Lauren Drain is living it up in the tropics in her swimsuit. The fitness model shows off her incredibly fit figure in one of her latest social media posts, wearing a tiny bathing suit as she stands beside a swimming pool. “Vacation needed!” she captioned the Instagram post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lauren Drain stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Lauren, who famously escaped the Westboro Bible Baptist Church, which she grew up in, maintains that exercise is healing for her. “It was very therapeutic,” she told Fox News. “There were times in my life where I experienced a lot of anxiety and depression. For me, it was an amazing outlet. … I got my confidence from fitness and it’s really empowering. … As a nurse, I saw people at the bedside needing heart transplants, open-heart surgery. I really wanted to get on the preventative side of health care. And I just love empowering others.”
Lauren’s initial transformation happened in 2014 over a 14 week period. “I signed up for my first WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion) show and trained my ass off – literally. Remember, competition prep is not the same as normal training. I was able to cut through all my excess fat, which revealed the muscle definition I had underneath. I went from 135+ lbs to about 122 lbs,” she says on her website. “Since then, I’ve worked to build more muscle mass in all the ‘right’ places, becoming stronger, healthier, and happier in the process. The booty and legs you see now are not genetic blessings or surgical projects, they’re the product of hard work. I see girls on social media time and time again calling themselves fitness models, fit chicks, etc… when in reality, most of them were blessed at birth when they won the genetic lottery.”
Lauren eats healthy most of the time. “I don’t diet – I live an 80/20 lifestyle. Healthy eating 80% of the time and indulge in more fun foods the other 20%. I eat 4-5 meals a day anywhere from 1600-2400 cal depending on my training levels & body goals. Starvation & crash diets are not a solution,” she wrote on Facebook.
Lauren’s workouts are intense. She does a lot of strength and weight training exercises, similar to body building.
When she isn’t in the gym, you can find Lauren on long walks and hikes with her family. She regularly shares photos on social media of their expeditions. “Hiking is one of the best ways to get exercise. No matter what type of trail you find yourself on, hiking is a great whole-body workout—from head to toe and everything in between,” says the National Parks Service.