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Kick & Punch / February 2017
Danielle Rines, Global Newsroom

How Gigi Hadid Uses Workouts to Prep Her Body and Mind

When you’re Gigi Hadid being mentally tough is a requirement.

She lives her life as a supermodel in and out of the spotlight, traveling around the world and walking in shows for the world’s top fashion designers.

But have you ever wondered how she balances it all?

To prep for those high-stress moments, Hadid turns to fitness.

“Working out isn’t only physical for me,” Hadid says. “It’s mental. It helps me escape the noise in my head. It’s the only time my mind goes quiet.”

In the video above Hadid gave us insight into the thoughts that go through her mind, just moments before she steps on to the catwalk.

“Before I walk I’m usually just trying to think of what the designer wants from me in the show,” she says.

“Whether that’s an energy or getting into the music or calming myself down with breathing…just focusing on what my job is for that day.”

Headlining Reebok’s women’s empowerment campaign called #PerfectNever, Hadid shows how fitness can be used to develop mental toughness not just in the gym but for everyday life.

In her world, fashion and fitness collide.

“You have to go to work ready to block out everything that’s outside of your work environment,” she says.

“You have to be able to change a channel in your mind and to be able to separate your thoughts and focus on what you’re doing at the moment.” 

She remains true to herself and uses fitness as a way to be become a better version of herself physically and mentally, to be more human. She takes comfort in the fact that she will never be perfect.

“I hope that everyone can see that that’s the point of all of this … we’re not perfect.”

How do you stay physically and mentally tough in your life? Tweet @ReebokWomen and let us know!

Kick & Punch / February 2017
Danielle Rines, Global Newsroom