Where it all started
I was brought up in the countryside and encouraged
to engage myself in outdoor activities from an early age. I was always bouncing
on the trampoline, going to gymnastics classes or horse riding. At the age of
13, I auditioned for a prestigious performing arts school in London. I was
accepted and never looked back.
At school I danced for 3-4 hours a day. Ballet was
the basis of all training. Often dismissed as merely an elegant art form by
fitness fanatics, ballet taught me the importance of strength, balance and
flexibility and now forms an integral part of my weekly workout.
I'm now a full time fitness model and personal
trainer in London. I train many models and reality TV stars and have been
featured on magazine covers and numerous different publications. I hope my
fitness career will continue to go from strength to strength and that I'll help
to inspire others.
What workout plan is best for you?
I find a split routine works best for me resistance
wise. I get maximum results without spending hours and hours in the gym, leaving
me more time for cardio activities like cycling and running. I always warm up
and cool down using a series of balletic exercises.
Day 1- Back and Biceps
As the back and biceps work to perform actions
together, training them on the same day saves time and energy.
Barbell row- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Lat pulldown- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Back extension- un-weighted- 15 reps, 3 sets
Barbell bicep curl- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Preacher curl- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Wide grip cable curl- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Upright row- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Followed by 10-15 mile cycle
Day 2- Cardio
In-between days in the gym I go for a 5 mile cross
Day 3- Chest and Triceps
Chest and triceps also work together to produce
Reverse grip cable pull-down- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Tricep extension- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Dumbell press-ups- 50 reps, 2 sets
Chest press- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Dumbell flys- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Followed by 20 minute plyometric circuit.
Day 4- rest day
Day 5- Legs and Shoulders
Plyometric squats- 15 reps, 3 sets
Lunges (alternating) 15 reps, 3 sets
Leg Press- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Dumbell shoulder press- 8-10 reps, 3 sets
Single arm lateral raises- 15 reps, 3 sets
15 mile cycle
Day 7- Rest Day
I always emphasize to my clients the importance of
a healthy, balanced diet. I try not to be too strict about my diet, as there's a
place for every food type in the body. However, a typical day would include the
Breakfast: Large omelette with mushroom and tomato
Mid morning snack: Banana
Lunch: Large tuna steak with brown rice and
Afternoon snack: 5 rice cakes
Dinner: Chicken with broccoli, spinach and new
Why do you love fitness?
Fitness is the basis of how we look, feel and act
in every walk of life. I rarely meet a person who's sedentary and doesn't
experience feelings of stress, anxiety or excess weight, all that can be cured
by the most simple forms of exercise. The short answer is, if you exercise and
take pride in your body you will look and feel a million times better. So for
anyone sitting there thinking about it, I challenge you to give it a go and see
how much better you can feel in just one week!
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