Fitness

5 Minutes With… Kimberly Wyatt

On her daily menu

I always have a big breakfast – either porridge with banana, strawberry and agave syrup, or eggs and bacon with toast and avocado. It has to keep me energised all day. Lunch will be lots of vegetables and I always keep a GEN P bar in my bag for a mid-afternoon snack on the go. Then for dinner, it’ll be plenty of veg and lean meat such as chicken or fish.

On her workout playlist

I have a mixture of songs and it depends on my workout, but it’s usually a variation of Jack Garratt, Ed Sheeran and Twenty One Pilots.

On rest day treats

It has to be chocolate and baked goods. I l love making chocolate chip cookies and Madeira cake! Another favourite is strawberry and rhubarb pie.

On her favourite workout move

Calisthenics and yoga. Both allow me to work through my complete movement in my body and fullest stretch while strengthening my inner muscles. They also help me with my dance and body alignment. Now that I’ve had a baby, my hips are quite malleable and I have to work hard to keep them strong. I’ve been learning about the psoas major muscle [which connects your torso and your legs] and I put a lot of attention into that area. It’s a great way to relieve stress – something that my workouts are all about.

On her motivation

I want to feel good and be the best mum, teacher, dancer, sister and person that I can be. I aim to enjoy my life and have a good balance. I’m motivated by the opportunities I have to inspire the next dreamers and doers like me. I have my wellness and fitness project Well Fit, which is for primary school children and my Well Fit Dance Crew and my book WEDA. I want to be happy and the aim is to help others to want the same for themselves. It’s not just about looking good but also feeling healthy and energised and the best way to do this is through exercise.

On her dream workout partner

I like working out with my husband Max and he introduced me to calisthenics. I love group exercise so my dream workout partner would be a gorgeous yoga class filled with familiar faces.

On her greatest fitness achievement

Performing on stage and TV as a judge, mentor and dancer at six months pregnant was an awesome achievement!

On her favourite place to work out

I like working out at home. We’ve just moved house and are building our own fitness and dance space at home with a calisthenics corner! It will have a tranquil yoga space, invigorating ballet barres, pull up bars and rings, mirrors and music.

On fitting exercise into a busy life

I always manage to make time for it, but it’s harder now that I’m a mum! Yoga website Gaia (gaia.com) has been an incredible discovery as it offers online classes with plenty of levels and variations – it’s the perfect way to start my day. They even offer kids’ yoga, so my daughter Willow has been joining in, which makes me feel like I’m winning as a parent.

Kimberley Wyatt was speaking during the launch of GEN P, a new protein range tailored to women who do HIIT training, available at gen-p.com and Boots.

 

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Kimberly Wyatt