Joan Smalls “Shifts Shape” From Fierce to Fit for Vogue
Joan — along with models Vanessa Axente, Adriana Lima, Karmen Pedaru, Cameron Russell, and Caroline Trentini — shares her secrets for staying in shape.
“I’ve always believed that it’s sexy when a woman can pull her own weight,” says Joan who was diagnosed with scoliosis at 14 and relies on posture-enhancing workouts to fortify her back and gluteus muscles. “And I can now—in heels!”
With the help of New York-based trainer Mark Gordon her workout blends cardio and body-sculpting, with a focus on quality over quantity.
“It’s much better to do 15 correct crunches,” she says, “than 50 or 100 sloppy ones.”