Valerie Loureda is cooling down in her swimsuit! The MMA star and one of the newest WWE recruits poses in a pool wearing a tiny pink bathing suit in one of her latest Instagram Stories. Aside from fighting, how does the Cuban-American beauty stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Valerie Loureda 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!
Valerie maintains a healthy diet and makes sure to hydrate. “On both training days and active recovery days I drink a lot of water and try to eat clean,” she told Vital Proteins. “Every morning, I train fasted – meaning I don’t eat anything before working out. Afterward, I usually have some sort of protein, a carb and healthy fat like avocado. As for why I train fasted, I find, in my experience , it’s a great way to maintain my weight. I also feel lean while exercising.”
Most of her workouts are hardcore, but Valerie also does a meditative from of exercise. “On active recovery days, doing yoga is my go-to because it helps to release the lactic acid from my legs and the next morning I am not as sore,” she told Vital Proteins.
A Vital Proteins spokesperson, Valerie loves collagen. “For about a month now I’ve been adding two scoops of the Collagen Peptides in my coffee every morning and I have seen a drastic change in my hair, nails and skin. I also use Vital Performance™ RECOVER after every training session and I feel immediately renewed,” she told them.
“I’m very big on my routine with my vitamins, my supplements and, and my nutrition,” Valerie confessed to Muscle & Fitness. “So I do eat healthy, and I don’t eat a lot of carbs. But if there’s something I’m very disciplined with, it’s my vitamins and my blood work is really important to me.”
Want to follow in Valerie’s footsteps? Start with boxing. “I think for women, one of the biggest things martial arts teaches you, in general, is confidence. You know, with confidence, you can do things. I’ve always been the only girl in my class, all full of men— for example, boxing— but I have the confidence to do that.For a woman who want to get started, I’d say start with boxing because I feel like boxing is a huge stress relief for a lot of women,” she told Muscle & Fitness.