Right…who hasn’t heard of Gigi Hadid? The beautiful blonde with legs up to the heavens who turns her middle finger up to those who fat shame!
This gorgeous goddess – daughter of Yolanda Foster – is the focus for this blog post.
One of the things that is inspiring about Gigi is that she is not your average model. She walks high end fashion runways and is a Victoria’s Secret Model yet she sports a curvy lean physique with strong thighs.
Hell Yes – a real woman!
This world is full of images that lead us to believe that our shape isn’t good enough. Unrealistic images are pumped into our day to day lives. It is refreshing to see someone strong bold and well relatively normal – storm the top runways.
So I dug a little deeper and looked into what this young lady is doing to look so gorgeous yet remain lean and strong
The answer: BOXING!!!
Boxing as a sport requires a high level of athletic prowess: strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, nerve, and power, just to name several required attributes.
Gigi trains with a boxer to burn through calories, shed excess fat, and remain agile which all leads to her lean physique.
Boxing can be off-putting as it is deemed a male sport – but this empowering exercise really can attribute to some serious body changes!
Here are some reasons why you should try out boxing
All that punching, kicking, and jumping requires a surprising amount of strength. Think about it – most professional heavy bags weigh at least 100 pounds. During a boxing workout, you may punch or kick a bag hundreds of times, requiring your upper body, lower body, and core to engage as you make contact with the bag.
You hear it all the time: You need to do cardio to protect yourself from heart disease, burn calories, and lose or maintain your weight. But “doing cardio” doesn’t have to mean hopping on a treadmill to log your required minutes – how boring is that?
The whole point of cardio is to place a moderate amount of stress on your heart and lungs so that they’re challenged enough to make beneficial physiologic adaptations to support the higher level of physical activity. As long as you keep your heart rate up during your workout, there’s no reason you can’t punch, kick, and jump your way to a healthy heart at your local boxing gym.
Boxing is great for improving body composition – and some might say it’s great for weight loss. The technique means you are pushing your body burning up to 13 calories a minute!
Almost any form of moderate to intense physical activity can decrease stress. Exercise increases endorphins, boosts mood, works as a form of meditation, and improves sleep, all of which help reduce stress.
Boxing is a great outlet for stress! You can literally fight your way out of the stress zone!
It’s a win win situation!
Be inspired by the strong women in this world and learn from their tricks. If she can do it so can you.
Go and find your nearest boxing centre or get into the gym find those gloves and get practising!
Speaking of BOX – ing… I am very excited to open my new FITTY London box!
Packed to the brim with Healthy Goodies to start February the right way!
From Spiralizers, to coconut oil to delicious superfoods to sprinkle on my breakfast. This perfect little box never ceases to surprise me. So chic and beautiful – its really does give you that monthly buzz to keep on track!
Delivered to my door every month (along with my Vogue) its like my birthday happens every month!
Check out Fitty London here