to do so by duking it out in the boxing ring every day. Rob Piela is Hadid's trainer in New York, providing support when she's on the road as well.

Josephine Skriver

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Josephine Skriver is a fan of dynamic bootcamp workouts, rotating through toning, cardio, and boxing exercises at NYC hotspot The Dogpound in order to keep things interesting. She loves soccer and has told Vogue that Jasmine Tookes got her hooked on lifting weights.

Romee Strijd

Romee Strijd

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Like Skriver, Romee Strijd also frequents The Dogpound. Her on-the-go workout routine is fairly simple (and easy to copy). "When I am traveling," she said in an interview with Glamour, "I like to pack a jump rope and ankle weights in my suitcase."

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

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"I'm a boxer," Adriana Lima told us. "I've been doing it for over 10 years, and it really is my workout of choice." She focuses on getting her workout done—working hard with no frills.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley
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We had to go straight to the source for all of RHW's workout secrets—and that would be trainer Simone De La Rue of Body By Simone. The pair uses dynamic dance moves and bodyweight exercises to tone up from head to toe—check out some of their go-to exercises here.

Candice Huffine

Candice Huffine


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Candice Huffine gets her sweat on with a good long run. She is a marathon runner and has completed the Boston Marathon. Huffine also created a size-inclusive activewear brand called Day/Won so people of any shape can feel good when exercising.

Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro

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Variety is key for Lais Ribeiro. The Brazilian native likes to switch things up—on any given day, you might find her sparring in the boxing ring or dancing it out with Simone De La Rue.

Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes

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The Victoria's Secret beauty says that she likes to blitz through squats to prep for a big swimsuit shoot. She's an avid gym-goer, too, emphasizing lifting weights.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

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Joan Smalls works out in the gym with medicine balls and dumbbells, adding in balance work to craft a functional physique. She's also known to be a fan of kickboxing, running, and cycling.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss


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The former ballerina often takes to Instagram to dole out some fitness motivation—and these days, her go-to workout is quite fittingly dance-inspired. Kloss's trainer is Anna Kaiser, who also lends her high-energy cardio moves to Naomi Watts, Shakira, and more.

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill
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Taylor Hill is a regular at NYC's ModelFIT, preferring one-on-one sessions over a group setting. "I have to use a trainer because I cheat in classes," she admitted to us. "We do a lot of slow, muscle-targeting movements with gliding discs and two-pound weights. Almost kind of floor Pilates in a way, because we get on the floor and she puts resistance bands around my ankles and things like that. It's so hard—it doesn't sound hard and it doesn't look hard, but I could back squat, like, 85 pounds, and I quiver when I do this. I'm like, Oh my God, I can't stand up anymore because I'm so sore! It's amazing."

Iskra Lawrence

Iskra Lawrence workout

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Iskra Lawrence is a body-positivity champion and works to normalize postpartum bodies. She promotes workouts as a way to honor your body, building strength instead of trying to fit into any sort of body ideal. Lawrence uses exercise to de-stress and works on building back core strength after the delivery of her baby. When it comes to rebuilding her core, the model relied on P.volve's postnatal core workouts. P.volve also helps with balance and strength, she says. Lawrence also loves walking for its physical and mental health benefits: She's a big fan of long, leisurely strolls. Other ways she keeps fit are through yoga and breathwork.

Hunter McGrady

Hunter McGrady is a devotee of SoulCycle, the beloved exercise trend that will have you sweating with upbeat tunes. If you're looking for a workout that beats the monotony of hitting the pavement, take Hunter's advice and check out SoulCycle.

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman hits the gym regularly, and it shows. The model and mom is a big fan of pull-up bar leg raises—an excellent core exercise. Other exercises she's been known to do with her trainer include kettlebell goblet squats, up-down planks, cable glute extensions, hip thrusts, curtsy lunges off a bench, wood chops, and side planks.

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