Every summer we are bombarded with messages about how to get a beach body. Diets and exercise plans are plastered on women’s magazine covers, and fitness experts seem to be on every television channel, offering their tips and tricks on how to shape up for summer.

So, what does it really mean to be “beach body ready?” We turn to our friend, illustrator and cartoonist Gemma Correll to show us how it’s really done… “just go to the beach where you have by definition, a beach body. Enjoy yourself. Life is short.”

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You can check out more of Gemma’s delightful comics on Instagram