How Victoria's Secret Angels Get in Shape for the Show

They strip! They swim! They trapeze! They spell out their name with their bodies?! These supermodels get in superhuman shape in every way you can imagine

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JASMINE TOOKES

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We "love all" the things about this dreamy shot of last year's Fantasy Bra-wearing Angel prepping to serve (some serious abs) while in Hawaii.

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ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

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Leave it to an Angel to get some major air while working out with Tracy Anderson.

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MARIA BORGES

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Warning: Just watching Maria's video of treadmill squats may make you break a sweat on your couch.

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STELLA MAXWELL

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A steady diet of yoga helps Stella nama-stay in shape for the show.

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ADRIANA LIMA

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When a workout addict like Adriana admits that her jumprope routine is hard, you better believe it's brutal.

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LAIS RIBEIRO

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This year's Fantasy Bra model enlists an adorable trainer to help with her m workout: Her son, Alexandre.

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ELSA HOSK

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It only looks like a torture device: Elsa Hosk shows off her absurd core strength with some help from a Pilates reformer.

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MARTHA HUNT

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Aah, push it. Push it real good!

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JOSEPHINE SKRIVER

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The Angels all love to learn the ropes when it comes to really tough workouts.

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LIU WEN

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The model appears to be kicking her workout routine into high gear.

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ZURI TIBBY & ROOSMARIJN DE KOK

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The Victoria's Secret models that hit the Dog Pound together, get ridiculously strong arms together.

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LILY ALDRIDGE & GIGI HADID

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When you've got dozens of models in one place with days to go before a televised lingerie show, you better believe gym space will be at a premium. So Lily and Gigi got creative, hitting the pool deck with Ballet Beautiful founder Mary Helen Bowers: "No room left in the gym, no problem," Lily wrote.

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JOAN SMALLS & LILY DONALDSON

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What better way to get ready to model some sexy lingerie than a trip to a strip class? Joan and Lily gave the core-crunching workout a spin (literally).

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MARTHA HUNT, ADRIANA LIMA & LAIS RIBEIRO

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The "workout buddies" get some bicep curls in -- and judging by their ridiculously toned stomachs, we're guessing they already knocked out about 3,000 crunches.

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MARIA BORGES

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The model appears to be giving her pre-VSFS workout routine the full court press.

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SARA SAMPAIO

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If you had any doubt about the butt-boosting benefits of stand-up paddleboarding, Sara's here to be the living proof.

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DEVON WINDSOR

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Devon's Ballet Beautiful workout is totally en pointe. (Not sorry!)

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MARTHA HUNT & ELSA HOSK

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How do you know you're ready for the coveted Angel Wings? When you can "drop it like it's hot" with ease on a Bosu ball.

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IZABEL GOULART

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When in Paris, it's not a bad idea to take your yoga cues directly from the tourist attractions.

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JASMINE TOOKES

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Jasmine Tookes/Instagram

This year's Fantasy Bra model knew she was going to have to endure punishing workouts to support the 350+ carats of diamonds and emeralds -- and judging by this video, she's true to her word. (We're tired just looking at it.)

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LAIS RIBEIRO

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Lais Ribeiro/Instagram

What could be more motivating than to hit the gym in a team shirt announcing to everyone nearby that you'll soon be walking the runway in barely any clothing?

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MARIA BORGES

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Maria Borges/Instagram

For those models ready to "step up" their gym game, knocking out a few (hundred) lunges in high heels is one way to do it.

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CANDICE SWANEPOEL

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Courtesy Candice Swanepoel

Yes, Candice looks as elegant in motion as she does in these still shots of her aerial silks workout.

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BEHATI PRINSLOO

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Courtesy Behati Prinsloo

If only all of our trainers looked like Behati Prinsloo's plank partner – who also happens to be her husband, musician Adam Levine.

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ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

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Courtesy Alessandra Ambrosio

It's her 14th time walking in the show, but the veteran Angel shows no signs of slowing down: She's still packing in Physique 57 workouts days before the runway reveal.

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GIGI HADID & DEVON WINDSOR

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Courtesy Gigi Hadid

The newest member of the Victoria's Secret family gets some pointe-rs from a veteran VS model.

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LILY ALDRIDGE

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Courtesy Lily Aldridge

Before she catches some air in this year's Fireworks Fantasy Bra, Angel Lily hits the water, getting in some laps post-flight.

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ADRIANA LIMA

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Courtesy Adriana Lima

Any notions you have about the Angels enjoying leisurely yoga and the occasional plank will be immediately dispelled by Adriana's hardcore boxing Insta videos (and the sweat-soaked selfies that follow!).

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KENDALL JENNER

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The late addition to the lineup keeps her figure in tip-top (of the mountain) shape by hiking the L.A. hills in Beyond Yoga pants and a Tart crop top.

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STELLA MAXWELL

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One of the 10 new Angels appears to be head-over-heels excited for her turn on the runway.

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MARTHA HUNT

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Courtesy Martha Hunt

Another new Angel finds her balance with some extra time at the gym (and Victoria's Secret Sport workout gear, of course).

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ELSA HOSK & TAYLOR HILL

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Courtesy Elsa Hosk

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: These models are combining work, workouts and friend time … in exotic and beautiful Bora Bora … and they're getting paid to do it. Life's a beach!

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BEHATI PRINSLOO

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It only makes sense than an Angel would know a thing or two about flying, as the model did via trapeze at pal Brie Larson's birthday party.

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CANDICE SWANEPOEL

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On the off chance you wanted to challenge Candice to a yoga-off, let's stop you right there: She's such a pro she can spell out her entire name using only her body.

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MONIKA JAGACIAK

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Courtesy Monika Jagaciak

Truer words were never worn on a T-shirt, Monika. (“Actually, I'm a fan!” she writes. Supermodels!)

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SARA SAMPAIO

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Those Victoria's Secret undies don't cover a whole lot, so it makes sense that a butt workout would be key before a final fitting.

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SHANINA SHAIK & JASMINE TOOKES

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Since a big part of getting ready for the show is ensuring your abs look amazing in any situation, we'd say these two (leaving the gym together) have that part covered.

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KATE GRIGORIEVA

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Pilates probably works better when you've got a perfectly coordinated workout outfit.

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ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

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The supermodel gets her om on, hitting a yoga class in two-tone Alo Yoga leggings and snakeskin Bloch flats.

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