Myleene Klass is the latest celebrity to release a fitness DVD – but hers, she says, is a little different.
“I wanted to create a programme that doesn’t just show women what moves to do, but to be a long-term guide – it is hard work but it is maintainable, not a lifestyle overhaul but small manageable changes to help women stay fit and see real results.
“This isn’t just about weight loss, I wanted to make women feel strong and confident in their everyday lives.”
Myleene’s MyBody programme includes three workouts a week for 12 weeks, combining a range of exercises including weighted movement, cardio boxing and ab-work based on pilates and yoga.
"Each workout is 30 minutes long and designed to be split into shorter segments as and when you can squeeze them in.
Her approaching 40th birthday made it feel like the right time to do a fitness DVD, she says.
“I’m turning 40 in a month and couldn't be more proud of the body I have. It’s given me two beautiful babies, it’s carried me through good times and tough times, and it’s allowed me to be a strong and successful woman. I filmed MyBody so that women would feel empowered, confident and capable of anything they set their mind to.
“I’ve been asked to do a fitness DVD for years but have never felt it was the right time until now. After having two children, I wanted to help other mums and busy women find a way to stay fit that works for them.”
Here, Mylenee shares her words of wisdom on fitness, staying in shape and feeling great about your body.
On body shape: “It’s important to remember that your body shape is beautiful and unique to you! We’re not trying to change it, just to trim down a little
On the best exercise: “Resistance training instead of cardio not only uses up calories while you workout, but also demands more energy to repair your body once your session is over. Interval training is both the quickest and more time-affective method of improving your fitness.
On toning up: “Use every available opportunity! We’re talking squats while you're on the phone, press-ups against the photocopier at work and sit-ups during TV ad breaks.”
On the benefits of exercise: “The benefits of exercise are cumulative, so a bit here and a bit there is just as effective as going to the gym for an hour.”
MyBody, the 12-week programme, comes with a DVD, fitness guide and a sandbell for £49.95