In honor of Karlie Kloss’ 25th birthday today, Savoir Flair decided to find out just how the supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel stays in such amazing shape. After a (harmless) little bout of Instagram stalking, we’ve uncovered a few of her niftiest tricks. Read on for the ones that we’re most eager to try ourselves.
Kloss is always posting pics of her workouts, and we know she’s always mixing things up. The one thing, however, that she does practice regularly is Pilates – and more specifically reformer Pilates, which is far more hardcore than the mat version. Amazing at sculpting and lengthening your muscles, reformer Pilates strengthens and tones with the help of a machine that looks frighteningly similar to a medieval torture device. This “reformer” machine, which isn’t actually as scary as it looks, uses core strength and balance to get you into supermodel shape. Click here to see our picks for the top reformer Pilates studios in Dubai.
Brew a Tea
According to her social-media accounts, Kloss’ number one beverage of choice is tea. The model is constantly sharing photos of herself sipping her favorite brews, reminding us that this is definitely one healthy habit to incorporate into our daily routines. Whether you opt for black, green, chamomile, or peppermint, teas are loaded with antioxidants and boast a huge array of health and beauty benefits. They help you relax, aid with digestion, fire up your metabolism, and provide a natural energy boost, keeping your body in check from the inside out.
Stretch It Out
To get long and lean limbs like this supermodel, you need to stretch – especially if you, like Kloss, work out a lot. Stretching also increases flexibility and the range of motion in your tendons and muscles, helping to prevent injuries and increase your performance at the gym. Click here for our complete guide to proper stretching. Your limbs will thank us.
Grab a Juice
Even supermodels indulge in cheat meals and sweet treats, but Kloss manages to keep things healthy as far as her sugar cravings are concerned. In fact, she’s so passionate about finding wholesome alternatives to the not-so-good-for-you snacks that she cooked up her own “kookie” recipe, which shuns nasty ingredients whilst satisfying your sweet tooth. She’s even shared her secret recipe, which means you can now cheat clean à la Kloss. Click here to learn how to whip up a batch yourself.