Madison LeCroy is no stranger to posting photos of her fit figure, especially if they involve her wearing a swimsuit. The Southern Charm star just posted a new one to her Instagram story. In it, LeCroy lounged on a chair while wearing a white bathing suit, accompanied by Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” playing in the background. (In a second pic, she’s also maxing and relaxing.) How does she stay so in shape? Read on to see 5 ways Madison LeCroy 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!
LeCroy is open about her wellness and diets. In 2020, she revealed on her Instagram stories that she had started adapting a plant-based diet, and that she’s seeing results. “I started this detox (plant based diet) at 128.7 and four days later, I’m 125.6,” she shared. “Most importantly, the body fat is down.” Among our favorites, in terms of their vitamins and fiber, are artichokes, asparagus, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage (all kinds), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, greens such as spinach, chard, collard or kale, leeks, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peppers, radishes, rutabagas, shallots, squash, tomatoes and turnips.
LeCroy works with personal trainer Gunnar Made, to help her stay in shape. She has posted several videos and reels on Instagram of herself working out with Made. In this reel, LeCroy is seen doing several different workouts, including squats, and using a stair climber. She captioned the reel, “I push my limit when I’m with you. @gunnarmade.”
While LeCroy does like to hit the gym, she doesn’t always have to leave her house to do so. She has a home gym, and has posted videos of herself doing different workouts while she’s there. LeCroy posted this series of photos and videos on Instagram of herself doing deadlifts with a barbell, using the elliptical, and doing hanging crunches. She captioned the post, “Girl, do it for you!” “Dumbbells come in various weights and designs. Choose weights that offer a little challenge and keep them handy. You could curl your way through a commercial break while watching television, or use first thing in the morning,” says the Mayo Clinic. “Using resistance bands can improve your strength and muscle tone. They are lightweight, take up little space, and can easily travel with you for work or vacation.”
LeCroy revealed on this Instagram video that she loves to circuit train, at any time. Even when she has just finished up a cardio workout or a run. LeCroy posted this video on Instagram of herself doing a circuit after a run. In the video, she is seen jumping rope, doing squats, and mountain climbers. “The more vigorously you exercise, the more calories you’ll burn — even if you increase intensity for just a few minutes at a time,” says the Mayo Clinic. “Interval training enables you to complete an effective workout in less time than a standard cardiovascular workout. For example, you might complete a workout in about 15 to 20 minutes or less instead of 40 minutes.”
LeCroy says that she doesn’t skip leg day. She showed off her go-to lower body workout in this Instagram video. In the video, LeCroy is seen doing side walks, lunge walks, and donkey kicks, all with a resistance band. Our legs and backside contain some of the largest muscles in our body. As a result, they store—and burn—the most glycogen. An exercise routine that brings these large muscles into play will burn off larger amounts of glycogen, and cause a greater reduction in fat stores, than a routine in which you’re working your arms or chest, for example.
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more