The actress and TV presenter regularly makes us turn a brighter shade of green when we see pictures of Kelly Brook frolicking in the surf in a teeny two-piece!
The Kentish beauty never really had a fitness regime and claims she finds working out at the gym 'tedious', but turning 30 this year, Kelly wants to be in the best shape of her life.
Struggling to discipline herself in the gym and to stick to her fitness plan, Kelly's teamed up with Reebok UK’s premiere trainer Tamayah to get fit, tone up and maintain her sexy body with a fun workout that includes hula hooping, dance-based exercises, aqua aerobics, light boxing, cardio and resistance training.
'I’ve always liked to try and stay in shape but have never been very good at sticking to a routine'
Modelling Reebok's new 'On The Move' collection and Step Solution trainers, which has been designed specifically for women's bodies and the way they move, Kelly tells us her fitness secrets and top tips for a successful workout!
‘I’ve always liked to try and stay in shape but have never been very good at sticking to a routine, so I’m glad that I have found a way to make the whole experience fun and enjoyable… there is no point in forcing yourself to do something you don’t enjoy!
‘My two killer fitness secrets are exercises that Tamayah and I have special names for … the Brook Bum Buster and the Beverly Hills Power Walk!
'The Brook Bum Buster is killer but really does the trick and the Beverly Hills Power Walk is basically walking really fast on an uphill gradient on the treadmill - which is brilliant for your thighs and bum! It reminds me of when I lived in LA and I used to see everyone powerwalking around in their sun visors, which is why its our Beverly Hills Power Walk!’
‘Keeping your exercise regime varied is important - one session Tamayah and I might box for a bit, the next might be lots of skipping and then aqua aerobics, or Tamayah might get me outside running in the park. When we train in the gym or the studio we crank the music up full volume and really go for it! It means that I am never bored and keeps me really motivated.
‘Tamayah is also a trained dance teacher so we do some dance moves with weights which is really fun! I show her some of the moves that I learned on Strictly and she turns them into a kind of exercise move. My time on Strictly gave me really great tone and once I stopped dancing I found that I lost some of that for a while but now its back and I’m feeling better than ever!’
Kelly’s top 5 tips for keeping fit are:
Make sure you enjoy what you are doing, that way you are more likely to stick to it
Train with a girlfriend or someone you can have a good time with - time will fly and it won’t seem like so much hard work
If you look good you will feel confident, so make sure you have some nice workout gear to wear to the gym
Keep active- even if you can’t make it to the gym you can go for a run or walk outside or invest in a hula hoop which you can use at home
Most importantly …..have fun!
'To get an allround great body like Kelly’s, the key is a clean diet and plenty of fun exercise. I don't mean tedious, boring gym routines, I mean "get up and move", however you want, however you like, whether it's team sport, swimming, climbing, ice skating, hula hoop, skipping or even dancing your socks of with your pals.
'You just need to ensure you are working the large muscle groups of the body, and getting your heart pumping too. You definitely don't need hi-tech gym equipment to stay in shape, so there really are no excuses!
'My key advice to getting in shape like Kelly is to combine cardio for calorie burning and toning exercises to really sculpt the body. Some of Kelly’s favourite things to do include light boxing, dancing and skipping, which are all great cardiovascular workouts and much more enjoyable than 30 minutes on the treadmill.
'I combine this with a few killer toning moves to really sculpt her body. Again, these are things that you can do at home… so here are my top secret moves for that perfect Brook body:
The Brook Bum Buster
Works glutes, hamstrings, lower back, abdominals and general upper body strength. Strengthens and tones, improves balance.
Start by positioning yourself on the stability ball, facing down with the ball under your pelvis and your hands under your shoulders to balance yourself.
Use glute muscles to lift your lower body, then straighten out and lock your arms, so that your legs are straight and bum is in the air.
Keeping your legs straight and your knees locked, hold the perfect position at the top for 5 seconds then slowly lower your legs to start position, controlling the movement. Your glute muscles should be squeezed throughout the exercise. Repeat 15 times, 3 sets with a 30 sec- 1 min rest in between.