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.
Josephine Skriver is a fan of dynamic bootcamp workouts, rotating through toning, cardio, and boxing exercises at NYC hotspot The Dogpound to keep things interesting. She loves soccer and has told Vogue that Jasmine Tookes got her hooked on lifting weights.
Like Skriver, Romee Strijd also frequents The Dogpound. Her on-the-go workout routine is relatively simple (and easy to copy), as she never travels without a jump rope and ankle weights.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a 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 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 strolls. Other ways she keeps fit are through yoga and breathwork.
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 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.