Illustrated People’s visual guide to getting fit for summer
Khloe Kardashian calls it the ‘revenge body’. Fergie just got it from her ma.
We’re all for the ‘strong is the new skinny’ trend, but when it comes to getting our own asses to the gym motivation usually runs dry. This is our alternative inspo guide for getting your squats in.
Dedicate a substantial amount of time to sulking. Linger around in your gym clothes long enough for your housemates to assume you already went on your run, and try not to use that as an excuse to pretend you did.
School PE class without the mouldy vests
For maximum motivation, find somewhere aesthetically pleasing with not many people and minimum interference from men tooting in vans.
Running track / runway
Pastel tennis court by Ward Roberts
You never know who you might bump in to whilst pretending not to have stopped running because you’re out of breath
Comfort is key by Kim
All the gear no idea. Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris Panoplies spread, 2015
Now is not the time to be accentuating assets. Find a sturdy sports bra that conveys something like this
If anyone tells you exercise isn’t a chore, they’re getting paid by a protein company via Instagram.
Amber Valletta by Steven Klein for Vogue Italia April 2009 / the stop drop and sulk
Sweaty and smug
Atelier Versace Beaded Bodice Breastplate, Spring 1991
Photo by André Rau, 1985. Swimming hat optional
Pics or it didn’t happen
An alternative option is to miss out previous steps and start here. People might wonder how your eyeliner stayed in place but mystery isn’t a bad thing
Cora Emmanuel for W Magazine 2014
Words by Rosie Byers