Get Kate’s legs

Friday, 25 May 2012

Get Kate Middleton's legsThis month she gave a glimpse of her enviably toned legs while watching her husband, Prince William, on the polo field. And now the Duchess of Cambridge’s purse-friendly fitness secret has been revealed.

According to reports a £13 (about R170) workout consisting of a gym ball and a pair of dumbbells is behind the 30-year-old’s slender physique. During a daily 60 minute regime Kate – who also enjoys hockey and running – is said to use the simple equipment to keep her limbs toned to perfection.

‘Kate does an hour’s workout every morning using the gym ball and dumbbells, which includes some core exercises like squats, sit-ups and arm curls,’ a source told Now Magazine. ‘Kate knows how much scrutiny she’ll be under at these very public occasions, so she’s keen to look as slim and fit as she possibly can.’

Meanwhile Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton is a fan of Pilates and regularly visits West London-based instructor Margot Campbell.

Miss Campbell’s interpretation of Pilates’s system (which she calls Pilates on the Go) adds a cardio element to the moves, boosting the effects in such a way that she has accrued a loyal fan base.

In a testimonial on the fitness centre’s website, Pippa, who started visiting in 2009, states: ‘As someone who is always “on the go”, Pilates has been a wonderful escape from my busy lifestyle in London.

‘From breathing techniques, muscle toning to overall flexibility and relaxation, my Pilates sessions have become something of a weekly necessity that keeps me fit, happy and energised.’

Born and raised in East Kilbride, Scotland Miss Campbell adds: ‘You need to work the glutes – those are the gluteal muscles in your bottom – with squats, and the side leg series of movements.

‘Lunges are really good too for lengthening and slimming the leg. If you follow the bottom and thigh work-out in my book – and keep it up – you will definitely notice a difference.’

Originally written by Sadie Whitelocks, this article appeared in The Daily Mail.

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Leana

    Geez she really is gorge. I hate her…lol!! Just kidding… I’m just jealous.

    12 months ago •

  1. SpiceY

    They sound easy but the actually difficult , b
    Once u get the hangof it then you good to…

    1 year ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    I’ve been told that Squats and Lunges are the best execises for legs. Putting into practice is another story..

    2 years ago •

  1. Botes

    I do some of these every morning but I dont look like kate :-( but I love my cheesecake and treats in between aswell!!!!!She is blessed with a pretty body though!!!!

    2 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Would kill for her legs and her hair…

    2 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    wow you would swear she has it all!!!

    2 years ago •

  1. Carolynmcm

    It’s worth a try! I also use the Nivea Goodbye Cellulite Gel like landman and it works very well. My skin feels smooth and soft. The facial scrub tip sound good too. Thanks landman, going to give it a try.

    2 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    I got the ball, need the dumbbells. Argg I will never look like this

    2 years ago •

  1. anisha

    Wow! I will definately be taking heed of this useful advice! I have another secret to share for toned legs…take the stairs!

    2 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Wow, it that all it takes?!

    2 years ago •

  1. landman

    Oh how i envy her, she has great legs, but i am not so keen on exercising, not because i am lazy but i have back problems, so my alternative is to use a good cellulite cream and like i mentioned in one of my other reviews i really use facial scrub on my legs everyday, and i did get results.

    2 years ago •

  1. Michelle Powell-Marinus

    I think i should give this a try!!!Just need to stay motivated

    2 years ago •

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