Everything Maya Jama did to get the 🔥🔥🔥 body she has now

everything we know about how maya jama stays in shape
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If you've been watching Love Island (of course you have, why else would you be here!?) then you'll definitely have noticed how! effin! hot! Maya Jama is. Commenting on her stunning bod, one Love Island viewer described Maya as "the most beautiful woman in the UK", with someone else tweeting: "Maya Jama is fucking unreal, she’s so fine!" Facts.

With so much attention on the new Love Island host – and, in particular, her body – we got to thinking: How does Maya Jama stay so fit? To find the answer to that burning question we did all the digging and diving into Maya's health and fitness regime and now we're ready to bring you the low-down on how Maya built her bod.

Before we get into it though, let's take a moment to remind ourselves that – as 🔥 as Maya looks – we're all beautiful too, and none of us need to change a single thing about what we see in the mirror, unless we want to. Trying to look like your favourite celebrity shouldn't be the end goal of your workouts either – especially considering Maya credits her hot bod with blessed genetics (more on that later) – as the benefits of exercise go way beyond appearance, and include increased energy levels and a lower risk of disease.

Nevertheless, it's still fun to nosey in on what celebrities do in their spare time, so without further ado, here's what we know about how Maya built the body she has now...

What is Maya Jama's workout routine?

Tailored workouts

Previously speaking to Women's Health, Maya explained that she uses her goals to tailor her workout plan, which ensures she sees the results she wants. "Before my trip to Australia for I’m A Celeb, I started a vigorous summer workout plan, which consisted of three sets of burpees, jumping squats and planks, followed by seated shoulder presses, squats, crunches and press-ups," she said, adding that she eases herself in with "a run or fast walk on the treadmill."

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Quality over quantity

With such a hectic work schedule, Maya admits that working out sometimes takes a back burner, which is why she focuses on quality rather than quantity. "When I’m away filming, I try to wake up early so I can fit in a workout before arriving on set. It helps get me in the zone," she told Women's Health. "I previously did a South African road trip with Alice Liveing for work and she taught me that quality over quantity is key. I’m really busy at the moment so it’s easy to just say, 'I don’t have the time to work out', and quit."

Maya went on: "Alice showed me that it’s not how long you train for, but how you train that counts."

Finding a reason

As well as the physical benefits of working out, Maya told Stylist that the positive impact on her mental health is a real driver to get into the gym. "I just think [working out] helps your mental health so much anyway – there’s a difference in how I feel if I go out and do some exercise versus just staying in bed all day," she said. "I notice how it impacts my brain and how I’m feeling."

Group sesh is best

We can all admit that motivating yourself to work out isn't always the easiest, which is why many of us – like Maya – prefer to exercise as a group, which adds a level of accountability.

"I like being the hype man – the loud one cheering others on," she told Stylist. "In the first lockdown, I lived with friends and we all worked out together. It was good because when one person wasn’t feeling it, the others would get you in the mood. It’s harder, now I’m on my own."

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Easy peasy

On the topic of motivation, sometimes it just ain't there. On those days, Maya says she finds any way to move her body that's convenient. "Every morning I put good music on and dance around my bedroom or run up and down the stairs," she explained to Stylist. "I’ve found wearing ankle weights really useful, putting on thick socks and weights while I do my daily activities for some extra resistance. And I’ve got an exercise bike in front of my TV so I can jump on that when I’m watching something."

What is Maya Jama's diet?

Whatever she fancies

Maya previously shared an honest tweet about what her diet is actually like, admitting that she "eats terribly".

"I am slim because of my genetics/metabolism," she added, reminding fans not to make assumptions based on photos they see online.

Getting the grease

Speaking of eating whatever she wants, Maya told Twisted Food that if she's dealing with a hangover, the more grease the better. "I’m quite unhealthy in general. But, on a hangover... you need the grease and the breads and the butters," she said. "My favourite ever hangover meal is a posh chicken shish kebab because it reminds me of when I first ever started drinking and I lived in Bristol. We’d go and do the walk home and go to a place called Rita’s, which is the best kebab in the world."

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She went on: "It’s everything you need – lovely bit of bread, the chicken, garlic sauce, lettuce, I get it all in there. Except I’m not a fan of the gherkins."

"It just does the job. It ticks every box."

BRB, off for a posh kebab...

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