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Not everybody can be Beyoncé, but these women sure try.

Models have always been scrutinized about their level of fitness (or lack thereof). Looking back on past eras (ahem '90s) when a select number of "supers" got by on drugs and ciggies, today's top talents embrace a healthier lifestyle. Reebok released a video of Miranda Kerr stripping of her workout gear post-sweat sesh to push their latest women's training shoe, Nike is paying Karlie Kloss to bounce around New York this summer in their new line of sports bras, and the up and comers are never far from their local JuicePress and barre classes.

Check out what today's supermodels are doing to keep in shape this summer.

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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Carolyn Murphy

Known for: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers, Missoni, Project Runway All-Stars
Years in the biz: 14
Favorite fitness routine: Yoga

It’s hard to stay consistent. I go through phases where I’m on the treadmill, I’m doing the hiking, the yoga class, then I tailor it to more: ‘What can I do in a hotel room? Or when I drop my daughter off at school?’ It comes down to basics. Recently, it’s been about the mat on the floor, some leg lifts, some squats, but mainly the breathing. I find that deep breathing centres me.” [Vogue]

“I wish I did more fitness. I’m not a fanatic. I don’t think it’s very becoming for a woman to have a body like a man’s, which is super cut. I prefer to be a little more on the softer side, so I just keep it light with a lot of walking, yoga, and an occasional jog. But even that’s a lot of work!” [Elle]

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Image via Become Gorgeous

Erin Heatherton

Known for: Victoria's Secret
Years in the biz:
8
Favorite fitness routine:
Yoga

“I need to pay people to make me work out or I wouldn’t do it. It’s exhausting. But then comes my favorite part—a half hour of yoga. I love the way it tones but also loosens you up.” [Vogue]

"I like to work out approximately four times per week. We generally try to schedule an appropriate workout for future events. I really try to do a full-body workout rather than focusing on a specific part of my body. I utilize a variety of exercises to maximize my heart rate to burn calories. I like to inform my trainer of upcoming events so that we may coordinate a proper workout plan for each event. Sometimes the workout intensifies depending on the upcoming schedule." [Shape]

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Image via @joansmalls Instagram

Joan Smalls

Known for: Face of Estée Lauder, #1 model in the world according to models.com
Years in the biz: 7
Favorite fitness routine: Cardio

“For fitness, mix it up and always remain active. I mix boxing with cardio and pilates. If I’m not busy or working, I’ll work out every day. If I am busy, I’ll try to at least sneak in 30 minutes or try to work out every other day.” [Elle]

“For my exercise routine I go twice a week to see my personal trainer and the other days I do cardio for an hour and make sure I burn 500 calories.” [Mr. Blasberg]

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Image via Pix.ge

Kate King

Known for: Dolce & Gabanna
Years in the biz:
4
Favorite fitness routine:
Anything simple

"My number-one fitness tip is not to take yourself too seriously—not to go too crazy with anything. I think the simpler you do things, the better—like eating healthy and going to the gym just when you find the time. I feel like people really stress themselves out about fitness and I think that’s backward." [Elle]

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Cindy Crawford

Known for: Forbes 1995 highest paid model on the planet, MTV House of Style, Playboy
Years in the biz:
27
Favorite fitness routine:
Weights and cardio

"I work out with my trainer, Sarah Hagaman, three mornings a week. We do circuit training for the whole body using weights, some machines, and my own body weight with lunges and squats. We usually do about 10 minutes of weights and then a five-minute cardio segment. Right now we are into running stairs, but we switch it up. We repeat the 10-minute weight and five-minute cardio at least three times and then we finish up with abs and stretching. If I can squeeze in a hike or bike ride with my husband or a girlfriend during the week, that’s just a bonus!"

"I think having a scheduled appointment works for me. That way, I don’t really have to think about it. Regarding choosing to eat healthy, it’s getting easier and easier because I know how much better I feel when I do eat right. Certainly making sure you have yummy, healthy choices on hand makes it easier to make a good choice." [Shape]

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Karlie Kloss

Known for: Victoria’s Secret Angel, Donna Karen, Lacoste, Nike
Years in the biz: 7
Favorite fitness routine: SoulCycle, ballet

“Believe it or not, I don’t have a gym bag. I usually just grab my vinyl coin purse and go. It’s compact and the perfect size. I like to head home if I can to shower and get ready for the day. Sometimes when I work out at Equinox in the morning and have to go to work straight from the gym, I use the products they have in their locker room. I always feel so refreshed. It’s so important to change up your workout routine, so I like to take a range of classes. I love SoulCycle for a fast, intense, and high-energy workout and ballet classes for flexibility and lengthening."

