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Karlie Kloss: Exercise energises me

Karlie Kloss: Exercise energises me

Karlie Kloss does kickboxing to wake up.

The 22-year-old model may have stepped down as a Victoria’s Secret model, but don’t expect her to let herself go anytime soon. She knows exercise is about more than looking good, revealing it’s what prepares her for the day ahead.

“I like to do a quick workout in the morning, listening to music as I go. Kickboxing helps me to wake up,” she told the German edition of Glamour magazine.

Karlie also isn’t one for vegging out when she’s away from home. It might be the norm to use trips away as an excuse to pig out on calorific food and relax your gym routine, but that won’t fly with the star.

“When I travel, I always carry small weights and resistance bands. That way, you can train everywhere,” she explained.

"I train five days a week. But I don't want to be skinny; I want to be strong. That's true beauty."

All that exercising could get boring, which is why the American star makes sure she mixes things up. As well as keeping things fun, this allows her to ensure her whole body is being trained.

Karlie gave some tips on the routine to go for if you want a body as toned as hers.

“I keep my legs defined with Pilates, I use weights to gain muscle and for cardio, you can't beat spinning. For my abs I stick to classic sit-ups and for my butt, I find 'butt lift training' the most effective,” she explained.

Karlie announced she was leaving Victoria’s Secret earlier this year because she’s going to college. She has still been modelling though, strutting for shows during New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks. Although it was a lot of work, the star was thrilled by the experience.

"It’s been pretty hectic, I’m not going to lie. It’s the first time I’ve done all of the cities back-to-back. I’m really grateful, though, to be in all of the shows I’ve walked in and so happy to attend the red carpets," she told theFashionSpot recently.

"We’re all really exhausted no matter what our level of experience as a model. It’s not easy - although it might look that way."

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