SHAPE UP FOR SUM­MER

Herald on Sunday - - SPY NEWS -

Ahead of the Live Well Fes­ti­val at The Cloud next week­end, Spy asked for some quick and easy fit­ness tips from in­dus­try in­flu­encers Art Green, Matilda Rice,

Makaia Carr and Dani­jela Unkovich.

Spy wanted ad­vice on: get­ting off the couch and mak­ing a start, how to tone quickly, how to main­tain and how to get through the sum­mer party sea­son and keep fit.

Bach­e­lor and Clean Pa­leo co-owner Art Green says a key tip is to choose a goal or event to train for.

“It is much more mo­ti­vat­ing to train for some­thing than to aim­lessly ex­er­cise. Use your own body­weight for ex­er­cises that you can do at home. Nutri­tion is a key way of keep­ing your re­sults mov­ing.”

Green told Spy he was an all-ornoth­ing kind of guy. He would only oc­ca­sion­ally push the boat out and come home with a bit of Big Mac sauce on his face.

Rice, Green’s fi­ance, sug­gests start­ing with small goals and work­ing your way up.

“A good set of stairs is great for ton­ing. They can be tor­tur­ous, but stair train­ing is prob­a­bly one of the best work­outs around. Your thighs, bum and core get a great work­out.” Fo­cus on how you feel, not how you look in the mir­ror she says.

And although Rice loves a drink and has a weak­ness for cake, she says moderation is the key. “A hang­over will stop you from get­ting up and go­ing the next day.” Health and well­ness blog­ger Makaia Carr says work­outs can help re­duce stress and de­pres­sion.

She’s a fan of box­ing and re­former Pi­lates and ad­vises keep­ing a record of your wins and im­prove­ments as added mo­ti­va­tion.

Carr sug­gests in­stead of hav­ing a boozy night, so­cialise at lunch or din­ner.

“I en­joy a cou­ple glasses of wine, good food and good com­pany — this is the “some­times” part of life. What’s im­por­tant is what we do most of the time.”

Nutri­tion­ist Dani­jela Unkovich in­sists you must find some­thing you en­joy — “if you don’t, you won’t stick to it”.

Diet is as im­por­tant as ex­er­cise.

“To main­tain re­sults, stick to a good work­out regime and eat­ing plan 80 per cent of the time,” she says. “If you are out en­joy­ing a few wines, make sure you hop back on the healthy band­wagon at the next meal.”

“To main­tain re­sults, stick to a good work­out regime and eat­ing plan 80 per cent of the time.”

Dani­jela Unkovich

Art Green

Makaia Carr

Matilda Rice

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