It's a bit controversial, but whether you love the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show or not, there's no question that the models have incredibly fit and toned physiques. They work out hard pre-show, endure gruelling workouts to tighten and tone every single muscle in their bodies before taking to the catwalk in their underwear. Though the VS Fashion Show could definitely do with a hefty injection of diversity adding to it, we must say that the models who do walk in the show are at the top of their fitness game.
If you search YouTube for "Victoria's Secret workout," you'll find tons of videos of gym routines and workouts all promising to give you the body of Bella Hadid and Candice Swanepoel. Some of the models have even taken to starting their own YouTube channels to show off their workouts and give people a glimpse into what it takes to train like a VS Angel. And whilst I'm not dedicated enough to ever get the body of a Victoria's Secret model, I did wonder what would happen if I were to try every VS workout I could find. Would my fitness actually improve? Would I tone up or slim down, or would I see zero results in return?
Find a rundown of all the workouts I tried (including the ones that worked and the ones that nearly killed me) below…
Sanne Vloet's 20-Minute Full-Body Workout
Alessandra Ambrosio + Tracy Anderson Full Workout
Romee Strijd's 15 Minute Ab Workout
Romee Strijd's 15-Minute Butt Workout
Victoria's Secret "The Sexiest Core Workout Ever"
Candice Swanepoel Full-Body Workout
Equipment: Barre (again, this is a good one to play out in the gym—otherwise, hold on to a chair) and a yoga mat
Sweat factor: 2/5
Burn factor: 3/5
Adriana Lima Core Workout
Train Like An Angel: Runway Butt
Adriana Lima Arm Workout
Martha Hunt + Body By Simone Workout
Doutzen Kroes Workout
There's no denying that these workouts are hard. Even though the models in the videos might not break a sweat, I for sure did. Do I look like a Victoria's Secret model at the end of it? No. But do I feel fitter and more toned? Absolutely. At the beginning of said experiment (and having been majorly lax about my gym-going for quite some time), I struggled to do a push-up on my own, but not anymore. My legs, bum and arms all feel more toned. My stomach will always be my problem area, but it too definitely feels less jiggly.