If there’s anyone who knows which fitness studios and classes get results, it’s got to be the Victoria’s Secret crowd. These models literally earn a living based on their physiques, so it makes sense that their fingers are on the pulse when it comes to effective new exercise trends. That’s why we tracked down exactly where some of the world’s most beautiful women (hello, Gigi Hadid!) go to sweat. Keep scrolling for a complete guide to the hotspots where models work out.
Supermodel fans: Joan Smalls
What: You know SoulCycle, we know SoulCycle, anyone with a basic interest in working out has heard of the fitness phenomenon. During the high intensity spin session you can burn up to 700 calories, and each class includes a combination of a high-intensity cardio and a lightweight session with dumbbells.
Supermodel fans: Jasmine Tookes, Martha Hunt, Lais Ribeiro, and Elsa Hosk.
What: Bari classes are a magnet for New York City models, and the studio counts women such as Joan Smalls among its list of clients. The hybrid class includes elements of barre, TRX, dance, and strength training.
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Supermodel fans: Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Sigrid Agren, Josephine Skriver, Kendall Jenner, and Sara Sampaio.
Where: New York City
What: Gotham Gym, a boxing studio with locations in both New York’s West Village and Soho, is the exercise destination of choice for some of the world’s most beautiful (and fit) women, including Gigi and co.
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Supermodel fans: Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, and Irina Shayk.
Where: New York City.
What: Located in Soho, ModelFit classes sculpt that lean, long, lithe body that models like Karlie Kloss are known for. Even though the class focuses on small movements (with a ton of repetitions), and uses just resistance bands and light ankle and hand weights, you will certainly feel it the following day.
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Supermodel fans: Candace Swanepoel.
Where: New York City.
What: Devised by former professional ballerina, Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful firms and shapes the butt, legs, and hips with a set of small movements.
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Supermodel fans: Nina Agdal, Shanina Shaik
Where: New York and Los Angeles.
What: With temperatures dialed up to 90 degrees, you are guaranteed to always leave a Y-7 Yoga class dripping in sweat; and the ambient, candlelit rooms certainly create a vibe that most neighborhood studios can’t replicate. However, the reason why Y-7 counts Nina Agdal, Shanina Shaik, Ashley Olsen, Zosia Mamet, and many of the world’s biggest supermodels as fans is its hip-hop filled playlists.
Supermodel fans: Jessica Hart.
Where: Locations all over the world.
What: A blend of Pilates and dance, Xtend Barre simultaneously strengthens and lengthens your body while also improving flexibility. There are locations all over the world – and you might even spot celebrity fan Jessica Hart in one of the studios across New York or Sydney.
#XTENDBARREBENEFITS: Nothing beats a good fold over series to strengthen & lengthen through the #weekend! Fold Over is one of our favorite exercises, because it challenges the entire body to the #core. When executed with proper form and alignment, results include improved #balance, lean muscles and of course, killer assets! 🙆🏽🙌 Make sure your hips and shoulders are square, neck is long, spine is neutral and abdominals are engaged as you work through the choreography your instructor gives you! If all else fails, don’t forget to have fun & embrace the shake under your seat! 🔑 #XtendBarre #FitTip #Fitness #FitFam #Barre #Pilates #Body #Workout #Cardio #Inspiration #Motivation #MomLife #Healthy #Dance #Ballet
Supermodel fans: Hilary Rhoda.
Where: New York, California, and Texas.
What: You’re probably familiar with Tracey Anderson’s name – she’s known for her workout that targets women’s “accessory” muscles rather than the major muscle groups.
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