Last month, Lady Gaga had to cancel a few scheduled performances and postpone the European leg of her Joanne World Tour in order to focus on her recovery from the chronic pain caused by her fibromyalgia diagnosis. According to a series of photos and videos she posted on Thursday, her recovery plan includes plenty of time to conduct “high fashun” workouts, because what else would you expect from a woman who once went hiking in a Rachel Comey crop top and high heels and also wore an even more over-the-top Ferragamo ensemble to, and from, a Yoga class?
In the first of three posts, Gaga and a friend pose for a mirror selfie in what appears to be a fitness studio. Gaga strikes a sassy pose while wearing a black sports bra emblazoned with tennis pro Björn Borg’s name, black and hot pink leggings, and a pink sweatshirt tied around her waist. “@bjornborg #athletic fashun can happen anywhere,” she captioned the pic.
The second post is a boomerang in which the “Perfect Illusion” singer, now wearing the pink sweatshirt, performs leg kicks or, as she calls them, “high fashun leg kicks.” The final post includes both a photo and video of Gaga holding a truly impressive tripod headstand, with her hands and head propping her up and her knees resting on the backs of her arms. “@bjornborg #fashion #yoga #gyrotonic #pilates,” she captioned the post.
These kinds of strength-building (and, of course, high fashun) exercises are definitely an important part of Gaga’s recovery. According to the Mayo Clinic, although exercise may be painful for those with fibromyalgia at first, “doing it gradually and regularly often decreases symptoms.” Low-impact exercises like “walking, swimming, biking, and water aerobics” are recommended, as are “stretching, good posture, and relaxation exercises.”
The 31-year-old has experienced an outpouring of support from her fans and famous friends alike since she revealed her diagnosis while promoting her Netflix documentary Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two, in which she further opened up about her chronic pain. A few weeks ago, she thankedBeyoncé for sending her some cozy clothing items from her Ivy Park line. “Not having a good pain day. Thank you honey ? B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt. Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be w the trees, and the sky, and the sun and take deep breaths. Feel so lucky to have so much love ❤️” she captioned a selfie in which she wears a black Ivy Park sweatshirt.
And earlier this month, Gaga posted a photo of herself wearing a black beanie sent to her by Gigi Hadid. “Thank you @gigihadid & @tommyhilfiger for these generous gifts during my time of healing. Totally my style and so thoughtful and bad ass. My favorite combination. #tommyxgigi” she wrote.
This is What Fashionable Athleisure is Supposed to Look Like
From left: Moncler Gamme Rouge jacket and shorts; Bally shirt; Tuleste rings; Dior sneakers. Joseph top and jackets; Calvin Klein Underwear bralette; Yang Li skirt; Agmes cuff; Versace boots. Dries Van Noten jacket; Prada shirt; Moncler pants; Nike sneakers. Prada coat and shirt; Calvin Klein pants; Nike sneakers. Versace sweatshirt, skirt, and boots; (right wrist) Agmes cuffs; (left hand, from left) Courrèges hand cuff, Saint Ann Jewelry by Ann Marie Spinelli cuff, Agmes cuff. Balmain dress and pants; Ambush earrings; Spinelli Kilcollin cuff; Alyx belt; Dior boots.
From left: Mugler dress; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. cuffs; Fendi boots. Max Mara bodysuit, pants, and belt; Eddie Borgo earrings; (right hand) Bulgari bangles; (left hand) Chanel Fine Jewelry bracelets; No. 21 shoes. DKNY jacket, bralette, and briefs; Fendi sandals; Puma soccer ball. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci shirt, T-shirt, and trousers; Nike sneakers. Mugler bodysuit; MSGM top (around waist); Eddie Borgo necklaces; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. cuffs; Versace sandals. Lanvin jacket; Outdoor Voices pants; Nike lanyard; Hermès sneakers; Hood By Air dress; Tuleste rings; Salvatore Ferragamo sandals. Beauty note: Smooth your moves with Yes To Shower Cocktail Body Wash Hydrating.
From left: Fendi sports bra and briefs; Chromat top with detachable sleeves; Eddie Borgo necklaces; DKNY shoes; Alexis Bittar Archive Collection bracelet. Dior bra, briefs, and boots; Roxanne Assoulin choker; David Yurman bracelet.
From left: Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang shirt; Tory Sport skirt; No. 21 sandals. Dior Homme cardigan and pants; Calvin Klein Underwear briefs; Adidas Originals sneakers. Fendi top, pants, and boots; Paco Rabanne shorts; Altuzarra earrings; Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz black bangles; Alexis Bittar Archive Collection bangles. Chloé dress; Speedo USA bra (underneath); Altuzarra earrings; Nike lanyard (worn as choker); (bangles, from top) Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz, David Yurman, Dinosaur Designs; Fendi boots. Stylist’s own swimsuit; Cartier necklace; Fendi sandals. Gosha Rubchinskiy x Sergio Tacchini jacket and pants; Gosha Rubchinskiy x Fila sneakers. Fusalp jacket; AMI Alexandre Mattiussi pants; Fila sneakers. Prada top, shorts, and belt; Altuzarra earrings; (bangles, from top) Alexis Bittar Archive Collection, Dinosaur Designs, Dinosaur Designs; Salvatore Ferragamo sandals; Spalding volleyballs.
From left: IRO poncho; Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang shirt; Dior Homme pants; Hermès sneakers. Proenza Schouler dress, feather slip, earrings, and sandals; Nike leggings; Roxanne Assoulin choker. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci shirt, T-shirt, trousers, and sneakers; Spalding basketball. Tory Sport jacket and shorts; Paco Rabanne T-shirt; Alessandra Rich headband; Cartier bracelet; Miu Miu shoes. Acne Studios jacket and shorts; Balmain sweater and leggings; Christopher Kane sneakers. Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang shirt; Rag & Bone pants; Adidas Originals sneakers.
From left: Prada jacket; Roxy wet suit; Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang sneakers. Maison Margiela embellished jacket, skirt, and sandals; WXYZ Jewelry bracelet. Prada vest and pants; Nike lanyard and sneakers. Alexander Wang jacket and shorts; Roxy wet suit top (around waist); Prada neck strap; Fendi sneakers. Sacai jacket (around waist); Christopher Kane shorts and sneakers; EA7 swim shorts (underneath); A.P.C.O.V. tights; Prada backpack. Esteban Cortázar dress and leggings; Proenza Schouler earrings and sandals; Roxanne Assoulin chokers; Tuleste rings. Beauty note: StriVectin Stress Defense Hydrating Water Gel won’t leave you high and dry.
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