Aly Raisman In Bathing Suit Shares 'Real Summer Style'

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Aly Raisman treated her fans to a quick and intimate fashion show featuring her real body and her "real summer style." In a collaboration with brand partner Aerie, the 28-year-old modeled different bathing suits and bikinis to celebrate the season.

Read on to learn about the activities that help her stay in shape, as well as the photographs that prove they work—and don't forget to check out the 30 Top Celebrity Swimsuit Moments to become beach-ready too!

She Has Real Style

This two-time Olympian and former U.S. women's gymnastics captain is all about body positivity. Her partnership with swimsuit brand Aerie promotes self-love through real and unretouched images.

To show off her real summer style, Aly donned a couple of Aerie swimsuits and styled them accordingly. Her summer style is easy and comfortable, flattering her curves and athletic physique.

She Lives An Active Lifestyle

While she has retired from professional gymnastics, Aly has kept an active lifestyle throughout the years. Her fit and toned body proves that she has taken good care of herself, despite the quarantine challenges she had to face.

Aly mixes up her workouts and enjoys discovering new activities to update her routine. "It's still a work in progress, and I'm still learning new things every day and listening to my body as much as I can," she told People.

She Does Pilates Regularly

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Pilates is one of her favorite workouts. As she shared with People, doing Pilates helped her improve her artistry and body awareness when she was still competing. She continues to practice the body-conditioning exercise to this day.

"What I like about it is you can make it to be such a hard workout where you're really sore, or you can just kind of follow your own pace. If someone next to you is doing 10 reps and you only feel comfortable doing two reps, that's totally fine."

She Is Flexible With Her Workout Time

During quarantine, Aly admitted that she struggled to motivate herself to exercise. To solve her lockdown woes, she decided to break down her workouts and divide them throughout the day.

"Sometimes I'll do a little bit of a workout in the morning, and then even do a little bit more in the afternoon. I break it up throughout the day because that's what's working for me right now," she explained to Shape.

She Listens To Her Body

As she grew older and wiser, she learned to respect her body more. Aly believes that rest is just as important as working hard.

"We live in a society where we're always trying to push ourselves more and more, and it's a great thing to work hard and to push yourself, but it's also really important to just be kind to yourself and listen to your body," she said to Shape. "I definitely live by that now, but I wish I did when I was younger."

She Gets Out Of Her Comfort Zone

The former pro gymnast loves a good challenge too, and she enjoys learning new things. Last year, Aly took skateboarding lessons for fun. She shared a clip of herself in full skate gear while riding a skateboard. Her video clips show that she struggled to balance on the board, but it looked like she still had a good time learning a new skill.

She Follows A Plant-Based, Dairy-Free Diet

In an interview with Eating Well, Aly shared that the documentary Kiss the Ground is one of the reasons why she transitioned to a mostly plant-based diet. She now eats mostly vegetables and fish but no longer eats other meat. Dairy has been completely cut out, and her sugar consumption has been reduced.

According to Harvard Health, a diet that's rich in vegetables lowers the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Aside from vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and fruits should also be incorporated into your meals.

She Speaks Her Mind

Being a role model to many young girls, Aly is not afraid to speak her mind, especially regarding women's issues. She was once featured in Sports Illustrated with her bare body covered in statement words.

"I believe one of the best ways to make change is to start with ourselves. Let your light & love inspire others," Aly said on Instagram, sharing her powerful nude photo.

"Also let’s stop shaming women and girls for what they wear. PLEASE. A woman or girl is NEVER asking for it by what she is wearing or what time of night it is or how much she’s had to drink."

She Knows When To Seek Help

According to the Olympic champion, knowing when to seek help is crucial for your mental health. As she told Muscle and Fitness, you don't have to struggle in silence because many people care enough to help.

“I know that a lot of people are struggling in silence,” she started. "I would say it is really important to remember to treat ourselves the way that we would treat a loved one or someone that we care about... what we are feeling is real, and it’s valid, and I think it’s so important that we all feel the best that we can.”

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