Pretty much everyone is talking about Adele and her new look. If you’re not, then you’ve probably been hiding under a rock, because the Someone Like You hit-maker is looking nothing short of incredible lately.
While she’s a pro when it comes to keeping herself out of the spotlight, the odd photo has surfaced on social media of Adele, following her huge weight loss, with the singer herself claiming she has lost around 100lbs.
So, how did she do it?
Well, Adele’s ex-trainer puts her transformation down to a 1000 calories-a-day diet and green smoothies and her new found love for exercise that’s helped her to keep up her new training regime.
Said regime includes Reformer Pilates, with Adele first trying it out alongside her pal, and Robbie Williams’ wife, Ayda Field.
It uses a snazzy piece of equipment – the reformer – which uses spring tension to help ‘fire up muscles’ you wouldn’t usually work while exercising on a standard mat.
It helps to tone and sculpt the entire body and it’s not just Adele who’s a fan, as many famous faces have turned to Reformer Pilates to get themselves in shape.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Chris Richardson who manages Zero Gravity Pilates says: ‘The beauty of it, is that it’s so effective and it works very, very quickly.’
He’s trained the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Lily Allen,models trying to crack the world of Victoria’s Secret and his gym regularsinclude Lisa Snowdon, Alexandra Burke, Lydia Bright, Kimberley Walsh andRochelle Humes.
‘What Adele’s done has basically brought reformer pilates to the [forefront], so everyone knows about it because of her,’ he says.
Former Girls Aloud star Kimberley is all for a session onthe reformer and is often sharing sweaty post-workout selfies to Instagram.
She swore by Reformer Pilates to keep her fitness levels up as she prepared for rehearsals for Big The Musical and presenter Rochelle turned to the board-of-all-your-fitness-dreams after she gave birth, to help kickstart her training again.
It’s been said that Adele doesn’t exactly like working out (and she’s pretty much all of us on that one), but she’s fallen for the reformer hook, line and sinker and Chris reckons it’s because the practice is pretty low-impact, but its results are so noticeable that you can’t help but keep it up.
‘It’s so good for sculpting and toning the body, lengthening the body out, posture… anything to do with your legs, bum, abdominals, waist, mid-back, arms,’ he explains – although he does point out it’s not to be mistaken for a ‘quick fix’ for weight loss.
‘It’s not for weight loss, for that you need cardio exercise, but it is amazing for shaping, sculpting and toning your body. You’ll notice a big difference very quickly.’
‘When you see the differences, you get the confidence and motivation to keep going back,’ Chris says. ‘Every session is very different, there’s 100 ways to work your glutes or your abs.’
‘If you do the same thing constantly, you plateau. When you change things up, you get results much quicker.’
And if you don’t want to take this word for it, take MeghanMarkle’s. She’s all for it.
‘It’s hands down the best thing you can do for your body,’ she’s said in the past.
‘Your body changes immediately… give it two classes and you will see a difference.’
Oh, and before you rule yourself out because you’ve got a little niggle in your hip, or your ankle plays up from time to time, injury is no excuse to not give it a go.
Lady Gaga turned to Reformer Pilates when she was suffering with fibromyalgia – a condition that causes pain all over the body.
She went through a pretty bad flare up during her Joanne tour in 2017 and was forced to cancel a few shows, so she turned to reformer pilates and yoga to rebuild her strength again.
It’s something she has been practicing for years now. The real reformer OG if you will.
Back in 2015, Lady Gaga shared a snap of her mid-work out andsaid: ‘Another morning of pilates and rock n roll with my trainer!’
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star Kate Hudson is another one who just can’t get enough.
‘I know I’m at my strongest when I’m doing my Pilates because it never gets easier. The more you do Pilates the harder the things you can do become,” Kate told Women’s Health last year.
‘I love how flexible I feel and I like what it does to the shape of my body.’
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