Nina Agdal, the 23-year-old Danish supermodel who has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, is now the brand ambassador for the L.A.-based activewear brand Vimmia, which is best known for its compression leggings, sleek jackets and lace-inset sports bras—all made in high-tech fabrics.
Recently, after an intensive group exercise class at New York City’s Tone House, Agdal sat down with DuJour to talk about translating her gym wardrobe to the street, diet tips and must-have workout essentials.
What is your go-to workout?
I have a personal trainer, Andy Speer of Speer Strength, who really has changed my body. I see him two to three times a week if I’m in New York, and mix it up with Tone House, SLT or Y7 Yoga.
Any new workouts you’re dying to try?
I’d love to improve my running skills, so I’ve been looking into Mile High Run Club.
How often do you work out?
I like working out, so I do it at least six times a week. Some days I even do two classes in one day. I like to do a cardio/strength-focused class in the morning and a yoga or pilates in the afternoon
What gets you motivated?
The feeling after a good work out is definitely what gets me up from the couch. Wearing cool clothes that make me feel good is equally as important. My new favorite of-the-moment brand is Vimmia activewear. I love trying out their new collections from leggings to bras and jackets. I feel so great when I treat my body right. After a good workout and a healthy meal, I feel like I’m on top of everything.
What’s the best fitness advice you’ve ever received?
You’ve got to put in the work. You can show up to the gym or to a class and not give it your all, but you won’t get the results you want. If you want your body to change, you have to put in the work.
What are your fitness goals for 2016?
To keep pushing my limits! Also to try out and experience different forms of fitness.
From what have you seen the greatest results?
Andy Speer has changed my body so much. He just knows my body and what works and what doesn’t. He has had a huge influence on the shape I’m in today. It’s definitely effort. My motto is. “what you sweat is what you get”.
What does your daily diet consist of?
I eat clean, with a lot of vegetables and lean protein like organic chicken or white fish. I don’t toss my salad with dressing—that’s where the calories are hiding. Before a shoot or event, I cut down on salt and carbs. I would like to not eat bread or pasta ever, but it’s just too good. I’ll splurge on those in my cheat meals.
What other foods do you indulge with?
I love a good burger or fried rice. When I splurge, I splurge. I’ll have whatever I want, but then the next day I’ll skip the carbs and work out for an hour extra. It’s worth it.
What’s in your gym bag?
I always keep an extra pair of Vimmia leggings and bra in my gym bag to swap out if I’ve had a really intense sweat session! I also keep dry shampoo, face wipes and rosewater in my bag, along with extra ponytail holders.
What’s your workout uniform?
Simple: a great pair of Vimmia leggings and sports bra. I love the their X core capris. They not only feel and look great, but also have amazing performance benefits that keep my muscle warm during my work out. I also love their sports bras, they are so comfortable and wick away moisture. Everything is made so that you can go straight from the gym to the streets, which I love. The compression and moisture-wicking properties of the fabrics keep me dry and looking flattering all day long!
Adagio Legging, $129
Energy Tank, $87
Triumph Bra, $92, all available on vimmia.com