Blackpink’s Jennie Kim is known for her love for all things fitness and her Instagram feed stands as testament to that. A jack of all trades with nerves of steel, Kim leaves no stone unturned when it comes to living a healthy life despite her jam-packed schedule full of dance rehearsals, concerts and jet-setting across the world.
Living life in the fast lane, the K-pop star has managed to always stay one step ahead of the game with carefully curated fitness mantras that are customised to her mental and physical needs.
Kim swears by a tried-and-tested regime featuring stimulating workouts and a simple yet disciplined diet. Ahead, we round up cues to take from Blackpink’s Jennie Kim’s fuss-free approach to fitness and wellness.
She’s a Pilates queen
Pilates has got Kim’s back. Quite literally. This is a form of low-impact, mind-body exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment, flexibility and body awareness through controlled movements that primarily focus on form. The Chanel ambassador religiously practises hour-long sessions (sometimes longer) of the workout five days a week. Having perfected crunches on the wall, leg circles, side leg lifts, and more, with a quick peek at the star’s social media, it’s safe to say that Kim is the K-pop industry’s reigning Pilates queen.
She does aerial yoga for her soul
Along with fellow group member Kim Ji-soo, Jennie decided to take up aerial yoga to promote wellness for not only her body, but also her soul and spirit in 2017. A hybrid type of exercise that combines traditional yoga poses, pilates, and dance with the use of a hammock, aerial yoga is an out-and-out and accessible option for those looking to amp up their fitness game.
She’s a fan of detox teas
If you follow the singer on social media, you’ll know that Kim has found her cup of ‘tea’. Although the Blackpink member indulges in the occasional cheat day, she makes it imperative to follow a balanced diet complete with salads, light meals, green juices, and detox teas while she’s on duty. When you add detox teas as part of a wellness regimen, they can help rid your body of harmful toxins and compounds, boost your immune system, and promote natural weight loss. Detox tea can also help you energise, and improve your ability to exercise. Green tea is believed to be especially healthy and has chemicals called catechins that can appear to increase the amount of fat burned during exercise. However, experts agree more research is needed to fully understand the effects of green tea on weight loss.
She loves outdoor workouts
A day in the life of the K-pop star’s life would usually consist of practice sessions, photoshoots, concerts and, with that, a lot of globe-trotting. While the extended dance rehearsals may burn a lot of calories, when travelling, Kim is always up to go the extra mile and engage in physical activities while exploring new locations. From surfing in the salty sea waters to trekking and discovering picturesque photo-ops, the singer is always finding new ways to keep her blood pumping, and her mind stimulated.
She follows a balanced meal plan
Her diet plan is simple with meals that consist of good proteins, organic vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Kim shared that she often eats a quick breakfast of fruit or whole-grain toast before working out. While prepping for a performance or promotional events, the rapper stays in shape by typically choosing a light salad made with avocado for lunch. Then, for dinner, Kim enjoys a hearty porridge and finishes her day with a detox juice. Porridge makes up most of her breakfast, so it’s not a far leap from the breakfast staple to dinner. Since consuming excess salt can cause fluid retention and bloating, Kim avoids eating salty foods when she’s on the clock.