If you’re ever struggling to feel inspired at the gym, here’s a little tip that I picked up last week: Go and work out with the beautiful people. Trust me, nothing will motivate you to move like a six-foot professional bikini-wearer breezing through the cardio circuit at twice your speed.
I learned this valuable life lesson recently at a media event for activewear label Vimmia that involved a 30-minute run-through of the famous Tone House program in New York. Leading the charge—and barely working up a sweat—was 23-year-old Sports Illustrated
superhuman supermodel Nina Agdal. I managed to grab Agdal between burpees to find out what her average day of eating and exercise really looks like. Here’s what she came back with.
I start an average day by:
For breakfast I had:
I had half a bagel, I shouldn’t say that but my sweet photographer over there and his friend bought me a bagel so I had to eat it. But normally a Quest bar.
For lunch I had:
For dinner I had:
Just a Greek yogurt with honey. I had such a big dinner the night before, so I cut down on that.
Today I snacked on:
Greek yogurt with honey. I eat like four of those a day–I like Fage. I don’t know how to say it! It’s delicious.
The one thing I would never eat is:
I don’t know, I would eat a lot of things. Worms; I wouldn’t be like, Bare Grillz and go out in nature and eat worms. I would be like, I’m just going to starve, thanks.
My guilty pleasure food is:
A burger and a beer, with cheese.
The one thing that always gets me motivated to work out is:
Looking good while doing it. If you feel great while you’re in the gym, and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you think you look great. That’s why I love [activewear brand] Vimmia, because it actually tightens you up, and it makes you think, “I can do this.”
The next big health and fitness trend will be:
There’s always one of those isn’t there? I think rowing. Rowing is up and coming—I’ve heard a lot of people are starting to do it, and it’s easy on your knees and it’s easy on your joints. I think that’s going to be the new thing after people do all those crazy workouts.
My favorite healthy restaurant is:
Sweetgreen. I don’t know that it’s a restaurant, but you can sit down and eat there, right?
On Instagram I’m obsessed with following:
There’s this fitness and fashion account Bags and Bunnies, I don’t know her name, but I like her.
My biggest health tip for travelers is:
Don’t consider it a vacation from the gym; you should always get your sweat in for an hour.
The health app I couldn’t live without is:
I like to just google calories and also use My Fitness Pal.
The top three songs on my workout playlist right now are:
This is a tough one. Definitely a lot of house music. I love this song, I think it’s called “Let It Go” by Chainsmokers; I think it’s a remix. And the “Pumping Blood” Chainsmokers remix; I love that. I’m a remix kind of girl.
The best part of my job is:
Meeting creative new people every single day and getting to do cool stuff.
My favorite activewear brands are:
My winter health tip is:
Get somewhere where it’s not as dark as New York, and get some sun!.