"I try to work out consistently four to five days every week. I’m constantly on the move with travel and work, so my routine tends to vary from week to week. I think the most important part of working out and living a healthy lifestyle is incorporating movement naturally into your everyday life—walking around the city, taking your bike to the store, or using the stairs instead of the escalator. I like to exercise and get moving first thing in the morning. Starting the morning off with a workout gives me a burst of energy that helps me get through the day.” [Style]

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Doutzen Kroes

Known for: Victoria’s Secret Angel, L’ORreal
Years in the biz: 10
Favorite fitness routine: Ballet Beautiful

I maintain a healthy lifestyle all year round for my job but I definitely try to eat extra clean the night before a shoot and make sure to fit in a workout so that I feel my best. It's also very important to be well rested so I try to get a good night's sleep.” [Vogue UK]

“It’s my job to stay motivated and fit. Workout clothes are very important to me. If it makes you feel comfortable and sexy in the gym, its very motivating. The new Victoria’s Secret Sport workout line for Spring is great for motivating women to get to the gym. The line is super sexy with fun colors and prints!. I really like to mix it up–spin, boxing, jumping rope, weight-lifting, dance workouts; I just love to sweat and I love how incredible I feel after a workout. I do a workout called Ballet Beautiful–it’s based on dancer training and is a tough and fun workout. I love to workout with my trainer, who always mixes up the sessions with jump rope and boxing.” [In Style]

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Image via Daily Mail

Kate Upton

Known for: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers
Years in the biz: 4
Favorite fitness routine: Boxing

As told by trainer David Kirsch.

At the beginning, we did two-a-days seven days a week. Then, we did one-and-a-half or two hours five to six days per week. The idea was to create a strict cardio and sculpting boot camp that entailed weights and resistance bands, sprinting and calisthenics, shadow and kick boxing. The workouts were very intense cardio sculpting circuits centered on core, legs, butt, and arms. For the cover, we stepped up the intensity and added an additional 45 minutes of cardio—rowing, sprints, and elliptical. She also restricted her diet to shakes, greens, and one snack bar per day.” [Shape]

“We do extreme, intense circuit training. We do three or four circuits and change them up a lot. There’s lots of core, butt, and thigh shaping and toning. We work with resistance bands, stability balls, do lateral lunges for the inner thighs, and for arms we do boxing. She has her own pair of boxing gloves, and she will beat me up. She loves it! It’s a very efficient way to work out and get your cardio in.” [Elle]

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Image via Fan Pop

Adriana Lima

Known for: Victoria’s Secret Angel, Maybelline
Years in the biz: 15
Favorite fitness routine: Boxing

"I try to work out during [my kid’s] nap times, or I'll try to go to the gym if possible. If not, I go outside, I'll take a walk, or have a short run, or I jump rope for 10 minutes. I always think it's better to work out or do something for 10 minutes, or 20 minutes, better than zero. So whatever time I have, I'll do something. Just keep moving, no matter what!" [Celebuzz]

“It’s the only thing I do for exercise,” says Lima of her regular 90-minute sessions with Olajide, who, in turn, trains her as he would a real boxer—because, more than a good sweat, says Lima, boxing for her “is a passion.” [Vogue]

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Miranda Kerr

Known for: Victoria’s Secret Angel, H&M, Reebok
Years in the biz: 17
Favorite fitness routine: Yoga

I try to work out in the morning, but sometimes I have to get to work at like, 6 A.M., so, it was good I got to work out today at work. I would say to just stay active even if you’re sitting at an office desk all day, like you can clench/tighten different parts of your muscles. I do it all the time when I’m in the car or on the way to the airport. And I’ll be like, I’m doing this, or I’m squeezing my butt, doing the calf muscles, even do face exercises like this [makes grimacing face movements and fish faces].” [Elle]

"I enjoy the exercise that I do, so that keeps me motivated. There are times when it’s tough, or you don’t feel like it but once I get my workout gear on and I’m there I usually find that I can get into it and I enjoy it! I love yoga, I practice Pilates and light weights. They are the exercises that suit me and my body and that I enjoy so I stick to that. I’ve’ been doing yoga for over 12 years now - I like the [physical and mental] effect it has on my body." [OK!]

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