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Sommer Ray in Bathing Suit “Just Launched”

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Sommer Ray is inviting you to a game of basketball in her swimsuit. “1v1?,” she captioned the photos on a court, on which she wore a bathing suit bottom and a white blazer. She looks superfit, no surprise given that fitness is part of her business, and has been part of her life since growing up. In fact, she just launched her own swimsuit line, SMR Swimwear! How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Sommer Ray 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!

When asked about body building, Sommer said: “I started when I was around 16.  I grew up with it. My dad’s a bodybuilder. My mom is a competitor. So actually my first show I ever did was with my mom. So yeah, started when I was 16.” She likes sharing tips online because “I love just being on there because I wanna like show girls that you can post what you want and do what you want and just embrace being you and being beautiful. Because we’re all beautiful and unique in our way,” she told CTV.

“I don’t work out every single day. Like obviously I’m not a crazy person, but yeah. Sometimes I have days where I’m even like a bad mood and I’m down on myself. Like with things like that, people don’t understand. It’s like, everyone’s human. I have days where I wake up and I feel disgusting and fat. And I’m like, Ew at myself, you know, I look at me, I’m like, disgusting. So we’re–as girls, we just like have this, and every girl’s the same. Like, it doesn’t matter. [Even] the most beautiful girl in the world. Trust me. They wake up and they hate themselves some days too. It’s just like life as a girl….So I have days where I’m very unmotivated and I think my body sucks … But I fight through it,” she told the Off the Pill podcast.

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“How I find my motivation is, I don’t look for motivation.” She says it’s not “Like, oh, I wanna get in shape for this pool party. Oh, I wanna get in shape, cuz I’m going on vacation. Because when that is over, you’re gonna forget about working out and you don’t care about working out anymore. You have to do it for a real reason that’s not going to go away,” she told Off the Pill.

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“I eat in moderation,” she said. “That’s my thing. There’s balance. Like I’m not just gonna eat cheeseburgers every day. Come Friday I’m gonna have a cheeseburger and then I’m gonna have salad. It’s called balance.” As for working out: “I try to work out every day. I mean, I used to be really, really consistent, but like I’m so busy now that it’s like, sometimes I get off track, but yeah. I mean,  I eat what I want, but the I’m also blessed with a good metabolism because I can really eat what I want and I burn it off really quick,” she told Off the Pill.

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The “best business advice is to do what you’re passionate about. Because I feel like business, too, can just be doing what you love. And I feel like the most success comes from doing what you love and doing business and what you love. So it’s like, I love clothes and I love fitness and I just do all my business endeavors and the stuff that I’m passionate about,” she told CTV.