personal trainer and model kim hartwell spends most of her time hanging around london and new york. literally hanging – think chin-up bars and a gymnastic trapeze. how does she keep her strength up, though?
Post-workout Feed ‘Avocado and eggs on rye bread or sourdough. If I’m on the go, I’ll mix up a postworkout smoothie with Neat Nutrition protein, blueberries, almond milk and almond butter. It’s delicious.’ Listen to your body ‘I’m most body-confident when I’m at the gym, when my body feels happy and healthy. people get quite obsessed with beating their body up in and outside of the gym and we often forget to listen to it. let it recover. I love my training, how strong it makes me feel. people are always shocked at how strong I am. that, for me, is body confidence.’
the moves ‘I’m a pretty big fan of a bear crawl. It gets the body moving functionally and challenges it in a different way. you also can’t beat a good old-fashioned pull-up or deadlift.’
scrap the strict diet ‘don’t get sucked into faddy diets. healthy living is a way of life, not a way of depriving your body. I’m such a foodie. you can make so many delicious, incredible healthy eats these days. there’s no need for that horrendously boring iceberg lettuce salad.’