There are a lot of factors about models that seem utterly unobtainable, from their tall, lithe physiques to their otherworldly level of beauty. Genetics play a big role, but so does the budget for and the accessibility to the best of the best gyms and trainers around. But we come bearing good news: Though we can't give you tips on how to grow a few inches taller (stilettos are a start), we do have some gym-free moves models do themselves that you can do anywhere. All you'll need are a few simple pieces of equipment (and in some cases, just your own body weight).
From Shanina to Behati, take a look at the totally doable on-the-go workouts models rely on below.
Got $8? Resistance bands are the cheap piece of workout equipment Prinsloo turns to when she's not at the gym. "I really love having [them] with me in different strengths," she tells Well+Good. "It's my easy thing that anyone can do, even at home, literally sitting in front of the TV, or in a hotel room." Her favorite way to use them is placing them around her knees and doing squats, which is a simple way to increase the difficulty level.
Shaik tells Coveteur that all of her workouts can be done outside of a gym, which is music to any non-committal, gym-averse person's ears. Her favorite workout is Pilates with ankle weights, as well as squats.
Surely you have a spare hour when you're traveling to commit to a sweat sesh. Ashley Graham is a big proponent of the "improvised hotel workout": a 30-minute run, jumping jacks, planks, lunges, chair dips, squats, side planks, and push-ups.
Emma Louise Connolly
Connolly is no stranger to the gym, mixing Pilates, HIIT, and spin four days a week, but even she faces lack of motivation from time to time. On days when she's not in the mood to leave the house, she cues up a workout on YouTube, telling Byrdie UK, "Don’t push yourself if you aren’t feeling like it. I think it’s important to have a good attitude towards working out." You can do the same in your hotel room—we love the channel Yoga With Adriene to calm our minds and work our muscles.
Arms are a tricky area to tone, but Morgan's found a routine that targets her guns as well as her legs and core—all you need is a mat and some weights and you can follow her lead anywhere.
Tookes always brings a "workout pack" with her to create a travel-sized gym wherever she goes. Her go-to piece of equipment is ankle weights to do some "butt workouts," she tells The Cut. Try these weighted leg lifts for buns of steel.
Next up, this one-minute exercise is more effective than a full workout.
This post originally appeared on Byrdie.