Kerry’s staylean routine
Try this mat workout by her trainer Julie Turner. Do three sets of each move two to three times a week.
Standing jumps Stand with feet hip-width apart. Gently bend knees, then lift your heels. Straighten legs and lower your heels. Now add a jump after straightening legs; land softly. Jump for 60 seconds, then rest for 60 seconds for one set.
Arm circles Tie a resistance band to a door handle and place a mat on the floor. Lie face-up, head under the handle. Raise legs; bend 90 degrees. Reach back and grab band in each hand, then pull the ends out to sides so your arms make a ‘T’. Circle arms forward 10 times, then backward 10 times for one set.
Leg springs Lie face-up with the centre of a resistance band under the arches of your feet. Cross it over the tops of your feet and hold one end in each hand. Raise straightened legs 60cm off the floor and pull arms close to your sides. Open legs out to sides; pause, then press together for one rep; do 10. Repeat, changing leg position so heels touch end to end forming a ‘T’ for one set.
“Squats work a huge chunk of the body, but mostly the quads and glutes,” says Nora. “I joke with Rita and say, ‘Bum to the grass!’ I want her thighs parallel to the ground, and then for her to go even lower.”