The much-anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show aired last night, and it featured heavenly bodies modeling sexy lingerie paired with the show’s signature fantasy wings.
The models, known as Victoria’s Secret Angels, were ultra-toned and ready for the runway — even Lily Aldridge, who gave birth to her daughter, Dixie, in June.
So just how did Aldridge get back into top shape so quickly?
The answer is ballet.
Mary Helen Bowers, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, trained Aldridge using her low-impact, ballet-based fitness regimen called Ballet Beautiful.
“For getting her back on the runway post-baby, we focused on the areas you really want to tighten up, especially after having a baby, her waist and abs, and all through the legs and the butt and of course her upper body as well,” Bowers said of Aldridge’s training.
Bowers also spent a year training actress Natalie Portman to prepare her for her role in the film “Black Swan.”
Bowers says the average client does just three hours of her fitness plan each week and often feels a difference in just two weeks.
But some Victoria’s Secret Angels have embraced other fitness regimens. Some do strict calorie-counting, while others get more creative.
The fashion show was actually shot in November. In the days and months leading up to event, the models worked hard to get their famous physiques into even better shape.
– Adriana Lima, 31, gave birth to her second child in September. She boxed for one-and-a-half hours per day in preparation for the show.
– Erin Heatherton, 23, spent two hours a day working out — hitting the treadmill, running outside and doing yoga.
– Joan Smalls boasted of an 800-calorie burn the day before the fashion show.
– Doutzen Kroes tweeted a breakfast recipe of Flaxseed and Acai.
– Candice Swanepoel shared a photo of bruised knuckles following her pre-show boxing workout.
– In addition to eating healthy, Miranda Kerr’s regimen included strength training with weights and Pilates.