Steph Claire Smith on how boxing transformed her physique

If you’re looking to completely overhaul your body before summer makes its debut, you could do worse than head to the nearest boxing ring.

Just ask Instagram and acclaimed Australian fitness model, Steph Claire Smith, who credits the sport to completely transforming her physique.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, the Melbourne-based 23-year-old explained how her ‘abs are popping more than ever’.

Australian fitness model, Steph Claire Smith (pictured) credits boxing to completely transforming her physique

Australian fitness model, Steph Claire Smith (pictured) credits boxing to completely transforming her physique

Australian fitness model, Steph Claire Smith (pictured) credits boxing to completely transforming her physique

The Melbourne-based 23-year-old explained how her 'abs are popping more than ever' thanks to the sport (pictured working out)

The Melbourne-based 23-year-old explained how her 'abs are popping more than ever' thanks to the sport (pictured working out)

The Melbourne-based 23-year-old explained how her ‘abs are popping more than ever’ thanks to the sport (pictured working out)

'I find with boxing I can get into a really driven mental state, where I can push through pain and get my heart rate up higher and for longer than any other exercise,' Steph said (pictured before and after)

'I find with boxing I can get into a really driven mental state, where I can push through pain and get my heart rate up higher and for longer than any other exercise,' Steph said (pictured before and after)

‘I find with boxing I can get into a really driven mental state, where I can push through pain and get my heart rate up higher and for longer than any other exercise,’ Steph said (pictured before and after)

‘I find with boxing I can get into a really driven mental state, where I can push through pain and get my heart rate up higher and for longer than any other exercise,’ Steph told the publication.

‘I have found that it has given me the best results physically too. My abs are popping more than ever and my arms are getting so toned and strong,’ she added.

‘It’s a form of cardio that I actually enjoy — for example, I’m not a runner, I do run short distances, but I hate every second of it.’

'It's a form of cardio that I actually enjoy ¿ for example, I'm not a runner, I do run short distances, but I hate every second of it' (pictured outside her boxing studio)

'It's a form of cardio that I actually enjoy ¿ for example, I'm not a runner, I do run short distances, but I hate every second of it' (pictured outside her boxing studio)

‘It’s a form of cardio that I actually enjoy — for example, I’m not a runner, I do run short distances, but I hate every second of it’ (pictured outside her boxing studio)

Recently, Steph spoke about her abs and how she got them, saying the secret was 'finding happiness'

Recently, Steph spoke about her abs and how she got them, saying the secret was 'finding happiness'

She said she's found the key is 'balance'

She said she's found the key is 'balance'

Recently, Steph spoke about her abs and how she got them, saying the secret was ‘finding happiness’ – she said she’s found the key is ‘balance’

'I think another big tip is to really find happiness. For me, if I've ever been too strict ¿ if it's with exercise or eating right, I'm not entirely happy,' Steph said (pictured now)

'I think another big tip is to really find happiness. For me, if I've ever been too strict ¿ if it's with exercise or eating right, I'm not entirely happy,' Steph said (pictured now)

'I think another big tip is to really find happiness. For me, if I've ever been too strict ¿ if it's with exercise or eating right, I'm not entirely happy,' Steph said (pictured now)

'I think another big tip is to really find
happiness. For me, if I've ever been too strict ¿ if it's with exercise or eating right, I'm not entirely happy,' Steph said (pictured now)

‘I think another big tip is to really find happiness. For me, if I’ve ever been too strict – if it’s with exercise or eating right, I’m not entirely happy,’ Steph said (pictured now)

Steph isn’t the only model fan of the high intensity sport.

Others, including Australian model, Jesinta Campbell, and international darlings, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, regularly attend boxing classes to achieve ripped physiques.

Recently, Steph spoke about her abs and how she got them, saying the secret was ‘finding happiness’.

‘It’s all about balance,’ the young model said.

‘I think another big tip is to really find happiness. For me, if I’ve ever been too strict – if it’s with exercise or eating right, I’m not entirely happy.’

Earlier this year, Steph opened up about her past binge-eating disorder, which she has battled since the age of 20

Earlier this year, Steph opened up about her past binge-eating disorder, which she has battled since the age of 20

Earlier this year, Steph opened up about her past binge-eating disorder, which she has battled since the age of 20

Earlier this year, Steph opened up about her past binge-eating disorder, which she has battled since the age of 20

Earlier this year, Steph opened up about her past binge-eating disorder, which she has battled since the age of 20

Though she has changed her mindset towards food now and started Keep It Cleaner to teach others about wellness, she still struggles at times

Though she has changed her mindset towards food now and started Keep It Cleaner to teach others about wellness, she still struggles at times

Though she has changed her mindset towards food now and started Keep It Cleaner to teach others about wellness, she still struggles at times

Earlier this year, Steph opened up about her past binge-eating disorder, which she has battled since the age of 20.

‘No one wakes up and thinks they are perfect and goes through life thinking that they are the best of the best, even people you might look up to and think look perfect,’ a visibly emotional Steph said in a YouTube video.

‘It’s sad but it’s reality. We are all like this. Every single one of us.’

Steph explained that when she lived in America for 12 months at the age of 20, she was told by an agency that she needed to lose weight as her measurements had changed too much.

‘They told me I had to lose weight and it was something I hadn’t heard before. I was working really well in Australia,’ she explained.

Steph boxes as well as attending Pilates classes and F45 circuit-training workouts (pictured boxing)

Steph boxes as well as attending Pilates classes and F45 circuit-training workouts (pictured boxing)

Steph boxes as well as attending Pilates classes and F45 circuit-training workouts (pictured boxing)

‘I started working out even more so than I already was, I started to not want to eat out, I started saying no to friends inviting me out just because I wasn’t in control of what I was going to be eating.

‘I started to stay in a lot and by doing that and being super strict on my diet (I used to treat myself quite a lot) and I ended up getting into an extremely bad habit of binge eating.’ 

Though she has changed her mindset towards food now and started Keep It Cleaner to teach others about wellness, she still struggles at times.

‘This has gone on and on and on for years and it still affects me to this day. Very rarely, but it does,’ Steph said.