Ex-Eastenders star Hannah Waterman is the weight loss story of the year – and now she’s revealing the secrets of her astonishing transformation in her new fitness DVD.
Papped on holiday in a bikini last April looking as Hannah puts it “like the proverbial beached whale” was all the incentive she needed to get herself in shape.
She’s now lost nearly 3 stone in weight and dropped from a size 16 to a slinky size 6. She admits she was so fat “people thought I was pregnant, but it wasn’t a baby it was too many cheese sarnies and glasses of wine!”
So how’s she done it? To find the very best scientific way to lose weight, Hannah went to Loughborough University – the country’s leading centre for sports science – and worked with their weight-loss expert Martin MacDonald.
The DVD focuses on interval training and is divided into short bursts of intense exercise followed by a rest period. According to Martin MacDonald “All the latest scientific studies show it’s the most efficient way to burn fat. In fact it’s 4-5 times better at burning fat than normal aerobic exercise”. Cardio Blitz
involves short (10 second) bursts of intense exercise i.e. skipping, running on the spot) interspersed with ‘active rest periods’ doing moves like squats and lunges. Box Blitz
includes intense intervals of high speed boxing moves (speed-ball, upper-cuts) broken up with slower toning moves like press-ups and sit-ups. Tone Blitz
mixes up short intervals of high energy burpees (like the old school bunny hops) with toning moves using weights (like lunges and sit-ups). Belly Blitz
involves 10 minutes of abdominal exercises followed by a 5 minute stretch and cool down
The DVD also comes with Hannah’s ‘Six Meals a Day Diet’. So as Hannah says “With this DVD you get to exercise less, eat more and still lose weight – can’t be bad!”.
There are no subtitles on this DVD.
Hannah Watermans Body Blitz [DVD]