Karlie Kloss is known for her slender and toned figure. The top model has explained how she stays in shape, revealing that she sticks to a 5-day workout plan with varied routines, changing between activities such as pilates, yoga, ballet and weight training. Here is a look at her full workout routine and best fitness tips.
Her travel workout and equipment: “If I travel for work, I have a set of resistance bands, a pair of ankle weights, and my Nike tennis shoes in my bag. That’s it. I like the idea that you don’t need a ton of equipment, that working out can be as simple as using your own body weight and a water bottle.”
She prefers well-rounded workouts: "I like to switch it up. That's the best way to challenge your body and become stronger in every way and find the balance in everything."
Pilates for body strength: "I enjoy yoga, but I’m a huge Pilates fan. Pilates relies on isolated, controlled movement and has allowed me to build up my core and strengthen my legs and arms."
Ballet for all-round fitness: "Ballerinas are incredible athletes. Ballet focuses on strength, length and balance — the perfect combination for a workout. I think it’s great that ballet barre is bringing ballet disciplines to the gym."
She mixes cardio with weight training 5 days a week: "I like to work out at least five days a week with a good balance of cardio and weight training."
Her favourite fitness app: "I’m a big fan of Nike Training Club. It’s convenient and easy to use, a great substitute for a personal trainer. I use the app mostly when I travel and can’t make it to a gym for a workout."
Her tip for defined abs: "My favorite trick for defined abs are good old-fashioned sit-ups. It’s something you don’t need any equipment or trainer for and you can do anytime. I always throw ankle weights in my suitcase and do a few sets of leg and bum lifts in my hotel room if I don’t have time to do a full workout."
How she tones her legs: "I don’t know about amazing—maybe long or giraffe-like! But because my legs are so long, it’s really important that my strength training and Pilates workouts are also lengthening. After any weight training, I follow up with stretching to maintain length and flexibility."