Megan Thee Stallion transformed her body to get swimsuit ready, as part of her Hottie Bootcamp, and eventually ended up in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The results are on display in a new photo she shared, captioned “Bodying Barcelona.” She wears a brown two piece and is being helped out of a boat like the queen she is. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see how Megan Thee Stallion stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
As part of Megan’s hottie bootcamp, she is seen balancing on two bosu balls. “The BOSU is an effective tool for training both static and dynamic balance, as well as training motor skills, kinesthetic awareness and proprioception. When training on an unstable surface, the core automatically fires and contracts to keep the body upright. Thus, the BOSU challenges individuals to build strength and balance simultaneously. Beginning exercisers should have solid balance skills on the ground before using the BOSU ball,” says ACE Fitness.
Pole dancing works your entire body, including your core. “Bending to put on shoes or scoop up a package, turning to look behind you, sitting in a chair, or simply standing still — these are just a few of the many mundane actions that rely on your core and that you might not notice until they become difficult or painful. Even basic activities of daily living — bathing or dressing, for example — call on your core,” says Harvard Health.
“The body-weight squat is a compound exercise that primarily targets the muscles of the lower body—the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings. Squats are considered an essential exercise to anyone’s strength routine, both for increasing the size of the legs and glutes as well as developing strength and power. Squats, when performed correctly, offer numerous benefits and should be considered a whole-body exercise,” says ACE Fitness.
High intensity interval training can help you lose weight. “Short-term moderate-intensity to high-intensity exercise training can induce modest body composition improvements in overweight and obese individuals without accompanying body-weight changes. HIIT and MICT show similar effectiveness across all body composition measures suggesting that HIIT may be a time-efficient component of weight management programs,” said one study.
Aerobic exercise doesn’t just make you leaner. It makes you smarter. “A recent NIA-supported study from the University of Wisconsin led by Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo found that even moderate physical activity may increase metabolism in brain regions important for learning and memory. The study asked cognitively normal, late-middle age (average age 64 years old) participants to wear an accelerometer for 7 consecutive days to measure daily physical activity. Scientists were then able to determine the amount of time each individual engaged in light (e.g., a slow walk), moderate (e.g., a fast walk), and vigorous activities (e.g., run). The physical activity data were analyzed to determine how they corresponded with glucose metabolism within brain areas that have been demonstrated to be impacted in people with Alzheimer’s. Increasing levels of engagement in moderate physical activity were associated with increases in cerebral glucose metabolism across all brain regions examined,” says one study.